Art Gallery of Alberta

Summer Programs Coordinator (Student Position)

Temporary Full time Position; Young Canada Works Grant Program

The Art Gallery of Alberta is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta and the only museum in the province solely dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture. Serving both the city of Edmonton and the province of Alberta, the Gallery maintains a collection of over 6,000 objects and presents an ongoing series of collection-based and temporary exhibitions with related interpretive programs. The Art Gallery of Alberta is committed to deepening the understanding of visual culture through ongoing investigations of artistic and curatorial practice, where the viewer is inspired to go beyond the end product to gain greater awareness of and appreciation for the creative process.


The Summer Programs Coordinator is a 13-week full-time position beginning June 1st, 2015 and ending on August 28, 2015. The wage for this position is $18.00/hour at 35 hours per week. As a member of the Education Department at the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Summer Programs Coordinator will be an active member in planning, administering and delivering Summer ArtBreak Camps and Classes.

The Summer Programs Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Administrative Duties including, but not limited to data entry, filing, excursion bookings, registration of students and ordering supplies
  • Preparation and maintenance of studio art spaces and storage spaces
  • Delivery of interactive gallery tours that follow set objectives for students aged 5–18
  • Development and delivery of studio lesson plans and activities
  • Research and thorough understanding of Gallery exhibitions
  • Attending training and orientation sessions as needed


The successful candidate for the Education Programs Coordinator position will have the following:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate university degree in Education, Fine Arts, Art History or related field. (Applicants must be students to apply)
  • Extensive experience working with children and youth including program development and delivery
  • Computer literacy, with an extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office, knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is an asset
  • Knowledge of the Alberta Education Program of Study and current trends and research in Art Education
  • Knowledge and experience with art history & contemporary art making practices
  • Studio art-making experience
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to take initiative, manage projects and implement strategic plans


May 4, 2015 at 5pm

Please submit resumes by mail or email to

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

No phone calls please. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.