The Visual Arts Centre is looking to hire a Youth and Teen Department Head! Are you looking to work in a thriving cultural institution? We want to hear from you!
Apply to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on November 18, 2019 with your CV and cover letter. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
About the Visual Arts Centre:
With our School of Art – Canada’s largest bilingual independent art school – and our McClure Gallery – an exciting exhibition venue – the VAC offers you a thriving community of artists, teachers and students. We’ve been part of Montreal’s artistic fabric since 1946!
Why choose the Visual Arts Centre?
• Opportunity to work in a thriving cultural institution and become part of the VAC community
• Located near Vendôme metro and train station, as well as a variety of bus stops
• Chance to work in our beautiful historic building located in the heart of Victoria Village
• Possibility of taking free art courses as an employee
• Join our dynamic team!
The Youth and Teen Dept. Head is responsible for developing and administering programming for Youth and Teens at the Visual Arts Centre. They develop, administer, and evaluate art programming in response to the needs of our student population.
Conditions of Work
• Part-time position
• Number of hours: 650 hours per year (includes 2-weeks paid vacation)
• Working hours: Flexible during the school year (approx. 12 hours per week), with weekly office hours and on-site management of Saturday-morning programming (9:30am – 12pm). More hours are worked from May to August (approx. 15 hours, with on-site work each weekday in June, July, and August) for the summer camp.
• Salary: $14,000 per year
• The Department Head is expected to teach in the Department, with an additional hourly teaching rate.
• Expected start date: as soon as possible
• Hiring and managing staff and holding staff meetings
• Liaising between administration and youth staff
• Curriculum development
• Assigning teachers to courses
• Buying supplies, maintenance of supply cupboards and contents
• Developing, organizing, and managing summer camp program
• Communicating with parents, intervening when necessary with any exceptional classroom concerns (e.g. Student disruption beyond the normal range, special needs, crisis)
• A Master’s Degree in Art Education, Art Therapy, Education or equivalent work experience.
• 3 years teaching experience with children of all ages
• 2 years administrative experience
• Good knowledge of art materials
• Excellent knowledge of contemporary approaches to art education
• Art curriculum development experience
• Fluency in English and French (written and spoken)
• A current artistic practice would be an asset.
The ideal candidate will possess:
• The ability to develop and administer programs and initiatives
• Excellent communication, collaboration, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
• The ability to hire, train, and supervise staff
• Time management skills and the ability to take initiative pay attention to detail
• A culturally responsive approach