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Arts Education Facilitator

Language(s) of work: French and English mandatory
Application deadline: June 4, 2023
Term: September 4, 2023 – March 29, 2024 (30 weeks)


Organization Description:

The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) is a place for the curious to explore, support and experience the rich artistic heritage of Ottawa, its region and Gatineau – building a hub for creative conversations and connections. The OAG represents a coming of age for Ottawa and its arts scene. The OAG’s mandate is to be the most vital visual arts institution in Ottawa. As a leader in the arts community, we present new ideas and provide a cultural meeting place to actively promote relationships and exchanges between artists and various diverse facets of our community. We explore and reflect on diversity and social change through a spectrum of visual arts practice, focused on but not exclusive to the region in a national and international context.

Job Description:

The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) is seeking a fluently bilingual, highly motivated individual with a strong interest in arts administration and museum education to join the OAG team as an Arts Education Facilitator.

This is a paid internship opportunity offered through the Young Canada Works program. Please see the requirements below.

Working under the mentorship, training and supervision of the Manager of L&E, the Facilitator will have the opportunity to develop and deliver educational and public programs both on-line and in-person for visitors of all age groups, especially francophone and diverse multicultural communities. Working in close collaboration with the L&E and Communications departments at the Gallery, the intern will be responsible for identifying opportunities to improve program offerings for select educational and public programs.


Necessary qualifications for the position:

  • Fluently bilingual in English and French;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities/Arts – for example Fine Arts, Art History, Cultural Studies, Museum Studies, Communication, Education;
  • Advanced skills in art and craft;
  • An interest in and knowledge of museums and education;
  • Ability to plan own work and lead work groups or teams;
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of visitors ranging from small children to adults;
  • Organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment with close attention to detail;
  • Proficient using MS Office Products to include Word, Excel, etc..


Requirements

Funded in part through the Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage (YCW-BCH) program, Candidate Eligibility is stipulated by Young Canada Works Grant guidelines. You are eligible for this internship if you:

  • are a 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);
  • are legally entitled to work in Canada
  • are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
  • will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with the program;
  • are unemployed or underemployed;
  • are a college or university graduate;
  • are not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program; and
  • have not previously participated in or been paid under this or any other Career Focus internship program funded under the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy.


WAGE CONDITIONS
: 35 hrs/week
$18.00 per hour. Travel from OAG to offsite venue locations will be covered by OAG according to our policy.

Equity:

The Ottawa Art Gallery extends a commitment to equity in every aspect of the organization and recognizes that structural inequalities create significant barriers to equal opportunity employment. We strongly encourage applications from equity-seeking communities, from individuals who identify as Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, Persons with Disabilities, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ and/or persons living at intersectionalities.

Accessibility:

The OAG fully supports the inclusion of persons with disabilities in all of its operations. In accordance with the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the OAG strives to conduct its business in a way that is accessible, inclusive and responsive to the needs of persons with disabilities.

The OAG is committed to ensuring that employment opportunities are fully accessible to job candidates and employees with disabilities.

Should you require accommodation during the staffing process, please do not hesitate to contact Emma Campbell (ecampbell@oaggao.ca)

COVID-19:

Due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, be assured that all personal protective measures will be taken to conduct job interviews in a safe manner. OAG will work with individual selected candidates to ascertain the safest and most effective way to conduct each interview, including options such as in-person using distancing and masks or via Zoom.

Selected candidates will be invited to an interview with the Manager of Learning and Engagement and the Learning and Engagement Coordinator. All interviewees will be contacted with a final decision.

Please note that successful applicants will be required to provide a current valid Police Record Check from the Ottawa Police Service.


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Michael Davidge, Manager of Learning and Engagement jobs@oaggao.ca. Be sure to reference the job you are applying to in the subject line of the email.

Thank you for applying. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information, please visit www.oaggao.ca

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