Employment Opportunities

The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery 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 seeking qualified applicants for the following job opportunities:

  • Education Coordinator (part-time maternity leave contract), deadline Monday 23 May
  • Artist Educator (limited term contract), deadline Monday 23 May

 

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Education Coordinator 

Profile
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. 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. 
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. 

Reports to
Director of Public Programs

Part-time position (28 hours per week); annual salary is $30,430. This is a temporary maternity leave contract position effective until 28 February, 2023.

Duties and Responsibilities
•    Working with the Director of Public Programs, develops and delivers a robust roster of education programs and specialized activities offered at the Gallery including PD Days and Summer Art Camps
•    Oversees the administration of education programs and specialized activities including scheduling and booking
•    Works closely with the education budget to monitor subsidies and invoicing for local school boards
•    Maintains contact lists and database for all programs and tour bookings 
•    Responsible for curriculum development of education program for grades JK-12
•    Responsible for delivery of on-site, off-site and virtual education programs 
•    Schedules Artist Educators for program delivery 
•    Measures and evaluates education programs with emphasis on data analysis 
•    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, including oversight of the delivery and installation of student artwork
•    Facilitates the Gallery’s Youth Council and 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
•    Other duties as assigned

 

Preferred Qualifications
•    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in related field; combination of background in education and visual arts required
•    Knowledge of current education field and practices including knowledge of the Ontario curriculum and school system
•    Experience developing arts education programs to support learning related to contemporary art 
•    Teaching experience in formal and informal environments with a wide range of age groups and diverse audiences
•    Proven ability to design programming for remote delivery including virtual workshops and tours
•    Experience developing specialized programs including youth programs, seniors programs and programs for persons with disabilities
•    Excellent record keeping skills, attention to detail and organizational skills
•    Excellent interpersonal communication and customer service skills
•    Understanding in communicating and engaging with culturally diverse communities 
•    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
•    Takes ownership of work, is proactive, and demonstrates initiative
•    Knowledge of the arts industry 

 

Additional Requirements
•    Administrative experience and comfort in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word
•    Comfort in video chat applications including Zoom  
•    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 by Monday 23 May at 5:00 pm to:

Shelly Mitchell
Director of Finance & Administration
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
101 Queen Street North, Kitchener, ON N2H 6P7
Email: smitchell@kwag.on.ca

The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery is committed to being an inclusive and respectful workplace. We encourage and welcome applications that contribute to the further diversification of the Gallery including, but not limited to, women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons.

We thank all applicants for their interest in the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery; however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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Artist Educator 

Profile
The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery is seeking a contract Artist Educator to deliver studio-based Summer Art Camp programs throughout July and August. The Artist Educator is responsible for delivering full day hands-on curriculum to campers age 7-12.  

The Artist Educator position is ideal for working professional artists who are interested in engaging with the Gallery and contributing their talent to the community in an educational context and enriching their practice in the process. 

Reports to
Director of Public Programs

Limited term contract position; rate of pay is $725/35-hour work week, plus $18/hour for preparatory and training time prior to Summer Art Camps. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The Artist Educator will deliver week-long programs for up to 18 campers, designed to explore the following themes:
•    Mixed Media Mashup: Make dynamic works of art that combine drawing, painting, sculpture, and collage
•    Design Studio: Design logos, create characters and animations, imagine buildings and invent machines.
•    Art Lab: Experiment with reactive materials and scientific processes to create unique works of art.

 

In collaboration with Public Programs staff, Summer Art Camp Program Assistants, and KWAG volunteers, the Artist Educator is also responsible for:
•    classroom management: keeping campers organized, focused, and productive
•    preparing materials and project samples
•    maintaining studio spaces by cleaning and keeping organized throughout lessons and at the end of each camp week
•    evaluating programs and individual projects 

 

Skills & Requirements
•    Degree in Education, Fine Arts, Art History, or related field
•    Exhibition history or evidence of intent to exhibit work
•    Minimum of one year of teaching experience in formal or informal settings Ability to work in and teach a wide range of media
•    Demonstrated ability to create educational programs in the visual arts for diverse audiences
•    Knowledge of public art galleries/museums field and practice
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills 
•    Ability to work independently and within deadlines 
•    Ability to interact with the public in a positive, enthusiastic, and professional manner 
•    Ability to facilitate creative discussion and experimentation relating to artistic process
•    Knowledge of Ontario visual arts curriculum and positive classroom management skills
•    Working knowledge of contemporary art practice
•    Current Vulnerable Sector Police check required.

Please apply with a cover letter, resume, and teaching philosophy statement by Monday 23 May at 5:00 pm to:

Shelly Mitchell
Director of Finance & Administration 
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
101 Queen Street North, Kitchener, ON N2H 6P7
Email: smitchell@kwag.on.ca

The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery’s is committed to being an inclusive and respectful workplace. We encourage and welcome applications that contribute to the further diversification of the Gallery including, but not limited to, women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons.

We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Download this job description (PDF)