Temporary Summer Positions Now Accepting Applications
Closing date for application: Friday, May 20, 2022
One of the largest square footage art galleries in Alberta, the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie is a place of art preservation, inspiration and exploration. We offer free admission, tours, programs, and activities for all ages. The Art Gallery presents an average of twelve art exhibitions per year and welcomes over 20,000 visitors annually.
About the Position
Reporting to the Curator, Learning, the Education Assistant has the responsibility of assisting with research, develop and delivery of Art Programs and the Carlstrom Family Green Space programming based on current exhibitions. The Education Assistant will also assist with developing learning outcomes and interactive learning activities in consultation with the Learning Department for interpretive programs and community arts events. The Education Assistant will be responsible for supporting the priorities and attitudes that exemplify the values, professionalism, mission and vision of the Gallery.
The Education Assistant will be helping the Learning department in implementing high-quality art lessons for the AGGP’s summer art camps, based on themes of current art exhibitions for students 6 – 12 years old. Art lessons must be both creative and skill based and include art fundamentals. As needed, they will assist in development, installation and dismantling of the Carlstrom Family Green Space activities as well as assist with preparation of materials for activities, including Creativity Kits, and the installation and disassembling from education programs and art exhibitions. Also, when needed, help with preparations and hosting of community art events. They will join a team which thrives on respect, integrity, excellence and being responsive to our community and each other.
Closing date for application: Friday, May 20th at 5PM MST
Position start date: June 13, 2022 (negotiable)
Position end date: August 5, 2022 (negotiable)
Work Schedule: Monday to Friday
Hours: 30 hours per week
Wage: $17 per hour
Based on Canada Summer Job funding requirements, successful candidate:
- is between 15 – 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment, a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act* and is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations. *International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.
Summer Camp Instructor / Art Program Facilitator
- Assist in research, development and facilitation of audience-specific interpretive programs related to Gallery exhibitions (including tours) in addition to age-specific art camps / programs.
- Assist with developing learning outcomes and interactive learning activities for art programs and community arts events.
- Assist with the purchase and preparation of art supplies for educational programs.
- Ensure regular inventory of art materials as well as the orderliness and cleanliness of the classroom space.
- Assist with preparation of materials for activities (e.g. pre-cutting of materials) and the installation and disassembling from education programs.
- Assist with the registration and communication to participants enrolled in Learning activities.
The Green Space / Carlstrom Family Art Space / Creativity Kits
- Assist with the maintenance of the Carlstrom Family Green Space, design of interactive activities and Creativity Kits.
- Assist with maintaining regular inventory of art supplies and organize supplies in dedicated storage areas.
- Assist in installing artworks in conversation with Curator, Learning.
- Assist in the development, design, installation and dismantling of Green Space activities.
- Assist with assembly of Creativity Kits.
Community Art Events
- Assist with preparations of community art events and facilitate programming for visitors.
- Assist in coordination of requests and manage tour bookings with clients.
Administration / Organization
- Work collaboratively with other staff to implement Gallery priorities.
- Occasionally work shifts at the front reception desk and greet all visitors and offer information on exhibitions and programs.
- Other duties as assigned by the Curator, Learning or the Executive Director.
Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrated passion for the Arts and for life-long learning.
- Excellent verbal communication, organizational, creative thinking, problem solving and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated skills in interpretation of material, syllabus design and public communication.
- Facilitation of educational programs requiring the ability to prepare and conduct Gallery tours and other education activities (after appropriate training).
- The ability to work as part of a team and to respond to changing priorities.
- A proven track record of establishing and meeting deadlines.
- Flexible, discreet and able to maintain confidential information.
- Experience working with children.
- Criminal Record Check.
- First Aid Certificate.
- Possess a valid Class 5 driver’s license.
- Administrative skills; templates, data entry, organizing, filing, archiving.
- Working with the public and delivering a positive experience for visitors.
- Familiarity with digital technology; cameras.
- Demonstrated high energy level and flexibility, strong initiative coupled with sound judgment.
- Successful candidate with educational and practical experience in Visual Arts or Art History, Education, Curatorial or Museum Studies, or related discipline including Museum Education, would be best suited for this position.
- Computer literacy; Apple/MAC environment, Microsoft Office.
Please send a cover letter and CV, and any inquiries, to:
Attn: Curator, Learning
103, 9839 – 103 Avenue
Grande Prairie, AB
Closing date for application: Friday, May 20th, 5PM MST
We thank all who may apply, and only those who are short-listed will be contacted for an interview.