April 5, 2018
Job Posting – Summer Art Camp Junior Counsellor
The Aurora Cultural Centre is a vibrant, multidisciplinary arts organization located in the heart of York Region. Our mandate is to engage and inspire our community with a diverse range of visual art, music, and educational programs.
The Aurora Cultural Centre is currently seeking a Summer Art Camp Junior Counsellor (SACJC). This position participates as a member of an enthusiastic team in the promotion, planning, and delivery of the Centre’s arts-based summer camps for children aged 4-12. This position requires artistic and teamwork skills, as well as hands-on instruction skills. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the Summer Art Camp Coordinator and Summer Art Camp Senior Counsellors to assist with preparation of activities as well as hands-on instruction. This is an ideal position for a mature high school student who has experience working with children and is passionate about the arts and working with young people. Previous camp experience (either as a camper or as an instructor) is considered an asset. Value will be placed on volunteer contributions, as well as demonstrated interests and abilities relating to the job requirements.
In addition to full-time hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm) beginning June 25 (please note the Centre is able to accommodate final exam schedules) and ending August 24, the SACJC will also need to be available May 12, May 26, June 9, June 23, and July 7 from 8:00 am-1:00 pm to lead promotional activities for the Summer Art Camp at the Aurora Farmer’s Market. They will also be required to work June 3 and July 1 for the Aurora Chamber of Commerce Street Festival and the Town of Aurora’s Canada Day Festivities, respectively, from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
The successful candidate is required to have Emergency First Aid and CPR – C Certification. AED training is considered an asset. He/she will also be required to submit a Vulnerable Sector Screening from the York Regional Police in accordance with our policy for Centre staff working with children under the age of sixteen. The candidate must further be an energetic individual, with an ability to participate in the physical tasks required by the job (some lifting/carrying of art supplies, moving tables and chairs as needed, transport of supplies to various spaces, hanging artwork, and general movement required of hands-on arts instruction). The successful candidate will be highly creative and resourceful with a positive attitude and the motivation to work as part of a team to deliver a high caliber of Summer Art Camp programming.
The wage offered is $14.00/hour. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 25. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Aurora Cultural Centre supports, advocates for and encourages applications from a diverse workforce.
How to Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to via email to:
Leanne DiMonte, Education & Visitor Services Coordinator
This position is funded through federal employment grants and may require additional submission processes should that funding be successful. You will be contacted if we require an additional submission.
Aurora Cultural Centre requires that candidates for this position:
- are able to work full-time (Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm) beginning June 25 (please note the Centre is able to accommodate final exam schedules) and ending August 24, as well as available the following dates:
- May 12, May 26, June 9, June 23, and July 7, from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm, and
- June 3 and July 1, from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
- are between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
- are a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*
- are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
- do not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week)
- were registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;
- intend to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;
- are a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program;
- are legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.
*Foreign students are not eligible.