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Summer Art Camp Animator

 This position is partially funded through Canada Summer Jobs


Summary of Position (Click for details)

The Aurora Cultural Centre is seeking a Summer Art Camp Animator (“SACA”) to assist in the delivery of a series of weekly morning and afternoon half-day art-infused art camps for children ages 4 – 12. Divided into appropriate age groups for morning and afternoon programs, the successful candidate will work under the supervision of the Summer Art Camp Coordinator, and alongside another Summer Art Camp Animator and Junior Summer Art Camp Animator, to deliver a vibrant visual arts-based program. This position offers a motivated, mature college or university student in arts or education. You must be returning to full time studies in fall 2017 to be eligible for this position. The successful candidate will deliver the program based on the direction of the Summer Art Camp Coordinator, following the 2017 Summer Work Plan. Following the guidance of hourly, daily and weekly work plans, this hands-on position will involve working with children throughout the day.

The SACA position starts on Monday, June 12, 2017 and continues until Friday, August 25, 2017. The job runs Monday – Friday, throughout the summer, with the exception of 2 paid Statutory holidays, July 1 and August 7. The successful candidate must also be available on the following dates during the day to work promotional events offsite: May 13, May 27, June 4, June 10, June 24, July 1. The hours will vary between a minimum of 32.5 and a maximum of 40 hours per week. The wage is $12.40/hour. The Centre is located in the heart of Aurora, close by to Yonge Street transit links, and easily accessible by bicycle or car.

College or university art practitioners and/or education students are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be highly creative, energetic and enthusiastic, and be able to work with lively small children up to ‘tweens. Previous camp experience (both as a camper and/or instructor), as well as child care experience, while not required, is a definite asset. Value is also placed on previous volunteer contributions, demonstrated interests and complementary abilities. The position will require some lifting (boxes of art supplies, moving tables, taking materials outside and moving chairs into position for various programs) as well as reaching up high in order to install artwork pieces on wires for gallery installations.

The candidate must be in possession of current Emergency First Aid, CPR-C and AED training, or willing to obtain the training at their own expense prior to the start of the job.  Strong communication skills are encouraged in order to work with children, parents and Centre staff. A positive and caring attitude, coupled with creative expertise and considerable energy round out the preferred attributes for the job. The successful candidate will require a current Vulnerable Sector Screening from their local police department, at their own expense.

Requirements (Click for details)

Aurora Cultural Centre requires that candidates for this position:

  • are between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
  • are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to who refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Foreign students are not eligible);
  • are legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations;
  • are able to work from June 12 – August 25, 2017 as well as the following dates:
    • May 13, May 27, June 4, June 10, June 24, and July 1.

How to apply (Click for details)

This position is open to any student who meets the criteria listed in the bullet points above. Please apply with a cover letter and resume detailing your interest and experience, as well as two references with contact information to Leanne DiMonte, Visitor Services & Instructional Programs Assistant.

In person: 22 Church Street, Aurora, ON  L4G 1G4. Please leave at the Main Floor Reception Desk

E-Mail: leanne@auroraculturalcentre.ca

No phone calls please.


Application Deadline: Monday, May 8, 2017 by 4:00 PM.

While we thank all those applying for this position, we will only contact those who are selected for an interview.


As mirrored by the community we serve, the Aurora Cultural Centre supports, advocates for and encourages applications from a diverse workforce.