Painting Instructor Level 1
Seabird Island Band
Agassiz, BC
Our Organization

The Seabird Island Band is a multi-faceted First Nations Band that includes government, business, service and nonprofit services. We work as an integrated team to improve the health, education, and economic opportunities for First Nations people to create thriving First Nations families and communities.

Position Summary

Seabird College, situated 130 kilometers east of Vancouver in the Fraser Valley, is seeking a qualified teacher to provide painter trade instruction to adult learners. Successful candidate will be offered a 24-week term, subject to sufficient student enrollment.

Duties and Responsibilities

This 24 week program prepares students for entry into the painting trade and provincial apprenticeship program. Students learn safe practices, using the tools of the trade, surface preparation, general painting for different surfaces, color, manual application tools, conventional and airless sprays, and basic mathematics. The program also covers industrial painting, commercial wall coverings, and specialty finishes.
Graduates may choose to further their education by working towards Painter Red Seal certification.
The instructor will facilitate learning and evaluate student progress in the classroom, shop and practical settings. Areas of instruction which include:
Instruct in safe work practices;
Instruct hand tools, surfaces, coatings and finish techniques;
Instruct in surface preparation and repair;
Instruct in paint application, colour theory and practice;
Instill knowledge of and respect for Stó:lō Culture;
Assessment and exam oversight, providing regular formal and informal assessments and feedback to students;
Monitor student attendance and performance; meet with the school administration to develop approaches to any students who require additional supports;
Other duties or responsibilities as assigned by your supervisor, Director, or the CEO.
Education / Knowledge / Skills / Qualifications
Experience teaching painting and finishing in a vocational setting including preparing students for industry examinations;
Minimum 10 years’ experience in the industry;
Interprovincial Journeyperson Certification;
Professional with high ethical standards. Role model within the community;
Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Internet, and Email);
Strong leadership and classroom management skills;
Ability to adhere to Oath of Confidentiality and Seabird Island Band Policies and Procedures;
Knowledge, respect and understanding of Stó:lō culture, traditions and language is considered an asset;
Experience working with adult education programs, in First Nations community is considered an asset;
Valid BC Driver’s License, Class 5;
Satisfactory Criminal Record Check.
Application Process
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