Mixed Media Art, Architecture and Design Instructors

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Mixed Media Art, Architecture and Design Instructors

Mount Royal University

Application deadline: Until suitable candidates are found
Salary: $18 per hour
Time commitment: This is a casual position ending August 30, 2024. The hours of work are between 7am – 6pm, Monday to Friday. Camp Instructors must be available for all 9 weeks of employment (July 2 – August 30, 2024) and orientation week (June 24 – 27, 2024)

About MRU

Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009. Mount Royal has carved out a distinct niche by offering smaller class sizes, a robust liberal education and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, more than 15,000 credit students choose from 13 bachelor degrees and 36 majors.

Mount Royal University is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Iyarhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is “Mohkinstsis,” which we now call the city of Calgary. The city of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation.

Mount Royal University is committed to removing barriers and fostering the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented or discouraged in our society. In support of our belief that diversity in our faculty and staff enriches the work, learning and research experiences for the entire campus community, we strongly encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply and self-identify.

About MRU Camps

Extraordinary kids deserve extraordinary camps! At MRU Camps we strive to offer high-quality programming for children and youth in a fun, innovative, and culturally inclusive environment since 1990. MRU Camps focuses on providing an environment where children and youth can grow and thrive to the best of their potential. For more information on our programs, visit MRU Camps.

MRU Camps Guiding Principles:

  • We lead through example and are accountable for our actions.
  • We communicate honestly, openly and consistently.
  • We strive to provide inclusive programming and acknowledge diversity.
  • We nurture a love of learning that will last a lifetime.
  • We aim for academic growth in all subject areas.
  • We prepare campers for leadership and service in society.
  • We respond to challenges and use innovative ways to better serve our community.
About the Role

MRU Camps is looking for enthusiastic individuals who are interested in sharing their knowledge, passion, and expertise with children and youth in Fine Arts (painting, sculpting, sketching, drawing, and mixed media art), Architecture, and/or Design (interior decorating and design). Under the supervision of the Creative Education (CE) Supervisor, the Instructor is responsible for delivering lessons and leading campers through a variety of activities such as crafts, sports, and games. Additional responsibilities include the completion of required administrative duties and maintaining smooth, cooperative, and professional relations with staff, campers, and parents. Camp instructors will also work closely with camp leaders and volunteers.

All MRU Camps staff are required to provide the following at their own cost prior to commencement:

  • Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Search (valid within one year).
  • Standard First Aid (valid within two years) and CPR Level C (valid within one year).


  • Plan, deliver and modify program lessons and activities.
  • Ensure safety, well-being and enjoyment of campers from ages 4 – 15 years old.
  • Make accommodations for campers with varying learning needs.
  • Work collaboratively with co-leaders and Instructors to deliver daily programs.
  • Assist camp leaders with recreational and classroom activities.
  • Supervise and coordinate lunchtime, before and after care.
  • Administrative tasks associated with the program including camper registration, incident reports, and attendance.
  • Attend staff orientation and any necessary staff meetings.
  • Communicate professionally with parents and guardians about their child’s experience at camp.


  • Experience working in a childcare/educational setting delivering lesson plans and curriculum (minimum 1 years).
  • Previous experience working or volunteering in camp related or recreational activities is an asset.
  • Previous experience with curriculum design and implementation is an asset.
  • The ability to work well in a team and individually.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills.
  • Previous experience in or a passion for Architecture, Interior Design, Mixed Media Design, Graphic Design, and/or coaching/teaching.
  • Must be available for 44 hours per week (8.75 hours per day), Monday to Friday, July 2 – August 30, 2024.
  • Must be available for mandatory staff training June 24 – 27, 2024.
What We Offer

Talented and committed employees are the driving force behind student success. We strive to be an employer of choice among Canadian post-secondary institutions.

At Mount Royal University, we recognize that people are a combination of many intersecting identities; we work to cultivate an environment that welcomes the whole person, and harnesses the strength that is available in our diversity, creating a rich and inclusive workplace.

A cover letter and resume should be submitted in one .pdf formatted document. Please title your .pdf document as follows: [Last Name], [Requisition Number].pdf (ex. Smith, Coordinator, 999999.pdf).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and others currently eligible to work in Canada will be given priority.

Recent Mount Royal graduates who are foreign nationals may be eligible to work on campus. Please refer to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website under Post-Graduation Employment.

If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify erecruiter@mtroyal.ca and we will work together on the accommodation request.
We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. After the close date, you can check on the status of your application through your Career Centre. New career opportunities arise frequently and are posted as they become available. Please check back often to view our latest postings on our Career Opportunities page. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.

Please apply at Mount Royal University.

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