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CONTRACTOR POSITION AVAILABLE

Artist-Instructor, Aurora Cultural Centre

The Aurora Cultural Centre is seeking a contractor to instruct Saturday art classes for children and youth at the Centre. This contracted position requires artistic skills, hands-on teaching skills, and administrative skills. Reporting to the Education Coordinator, the contracted Artist-Instructor will work on behalf of the Centre to deliver a series of three arts-based programs for children ages 4 – 6, 7 – 10, and 11 – 15 that span over one term consisting of eight sessions. The main area of responsibility for the contracted Artist-Instructor is to develop and deliver a comprehensive art curriculum for each age group based off of the provided age-specific themes. The contracted Artist-Instructor will work in consultation with the Education Coordinator to ensure that a wide range of art techniques and media are used, while also drawing inspiration from key art styles and movements, along with the Centre’s art exhibitions in our on-site galleries. In this capacity, the contracted Artist-Instructor functions as an ambassador for the Aurora Cultural Centre and these long-standing programs.

The contracted Artist-Instructor will be required to work from 8:40AM – 4:20 PM on Saturdays from September 29 – November 24 (skip October 6) with the potential to renew the contract for future terms based on successful performance in the role. He/she will also be compensated for off-site curriculum development based on of a fixed number of agreed upon hours.

This is an independent contractor position with a fixed number of hours as agreed and scheduled. Hourly rate is commensurate with experience. Classes will only run if the minimum number of registrants is met.

Qualifications:

  • B.F.A. or college-level diploma in visual arts and/or B.Ed., or equivalent combination of other education/experience
  • A minimum of two years in-class teaching experience with children, particularly ages 4 – 15
  • Sound understanding of visual arts techniques, styles, and practices
  • Creative thinking and an innovative approach to programming
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Punctuality, flexibility, and problem-solving skills
  • A current police vulnerable sector screening
  • First Aid Certification is an asset
  • Ability to speak other languages is an asset

A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is also considered a strong asset. 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, movement of supplies to various spaces, hanging artwork, and general movement required of hands-on arts instruction).

The deadline for applications is Monday, September 10. Interested individuals should send a personalized cover letter and resume via email to: Leanne DiMonte, Education Coordinator at leanne@auroraculturalcentre.ca. 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.

About the Aurora Cultural Centre

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 range of visual arts, performing arts, and educational programs. Since 2010, the Centre has welcomed the community to create and participate in diverse experiences for all ages. Located in a beautifully-restored 1886 schoolhouse, we proudly program four vibrant gallery exhibition spaces, a range of educational classes for children, teens and adults, an eclectic live music series, special family events, summer arts camps, and offer stunning rental spaces for a unique experience. The Aurora Cultural Centre is a registered charity, generously funded in part by the Town of Aurora. We are proud to have earned the Imagine Canada Trustmark, demonstrating excellence in non-profit operations. Our professional staff is supported by a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors and enthusiastic team of volunteers.

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