Visual Art Instructors - part time casual

Date Posted: May 04, 2021
Application Deadline: May 23, 2021
Start Date: Jun 14, 2021

Hourly From: $25/hr To $40/hr
Province: Ontario
Region: Peel Region
City: Mississauga
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Part-time
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood

Founded in 1977, Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood strives to enrich community life by fostering an appreciation of the visual arts through Arts Education, Exhibition and Engagement; and by enhancing the vitality of artistic community.  Our vision is an inspired and enriched community, engaged in a full spectrum of visual arts activities.
Located in beautiful Riverwood - VAM is a not-for-profit charitable organization with a long, vibrant and important history of providing creative opportunities within the Greater Mississauga Area.

  • VAM offers year-round instruction of over 250 classes and workshops for children, teens and adults in drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and more.
  • VAM is the home of ArtReach;  a visual art educational outreach program which serves over 7000 school age students annually.
  • The new Community heARTS program delivers specialized programs to hundreds of community  and corporate group members in and around the Mississauga area.
  •  VAM houses year-round meeting spaces for significant artistic member groups and hosts art exhibitions, on and off-site throughout the year.  


Job Description

Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) is Expanding
Due to the popularity of our programs, we are expanding our teaching team. Are you an experienced art instructor with formal art training? Are you looking for a teaching opportunity as part of a creative team with flexible hours and lots of variety? 

Job Description:
Art Instructor; part-time casual for a variety of child, youth and adult programs. Art Instructors for child and youth programs will lead templated classes and art workshops in English for students aged 6 to 18 years, either delivered virtually or in VAM studios. 

Summer Programs for Children and Teens are creative, templated programs designed to encourage students to exercise their imaginations while practicing new skills in drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. We offer Children's camps and art classes for Children and Teens in July and August. Opportunities for future teaching past summer open to strong applicants. 

VAM Courses for Children and Teens are progressive programs designed to encourage students to exercise their imaginations while practicing new skills in drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Students work in small peer groups of up to 15 and learn about art history, the principles of design and art practices from around the globe. Each session is 8 to 10 weeks in duration and runs throughout the school year. Classes are offered during the week as well as on Saturdays from September to June. 

Adult Courses are offered year-round and Instructors will have the opportunity to pitch their course or workshop proposals seasonally.  

ArtReach is a program designed to complement the Ontario school curriculum and is offered for students from kindergarten to grade 12 during the school year. Instructors will travel to schools on weekdays to deliver programs in a variety of mediums chosen by the teacher. Programs may be delivered virtually, in schools or at VAM studios.

Community heARTS is an inclusive program offering art workshops for adults of all abilities in a variety of mediums and settings to meet the needs and interests of the individual group.


The ideal Art Instructor candidate will be engaging, with excellent communication skills to enable them to develop a good rapport with students and work collaboratively with other Instructors and student volunteers.  They will have developed strong classroom management techniques, be organized, resourceful and have great problem-solving abilities. 

A post-secondary education in Visual Arts or Education is preferred with experience working in various media including, watercolour, acrylics, pastel, collage, dry media and printmaking as well as a basic knowledge of art history. We are looking for exceptional leaders with the ability to work independently, as well as being a good team player. 

Art Instructors are required to provide a valid Vulnerable Sector Police Check prior to beginning work. Billingual (French) Instructors are encouraged to apply. High Five certification is an asset.

Instructors should have access to  apersonal computer, secure internet access and the willingness to teach engaging, visual arts programming online. Training will be provided. 

Please note in your letter of interest if you are interested in teaching Children, Teens or Adults. The Summer 2021 program will be delivered virtually through the Zoom platform. Summer course prep will occur at VAM. Beginning Fall 2021 courses will be delivered at VAM and online.

Chosen Art Instructors are required to provide a valid Vulnerable Sector Police Check prior to beginning work. 

Additional Info:

Deadline: May 23, 2021 at midnight

Start Date: June 14th 2021 or later

Hours of Work  -  Variable - Monday – Saturday between 8:30 am and 7:30 pm online or at VAM.  

Working Conditions - The incumbent works most of the time in a comfortable indoor setting or from home with some physical demands such as lifting and/or moving heavy items. At-home access to a computer with camera and microphone, and high speed internet is mandatory.  

How to Apply:

Please send your cover letter and resume (CV) or any questions to Please do not call. 

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be held the week of June 1 via Zoom. 

The Centre is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The Human Resources department will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

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