Summer Engagement Assistant (Young Canada Works)

  • Full Time
  • Oshawa
  • On site
  • $17
  • Applications have closed

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

We believe art cultivates connected and caring communities.

Description

Job description

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) is seeking an engaging, dynamic, outgoing Summer Engagement Assistant to lead our team of Summer Camp staff to deliver an incredible summer camp experience at the RMG. At the RMG you can broaden and enrich young audiences’ experiences, inspiring hearts and minds with a lifelong love of the possibilities within the arts. This full-time contract position is also an outstanding opportunity for you to gain practical, hands-on job experience in a cultural institution. The RMG believes that art cultivates connected and caring communities.

 

YCW Summer Engagement Assistant is responsible for supervising team of Summer Learning Facilitators, collaborating with the Manager of Learning and Engagement and the Learning and Engagement Coordinator, and assisting with delivery of gallery and studio based art education that is specific for children 5-7 and 8-12 yrs. The Summer Engagement Assistant will work closely with the Learning and Engagement Coordinator to learn, adapt, and deliver thematic programming that engages young learners to look at, think, and talk about modern and contemporary Canadian art, including the RMG’s Permanent Collections and special exhibitions.

 

Responsibilities

  • Planning and implementing Summer Staff trainings, evaluate job performance throughout the summer
  • Overseeing the daily operation of camp and basic administration duties
  • Designing and adapting activities based on ability and age to ensure programs are inclusive
  • Conducting independent research on artists, art movements and exhibitions to animate and engage participants in programs being delivered
  • Supervising the delivery of age appropriate in-gallery and studio activities that align with the RMG’s educational philosophy and program objectives
  • Developing, supervising and actively participating (when appropriate) indoor and outdoor games, and group outings
  • Ensuring all instructions and activities are accessible, supportive and inclusive for all participants
  • Preparing and organizing activities and art materials
  • Instructing and supervising children who are in the care of the Gallery
  • Communicating with parents and staff
  • Program and deliver fine-art activities at community events that are set-up for participant success
  • Ensuring that a safe participant/Summer Staff ratio is kept at all times
  • Supporting other team members
  • Sharing key skills and expertise
  • Documenting camp in the form of videos, vlogs, photographs, and providing marketing and communications with required material

Other responsibilities include:

  • The independent use of a variety of gallery interpretation techniques that foster critical thinking including 21st Century Learning
  • Independent research and communication with peers and students about modern and contemporary Canadian art, specifically, the RMG’s permanent collection and special exhibitions
  • The ability to evaluate the success of each week’s activities and make recommendations for improvement
  • Conducting one-on-one interviews with key RMG staff members to broaden knowledge of job descriptions, and responsibilities within the organization
  • Encouraging children play, experiment, and produce finished artwork, while demonstrating their understanding of art techniques and materials, influenced by their own creativity, imagination and RMG exhibitions.
  • Other duties as assigned

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