Indigenous Education Officer, Children & Youth Programs

Date Posted: Nov 08, 2019
Application Deadline: Nov 22, 2019
Start Date: Dec 02, 2019

Hourly From: $30/hr To $40/hr
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
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Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Part-time
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

Art Gallery of Ontario

At the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), we bring people together with art to see, experience and understand the world in new ways.

 

Our Vision: We will become the imaginative centre of our city and province. We will be welcoming to our visitors, inspiring for our audiences and innovative in the ways we gather people together to create community through art. We will become a preferred cultural partner for artistic visionaries from all over the world.

 

The AGO is committed to recruiting a diverse and collaborative workforce, who exemplify our mission, vision and values and will thrive in a dynamic environment.



Job Description

Indigenous Education Officer, Children & Youth Programs
Temporary Part-Time
Up to 24 hours per week
 
At the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), it is our Mission to bring people together with art to see, experience and understand the world in new ways. As one of the most distinguished art museums in North America, we celebrate creativity and diversity, advocate for artists and shape the conversation about art in our local and international communities. We connect to the world through collaborative and innovative partnerships which provide opportunities to share fresh ideas and discover new voices.
 
Our Vision: We will become the imaginative centre of our city and province. We will be welcoming to our visitors, inspiring for our audiences and innovative in the ways we gather people together to create community through art. We will become a preferred cultural partner for artistic visionaries from all over the world.
 
The AGO is committed to recruiting a diverse and collaborative workforce, who exemplify our mission, vision and values and will thrive in a dynamic environment.
 
Reporting to the Associate Curator School & Early Childhood Programs, the Indigenous Education Officer, Children and Youth will work in conjunction with other staff, volunteers and interns to design and facilitate school programs through the lens of Canada’s Indigenous peoples that are engaging, innovative, child-centred, fun, accessible and equitable, as well as responsive to visitor needs and program objectives. Makes relevant connections between indigenous perspectives and Ontario curriculum through a range of activities that are participatory and experimental. Delivers a range of in-gallery and studio-based school programs for elementary and secondary school students, that are educational, hands-on, engaging, innovative and fun, and emphasize process and product equally, encouraging the development of critical thinking skills, decolonization, and personal creativity.
 

Requirements:

Our ideal candidate will have:
  • Personal lived experience with First Nations, Metis and/or Innuit culture.
  • Post-secondary studies in Education, Art Education, Fine Art or Art History combined with some studio experience and/or equivalent life and work experience.
  • Demonstrated teaching experience (minimum 2 years) in a formal and/or informal learning environment involving children and youth.
  • Sound knowledge of learning theories and teaching methodologies as well as various media, techniques and practices relevant to in-gallery and studio-based practices.
  • Demonstrated teamwork skills and a desire to work as part of an instructional team comprised of staff, volunteers and interns.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  • Commitment to lifelong learning and excellent customer service.
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable, and self-reflective.
  • Familiarity with the Ontario curriculum.
  • Ability to speak French and/or a language other than English is an asset.
  • Demonstrated computer competency skills (word, excel, email, etc.)


How to Apply:

We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our visitors to apply by visiting our website at www.ago.ca/jobs-and-volunteering.
 
In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act & the AGO’s Recruitment & Selection Policy for Staff, a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.
 
The Art Gallery of Ontario is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We thank all applicants but must advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
 

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