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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.


  • 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 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.