The MacLarenArtCentre welcomes applications on an ongoing basis from artists interested in teaching sessional art programmes at the Gallery and in the community, including classes and workshops for children, youth, adults and families; winter, march break and summer art camps; and hands-on programmes in the schools (Kindergarten through Grade 8).


  • BFA candidate or completion of a college or university-level diploma or degree in the visual arts
  • Some in-class or teaching experience
  • Familiarity with the Ontario Curriculum in the Visual Arts
  • Punctuality, flexibility and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership and organizational skills
  • Ability to function as a team player and to work within a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to travel
  • A valid driver’s license and on-going access to a working vehicle
  • Ability to assist with programmes in French is an asset
  • First Aid Certification is an asset

Please send a personalized cover letter and curriculum vitae in confidence to:
Christina Mancuso, Education Officer, MacLarenArtCentre, 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie, ON L4M 3M2 or by email to: 

The MacLarenArtCentre is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, although only those selected for interviews will be contacted. 

About the MacLarenArtCentre

The MacLarenArtCentre is the regional public art gallery serving the residents of Barrie, the County of Simcoe and the surrounding area. The Gallery has a permanent collection of 26,600 works of art held in trust for the public and presents a year-round programme of world-class exhibitions, public art projects, education activities and special events.  The MacLaren is housed in an award-winning building in downtown Barrie. This architectural landmark combines a renovated 1917 Carnegie public library with a contemporary addition designed by Siamak Hariri of Hariri Pontarini Architects in 2001. The complex includes multiple galleries, an education centre, a sculpture courtyard, café, gift shop and framing department. As a cornerstone of culture for Barrie, the MacLaren is a visual arts centre that adds to the social, intellectual, creative and economic fabric of this community; it is a central meeting place, a destination for visitors from across the province, and a catalyst for downtown revitalization, contributing to the success and vitality of this city. The MacLaren is open to the public seven days week, excluding statutory holidays. Admission is by voluntary donation. The building is wheelchair accessible. Adjacent parking is ample.


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