Arts Camp Counsellor

Date Posted: May 15, 2018
Application Deadline: Jun 10, 2018
Start Date: Jun 25, 2018

Salary: $15/hour
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Term: Contract
Career Level: Entry level/ intern

Organization Description

Gardiner Museum
The Gardiner Museum is a vital cultural institution and an innovator within Toronto’s cultural landscape. The Gardiner celebrates the creativity of clay and the beauty that ceramics bring into our lives in so many ways. Clay is real, remarkable, and relevant in today’s society.

The Museum has collections of international importance, including but not limited to objects from the Ancient Americas, eighteenth-century European porcelain, and contemporary ceramics, particularly the work of great Canadian artists.

The Gardiner is an institution rooted in its community, which helps artists take risks and inspires diverse audiences through clay.

Job Description

The Gardiner Museum celebrates the art of ceramics and engages local and international audiences by promoting understanding of the long history of people crafting in clay. Through the display of its permanent collections and special exhibitions, as well as through studio education, programs that engage diverse communities, and major contributions to scholarship, the Gardiner champions ceramics. The Gardiner Museum is among the few museums in the world focused on ceramics, and is one of the most important specialty museums internationally.

The Gardiner Museum is currently looking for an Arts Camp  Counsellor for a 10 week period from June 25- August 31, 2018. Reporting directly to the Education Manager, this role includes being present with the Gardiner Museum campers for eight, week- long camps.

• Meet and Greet and sign-in and sign-out Campers
• Plan and implement ice-breaker games and other activities
• Accompany students on field trips
• Assist potter in studio
• Supervise campers at lunch and during breaks
• Assist campers in studio
• Assist Studio supervisor in studio



Qualifications and Experience
• High school diploma
• Must be enrolled in post-secondary college or university
• Must have experience working with kids
• Youthful, energetic and enthusiastic
• Patience and flexible
• Loves working with kids
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office, predominantly Word and Excel.
• Strong Verbal Skills and multitasking abilities
• Experience working in or studying fine arts
• Knowledge of ceramics an asset
• Can work independently or as part of a team
• Excellent customer service skills for interacting with visitors

Working conditions
• Must be comfortable working in a studio, gallery, classroom or outside environment.

Additional Info:

The Gardiner Museum is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified candidates from visible and invisible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons across the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identities and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We are committed to hiring on merit and to removing barriers in employment policies. Should you require accommodation during the interview process, please let us know and we will work you to meet your needs. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Reasonable accommodations for disabilities will be provided, on request, to support applicants’ participation in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.


How to Apply:

To apply, candidates should submit a letter of interest and CV in one PDF document by June 10, 2018 at 5 pm to Please reference “Arts Camp Counsellor" in the subject line. No phone calls or visits please. For further information on the Gardiner Museum, please refer to our website:

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  

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