Public Programs Adult Educator Trainer [Vancouver]


Public Programs Adult Educator Trainer



Job Title:


Public Programs Adult Educator Trainer




Vancouver Art Gallery


Job Type:

Summer Student, Permanent


Language Required:






Vancouver, B.C.


Application Deadline:




Job Start Date:



Date Posted:






Web Link to Institution:




Pay Grade 20 Step 1, $24.83 per hour, plus percentage in lieu


Job Description:


Reporting to the Adult Public Programs Coordinator and the Director of Education and Public Programs, the incumbent provides all necessary training, coaching and constructive feedback to Educators to ensure that public tours, special-group guided tours and exclusive before- and after-hours tours are delivered with holistic exhibition-specific expertise, are tailored toward given audiences and provide meaningful insight into the Gallery’s programming. The incumbent will be knowledgeable and excited about the role that Educators play as connective tissue between the institution and the public, and will bring creativity to developing a touring program that includes performance and site activation, understanding that tours are more than just talking.


• Facilitating a variety of independent highly educated and resourceful Educators who tend to work across programs within the Education and Public Programs department
• In coordination with Education and Public Programs Coordinators, developing training plans for each exhibition for which public tours will be organized
• Conducting training for Educators for each new exhibition, conducting follow-up sessions, and observing and giving feedback to Educators on their performance
• Overseeing all technical and production-related aspects of the public tour schedule, taking place on Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and the first Monday of each month, including described tours for people with vision loss
• Communicating, liaising and planning with a variety of colleagues, including the Group Bookings Coordinator, School Programs and Family Programs Coordinators, Curators, artists and the public. This will include sourcing and distributing training materials
• Work with the Adult Public Programs Coordinator in developing and expanding accessibility initiatives in the public tour programme
• The duties outlined here are representative but not inclusive. Additional miscellaneous duties will include administrative and production support for programming activities in the Education and Public Programs department


The successful incumbent will possess the following qualifications and skills

• Strong interpersonal, group management and conflict resolution skills
• Extensive background in the visual arts, familiarity and comfort in all areas of contemporary and historical art, as well as the language of art, including the ability to translate esoteric language and ideas into accessible content for the public
• Substantial experience providing public tours or with public speaking in an interactive setting
• Demonstrated background in education, group training and working in a facilitation/training capacity with adults
• Political, social and cultural awareness and sensitivity
• Experience in preparing and executing qualitative evaluation methods will be considered an asset
• Independent thinker, proactive, creative
• Solid research skills
• A second language is an asset (though not necessary), especially Mandarin
• Flexible schedule

HOURS: Hours will vary greatly, from 0 – 30 per week, dependant on exhibition cycles. The candidate will be responsible for coordinating their schedule with approval from the Director of Education and Public Programs

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Please email your resume and cover letter to the Director of Human Resources by Friday, May 18, 2018:

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