Community Visual Arts Educator, Birthday Party Instructor

Closing Date: January 31, 2019

Department: Community Programs, Art Gallery of St. Albert

Job Type: 12 month Contract

Location: Art Gallery of St. Albert and St. Albert Place Visual Art Studios, St. Albert, AB

Do you have a passion for the arts that you love to share? Do you enjoy leading children in the

joy of art-making and exploration? If so, we’ d love to hear from you.

Workdays: Various, evenings and weekends depending on class or program. All art parties are booked on a request basis with the Art Gallery of St. Albert. Instructor will be contacted at the time of party booking to ensure availability.

Classes are held in the Art Gallery of St. Albert gallery studio. The instructor is responsible for setting up, leading the party, supervising, and cleaning up following party. If party is held on a Sunday or after hours, instructor is responsible for opening and closing of Gallery.

Currently seeking Birthday Party instructor(s) for Children’s Birthday Parties: Typical dates and times of parties at AGSA

  • Saturday afternoons, 1- 3 pm
  • Sunday afternoons 1-3 pm
  • Other days and times by request

The Arts and Heritage Foundation hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

Job Description:

  • From clay to paint to printmaking and more, share your passion for the arts, along with your skills, and techniques to help participants successfully explore their creative side.
  • Spark curiosity amongst participants of all ages in a variety of art mediums. Birthday party guests are typically 6-12 years old. Adult classes upon request.
  • Prepare and deliver art classes/birthday parties
  • Provide excellent customer service to all participants
  • Organize and maintain program equipment and supplies
  • Ensure proper health and safety procedures are followed
  • Open and close Gallery as needed

Ideal candidates possess:

  • A passion for art with a Fine Arts Diploma/ Degree, Art Education Degree (equivalent and or transferable skills/ experience will be considered)
  • Experience instructing art to children/youth in group settings
  • Passionate about working and learning with children and/or adults
  • Experience teaching with clay, paints or other art mediums
  • Effective classroom management skills for diverse groups and age levels
  • Excellent communication skills with all types of learners
  • Proactive, flexible and positive approach to all aspects of the job
  • Committed, punctual and dependable team player
  • Drivers license an asset
  • Current Emergency First Aid/CPR certificate
  • RCMP criminal records check and a vulnerable sector check

Work schedule:

Programs take place at the Art Gallery of St. Albert, or in the St. Albert Place Visual Art Studios, or in a community setting.

Schedule is flexible and based on actual program/party registrations Deadline for applications: January 31, 2019.

Forward résumé and covering letter to:
Katherine Hutton, Community Program Coordinator

Art Gallery of St. Albert
19 Perron Street, St. Albert, AB, T8N 1E5

Please note that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you are interested in getting involved with us and contributing to your community, we encourage you to check out our various volunteer opportunities at Art Gallery of St. Albert, Musée Héritage Museum and Heritage Sites.