Job Posting 76294

Gallery Educator
Vancouver Art Gallery
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Vancouver
closed 5 days ago (Tue, 19 Oct)
on-call / relief / casual  •  Pay Grade 15, Step 1 $22.11 plus a percentage in lieu of benefits.

VANCOUVER ART GALLERY ASSOCIATION

1 CASUAL POSITION AVAILABLE

Educator (Education and Public Programs Department)

 

DUTIES:

Reporting to the Director of Public Programs and coordinated by the Public Programs Co-ordinators, the Educator will assist in development, delivery and facilitation of children camp programs, school tours, school workshops, to student and young visitors at the Vancouver Art Gallery. The Educator will work with the appropriate areas, predominately School and Families programs, to help shape and deliver a continual program of tours, camp programs and workshops delivered to children and youth primarily. 

 

Tours, camps, and workshops are part of the regular and continual provision to ensure the Galley’s commitment to life-long learning. They contribute to the understanding and engagement with historic, modern and contemporary art as they relate to the exhibitions and collections at the Gallery. The ambition is to provide a program that introduces visitors, both adults and children, to the works on display, art history, making art and other forms of cultural production.

 

The functions of the Educator include working closely with the Education and Public Programs Co-ordinators in  preparing workshops, camp activities and tours (both in gallery and virtually online);  assessing their success all on levels, assisting in the ongoing commitment to research, knowledge and access; developing strategies of how to work in the  galleries, discover creative solutions for talking and asking questions about art; working on the development of workshop based programs; at all times ensuring greater knowledge and enjoyment of visitors. The incumbent will also perform related work when required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:              

Completion of Grade 12 supplemented by two years of university or college education in Art History, Studio Art, Art Education, Museum Studies or equivalent. Experience working in the visual arts field, in particular a museum educational program or youth fine arts school background in delivering tours, workshops and programs. The successful applicant must have a working knowledge of art history and the ability to adapt and perform interpretive talks, workshops and programs to groups and individual visitors of various ages and knowledge bases. Exceptional communication and public speaking skills are necessary.  A clear understanding of how to engage with advanced as well as novice visitors and the ability to think quickly in public and be receptive to audiences and their needs. Flexibility in schedule is an asset.   The successful applicant will be required to consent to a Criminal Record Check.

 

SALARY:                 Pay Grade 15, Step 1 $22.11 plus a percentage in lieu of benefits.

 

HOURS:                  Hours will vary dependent on program, approximately 0 - 24 hours per week

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Please mail, fax or email your resume to the Director of Human Resources by Friday, October 29, 2021, Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6Z 2H7, Fax: (604) 682-1086, email

 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those short-listed will be contacted.

 

The Vancouver Art Gallery commits to providing equitable access to everyone. We actively support accessibility, anti-racism, LGBTQ2S+ inclusion and encourage diversity in our staff, visitors, volunteers, and programming. We cultivate a safer space where all voices are heard, valued, and represented. The Gallery stands against hatred, discrimination, racism, homophobia, and transphobia.

 

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