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We are hiring! Art Instructor (1 Week of Summer Camp) July 22nd – 26th, 2019

Art Instructor (1 Week of Summer Camp)

Location: ARTiculations

2928 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6P 1Y8

Period of Employment: July 22nd – 26th

Posting Date: April 23, 2019

Closing Date: May 7, 2019

Days/Hours (shift): Weekdays (Monday to Friday), 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Instruction and supervision starts at 9:30 and finishes at 4:00 pm with 1.5 hours off for lunch mid-day. Total 6.5 hours instruction and supervision each day, with 30 minutes prior to start of day and after end of session for set-up and clean-up etc.

Hourly Wage: $25 per hour

Job Summary

We are looking for an Artist Instructor or Art Educator to add to our fantastic team at ARTiculations this summer. You already have a concept or two and are eager to engage and have fun in our studio with children/youth ages 8 to 13 year old. You also have experience planning and teaching hands-on educational programming for children and/or youth. We are looking for you to present us with your ideas and be prepared to deliver on one of them during the July 22nd to 26th week. This week of programming should include any one of the following disciplines: drawing, painting (not oil), cartooning or installation. Or you could design a program that includes a few of these disciplines combined into a specific week-long project.

The goal of ARTiculations Summer Camp is to engage youth in an art practice that includes a thoughtful and unhurried process at each stage of development and execution. This should include time for artist participants to explore ideas related to the project or materials; steps that include prelimary sketches or machettes as time allows.  As well, the presentation of concepts or finished elements at any stage of the week provide opportunities for our artists to present their ideas in a safe and compassionate environment (and have fun too!). Participants prepare their own materials (as safety allows), learn to take proper care of tools and learn about concept or material options for exploration beyond the week. Some weeks end with a gallery show or art activation for invited guests and family.

Our camp has a maximum 12 artist participants. There is one camp counsellor and one camp volunteer to assist during programming, set-up, clean-up and for lunch, snack and breaks.

Staff at ARTiculations will source and assist in preparation of materials and will manage all administration related to the camp.


  • Proposes a one week of summer day camp that engages children/youth in a focused art discipline in any of the following media: drawing, painting (not oil), cartooning, or installation (or a combination of a few of these mediums combined into a specific project).
  • Plans all hands-on instructional and program activities including developing a program plan and potentially a resource information reference document and samples as needed. Include notes that address any alternate approaches given that camp participants are at various levels of skills and ages (as needed).
  • Organizes, teaches and participates in planned lessons and activities.
  • Addresses specific behaviour issues with campers.
  • Supports camp counsellor and volunteers to run programs as needed.
  • Initiates communication with Store Manager, Articulation’s staff, counsellors and volunteers as needed to ensure that the program is run in a secure and efficient manner.
  • Interacts with participants’ parents and caregivers as needed.
  • Assists in the maintenance, organization, distribution and security of camp lists, records, reports and attendances.
  • Monitors camp supplies effectively with respect to availability and budget.
  • Assembles the supplies needed for activities each day.
  • Maintains an orderly, safe and secure environment for children while in the studio.
  • Assists in the promotion of programs to the local community.
  • Evaluates the program and provides written post-program feedback.
  • Assists in general camp duties such as set-up and clean-up.
  • Attends and participates in planning and post-program meetings.


  • University or Collage degree in related field or approved equivalent.
  • Experience supervising groups of children (aged 8-13) in an camp and/or educational environment.
  • Experience in child behaviour management.
  • Experience in developing and leading activities for children in both small and large groups.
  • Knowledge related to camp programming such as: visual arts, design, studio art practice, community engagement, etc.
  • Ability to foster cooperative working relationships and show judgment and sensitivity in dealing with the people.
  • Strong interpersonal, conflict resolution and problem solving skills.
  • Organizational and program planning skills.
  • Good communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Standard First Aid/CPR Certification required.
  • A Police Reference Check will be required as a condition of employment for this position.

For Additional Information, please contact:

Heather Phillips or Marie Boal at 416-901-7564

Resumes and Cover Letters must be emailed to [email protected]

Important: Please include one or two sentences that indicate the discipline(s) and general idea for your camp(s) within your cover letter.

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Store Address

2928 Dundas St West
Toronto, ON
M6P 1Y8

Store Hours

Mon-Fri: Monday CLOSED/By Chance, Tuesday-Wednesday 12-5pm, Thursday-Friday 12-7pm
Saturday: 12-4pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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