Children’s Arts Exploration Artist Educator

Date Posted: Sep 12, 2017
Application Deadline: Sep 26, 2017
Start Date: Oct 12, 2017

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

Organization Description

Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts

Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts
Founded in 1997, the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts is an educational facility that offers over 100 arts programs for people of all ages. In addition to the school, HCA’s charitable arm Culture for Kids in the Arts is dedicated to providing arts education to young people across Hamilton, regardless of their financial circumstances.  HCA is also home to a variety of professional arts activities including the HCA Concert Series, HCA Gallery and HCA Dance Theatre, and hosts other guest events year-round.

Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts Dance Theatre
HCA Dance Theatre was founded in partnership with the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts (HCA) in 2001 as an incorporated non-profit organization. HCA Dance Theatre’s Mission is to make the art of dance visible and accessible to all Hamiltonians. The vision for HCA Dance Theatre is as an incubator for dance in Hamilton and the surrounding region. As such, HCADT acts as an umbrella and works to develop awareness, accessibility and audiences for the art of dance.

Job Description

Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts is currently recruiting Artist Educators to deliver visual and performing arts workshop programs for its visiting classes from surrounding school boards. As part of Children’s Arts Exploration, HCA offers a unique approach to hands-on learning through our Field Trips program. Aimed at grades K-8,  students from across the region learn about history, geography, different cultures and nature through integrated exploration of the arts. Artist Educators work on a contract basis throughout the school year with the students over the course of a full day to tell a powerful story through music, movement, drama and visual art. In addition to the Field Trips program, HCA also offers schools tailored workshops designed to enhance curriculum-focused learning through the arts.

Artist Educator Roles and Responsibilities:
(responsibilities can include, but are not limited to:)
  • Leading arts workshops for elementary students at the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts
  • Instructing, directing and supporting artistic performances of visiting students
  • Collaborating with artist educators and HCA staff on delivery of the Children’s Arts Exploration Field Trips program
  • Meeting and training to support preparation of Field Trips program delivery
  • Contributing to Children’s Arts Exploration manual and Field Trips story-kits
  • Supporting the inventory and maintenance of all program materials and equipment
  • Measuring and Evaluating program delivery and/or participation


  • University or college graduates in arts-related field
  • Relevant work and/or artistic experience
  • Familiarity with the Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum K - 8 documents is an asset
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities and work within a team
  • Strong communication skills
  • Outgoing, enthusiastic, well spoken and responsible
  • Excellent role model
  • Previous experience working with children and youth
  • Current Child CPR and First Aid an asset
  • Valid vulnerable sector verification will be required

Additional Info:

About the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts:
The Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts is located at 126 James Street South in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  Students of all ages can immerse themselves in over 100 arts programs including music, dance, visual arts, acting and more.The historic Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts features 18 soundproof music rooms, inspiring visual arts studios, spacious dance studios, an acoustically perfect recital hall and an art gallery.
At HCA we pride ourselves on the quality of our programming, the professional credentials of our instructors and the wide selection of classes within each discipline from which our members can choose. We offer dance classes in ballet, jazz, modern dance, hip hop and creative movement. Music students can choose from private lessons in; piano, strings, woodwind, guitar, drums and vocal music. We also offer group music classes such as Yamaha Keyboard classes, Theory, group violin classes and Orff.  HCA’s Triple Threat program allows students to train in singing, acting and dancing.  Our acting classes for children encourage imagination and self-expression. For students interested in visual arts, we offer arts classes for children and teens and courses in Classical Realism and Photography for adults.
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How to Apply:

Interested applicants are invited to send their CV and cover letter in a single PDF file to: Hanna Wolf, HCA Education Manager, Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Contact Info:

Name: Hanna Wolf


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