Summer Art Instructor

  • Program stream: Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations
  • Job title: Summer Art Instructor
  • Organization name: Kamloops Art Gallery
  • Job location: Kamloops, British Columbia
  • Length of assignment: 2021-06-07 to 2021-08-27 (11.8 weeks)
  • Hourly wage: $16.00

Two (2) positions for Summer Programs and Collections Assistants are available at the Kamloops Art Gallery located in Kamloops, BC. The wage is $16.00/hr plus 4% vacation pay and is for a 12-week term, beginning June 7 and ending August 27, 2021. The successful candidates will be pursuing a Bachelor of Education or Fine Arts Degree with related experience, and be returning to a post-secondary institution in September 2021. Candidates must have a willingness to learn, a passion for art, art-making experience, and excellent communication and motivational skills. Applicants must be between 16-30 years old and must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or have Canadian refugee status. The successful candidates will provide a standard of excellence in the development and facilitation of the summer program for the Gallery. They will work under the direct supervision of the Education and Public Programs Director and will engage the public in our exhibitions through exhibition tours and art classes. Specific duties and responsibilities include:

• Teaching and administering art workshops including set up and clean up of studios to children and youth

• Preparing comprehensive lesson plans

• Assisting in the cataloguing of the Gallery’s library collection

• Ensuring the safety and security of all program participants

• Ensuring the safety, security and maintenance of the works in the exhibition, while conducting tours in the Gallery

• Providing participants with an educational and enjoyable art experience

• Photo documenting the program

• Participating in the de-installation and installation of an exhibition

The Kamloops Art Gallery is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates will be contacted regarding their application.

Kamloops Art Gallery serves residents and visitors in Kamloops (pop. 92,000) and the surrounding Thompson-Nicola Regional District (pop. 130,000).

Located in the Southern Interior of BC, Kamloops is the meeting place of the South and North Thompson Rivers that form the Thompson River and flow into Kamloops Lake. The Secwepemc people named Tk’emlúps, which means "where the rivers meet," were the first peoples in the area.

The two major ecosystems, grasslands and forests, of southern BC are found in Kamloops and are the boundary between the gently rolling Interior Plateau and the vast, more mountainous Shuswap region which lies just to the east of the city.

Kamloops offers an impressive quality of life and public infrastructure second to none. With a warm, dry climate, no traffic congestion and abundant lifestyle amenities, young professionals, families and mature workers are taking advantage of the balance they can enjoy between career and recreation activities. - Current events in Kamloops and links to tourist attractions. More links to what Kamloops has to offer tourists and residents.

Incorporated in 1978,tThe Kamloops Art Gallery offers inspiring, provocative and transformative art experiences of national calibre. The Gallery is the largest art gallery in the Interior of British Columbia and boasts a collection of over 3,000 works of art. With more than 12 exhibitions every year, the Gallery offers diverse, accessible, and affordable experiences including talks, tours, and studio-based programming for people of all ages and abilities.

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