Instructors (Electronics, Woodworking)

Date Posted: Aug 02, 2019
Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2019

Salary Range: 0 - 20K
Additional Salary Information: $30/hr, 4-8 hrs/session (see dates below)
Province: Ontario
City: Scarborough
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative
Job Type: Contract
Career Level: Entry level/ intern

Organization Description

Toolbox Initiative
Toolbox Initiative is a community arts organization that teaches youth in the Scarborough area woodworking and electronics. Toolbox’s ultimate goal is to foster respectful relationships across genders using the trades. Toolbox focuses on encouraging women-identifying and gender nonconforming youth to work with their hands through electronics and woodworking. Toolbox includes male-identifying youth so that they can learn to work with their hands in a safe and encouraging environment.

Job Description

Job Title: Electronics Instructor or Woodworking Instructor

Region: Instructors will work on location in Scarborough (location of programming) and occasionally meet with Executive Director in Toronto.

Electronics: October 19, 26, November 16, 23, 2019, January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 2020
Woodworking: October 20, 27, November 17, 24, 2019, January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 2020
Possibility of additional dates

Who We’re Looking For
We’re seeking self-sufficient leaders with a demonstrated interest in arts programming and youth engagement to instruct woodworking and electronics classes for Toolbox’s third year of programming. You are a highly-responsible self-starter who is organized and able to work with and without direction. 

Job Description
Under the direction of the Executive Director the Instructor will:
  • Following established curriculum, deliver electronics or woodworking programming for Toolbox Year 3 Programming (October 2019 - February 2020)
  • Provide technical instruction and support for the safe and effective use of tools, materials, processes and equipment
  • Work with existing instructors to develop or modify project curriculum
  • Support youth participants in developing independent creative projects
  • Embody and maintain a respectful and inclusive studio culture
  • Ensure proper care and maintenance of shared equipment and studio spaces
  • Understand and communicate health and safety standards and protocols, demonstrating best practices and professionalism
  • Monitor and supervise youth ages 13-19 during workshops and field trips
Areas of Responsibility
  • Instruction (80%): Alongside existing instructors, the Instructor will instruct and potentially lead electronics or woodworking workshops for youth participants ages 13-19. The Instructor will assist with modifying and developing project curriculum as needed.
  • Communication (10%): During programming, the Instructor will assist with promotion of Toolbox events and assist with any woodworking-related or electronics-related inquiries from participants.
  • Administration (10%): The Instructor will monitor and record hours worked.


  • Demonstrated electronics or woodworking skill set
  • Youth engagement and teaching experience
  • Willingness to learn from and teach others and openness to feedback
  • A demonstrated interest in electronics or woodworking and community-engaged arts
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team
  • Ability to multi-task and work in fast-paced work environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written)
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
  • Toolbox instructors must be women-identifying or gender non-conforming individuals.
  • A valid G-class driver’s license is a major asset
  • Experience working with youth from marginalized communities

Additional Info:

Please note: We are hiring two (2) Electronics Instructors and two (2) Woodworking Instructors.
Clearly indicate in your application which position you are applying for.

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, please email your resume and cover letter with the subject ‘Electronics Instructor’ or 'Woodworking Instructor' to by August 31, 2019.

Please include a cover letter with your resume. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. We strongly encourage applications from women identifying or gender non conforming individuals.


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