Day Camp Visual Arts Instructor

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Day Camp Visual Arts Instructor

Salary: $20.30/hour – $25.37/hourStart Date: July 1, 2024End Date: August 31, 2024
Ages: 18+

YMCA Calgary is a charity that ignites the potential in Calgarians. Since our inception in 1902, we have evolved into a vibrant organization operating in every quadrant of the city.

Guided by our core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility, YMCA Calgary offers a growing hub of programming & services to address the needs of our community including connection and belonging, child-care support, language instruction, mental health support, lowered financial barriers, and more. This impact takes place across our seven health and wellness facilities, six childcare centres, 2 outdoor camps and 12+ community programs, empowering people of all ages and life stages to belong, grow, thrive and lead.

YMCA Calgary serves the community at our six health and wellness locations, six child care centres, two outdoor camp locations, and 60 community outreach locations. Join us in building healthy communities!

Summer Camp Visual Arts Instructor YMCA Calgary

Visual Arts Instructors must be 18 years of age or older

You can make an impact in the community — locally and across the globe. You will work with a fun culture of people and enjoy many of the benefits and opportunities the YMCA offers:

  • Complimentary YMCA Calgary membership including a linked membership for dependent children.
  • Program discounts.
  • Ongoing leadership development and opportunities.
  • Leadership award opportunities.
  • Scholarship opportunities.
  • Paid recertification and training.

We strive to ensure our employees are a fit based on their strengths, interests, and future goals.

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Associated degree(s) or diploma(s) or degree(s)/diploma(s) in progress in related field: visual arts, teaching, working with children or adults, seniors and/or adults with disabilities.
  • Previous experience teaching/working in the field.
  • Interest in working with children.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to swim required.
  • Previous day camp experience preferred.
  • Ability to attend mandatory training between June 1 to July 3, 2024.
  • Availability to work from July 1 to August 31, 2024.
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR C certification (CPR recertified within the last 12 months).
  • Evidence of a clear Police Information Check including a Vulnerable Sector Search.
  • Three professional references required.

Visual Arts Instructors for Day Camps will:

  • Prepare lesson plans, teach and educate participants (ages 4 – 13) in visual arts skills, according to the curriculum.
  • Help develop/offer input to the current curriculum, in alignment with the growth and development of all arts programming initiatives.
  • Assure the health and safety of participants by following health and safety practices and regulations.
  • Provide a safe, fun, engaging, creative and supportive environment for participants.
  • Exceptional organizational, multi-tasking, problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal skills with a focus on customer service.
  • Strong attention to detail and exceptional follow-through.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Maintain a professional attitude at all times.
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines.
  • Effectively communicates in a variety of settings.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure best delivery of customer/client experience, consistency in program offerings etc..
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Be available to work flexible hours, (including evenings and weekends for training).
  • Ensure the space and it’s equipment/supplies are being treated safely, and appropriately and maintain covid 19 safety and cleaning protocols.

Our diverse team of staff and volunteers are committed to making a positive impact in the community.

In addition, they model and are committed to the following competencies:

  • Developing Self and Others: Developing people with a view toward present and future capacity.
  • Building Purposeful Relationships: Relating to people authentically with their best in mind.
  • Creating a Culture of Community: Gathering people to purpose and vision.
  • Making Intentional Impact: Intending to make a difference every day.
  • Thinking and Acting Strategically: Applying thoughts, words, and actions in service to the vision.
  • Applying Business Acumen: Demonstrating excellence in technical skills and stewarding the YMCA business model.
  • Innovating: Ability to know your environment, initiate and respond effectively to changing conditions.

YMCA Calgary is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants must have legal authorization to work in Canada by way of Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Residency or a valid Canadian work permit. YMCA Calgary is currently not engaged in international recruitment efforts as we are required to demonstrate that we have exhausted all means of recruitment both locally and nationally.

Potential candidates will only be contacted if selected for an interview.

All applications are to be submitted online but for any position specific concerns or questions, please email

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