JOB OPPORTUNITY

 

POSITION: SUMMER ART EDUCATOR

DATE POSTED: MAY 4th 2022

APPLICATIONS DUE: MAY 25th 2022 (5PM CST)

START DATE: JULY 2, 2022 

END DATE: AUGUST 31, 2022

 

Candidates selected for an interview will be notified by the end of May; the successful candidate will be notified by June 10.

$18/h, 30 hrs/week (July 2 – August 31, 2022, Flexible schedule, availability to work weekends is preferred)

The Art Gallery of Regina is hiring a summer Art Educator for July and August. The role of Art Educator is an entry-level position and includes on-the-job training to develop skills relevant to arts administration and programming. Working in a collaborative, artist-run setting, the Art Educator will be responsible for:

  • Greeting gallery visitors and engaging in conversation with visitors about exhibitions on display;

  • Leading public tours, both online and in-person;

  • Leading art activities and programming, both online and in-person;

  • Leading workshops (online and in-person);

  • Under the guidance of the Curator, developing tour content and art activities;

  • Scanning and preparing materials for the archives;

  • Assisting with exhibition installation and take-down;

  • Assisting with member communications, such as mailouts, social media, and membership administration;

  • Processing registrations, membership renewals and other financial transactions;

  • Assisting staff with planning and implementing workshops, partner programming, and other programs.

 

Qualifications:

  • Interest in contemporary art and creating approachable opportunities for others to learn about art;

  • Excellent English language communication skills, both written and spoken;

  • Able to work independently and harmoniously as part of a small team;

  • Personable and comfortable with public speaking and leading art activities online and in-person;

  • Computer literacy, including knowledge of word processing, email, website maintenance and image editing software;

  • Meticulous attention to detail, especially concerning data entry and payments;

  • Able to use or learn to use online platforms such as Zoom, Youtube, and Instagram;

  • Commitment to the AGR's values:

 

o Contemporary – We exhibit contemporary art that has meaning to our diverse communities and is relevant to our time and place.

o Accountability – We function with high standards of operations and accountability that support AGR's sustainability.

o Community Engagement – We are inviting, welcoming, and supportive to the public and artists while continually expanding our community regionally and locally.

The Art Educator position is funded through the Canada Jobs Program. Candidates must meet the following requirements determined by the Canada Jobs Program:

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;

  • Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;

  • Legally entitled to work in Canada.

 

The following are assets but not necessary:

  • Speaking a second language;

  • Experience working with children;

  • A background in art, such as currently enrolled in or recent graduate of a BFA program;

  • Experience in creating or teaching art;

  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle;

  • Volunteer experience in the museum or gallery sector.

 

We recommend visiting the Art Gallery of Regina's website (www.artgalleryofregina.ca) to learn about our contemporary and community exhibitions and other activities. The Art Gallery is a non-profit, public art gallery. We present and interpret works of contemporary art for the public, and we do not to sell artwork.

The Art Educator job sometimes requires physical labour, such as lifting heavy plinths, painting the main gallery, and assisting with installation as requested by the Curator.

The Art Gallery of Regina recognizes that in Canada, legacies of oppression are perpetuated through, among other things, hiring practices and that arts organizations are not immune to this.

The AGR prioritizes an equitable and diverse organization: applicants from priority communities (including but not limited to BIPOC, LGBTQTS+, disabled, rural, neurodiverse, and non-visible minorities) are encouraged to apply.  Upon request, the AGR will address barriers to application (eg. poor travel conditions, need for an ASL interpreter, or poor internet access).  Please call Executive Director Robin Lynch at 306.522.5940 to arrange accommodations.

 

We thank all candidates for their interest: however, we will only contact successful applicants for an interview.

The Art Gallery of Regina is wheelchair accessible and is located near a bus stop.

 

TO APPLY:

Please email the following in PDF format to info@artgalleryofregina.ca

  • Curriculum vitae (Resume);

  • Cover letter explaining your interest in the Art Educator position;

  • The names and contact information for two previous employers or other references.

Applicants may submit a short video instead of a cover letter explaining their interest in and qualifications for the Art Educator position. Video applications should not exceed five minutes. If applying with a video, send an email with a Vimeo link, and the names and contact information for two references.