Current Openings:
Visual Arts Educator

Visual Arts Educator

Position: Community Visual Arts Educator (Contract)
Term: This position is a seasonal five-month contract; which runs from February 2018 to June 2018.
Job Type: Contract, based on program registrations
Location: St. Albert Place Visual Art Studios, St. Albert, AB
Workdays: Monday–Friday, programs run between 8:30am–3:30pm

Art Gallery of St. Albert (AGSA), with Arts and Heritage St. Albert, has exciting opportunities for highly energetic, creative and organized individuals. Visuals Arts Educators support artistic achievement and visual culture in St. Albert and surrounding area, by providing inspiring, engaging and hands-on educational art programs for the community. AGSA is passionate about art education and its capacity to develop confidence and a variety of life and career skills in students.

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:

  • Spark curiosity amongst students in a variety of subjects, engaging participants intellectually and kinesthetically through visual arts activities
  • Prepare and deliver curriculum-based visual art programs for Elementary, Junior High and High School groups
  • Build positive relationships with colleagues, teachers and visiting school groups
  • Provide excellent customer service to all participants
  • Organize and maintain program equipment and supplies
  • Ensure proper health and safety procedures are followed

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)
  • Aboriginal Studies certificate or equivalent knowledge of First Nations, Metis, Inuit art and perspectives are considered assets
  • Experience instructing art to children, youth or adults in group settings
  • Passionate about working and learning with children
  • Studio experience with various media
  • Experience with clay (wedging/ hand-building)
  • 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
  • French and Cree language skills an asset
  • Current Emergency First Aid/CPR certificate
  • RCMP criminal records check and a vulnerable sector check

Work schedule

  • Programs take place in schools or in the St. Albert Place Visual Art Studios
  • Rate of pay pay ranges from $53–$55 per program, and is based on qualification and experience
  • Schedule is flexible and based on actual program registrations

Deadline for applications: Open until a suitable candidate is chosen.

Forward résumé and covering letter to:
Shannon Vance
Program Manager

Art Gallery of St. Albert
#100, 6D Perron Street, St. Albert, AB, T8N 1E4 (temporary Location during barrier-free renovations)

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.