Seasonal Student Employment Opportunities 

Education & Gallery Program Coordinator (3 positions)

  • Young Canada Works positions
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Hours: 37.5 hours /week (total hours 487.5)
  • Wage: $14.50 /hour
  • Candidates must be students under the age of 30 who were enrolled in school during the 2018/2019 year and will be returning to school in 2019/2020.

Gallery Stratford is currently looking to fill three Education and Gallery Program Coordinator positions. Two of these positions (Education Program Coordinator(s)) will assist Gallery Stratford in developing, expanding, and managing our popular on and off-site summer art camps including Arts Alive, Art & Tennis and Art & Golf. The Education Program Coordinator(s) will play an integral role in creating a dynamic learning environment and helping expose children and youth in our community to art-making and creative self-expression. The Gallery Program Coordinator position will focus on the documentation, research and preservation of our permanent collection to ensure that Gallery Stratford can continue to protect and showcase this important community asset.

The Education and Gallery Program Coordinator(s) will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of opportunities and activities to support gallery educational, community outreach, and exhibition programs and will work closely with the Director / Curator and Curator of Education. Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Provide administrative and technical assistance in the creation of art programs and classes
  • Coordinate student registration and monitor daily attendance
  • Work with art educators to develop lesson plans
  • Oversee the ordering, distribution, and monitoring of art supplies
  • Liaise with parents and caregivers
  • Provide classroom assistance to art educators and supervise students during breaks
  • Provide overall site supervision including first aid as needed
  • Research and document artwork in the collection
  • Assist with exhibition installation
  • Assist with the reorganization of the collection storage area
  • Assist with the development of curriculum-based exhibitions and support material

The ideal candidate should possess the following skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of and interest in the visual arts, art history and/or education
  • Enjoy working with children, artists, and the general public
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
  • Familiarity with Photoshop or other graphics/illustration software
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to be self-motivated
  • Knowledge of art gallery/museum sector
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including some weekends and evenings
  • Recent high school graduate or enrolled in a post-secondary program in the fine arts or education

Gallery Stratford is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons. Gallery Stratford does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, national origin, age, marital status, sex, gender identity, disability, or religion. We welcome applications from those with disabilities and those who are a member of a visible minority or of Aboriginal heritage.

Gallery Stratford's Director / Curator will review applications and conduct interviews late April and will train and mentor the successful applicants. The Education and Gallery Program Coordinators will work 37.5 hours per week for 13 weeks from early May to late August.2019.

Interested applicants should email or mail a cover letter and resume to abrayham@gallerystratford.on.ca