Bilingual Art Instructor[Oakville]

Bilingual Art Instructor



Job Title:


Bilingual Art Instructor




Oakville Galleries


Job Type:

Part-time occasional


Language Required:


English and French




Oakville, Ontario


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Between $15/hour to $30/hour


Job Description:


Oakville Galleries is a not-for-profit contemporary art museum engaging communities throughout Oakville, and wider audiences regionally, nationally and internationally. Oakville Galleries is driven by a belief in the singular power of art and artists to deepen our understanding of ourselves and our communities and move us toward a better world. We are currently looking for a Bilingual Art Instructor to add to our dynamic education team.

Nature and Scope of Position
Reporting to the Education Officer, the Bilingual Art Instructor prepares and delivers a wide range of visual art-based activities in English and French to seniors, adults, youth, children, and Pre-K learners in Oakville Galleries' school programs, art classes and programs in the community. The wage for the position varies from $15/hour to $30/hour, depending on the program being delivered. Hours include some evenings and weekends.

General Responsibilities and Functions
• Contribute to art class program preparation, including finalizing program lesson plans, coordinating supplies and equipment, and piloting program activities;
• Engage children and youth ages 6 to 14 in hands-on art activities on-site at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens during PA Day workshops, Saturday art classes and March Break camps;
• Deliver curriculum-based education programs to elementary and secondary students, both on-site and in the classroom, based on provided lesson plans;
• Participate in the development and delivery of programs off-site for various community groups including seniors, adults living with disabilities, babies and toddlers accompanied by parents/guardians, youth and new generation Canadians in alternative spaces including libraries, community centres, seniors' residences, gardens, etc.;
• Evaluate and revise program activities on an ongoing basis and upon program conclusion;
• Participate in regular training and evaluation meetings as scheduled;
• Maintain a safe and clean environment for participants;
• Report on and submit documentation of all program activities to the Education Officer in a timely manner.

The ideal candidate:
• is fluent in written and spoken English and French;
• is a graduate of a post-secondary program in Art History, Art Education, Visual and/or Media Arts, Museum Studies or a related discipline;
• has experience teaching and supervising groups of children and youth (ages 0 to 18 years) in a camp and/or educational setting;
• demonstrates a solid knowledge of and a keen interest in contemporary visual art;
• is familiar with a broad range of artistic techniques, practices and materials;
• has experience in developing lesson and activity plans and a demonstrated interest in working with children, youth, adults and seniors;
• has strong organizational, planning and leadership skills;
• has an ability to work both independently and to be proactive in a team environment;
• is responsible, hard-working, enthusiastic and dynamic;
• has demonstrated exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.

Additional training/experience in recreation, early childhood education, film/video production, music and/or theatre is an asset. A valid driver's license and access to a vehicle will be considered an asset
Application deadline: Tuesday 23 April 2019, 12:00 pm

Please submit your cover letter and resume to

Oakville Galleries is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.