CURRENT JOB POSTINGS

Camp Counsellor and Arts Educator

Summer Contract, July-August, Approx. 30 hours/week. Application deadline May 30th.

Art City in St. James Town is seeking an energetic and caring individual to join our Summer Camp team. The Camp Counsellor position is an exciting opportunity to lead our summer camp program including mentoring students, leading art projects and games and running field trips.

As a grassroots neighbourhood organization, Art City focuses on providing relevant arts education and centres its programming on the values of equity, community, belonging, creativity and lifelong learning. We believe art has the power to nurture positive self-expression, exploration and sense of self-worth. We are passionate about using art as a tool to build resilience among youth.

Reporting to the Executive Director and Program Manager, successful candidates will work with a diverse team to create program content, teach lessons, guide students through projects, provide one-on-one and group support and engage with young people, extended families, community members and volunteers.

Requirements: 

  • Passion for arts/arts programming
  • Experience working with children and youth (ages 6-13) 
  • Experience in education/art/environmental fields  
  • Responsible independent and team-player 
  • Flexibility to work in-person, with some virtual components (30hrs/week) 
  • Access to computer/tablet with video and microphone capabilities an asset
  • Experience in video editing an asset 
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and youtube an asset 
  • Vulnerable Sector Check or willingness to acquire
  • First-Aid Certification (CPR-C) or willingness to acquire

Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and facilitate culturally relevant programming (art lessons, crafts, excursions & games) 
  • Support team in preparing/sourcing/organizing program materials and maintaining a clean working environment 
  • Support and mentor youth in Social-Emotional-Artistic Learning 
  • Provide one-on-one and group instruction for youth ages 6-13 (virtually and in-person)
  • Independently lead small sub-group of campers
  • Plan and lead field trips outdoors
  • Manage risk effectively and uphold health and safety to ensure safety of campers 
  • Teach, foster and model Art City’s values 
  • Work collaboratively with team and contribute to a positive organizational culture 

Art City is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from persons of diverse backgrounds. In accordance with our values we seek to advance equity and inclusion in our hiring practices. As part of our commitment to anti-oppression and anti-discrimination this position prioritizes individuals who reside locally to St. James Town and applicants who identify as Black, Indigenous, Person of Colour, Queer, Trans, Non-Binary, a Woman, a Person with a disability, or a combination of these identities. We encourage you to self-identify in your application if you desire. 

Please note: the Government of Canada funded this position through Canada Summer Jobs. Applicants must be between ages 15-30 and legally entitled to work in Canada to apply. 

To apply, please send a single PDF including both a cover letter AND resume to artcitytoronto@gmail.com no later than 5:00pm May 30th. 

Program Coordinator and Arts Educator

Summer Contract, July-August, Approx. 35 hours/week. Application deadline May 30th.

Art City is seeking an energetic and caring professional with experience working with children and youth to join our Summer Camp team. The Program Coordinator position is an exciting opportunity to support administration and facilitation of our summer camps programming. The successful candidate will have the skills necessary to design and execute programming for children and youth in a variety of developmental stages. They will have experience working in low-income and diverse communities, and enjoy community-based, hands-on programming. 

As a much-loved neighbourhood organization, Art City focuses on providing relevant arts education, and centres its programming on the values of equity, community, learning, belonging and creativity. We believe art has the power to nurture positive self-expression, exploration and sense of self-worth. We are passionate about using the arts as a tool to build resilience among youth. 

The program coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director and Program Manager to develop program content, organize program logistics, lead camp groups through art activities and games, support outreach and social media engagement, train and supervise volunteers, and engage with young people, extended families, and community members.

Requirements: 

  • Passion for arts/arts programming 
  • Experience working with Children and Youth 
  • Experience in education/art/environmental fields 
  • Responsible independent and team-player 
  • Experience administering programs 
  • Flexibility to work in-person, and occasionally virtually (~30hrs/week) 
  • Access to computer/tablet with video and microphone capabilities an asset
  • Experience in video editing an asset 
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and youtube an asset 
  • Vulnerable Sector Check or willingness to acquire
  • First-Aid Certification (CPR-C) or willingness to acquire

Responsibilities: 

  • Support the Executive Director and Program Manager with program logistics 
  • Support social media administration 
  • Coordinate distribution of arts kits/program materials and respond to parent inquiries 
  • Assist training and supervision of all volunteers
  • Manage risk effectively and uphold health and safety to ensure safety of campers 
  • Work collaboratively with team and contribute to a positive organizational culture 
  • Work with Camp Counsellor team to 
    • Develop and facilitate culturally relevant programming (art lessons, crafts, excursions & games) 
    • Support and mentor youth in Social-Emotional-Artistic Learning 
    • Provide one-on-one and group instruction for youth ages 6-13 (virtually and in-person)
    • Independently lead small sub-group of campers
    • Plan and lead field trips
    • Teach, foster and model Art City’s values 

Art City is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from persons of diverse backgrounds. In accordance with our values we seek to advance equity and inclusion in our hiring practices. As part of our commitment to anti-oppression and anti-discrimination this position prioritizes individuals who reside locally to St. James Town and applicants who identify as Black, Indigenous, Person of Colour, Queer, Trans, Non-Binary, a Woman, a Person with a disability, or a combination of these identities. We encourage you to self-identify in your application if you desire. 

Please note: this position is funded through Canada Summer Jobs. Applicants must be between ages 15-30 to apply. 

To apply, please send a single PDF including both a cover letter AND resume to artcitytoronto@gmail.com no later than 5:00pm May 30th. 

NEW Call for Youth Director Community Officer on Board of Directors

Established in 2000, Art City in St. James Town is a not-for-profit charitable organization that  provides multidisciplinary arts programs free of charge to children and youth of St. James Town. Art  City is fully integrated into one of Canada’s most densely populated and culturally diverse  neighbourhoods and is an important resource for the community’s families and their children. In its  provision of after-school and camp programs throughout the year, Art City offers a safe and non discriminatory environment where children can explore artistic expression, connect to their  community, and find their passion. 

The Board of Directors of Art City seeks a member with lived community experience to fill a minimum  2-year term on the Board of Directors. The Board supports fundraising and strategic development; it  promotes the mission of Art City and supports the long-term success of the organization. 

Requirements:  

Art City is interested in individuals with experience in the following areas: 

• Leadership in St. James Town Community 

• Arts interest and/or education 

• Volunteer experience, especially in the areas of youth and arts programming 

Skills/Experience:

Applicants should demonstrate their ability to: 

• Connect with the St. James Town community 

• Expand and support the organization’s existing community network within St. James Town • Bring a passion for youth and/or youth arts programming 

• Previous leadership experience and/or previous participation in Art City programs 

Time Commitment:  

In addition, applicants will be expected to: 

• Participate in a one-day board orientation session 

• Participate actively on at least one Board subcommittee 

• Be available for two to three hours for each monthly meeting, and once annually for the AGM

• Be at least 14 years of age and a resident of the City of Toronto 

Application Details:  

To apply, please submit the following: 

• A letter of interest describing your connection and commitment to the St. James Town  Community 

• A resume 

Please send all applications in confidence to artcitytoronto@gmail.com, with the subject line:  “Board of Directors – Youth Director position”. 

*While this is not a paid role, the successful applicant will be offered an honorarium of $400 per year in  recognition of their contributions. 

Equity Statement:  

Art City is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from persons of diverse  backgrounds. In accordance with our values we seek to advance equity and inclusion in our hiring  practices. As part of our commitment to anti-oppression and anti-discrimination this position  prioritizes individuals who reside locally to St. James Town and applicants who identify as Black,  Indigenous, Person of Colour, Queer, Trans, Non-Binary, a Woman, a Person with a disability, or a  combination of these identities. We encourage you to self-identify in your application if you desire. 

In addition to the above priorities, the following criteria are also used to review Youth Director – Board  Membership applications: 

• Commitment to promoting Art City’s mission, vision and values 

• Demonstrated ability to connect meaningfully with the St. James Town Community

• Experience working with youth (life experience considered equally to work experience) 

• Previous leadership experience and/or previous participation in Art City programs

Volunteer Roles

Interested in giving back to the community? Want to share your passion for art with young people? Join our team as a volunteer.

We have need for ongoing volunteers to help support our programs in a variety of ways, including supporting virtual programming.  

Our regular volunteer positions involve helping artists to set up or clean up, assisting kids and youth who need one-on-one support, or helping prepare nutritious and delicious snacks. Right now, volunteer roles look a little different. Help us deliver our virtual programming by supporting our interactive on-line lessons and creating on-line crafts. 

In-Person Art Facilitator

Art City is seeking an energetic and caring individual to volunteer as part of our After-School team. This position is an exciting opportunity to gain experience in community-based artistic programming. Volunteers will contribute to developing and facilitating arts programming, teaching arts skills to children and youth, and leading them through games!

Programs are conducted IN-PERSON. Please note: all in-person volunteers must be vaccinated. If this is not possible for you, consider volunteering as a virtual content creator!

Requirements: 

  • Passion for arts/arts programming
  • Experience working with Children and Youth
  • Responsible independent and team-player 
  • Ability to work in-person (2-8hrs/week) 
  • Vulnerable Sector Check or willingness to acquire

Responsibilities: 

  • Work with Art City staff to lead short art activities suitable for youth ages 6-15
  • Lead games and indoor physical activities 
  • Support and mentor youth in Social-Emotional-Artistic Learning 
  • Teach, foster and model Art City’s values 
  • Work collaboratively with team and contribute to a positive organizational culture

Virtual Content Creator

Art City is seeking an energetic and caring individual to join our program team. The virtual content creator is an exciting opportunity to support community-based artistic programming in St. James Town through creating virtual content. Volunteers will contribute to developing virtual lessons and social media content that students can follow online. 

Requirements: 

  • Interest in arts/arts programming 
  • Experience working with Children and Youth 
  • Access to computer/tablet with video/microphone capabilities and video editing software  
  • Experience in video editing
  • Familiarity with Canva or other design applications
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and youtube
  • Access to basic art supplies 

Responsibilities: 

  • Plan virtual content ideas with support from Art City’s program team 
  • Develop program content including: how-to videos and on-line craft videos for social media and youtube channels, such as audio or e-books, virtual colouring pages, art challenges and more 
  • Update social media platforms with new program content
  • Adhere to and model Art City’s values to create a positive work environment 

Email us to apply!

Please note that all volunteers must submit a current police records and vulnerable sector check.

Become a Guest Artist

Art City often has opportunities for visual artists to share their artistic practices with a dynamic community. For more information, please contact us.

Please note that all guest artists must submit a current police records and vulnerable sector check.


Become a Supporter

Thank you for your interest and support of Art City!

Help us to deliver exceptional and innovative art programs to young people in St. James Town. By becoming a supporter of Art City, you can help make an important difference in the lives of the children and youth in our community.


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Other ways to help

Our wish list contains items that our studio currently needs to deliver programming.


ONLINE

Please visit our wish list on amazon.ca, and you can place an order and have it delivered directly to us! Please include your name and a way we can contact you in the order so we can say Thank You! 

These items are essential in order for us to deliver high-quality arts education and programming to over 100 children and youth per week. 

Note: An amazon.ca account is required. 

DROP-OFF

Please email artcitytoronto@gmail.com to arrange a drop off time.

– Apple computers (2014 or newer)
– Office supplies: filing cabinet, printer paper, post-it notes, pens
– Furniture: chairs, foldable tables, office chairs
– Art supplies: Paint, paper, fabric, markers, glue