Art Gallery of Alberta

Part-time Gallery Educator

Reporting to the Education Programs Manager, the Gallery Educator will prepare and deliver educational programs for school-age visitors and teachers.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare and deliver interactive gallery programs that follow set objectives for students ages 5-18
  • Prepare and implement studio projects based on provided objectives and lesson plans
  • A thorough understanding of all AGA exhibitions, interpretive messaging and feature studio art-making practices
  • Related administrative duties leading up to and/or following program sessions
  • Maintain and prepare art studios and learning spaces
  • Attend regular training and evaluation meetings as scheduled

Qualifications

  • Completed or enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate university degree in education, fine arts, art history or a related subject
  • Extensive experience working with children and youth
  • Knowledge of the Alberta Education Programs of Study and current research in education
  • Knowledge of art history and contemporary art-making practices
  • Experience with studio art making
  • Able to communicate fluently, both orally and in writing, in English (bilingual candidates preferred)
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Able to be flexible and adapt instructional practices to diverse audiences
  • Able to work both independently and with a team

The Gallery Educator Position is a part-time position beginning August 25, 2013. The wage for the position is between $17.00-$20.00/hour at approximately 9-20 hours per week.

Please submit cover letter and resume by mail or e-mail to dara.armsden@youraga.ca by Friday August 8, 2013 by 5 pm.

Attention: Dara Armsden
Education Programs Manager
Art Gallery of Alberta
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 2C1