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Part-Time Senior/Master Visual Art Instructor
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre

Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) is a unique multi-purpose recreation, arts and culture facility located in Oakville, Ontario. QEPCCC offers many drop-in and registered recreational, cultural and aquatic programs, including a studio drop-in program, a studio membership program, and an exhibitions program.

QEPCCC is currently looking for a part time Senior/Master Visual Art Instructor for adult art programs.

Job Designation: Part-Time Senior/Master Visual Art Instructor
Start Date: Winter or Spring 2017
Salary Range: $22.57-$30.08 hourly
Temporary: Part-time hours, by course appointment, varied at 1.5 to 9 hours weekly


Job Description:

The Senior/Master Visual Art Instructor will provide instructional art classes in a variety of media to adults in a studio art environment. The successful candidate must be an independent, reliable individual able to work with minimal supervision and will be expected to assist in developing curriculum.

Visual art instructors are responsible for developing program specific curriculum, preparing and teaching studio art classes in ceramics (clay), woodworking, fibre arts, fine arts (drawing and painting), digital arts (Adobe Creative Suite) and preschool art, demonstrating techniques, and introducing children (3-12 years), youth and adults to contemporary visual art.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, lead and deliver visual art and craft classes to meet the needs of all participants registered in the program
  • Assist in the research and development of appropriate arts programming for beginner and practicing artists, ensuring that art activities are safe, creative, and inclusive of all program participants
  • Provide a positive learning and recreational experience for all participants


Qualifications/Skills:

  • Enrollment in or completion of a post-secondary program in Visual Arts or a related discipline
  • Demonstrated abilities and a strong knowledge of contemporary visual art
  • Familiar with a broad range of artistic techniques, practices and materials with one or more of the following interests/skills: painting, drawing, illustration, printmaking, mixed media, textiles/fibre arts, ceramics, woodworking, digital art
  • Experience developing lesson and activity plans
  • Previous teaching experience in an educational setting
  • Strong organizational, planning, time management and leadership skills
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt instructional practices to diverse audiences
  • Ability to work independently
  • For children’s classes only, training in HIGH FIVE (PHCD) Principles of Healthy Child Development
  • Successful candidates who are new hires and/or who have not performed in this position previously will be required to provide as a condition of employment a satisfactory police vulnerable sector check at their own expense dated within the last 30 days.


Letters of application should address the candidate’s expertise in the areas of teaching, professional work, and community service. All applicants must be able to provide a portfolio that demonstrates all of the above during the interview process.

Refer to the Parks Recreation & Culture Fall 2017/Winter 2018 program guide for descriptions of children, youth and adult art programs. Queen Elizabeth Community and Cultural Centre is located at 2302 Bridge Road, Oakville, Ontario. For more information, contact Cultural Coordinator Dianne Pearce at 905-815 5979.

Applications will be accepted on-line at www.oakville.ca in the current opportunities section no later than midnight on August 30, 2017.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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