Educational Program Facilitator

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Educational Program Facilitator

Job Title: Educational Program FacilitatorLocation: Contemporary Calgary, 701 11 St SW, Calgary, ABFull or Part Time: Part-timeHours of Work: Approximately 15 hours/week. Weekend work is required. Evening work may be required occasionallyRegular/Temporary: 2–year fixed term contract with possibility of extension, subject to fundingSalary: $22/hourNumber of Positions: 2Closing date: Monday, November 6, 2023

About this Position

This position is funded by the TD Bank Group through the TD Ready Commitment and seeks to support an early-career artist-educator who is Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Colour (BIPOC). Early-career means within the first seven years following graduation from a relevant program. Candidates who are still undertaking training are also welcome to apply. “Artist-educator” means a person who is currently a practicing artist, or working towards being a practicing artist, and who wishes to share their knowledge and passion for the arts in an educational setting. This position is intended to supplement the candidate’s artistic practice with relevant part-time work.

The facilitator will deliver the programming developed by the TD Educational Coordinator, offer feedback based on their in-session experience, and work collaboratively with the coordinator to deliver the best programs possible.

Because this position involves working with children, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Police Information Check (PIC) with Vulnerable Sector Search or share a recently completed PIC with Vulnerable Sector Search (completed in the last six months). Any offer of employment will be contingent on the outcome of the PIC.

The successful candidate will be required to provide evidence of current first aid training or undertake training in the first 30 days of the job.

Please note that we are hiring two educational program facilitators.

About Contemporary Calgary

Contemporary Calgary provides Calgary and its visitors with a significant visual arts destination dedicated to modern and contemporary art. We believe that art can foster conversation, encourage the exploration of new ideas, and ultimately transform the places we live and the lives we lead.

Contemporary Calgary is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse, respectful and inclusive environment that is reflective of the community we serve. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates for this position.

Job Description

Under the direction of the TD educational coordinator and with the support of the curatorial department, the educational program facilitator will deliver inclusive, age-appropriate arts-focused learning programs and activities at no cost to participants. Programs will be delivered in the gallery or in other locations.

The Educational Program Facilitator will:

  • Work with the TD Educational Coordinator and curatorial team to develop a thorough understanding of the concepts and themes explored in Contemporary Calgary’s exhibitions, and use this knowledge to deliver engaging, inclusive programs to children and youth.
  • Conduct educational art sessions with up to 30 students at a time. Specific activities will include leading participants in age-appropriate exhibition tours, art making activities, giving presentations, answering participant questions, and other related activities as designed by the coordinator.
  • Assist the TD Educational Coordinator in program research and development.
  • Assist the TD Educational Coordinator in regularly evaluating educational programming and making adjustments as required.
  • Assist with the coordination and scheduling of youth programming.
  • Take inventory of art supplies and inform the TD Educational Coordinator of required materials.
  • Track program attendance and gather participant feedback.
  • Regularly meet with the TD Educational Coordinator and other facilitators to plan, evaluate, and improve programs.
  • Participate in program set-up and clean-up, and in general workshop and gallery maintenance.
  • Occasionally assist in the development and delivery of adult programs.
  • Be an ambassador for Contemporary Calgary and its programs.
  • Undertake other relevant duties as required.

The ideal candidate:

  • Graduated from a recognized degree-granting program within the past seven years, or is currently enrolled in a relevant program, such as education, fine arts, or art history.
  • Is Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Colour.
  • Maintains an art practice and seeks to build connections within the larger art community.
  • Has a solid understanding of the visual arts, is passionate about them, and is excited to share that passion with children ages 5 to 18.
  • Has a meaningful understanding and genuine commitment to diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, and equity.
  • Has previous experience working with children and delivering programming to youth.
  • Is comfortable in a collaborative, team-based environment, but is also capable of working independently.
  • Is comfortable with public speaking and informal conversation.
  • Is community-minded and has past experience in the non-profit sector.
  • Is willing to work on weekends and evenings as required.
  • Is creative, innovative, enthusiastic, and energetic.
  • Is kind, patient, open-minded and empathetic.
  • Has excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Is fastidious about record keeping and adhering to safety rules.
  • Is dependable, punctual, and flexible.
  • Has the ability to travel within Calgary and provide their own transportation (preferred but not required).
How to Apply

Please apply with a PDF cover letter and resume by Monday, November 6, 2023 to with the subject line: Educational Program Facilitator.

Not all applicants will be contacted for an interview.

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