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Preschool Arts Lead

The submission date for this opportunity has passed.

Under the guidance of the Arts Program Director, the Preschool Arts Leader will participate in a mentorship program, in which they will hone their skills in teaching and facilitating programs in music, movement and visual arts to preschool children ages three to five.  The goal of this position is to empower the candidate to eventually lead the facilitation and teaching of the preschool classes at Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Shadow the Arts Program Director in the planning and implementation of the Preschool arts classes.
  • Assist in teaching the Preschool arts classes with a goal to eventually lead to the implementation and facilitation of the classes.
  • 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 and volunteers.
  • 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 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 the best delivery of customer/client experience, consistency in program offerings etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Availability to work Monday afternoons, Tuesday and Friday mornings, and Saturday mornings and afternoons.
  • Ensure the space and its equipment are being treated safely, and appropriately.

Qualifications Include:

  • Previous experience working with children aged three to five is an asset.
  • Previous experience teaching/working in the arts with preschool children is an asset.
  • Current Standard First Aid and AED certification (YMCA will provide training opportunities for re-certification, as/if needed).
  • Meet and maintain any other specific licensing requirements.
  • Evidence of a cleared police security clearance including a vulnerable sector search.
  • Three professional references required.

Working Conditions

The Preschool Arts Lead will be working within a major recreational facility; work will occur primarily within and around the visual art studios and dance/fitness studios, but may also occur within traditional office settings, and throughout the department including the visual arts studios, lobbies and occasionally outdoor locations.

Physical Requirements

The Preschool Arts Lead position is a physically active role, which may require moderate lifting (the ability to lift 50 lbs), repetitive movements, and extended periods of standing on cement, bending, dancing, and walking, as well as talking to groups.

Deadline to Submit Applications: August 10, 2018

Send cover letter and CVs by email to

For more information or questions call 403.351.6743.