Career Opportunities

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artsPlace is Canmore’s community arts centre, offering accessible arts and culture-based programs, classes, workshops, and public performances for all age groups and across multiple disciplines: visual arts, ceramics, textiles, fabrication, digital arts, film, music and drama. artsPlace features a number of teaching, exhibit and performance spaces including classrooms for ceramics, fabrication and visual arts, a black box performance/film theatre, and a public gallery space, as well as digital presentation capacity.

Current Opportunity

artsPlace Summer Camp Position

artsPlace is seeking to fill the following position for the summer term between late June and end of August 2024. 

Summer Camp Coordinator positions are funded by Canada Summer Jobs. To be considered for a position funded by Canada Summer Jobs, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations. 

artsPlace celebrates diversity and equality. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, colour, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.

To learn more about what artsPlace is doing to become more inclusive, go to https://artsplacecanmore.com/about-us/diversity-equity-inclusion

SUMMER CAMP LEADER

This opportunity is for an artist or arts enthusiast who would like to gain more experience leading arts activities with children. Reporting to the Programs Associate, the person in this role will assist with the daily running of the artsPlace summer camps, lead arts activities for children, and collaborate with all camp staff for a successful and creative summer camp experience.

The Summer Camp Leader will provide support to the Camp Coordinators during the artsPlace Summer Camps. They will be responsible to assist in the instruction of art lessons, including helping children to be successful and engaged in these activities. The Camp Leader will also need to teach some arts lessons on their own in any arts discipline such as visual arts, drama, dance, music, or any traditional cultural artform. The Summer Camp Leader will be responsible for camper supervision as well as set-up and clean-up for arts activities on each camp day. With help from the Camp Coordinators, the Camp Leader will provide effective leadership which enables children and youth to develop artistic skills, make friends, socialize and build self-esteem. The Camp Leader will assist the Camp Coordinators to ensure camp activities are safe, educational, inclusive, and meet artsPlace's mandate to inspire, engage, support and celebrate the artistic talents and pursuits of the residences of the Bow Valley. If you are a creative being and working for artsPlace inspires you, then we want to hear from you regardless of whether or not you fit the job description precisely.

This is a full time position, Monday to Friday, 8:30-4:30pm, offering an hourly rate of $18/hr.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Develop and lead arts activities with the support of the Programs Associate. 
  • Prepare and organize program equipment and supplies, reporting any inventory shortages to the Programs Associate. 
  • Maintain positive, constructive relationships with artsPlace staff and volunteers and the families of the campers. 
  • A police information check with vulnerable sector screening is required.
  • Participate in orientation and first aid training. 
  • Additional duties as required. 

To Apply

Please forward a resume and cover letter expressing what excites you about the position and why you are the best fit, to the attention of Programs Associate, artsPlace at [email protected], referencing Summer Camp Position in the subject line, or drop off in person at artsPlace, 950 8th Ave, Canmore no later than Friday, May 24, 2024.

We thank all those who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Call for Teaching Artists

Are you an artist, or do you have an artistic skill that you can teach?

We are looking to employ artists who can teach ceramics, painting, drawing, crafting, photography, writing, and theatre skills to adults and children. Other arts practices also welcome!

artsPlace celebrates diversity and equality. We welcome applications from a diversity of people of different genders, cultures, ages, or abilities.