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Children's Visual Arts Instructor - Anvil Centre

DEPARTMENT: Office of the CAO – Anvil Centre
STATUS: Auxiliary
UNION: CUPE, Local 387
HOURS OF WORK: *See below
SALARY: $35.10 per hour (2021 rates) plus 12% in lieu of benefits

The City of New Westminster’s Art Services department is looking for a vibrant and experienced children’s art instructor to join our department to develop and lead sessional programs in our purpose-built art studios at Anvil Centre.  This position requires a background in both art and instruction, with experience in either drawing, painting, printmaking, cartooning, mixed media or sculpture.  The ability and interest to instruct a variety of media is considered a strong asset along with some weekend availability.  Program themes are conceptualized in collaboration with the Arts Program Coordinator however instructors are encouraged to think boldly and creatively about course curriculum development.  Applicants with current artistic practices (practicing and/or exhibiting) are encouraged to apply.
This position will instruct mainly families, children and youth with possible adult art instruction opportunities in the future.  Ideally, candidates will be available and interested to lead some Spring Break and Summer Camps (full-day or half-day) in 2023.
Successful applicants will also have opportunities to connect with other service departments within the City.  This could take the form of delivering community engagement projects, workshops, special event activities, installations or exhibition projects which connect, inform and connect the New Westminster community.
Please note this is a contract position, and instruction hours are based on program registration.
Requirements include:

  • Educational background in visual arts either through continued professional development or through completion of accredited programs.
  • Passionate about art education and sound previous instructing experience within a recreational and/or cultural studio setting.
  • Kind and approachable demeanor.
  • Responsible and punctual.
  • Excellent classroom management and organizational skills.
  • Must be able to pass and maintain a clear Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector (PIC-VS) check. 

*Please note that instruction hours of work are dependent on program registration and building scheduling (i.e. community rentals).  The successful candidate will have the ability to work some weekdays, evenings and/or weekends.

Apply by sending your cover letter and resume in one document quoting the competition number by December 9, 2022, to the Human Resources Department, City of New Westminster, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC, V3L 1H9, e-mail to [email protected] using the following format in the subject line:  LAST NAME First Name #22-191

To support a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community; women, Indigenous Peoples, racialized individuals, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversity of our workforce, are encouraged to express their interest.

New Westminster is on the unceded and unsurrendered land of the Halq'eméylem-speaking peoples.
It is acknowledged by the City that colonialism has made invisible their histories and connections to the land.
We are learning and building relationships with the people whose lands we are on.

We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Arts & Cultural Services
Posted: November 23, 2022, 3:56 pm
Expires: December 9, 2022, 11:00 pm
Employment Type: Part Time
Employment Length: Casual
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $35.10 Hour