Artist Instructor: Adult Programmes

Job Posting
Artist Instructor: Adult Programmes
Part-Time Contract Position
MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie

Reporting to the MacLaren Education Officer, the Artist Instructor is a practicing visual artist who works on behalf of the Gallery to deliver weekly studio-based programmes for adults at the Gallery from September to June. The main area of responsibility for the Artist Instructor is to teach adults a variety of approaches to art making, employing a wide range of media while drawing inspiration from MacLaren exhibitions. In this capacity, the Artist Instructor functions as an ambassador for the MacLaren Art Centre as well as these long-standing adult programmes.


  • BFA degree or college-level diploma in the visual arts
  • At least one year in-class teaching experience with adults
  • Sound understanding of contemporary visual art and artistic practices
  • Creative thinking and an innovative approach to programming
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Punctuality, flexibility and problem-solving skills
  • A valid driver’s license and on-going access to a working vehicle
  • A current criminal record check and vulnerable sector screening
  • First Aid Certification is an asset
  • Ability to lead programmes in French is an asset

The deadline for applications is 5 pm on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

This is a part-time contract position for the 2016/17 academic year from Tuesday, September 5, 2017 to Friday, June 29, 2018. The Artist Instructor is expected to be available to work weekdays and/or weekends up to ten (10) hours per week, as agreed and scheduled.

The MacLaren Art Centre is an equal opportunity employer serving our diverse communities. Although we appreciate all applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to supply a current criminal records check and vulnerable sector police screening before work can commence.

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


About the MacLaren Art Centre

The MacLaren Art Centre is the regional public art gallery serving Barrie, the County of Simcoe and the surrounding area. Housed in an award-winning building, the Gallery has a permanent collection of 27,400 artworks and presents a year-round programme of world-class exhibitions, education activities and special events. As a cornerstone of culture for the region, the MacLaren is a central meeting place for residents, a destination for visitors from across the province and a catalyst for downtown revitalization. The MacLaren offers a dynamic work environment that supports opportunities for professional growth, encourages creativity, fosters teamwork and rewards excellence. Employees enjoy a well-organized, stable organization and a collegial culture that emphasizes mentoring, coaching and skills development.