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The MacLaren Art Centre in downtown Barrie 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 27,000 works of art held in trust for the public and presents a year-round programme of world-class exhibitions, education activities and special events. The MacLaren is housed in an award-winning building in downtown Barrie and the complex includes multiple galleries, an education centre, a sculpture courtyard, café, gift shop and framing department. The MacLaren is open to the public seven days week, excluding statutory holidays.

Current Opportunities

 

Artist Instructor

Job Posting:
Artist Instructor
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 studio-based programmes (such as summer camps, art classes, PA days, Family Sunday workshop etc.) at the Gallery and outreach locations in the community. The main area of responsibility for the Artist Instructor is to teach children, youth and 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 programmes.

Qualifications:

  • BFA degree or college-level diploma in the visual arts
  • At least one year in-class teaching experience with children, particularly ages 6 to 11 years
  • 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

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

This is a part-time contract position with hours 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: Tyler Durbano, Education Officer, MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie, ON L4M 3M2 or email to: education@maclarenart.com

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 work by contemporary Canadian artists 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.

Bilingual VanGo Artist Instructor

Bilingual VanGo Artist Instructor
MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie
Contract Position (hours are dependent on program bookings)
Start Date: September 2021
End Date: June 2022
Salary: $20/hour

The MacLaren Art Centre seeks a practicing visual artist / instructor to work on behalf of the Gallery
delivering curriculum aligned art programs in English and French to elementary school children
throughout Simcoe County as part of the “MacLaren VanGo Program.” The main area of responsibility is
the effective bilingual delivery of VanGo studio programs to children enrolled in elementary schools (K to 8). In this capacity, the Artist Instructor functions as an ambassador for the MacLaren Art Centre and for
the power of art in education.

Qualifications
• Practicing visual artist with a BFA, college-level arts diploma, or equivalent experience
• Bilingual – Fluent in French and English.
• Minimum of one year teaching experience with children ages 4 to 13 years (K-8)
• Sound understanding of contemporary visual art and artistic practices
• 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 will be required
• Current WHIMIS training will be required
• Experience using computers and Zoom, Google Meets, or other video communications is
essential.

The deadline for applications is 5 pm on August 8th, 2021. Please send a Cover letter, CV, and
Portfolio of five (5) artworks via email to:
Heather Riley
Education Coordinator
MacLaren Art Centre
heather@maclarenart.com

This is a contract position with variable hours (hours are dependent on school bookings) for the
2021/2022 academic year. The Artist Instructor is expected to be available to work weekdays up to
twenty-four (24) hours per week, as scheduled.

The MacLaren Art Centre is an equal opportunity employer serving our diverse communities. We are
committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, and work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We will be happy to work
with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

Although we appreciate all applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The successful
candidate will be required to supply a current criminal record check and vulnerable sector police
screening before work can commence.

About the MacLaren Art Centre

The MacLaren Art Centre is the regional public art gallery serving the residents of Barrie, the County of
Simcoe and the surrounding area. Our mission is to engage and enrich the immediate and larger
community by providing innovative and relevant visual arts programming. The MacLaren Art Centre
houses a significant collection of artwork held in trust for the public and presents a year-round
programme of world-class exhibitions, education activities and special events. 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.

Today and every day, we acknowledge the land we are on. This land is the traditional territory of the
Anishinaabek, which include the Odawa, Ojibwe and Pottawatomi Nations, collectively known as the
Three Fires Confederacy. The local bands consist of the Chippewa Tri-Council, who are made up of
Beausoleil First Nation, Georgina Island First Nation and Rama First Nation. We would also like to
acknowledge the Wendat Nation (Huron) who occupied these lands prior to the middle of the 17th
century. We also recognize the enduring presence of all First Nations, Métis and the Inuit peoples.

 

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