Education Coordinator

  • Program stream: Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage
  • Job title: Education Coordinator
  • Organization name: The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
  • Job location: Bowmanville, Ontario
  • Length of assignment: 2019-09-01 to 2020-02-07 (22 weeks)
  • Hourly wage: $16.00

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is seeking a friendly, energetic and organized individual with an interest in gaining valuable experience within the field of arts education. Working in a creative and vibrant setting, the Education Coordinator will help the VAC’s education team in ensuring that newly launched educational initiatives are managed in the most efficient and sustainable way. Duties include researching the development of educational programs for upcoming exhibitions, working with and training volunteers, and delivering and/or leading educational programs. Daily administrative tasks also include assisting with the planning, coordination and management of various programs, including workshops, classes, opening receptions and gallery tours. This position also includes working with the Curator of Exhibitions and Education to develop a series of educational programs, reading materials, and resource packages for the education team.


The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is a not for profit public art gallery and art education centre located in Bowmanville, ON. The VAC is dedicated to the delivery of contemporary art to the Clarington Community, the wider Durham Region, and beyond. It has a 43-year history of community engagement, and connecting people of all ages and backgrounds in a creative place for learning and discovery. The Centre occupies a four story 1905 Mill, which holds exhibitions spaces and studio spaces including a pottery studio equipped with a kiln, and a painting studio, and a rustic attic gallery. Educational and public engagement programs are offered to kids, youth, and adults, while exhibitions of contemporary art show the works of Canadian regional and national artists in various stages of their careers. The VAC is a safe space where ideas are exchanged, questions are asked, and connections are made.


Education Coordinator

22 week position

Starts: Monday, September 2, 2019

Ends: Friday, February 7, 2020

Wage: $16.00/hr for 37.5 hrs/wk


Description of tasks:

- Researching and developing education material for the VAC’s 2019/2020 exhibitions

- Being involved in day-to-day ongoing programming tasks such as event coordination, developing educational programs and materials, administrative duties, and program delivery

- Preparing materials and setting up the gallery for educational visits and workshops

- Guiding educational workshops for school groups

- Researching and developing effective ways to evaluate programs and capture participant feedback



Candidate Profile:

• Recent graduate (within twenty-four months) from studies in Visual Arts, Art History, Arts Education, Arts Management, or a related field is mandatory

• Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking and presentation experience

* Excellent Organizational and Research Skills

• Ability to multi-task and work well independently and within a team

• Experience working within an educational and creative setting

• An enthusiastic and energetic communication style

• Strong interpersonal skills

* Proficiency in the use of: Standard Office software as well as Communications / document sharing software (such as Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Drive)

• Ability to work all twenty-two (22) weeks (mandatory)

• Ability to speak French is an asset

• Familiarity with the Ontario Curriculum is an asset

• Eligible for Young Canada Works Program for Building Careers in Heritage


The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to employment equity and building strength through diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates and encourage women, visible minorities, and Indigenous peoples to apply. Acknowledging that we are not a fully accessible building, we attempt to be as inclusive as we can in our hiring process.

Applicants are encouraged to apply through the YCW website and contact Sandy Saad, Curator of Exhibitions and Education, at curator@vac.ca


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