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Arts Instructor I - Fall 2022

Req ID: 22041
Vacancy Type: Part-Time 
Number of Positions: 5  
Closing Date: 08/19/2022

Job Summary

Our team is seeking dynamic arts instructors to teach evening and weekend classes, as well as weekday daytime school programs for participants ages 5 and up starting in September 2022. The successful candidate will be responsible for the instruction of a comprehensive arts program(s) as outlined by the Culture Division to meet the needs of participants and to ensure adequate safety while facilitating the activity.

We are hiring Arts Instructors to teach the following:

  • Weekday, daytime school workshop programs
  • Evening and weekend classes for children, youth and adults

We are hiring Arts Instructors to teach in the following genres:

  • Creative Writing
  • Photography
  • Sewing
  • Visual Arts



Duties and Responsibilities

  • Instruct comprehensive arts program(s) as developed by Culture 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
  • Work with groups of up to 15 participants (sessional programs) and up to 30 participants (school workshops)
  • 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 registered 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 participant regarding behaviour, registration, class lists, program content or any other related issues

Skills and Qualifications

  • Post-Secondary Education / Training in the Arts including Creative Writing, Painting, Drawing, Illustration, Sewing, Photography and/or Sculpture
  • Must have 2-3 years knowledge of and experience in teaching
  • Excellent communication and organization skills required
  • Emergency First Aid/CPR B certification by employment start date
  • High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development certification by employment start date in order to teach any childrens' programs
  • Access to reliable transportation and willing to work at a variety of locations as needed is an asset
  • Must be confident teaching various age groups and skill levels
  • Experience developing detailed lesson plans
  • 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
  • Note: Hours are not guaranteed. Hours are dependent on sufficient program registration.

Hourly Rate/Salary: 21.26 - 28.35 
Hours of Work: up to 40 
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 Recruitment 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 and Judicial Matters Check (Level 2) or 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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