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Arts Instructor (School Programs and evenings and weekend classes)

Req ID: 20423
Vacancy Type: Part-Time 
Number of Positions: 5  
Closing Date: 12/08/2021

Job Summary

Responsible for the instruction of Arts-based program(s) to school groups during weekdays and members of the public during evenings and weekends. Responsible for the instruction of programs as outlined by the Culture and Recreation Divisions to meet the needs of participants and to ensure adequate safety while facilitating the activity.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Instruct comprehensive school and sessional arts program(s) as developed by Culture or Recreation Division to meet the needs of all participants in the program(s).
  • Prepare and deliver lesson plans in the arts in a manner appropriate to the audience
  • Prepare program materials.
  • Work with groups of up to 30 participants
  • Support the objectives and philosophies of arts programs as established by the Culture and Recreation Division through quality instruction and excellent customer and staff relations.
  • Communicate in an effective and timely manner in writing or voicemail with the Program Supervisor all aspects related to facilities, staffing, participants, equipment, supplies or anything that would impact the quality and safe delivery of the program.
  • Complete facility checks before each program starts and report to Supervisor.
  • Responsible for the safety and well-being of all participants throughout the program.
  • Policy and procedure adherence and provide quality customer service and information to participants and other staff.
  • Advise program supervisor of any difficulties with participants regarding behaviour, registration, class lists, program content or any other related issues as applicable

Skills and Qualifications

  • For Visual Arts Instructors: Post-Secondary Education / Training in Visual Arts or Arts and Crafts including Painting, Printmaking, Ceramics and Drawing.
  • For Digital Arts Instructors: Post-secondary education and training or equivalent professional work experience in Digital Arts including Digital Photography, Graphic Design, Web Design, Digital Sculpture and 3D Animation and/or App Design or related discipline. Comfortable using a wide variety of digital arts software.
  • For Literary Arts Instructors: Post-secondary education and training or professional work experience in Literary Arts including Creative Writing and/or Scriptwriting
  • Experience working with children is preferred 
  • Must have a knowledge of and experience in teaching
  • Excellent communications and organization skills required
  • Emergency First Aid/CPR B certification
  • Physical exercises while instructing
  • Primarily community centre environment
  • A Level 3 – Vulnerable Check will be required of the successful candidate, as a condition of employment, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted

Hourly Rate/Salary: 20.89 - 27.86 
Hours of Work: primarily weekdays, some evening and weekend opportunities available 
Work Location: Living Arts Centre 
Department/Division/Section: CMS/Community Services Dept , CMS/Culture Division , Culture Services 
Non-Union/Union: Non Union 


COVID-19 Update: As per the City’s Employee and Volunteer COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all external candidates (including previously employed individuals) must show their Fully Vaccinated Confirmation or apply for and receive confirmation of a creed or medical exemption from the City before their first day.

A Criminal Record Vulnerable Sector Check (Level 3) will be required of the successful candidate, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. You can also check your application status in your candidate profile online. 

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.     




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