Position: Summer Program Assistant (2)
Location: Brandon, MB
Duration: June 6 – July 29, 2022 (8 weeks) 35 hrs/week
The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba is a community-engaged and inclusive contemporary art gallery located in downtown Brandon, Manitoba. The AGSM is Manitoba’s largest arts organization outside of Winnipeg, and serves the broad and diverse population of Southwestern Manitoba for over 112 years. We have a national reputation for the excellence of our culturally diverse exhibition and education programming.
This is a unique opportunity to join a regional public art gallery team working to build and expand resources and opportunities for the local community. The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba is seeking (2) responsible and organized Art Instructor Assistants for the 2022 Children’s Summer Art Program, an enriched arts learning environment based in storytelling through painting, drawing, and sculpture, and utilizes a wide range of media from clay to digital technologies.
The Program Assistant works collaboratively with the Art Educator, facilitating communication and organization between the Gallery’s facilities team and the two weekly studio classes. We are seeking individual(s) who share an interest in education, the arts or public programming. The candidate(s) must be passionate about working with children and youth and willing to help instructors expand the development of art education programs to broaden the gallery’s educational mandate. This position requires an employee who is fluent in the English language.
The preferred candidate(s) will provide support to art instructors and to assist with evaluating gallery programs that focus on programs that help children look at art in new ways, connect art with other disciplines, and foster social and informal interaction among participants. S/he will attend to logistics for summer programs. In addition, the Art Instructor Assistant will assist with special events, as needed.
- Enrolled in a full-time secondary or post- secondary studies (Art History, Visual Arts, Teacher Education or equivalent) and returning to full-time studies in fall of 2022.
- Must be eligible to work in Canada, be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and be between the ages of 16-30 years.
- Basic knowledge of gallery/museum protocols and standards; Multiple Learning Strategies
- Experience working with children is required
- Basic knowledge of contemporary art
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal and client relations skills.
- Exceptional research, analytical, and problem solving skills.
- Excellent leadership skills with the ability to work with volunteers and contracted summer staff.
- Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and resourcefulness with the ability to work independently.
Additional Information: 2 references are required. One reference may speak to your experience and interest in studying art or art history. Submit your cover letter, resume and 2 references by email to: [email protected] by Thursday, May 12 by 5:00pm.
The AGSM thanks all applicants in advance for your interest. Only those candidates being considered will be contacted. The AGSM is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.
The Summer Program Assistant position will be posted on the Canada Summer Jobs website of https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/