Current Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Art City in St. James Town (Art City) is a much-loved neighbourhood-based arts organization that has served the St. James Town community for over 20 years. Art City provides free arts education programs to children and youth. We believe art has the power to foster a sense of self-worth and self-confidence, encourage positive self-expression and exploration, and nurture community. We are passionate about learning about art and using it as a tool to build resilience. 

Art City is currently seeking energetic and caring professional with experience working with children and youth to join our Summer Camp Team. Our summer staff fill an important role in supporting the administration and facilitation of community-based artistic programming in the heart of St. James Town. Successful candidates will all be required to contribute to planning, developing and leading summer camp programs, including teaching art and guiding students through projects, running outdoor excursions, and responding to parent inquiries. To apply please send a single PDF including both a cover letter AND a resume to artcitytoronto@gmail.com by 5:00pm on June 3rd.

Camp Coordinator and Art Educator

Working closely with the Program Manager and Executive Director, the successful candidate will have the skills necessary to support program administration, co-ordinate with camp counsellors, and 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. 

Requirements: 

  • Passion for arts/arts programming 
  • Experience working with Children and Youth 
  • Experience in education/art/environmental fields 
  • Responsible independent and team-player 
  • Coordination and administration experience 
  • Flexibility to work virtually and/or in-person (~30hrs/week) 
  • Access to computer/tablet with video and microphone capabilities 
  • 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 and respond to parent inquiries 
  • Coordinate outdoor excursions and field trips
  • 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 alongside 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
    • 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, 2SLGBTQIA, 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. 

Camp Counsellor

The successful candidate will have the skills necessary to design and deliver arts programming to children and youth. They will enjoy community-based, hands-on programming in a diverse community. 

Requirements: 

  • Passion for arts/arts programming
  • Experience working with Children and Youth
  • Experience in education/art/environmental fields  
  • Responsible independent and team-player 
  • Flexibility to work virtually and/or in-person (30hrs/week) 
  • Access to computer/tablet with video and microphone capabilities 
  • 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 and mentor youth in Social-Emotional-Artistic Learning 
  • Provide one-on-one and group instruction for youth ages 6-15 (virtually and in-person)
  • Independently lead small sub-group of campers
  • Facilitate outdoor excursions and field trips
  • 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, 2SLGBTQIA, 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. 

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. 

Guest Camp Counsellor

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

Programs are currently conducted virtually, with opportunities for in-studio and outdoor excursions when public health recommendations allow. 

Requirements: 

  • Passion for arts/arts programming
  • Experience working with Children and Youth
  • Responsible independent and team-player 
  • Flexibility to work virtually and/or in-person (2-8hrs/week) 
  • Access to computer/tablet with video and microphone capabilities 
  • Vulnerable Sector Check or willingness to acquire

Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and facilitate short art activities suitable for youth ages 6-15
  • Develop and facilitate games and indoor physical activities 
  • Support and mentor youth in Social-Emotional-Artistic Learning 
  • Work with Staff to lead small sub-group of campers
  • 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