Job Posting 92141

Summer Art Education Assistant
Nanaimo Art Gallery
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
closes in 5 days (Mon, 27 Mar)
full time - temporary / contract  •  17.50/hour

Salary: $17.50/hour

Hours: Summer contract, full time, 37.5 hour/week

Contract Term: 16 weeks, May 8 - August 25, 2023

Position Overview: 

Nanaimo Art Gallery is looking to add a new member to our team! The Art Education Assistant shares Nanaimo Art Gallery’s values of relevance, relationships, innovation, and openness, and is responsible for delivering innovative hands-on art programming. 

Under the direction of our Education team, the Art Education Assistant will plan and facilitate six weeks of full-day Art Camps for elementary school-aged children. The student will create staff schedules, order supplies, plan games and excursions, book visiting artists, develop lesson plans, create pre-camp information to go to families, recruit and manage volunteers, and manage a budget. The student will assist with a three-week teen art program, plan and facilitate family programming in response to the exhibitions, and will assist with events and visitor services tasks.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:


The Art Education Assistant’s responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to:


  • Researching, planning and facilitating full day Art Camps for children aged 6-12
  • Developing lesson plans, and planning games and activities for campers
  • Ordering supplies, and managing a budget
  • Recruiting and managing volunteers
  • Booking visiting artists, and special excursions
  • Creating communication documents for families of campers
  • Setting up the room, preparing supplies, cleaning up, and locking up the Gallery at the end of the program
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements: (Qualifications, Knowledge, Education and Skills)

  • Clear and confident communicator with strong written and oral communication skills
  • Creative, enthusiastic, adaptable and self motivated
  • Experience working with school-aged children
  • Love of art and culture
  • Desire to contribute to and collaborate with a creative team
  • Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible)
  • Between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
  • Willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment
  • Registered as a full time student this past semester
  • Intend to return to studies in the fall of 2022


Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in common communication tools (MS Office, Google Suite, Zoom, etc.) 
  • Undergraduate student studying visual art, art history, museum studies, Indigenous studies, education, or another related field

Nanaimo Art Gallery hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. Preference will be given to an Indigenous applicants, with priority given to members of the Snuneymuxw community.


The Gallery encourages applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. Students from other parts of the country and those with English as a second language are encouraged to apply.

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