Child & Youth Visual Arts Instructor

Date Posted: May 15, 2018
Application Deadline: Jun 04, 2018

Salary: TBD
Province: Ontario
Region: Peel Region
City: Mississauga
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Term: Contract
Career Level: Doesn’t apply

Organization Description

Living Arts Centre

The Living Arts Centre is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that operates the premiere arts and culture facility located in the heart of Mississauga, Canada’s sixth largest city.  Dedicated to being a place for global engagement in the arts, the Centre houses a stunning landmark atrium, three presentation ready theatres, seven professional craft studios, and an attractive in-house restaurant and burgeoning catering operation.   In its 20th year under new leadership, and with a mission to promote Arts for Life, the Centre plays host to hundreds of performing arts, educational, community, and corporate events and activities each year. The Living Arts Centre is a dynamic and accessible gathering place for creativity that welcomes more than 400,000 discerning and culturally diverse visitors annually.



Job Description

The Living Arts Centre is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that operates the premiere arts and culture facility located in the heart of Mississauga, Canada’s sixth largest city. Dedicated to being a place for global engagement in the arts, the centre houses a stunning landmark atrium, three presentation ready theatres, seven professional craft studios, and an attractive in-house restaurant and burgeoning catering operation. Nineteen years young, with a mission to promote Arts for Life, the centre plays host to hundreds of performing arts, educational, community, and corporate events and activities each year. The Living Arts Centre is a dynamic and accessible gathering place for creativity that welcomes more than 400,000 discerning and culturally diverse visitors annually.

The Centre is seeking a creative, dynamic, and talented individual to join the Studio Arts instructor team. The ideal candidate has program development and execution experience in this area and will follow guidelines developed by the Centre to create safe, encouraging, and creative learning environments for program participants.  For more information regarding our programs, please visit our website at www.livingartscentre.ca.

Responsibilities
  • Prepare and instruct lesson plans for Community Courses and/or instruct curriculum based School Workshops
  • Deliver art based activities in a manner appropriate to the audience
  • Material set up and clean up
  • Work with groups up to 30 participants (maximum of 15 for Community Courses)
  • Represent the Living Arts Centre with adept customer service
  • Work within the policies and procedures set out by the Centre


Requirements:

Qualifications:
  • Post secondary diploma, degree or equivalent in visual arts, arts education, or related discipline
  • Minimum of 2 years experience teaching children and/or adults in an educational or recreational setting
  • Experience developing detailed, original lesson plans in visual arts and crafts
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated group management techniques
  • Proven customer service and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • First aid training an asset
  • Bilingual (English & French) an asset for school workshops


Additional Info:

 Work Term: Contract, part-time starting September 2018
School Workshops: select weekdays
Community Courses: Saturdays

Please note: Employment offer is conditional upon receipt of a Criminal Record Search and Vulnerable Sector Screening that is acceptable to the Living Arts Centre.

The Living Arts Centre is an Equal Opportunity Employer and operates in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code.  If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, we ask you to please inform Living Arts Centre staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.
 

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates must submit a cover letter and resume by Monday, June 4th 2018 to Allison Vrbanac, Supervisor of Community Courses and Events by email at: allison.vrbanac@livingarts.on.ca.  Please include which of the above areas you are interested in applying for in the subject line.   
 
We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
 

Contact Info:

Name: Allison Vrbanac
Email: allison.vrbanac@livingarts.on.ca
Website: www.livingartscentre.ca

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