Position Title: Power Youth Teaching Assistant
Department: The Power Plant
Reporting to: Power Youth Coordinator
Key Relationships: Internal: Power Youth Coordinator; Curator of Education & Public Programs; TD Curator Education and Outreach Fellow; additional TPP staff; Harbourfront Centre staff
External: Artists-in Residence; staff at partner sites
Type of Employment: Contract (PT 24 hours per week, Evening Hours)
Summary of Function:
The Power Youth Teaching Assistant is an entry-level position for the individual who wants to enhance their skills in and knowledge of arts and education in a challenging and rewarding environment. Reporting to the Power Youth Coordinator, this position is responsible for assisting our Power Youth Artists-in-Residence in their offsite programming at Boys and Girls Clubs and Toronto Public Library. The Power Youth Teaching Assistant must have an interest in art and a passion for enhancing youth’s lives through the arts, with a desire to understand the and embrace the goals of the Power Youth program.
This is a part-time position for 24 hours per week, and consists of off-site program assistance and on-site administrative assistance.
• Assist Power Youth Artists-in-Residence at their outreach programs at partner sites around Toronto on select weekday evenings.
• Assist Artists-in-Residence with materials preparation before each program.
• Arrive at partner sites 30 minutes before the program begins and stay after the program ends to put away materials and ensure room is clean.
• Provide assistant to participants with the formation and completion of art projects and assist with photo-documentation.
• Help take attendance, hand out and collect registration forms, trip forms and feedback questionnaires, and note how the program went and what materials are needed.
• Prep and distribute snacks to the youth (where necessary).
• Assist the Power Youth Coordinator with occasional outreach activities
• Assist with planning and installation of the annual Power Youth Spring Exhibition.
• Assist with various administrative tasks including; researching activities and games for youth, updating forms and questionnaires, inputting weekly attendance and program descriptions, helping to purchase art/program supplies, upload photos from weekly sessions, etc.
Workplace Health and Safety
• All staff are required to take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of other personnel ( including volunteers and interns) who may be affected by their conduct.
Skills & Requirements
• Completion or partial completion of a Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in in fine arts, education (intermediate), art history or related discipline.
• A minimum of one year experience assisting youth programs in an arts organization, preferably non-profit gallery and/or museum setting.
• Must be able to multi-task; be productive, focused and flexible in a creative and sometimes chaotic environment.
• Ability to take direction from Power Youth Coordinator and Artists-in-Residence and, when needed, take initiative.
• Promote and support positive personal and professional interaction with youth participants, Power Youth Coordinator and Artists-in-Residence, and staff at The Power Plant and partner sites.
• Ability to initiate games and interact with youth in ways that are energetic and engaging
• Must pass an annual Vulnerable Sector Screening
• Standard First Aid and CPR certification.
• Job involves walking and sitting, lifting and moving art supplies up to 20 lbs. (or heavier with assistance).
• Job requires evening hours.
• Job requires travel to partner sites, 2 to 4 days per week (to be determined)
Acceptable Applications must include:
• A current resume
• A cover letter
Application Deadline: Friday July 13th, 2018
To apply: E-mail your application Quoting Job Ref. #18J090-ET to:
Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Suitable accommodations will be available upon request during the hiring process.