The Kitchener-Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer and strongly supports and values diversity in the workplace. We are committed to equity, diversity, accessibility and inclusiveness in our employment practices and warmly encourage applications from all qualified candidates and individuals from equity-seeking groups.
We are currently inviting applications from qualified candidates for the following employment opportunities:
- Education Coordinator (closing 15 September 2017)
Reporting to the Director of Public Programs, the Education Coordinator is a self-motivated and energetic professional responsible for overseeing the Gallery’s education programs and specialized activities that are aligned with KWAG’s mission, vision and values. As a member of the Public Programs team, the Education Coordinator will develop, deliver and evaluate the education programs offered by the Gallery. In addition, the Education Coordinator is responsible for developing and delivering specialized programs to diverse audiences such as youth, seniors and persons with disabilities. The Education Coordinator plays a critical role in supporting the Director of Public Programs in broadening the Gallery’s offerings, building capacity, fostering partnerships and creating more inclusive and accessible programs.
This is a full-time, salaried position.
Key Areas of Responsibilities:
- Develops, delivers and evaluates the education programs and specialized activities offered at the Gallery
- Oversees the administration of the education programs and specialized activities including scheduling and booking of programs
- Works closely with the education budget to monitor subsidy tracking and invoicing for local school boards
- Maintains contact lists and data base for all programs and tour bookings
- Responsible for curriculum development of education program for grades JK-grade 12
- Responsible for delivery of education programs on and off site
- Schedules artist educators for program delivery when unavailable
- Measures and evaluates education programs with emphasis on data analysis
- Responsible for end-of-year school report to Director of Public Programs
- Oversees and mentors co-op students and student interns
- Develops and delivers Professional Development workshops and resources for educators
- Ensures that website is current with all education program information
- Responsible for coordinating the annual student exhibition, Expressions
- Oversees the arrival and removal of student artwork for Expressions
- Manages the installation of the student artwork for the exhibition, Expressions
- Facilitates the Gallery’s Youth Council
- Facilitates the specialized programs for youth, seniors and persons with disabilities
- Works collaboratively with the Public Programs team to develop new initiatives
- Maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, artist educators, volunteers and public
Preferred Qualifications and Skills:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in related field; combination of background in education (Bachelor of Education) and visual arts required
- Knowledge of current education field and practises
- Experience developing arts education programs to support learning related to contemporary art exhibitions
- Knowledge of Ontario curriculum and familiarity with school system
- Teaching experience in formal/ non-formal environments working with a wide range of age groups and diverse audiences
- Experience developing specialized programs including youth programs, seniors programs and programs for persons with disabilities
- Excellent record keeping skills
- Excellent interpersonal communication and customer skills
- Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
- Excellent oral and written skills
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic and changing environment.
- Ability to work a varied schedule with expectation to work some evenings and weekends.
- Understanding in communicating and engaging with culturally diverse communities.
- Takes ownership of work, is proactive, and demonstrates initiative
- Knowledge of the arts industry
- Administrative experience and comfort in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with colleagues as a collaborative team player
- Demonstrates a polished and professional style with personal qualities of integrity, credibility and sound judgement
- A creative and innovative thinker, resourceful in developing and executing exciting and inspired ideas and concepts to raise the Gallery’s profile
- High-energy, positive and solution-oriented professional
Please send a resume and cover letter before September 15th, 2017 at 5:00 pm to:
Director of Finance & Administration
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
101 Queen Street North
Kitchener, ON N2H 6P7
We thank all applicants for their interest in the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery; however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.