Studio Programs Instructor

Reporting to the Learning & Programs Coordinator, Studio Program Instructors are responsible for providing an educational experience by conducting weekly art classes for children, teens, and/or adults. This includes designing, organizing age and subject appropriate programming, facilitating classes, and providing a high-quality, professional, and fun experience for all art class participants. This is a casual contract position with most adult classes being held weekday evenings, and child/teen classes being held on weekend morning and afternoons.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plan course content in consultation with the Learning & Programs Coordinator
  • Prepare a course outline which includes a supply list
  • Create an environment that is conducive to learning about the elements and
    principles of visual communication, while encouraging creative expression
  • Manage classroom activities and keep a written record of students’ attendance
  • Consult with Studio Technicians regarding supply requests, kiln firings and
    other related matters
  • Orient students and volunteers to safety and fire procedures and the safe
    handling of all materials used in the course
  • Supervise clean-up of the studio
  • Represent the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Studio Programs Department to the public
    in a professional manner
  • Supervise volunteer (if applicable)
  • Book models for class from the current studio model list (if applicable)
  • Select and label children’s artwork for Through the Eyes of a Child (if

Job Requirements

  • Fine Arts Degree or Diploma
  • Previous instructional experience
  • Expertise in one or more mediums; drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture,
    digital photography (Lightroom and Photoshop), animation (ToonBoom or Stop
    Motion), digital drawing (Procreate) or pottery
  • Current Child Abuse Registry Check


  • Working knowledge of an Indigenous language and/or FrenchPlease email your resume, portfolio and cover letter with two references to
    Learning & Programs Coordinator, Cara Mason at

Closing Date: August 18, 2021

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ATTN: Manager of People & Culture
Winnipeg Art Gallery
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Winnipeg, MB R3C 1V1
Fax: 204.788.4998

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