Summer Art Instructor

The Kamloops Art Gallery is seeking two enthusiastic students to prepare for and offer Summer Art Camps for children.

The ideal candidates are pursuing or have recently completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts and/or Education degree. They must have a willingness to learn, a passion for teaching and art, excellent verbal communications skills, and enjoy working with children. Strong organizational and computer skills (specifically Microsoft programs) are an asset.

Applicants must be a student between 16 and 30 years of age; have been registered as a full-time post-secondary student in the 2020/2021 academic year; intend to return to school on a full-time basis for the 2021/2022 academic year; be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have Canadian refugee status; be legally entitled to work in Canada; be registered with the Young Canada Works online candidate inventory; and be willing to commit to the full duration of the 12-week work term.

For a detailed job description please see below.

Wage: $16.00/hr plus 4% vacation pay

Employee status: Temporary Full-time (June 7 to August 27). Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, with some exceptions to accommodate programming.)

Application deadline: Friday, May 14, 2021

Please direct a cover letter and resume addressed to:

Emily Hope
Education and Public Programs Director
Kamloops Art Gallery
101 – 465 Victoria Street
Kamloops, BC V2C 2A9

These positions are made possible as a result of support from the Canadian Heritage Young Canada Works program.
Applicants must also create an account with YCW and apply online through the Young Canada Works portal.

The Kamloops Art Gallery is an equal opportunity employer and thanks all applicants for their interest in the Gallery.


Summer Art Instructor

Principle Responsibility: The Summer Art Instructor will work with the School Programs Coordinator and the Education and Public Programs Director towards the planning, promotion, preparation and delivery of the Gallery’s virtual and face-to-face summer programs for children aged 5 to 12.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • In collaboration with the School Programs Coordinator, research the summer exhibitions and works from the KAG collection to assist with the development of lesson plans for children’s summer programs
  • Order supplies and prepare materials kits for camp participants
  • Administer delivery or curbside pickup of kits for participants in virtual programs
  • Teach and administer studio workshops in outdoor settings
  • Develop and record virtual studio programming for children
  • Stay abreast of changing federal, provincial and municipal guidelines for in-person programming and adjust programs as necessary
  • Capture quality photo documentation of camps in-progress and of completed art works
  • Work with the Education and Public Programs Director to develop a virtual exhibition of art works created by summer camp participants
  • Ensure the safety and security of all program participants
  • Provide participants with an educational and enjoyable art experience
  • Maintain overall cleanliness, tidiness and ongoing inventory of studio and materials
  • Reporting to the Education and Public Programs Director, the Instructor will evaluate and update the library collections, and assist with the implementation of a new cataloguing system.

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Fine Arts or related field of study would be considered an asset.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to align work activities with pre-determined schedules.
  • Interest in contemporary and historical art.
  • Experience working or learning cross-culturally.
  • Experience with digital video and photography an asset.
  • English/French bilingualism an asset.

  • Communication
  • Customer Focused
  • Planning & Organization
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Results Oriented
Reports to: Education and Public Programs Director

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

COVID-19 considerations:
Our Covid Safety Plan is in place. Safety measures include limiting the number of visitors in spaces, ensuring social distancing, maintaining cleaning protocols, and the wearing of masks by all staff and visitors.

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