Assistant Art Educator - Summer Student
Tasks and Responsibilities
The Assistant Art Educator will support the Gallery Educator to create art learning opportunities for people of all ages, and educational material using resources from the Mann Art Gallery’s Permanent Collection, exhibitions, and local artists. The Assistant Educator will create educational packages related to the gallery's current and future programming and the Permanent Collection, design and facilitate online and (as pandemic safety allows) in-person workshops & classes, virtual summer art camps with art kits, outreach programs, and assisting with an outdoor Metis art project. Projects will be designed for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, but especially for families with school-aged children.
The candidate will:
Work in a combination of on-site and remote settings, including outdoors for programs
Learn art history relevant to significant local artists represented in our Permanent Collection and formulate methods to incorporate this work in engagement activities
Assist the Gallery Educator with the planning, development, and execution of virtual school tours in June. This includes drafting interactive tour scripts and hands-on art activities and kits based on the Gallery's current exhibits and on historical and Indigenous artworks in the Permanent Collection. These scripts and activities can be transferred to tours and programs for the general public.
Research artwork in the Permanent Collection that are relevant to Indigenous heritage and design tours and information sessions that explain the objects’ background, context, cultural significance, artistic techniques, and artist’s biographic information
Assistant with the planning and execution of the current year’s Indigenous Artist Residency with local Metis artist Leah Dorion. A series of outdoor workshops on the theme of women’s teachings and sewing (Baby moss bags, Metis-style ribbon skirts), and land based education (medicinal plants teachings) will take place. Tasks include arranging the workshop dates and locations, compiling the materials required for each workshop, communicating with contract workshop instructors, taking registrants, and ensuring that photo-release forms are signed.
Assist with developing themed virtual arts camps/sessions in the summer. Research and implement art projects, create inventories, support the administration of the camps (taking registrations), and oversee the daily activities of the Camps.
Create videos and photo blog posts for art activities, design and carry out art activities with kits to take place at local community events, while following socially distant guidelines; may be virtual (Canada Day, National Aboriginal Day, Art in the Park, Farmers Market), and work with partnering organizations such as the Prince Albert Multicultural Council, YWCA Settlement Services, Downtown Business Improvement District, and Indian and Metis Friendship Centre.
Assist the Gallery Educator in marketing summer & fall programs, including school tours.
- Educational and practical experience in Visual Arts, Art History, and/or Education would be best suited for this position.
- Candidates should have a minimum of one year of post-secondary education.
- Previous knowledge or interest in Indigenous and Saskatchewan art.
- Ability to work with children, individuals with developmental/physical disabilities and/or seniors is an asset. The candidate should be polite, patient, organized, be able to work with people of varying ages, capacities and ethnicity, and sustain excellent communication skills.
- Familiarity with Windows computer systems, word processing, Microsoft Publisher, photo editing software, and email. Digital skills including recording and editing simple videos using cell phones, uploading videos to YouTube, tracking online engagement etc.
- Must be able to stay self motivated to work remotely
- Must have reliable internet connection at home in order to work remotely and upload videos and large data files.
- A valid driver's license.
- Fluent in English; basic speaking levels of French, Arabic, and/or Cree would be an asset.
This position is grant funded through Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations and the Canada Summer Job initiative.
- be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada; Note: Non-Canadian students or graduates holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible.
- be legally entitled to work in Canada;
- be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
- have completed the school year at the start of employment;
- be registered in the YCW online candidate inventory;
- be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment (minimum 30 hours a week); and not have another full-time job while employed in a YCW job.
- have registered as a full-time student in the semester preceding the YCW job (as defined by their educational institution); and
- intend to return to full-time studies in the semester immediately following the YCW summer job.
How to Apply:
Submit a cover letter, resume, and list 3 references on your resume. Email to: Danielle Castle, Acting Gallery Educator. Applications without cover letters or references will not be considered.
Apply by: June 9, 2020
Position Begins: ASAP, June 16, 2020
Position Ends: August 28, 2020
Wage: $16.00 / hour, 35 hrs per week
- Work from home opportunities
Application deadline: 2020-06-09
Job Types: Full-time, Temporary, Contract
Salary: $16.00 /hour
Applicant must have a working computer and secure internet connection to work remotely. The Mann Art Gallery is currently closed to the public and is following all safety guidelines. Daily cleaning/sanitizing is required when working one site.
- Educational and/or Visual Art: 2 years (Preferred)