Adult Course Instructor

Education & Programming Toronto, Ontario


Requisition Id: 2024-12
Number of Positions: 2
Job Status: Temporary Part-Time
Hours & Days of Work: up to 24 hours per week; must be available to work weekdays, evenings and weekends
Minimum Rate: $33.67
Maximum Rate: $42.07
Target Start Date: 03/01/2024
Target End Date: 08/31/2024

Adult Course Instructor 
Temporary Part-Time 
 (Up to 24 hours per week; must be available to work weekdays, evenings, and weekends) 


Located in Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario (“the AGO”) is one of the largest art museums in North America, with a collection of close to 100,000 works. Through the collection as well as collaborations with leading museums around the world, the AGO presents wide-ranging exhibitions and programs to approximately 1 million visitors annually.

We are currently seeking a Temporary Part-Time, Adult Course Instructor to join our Education & Programming team. Under the direction of the Director, Engagement & Learning, the incumbent will conduct art courses; demonstrate and discuss the techniques and materials particular to the course medium with specialization in painting and textile design (and broadly painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, graphic arts, mixed media and/or other studio techniques, art theory) and target audiences year-round. 

Interested so far? Learn more about why AGO would be a great fit below.

The Gallery continually strives to create a safe and inclusive workplace. We offer diversity and inclusion training to our staff and volunteers so they can continually learn and contribute to fostering a supportive environment where people feel comfortable to come to work as they are.

The mental health of our employees is also very important to us. We offer our employees programs that support wellness and enhance the job experience. If our employees need assistance, employee assistance program (EAP) services are available to them. The Gallery also takes part in the city and province’s reciprocal benefits program, allowing our employees access to city and province discounts.

What are the benefits and highlights of working at the AGO?
  • Competitive salary
  • Discounts from the Provincial/City Reciprocal Agreements (Free admission to museums, the CN Tower & Discounts off amusement parks, city attractions, hotels, wine tours, Second City, the Ontario Science Centre, and much more!)
  • Discounts to GoodLife Fitness
  • Free tickets to every major exhibit at AGO
If this sounds like an opportunity you are looking for, apply now!

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications, skills, and experience:
  • Specialization in painting
  • Broad knowledge and demonstrated experience working in the appropriate medium for the course(s) (drawing, sculpture, painting, printmaking, graphic art, mixed media, art history/theory) as well as the relevant conceptual background, techniques, materials and practices for instructing in those media/subjects.
  • Broad knowledge and directly related experience with teaching methodologies, techniques and practices, relevant to adults as required by the course.  Demonstrated experience teaching at the age level of programming for students.
  • Public exhibition and/or publication of their work in the previous two-years as well as post-secondary studies in education and studio art; knowledge of art history.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, public relations, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well as part of an instructional team
  • Working knowledge of the AGO collection.
We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our visitors to apply by submitting a tailored cover letter and CV. If you would prefer to submit your application in person, please leave it with our Shipping Dock addressed to the People Division which is located next to our Jackman Hall entrance on McCaul street. The hours are you able to drop off your application are 8:30AM until 4:00PM Monday-Friday. 
We thank all applicants but must advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act & the AGO’s Recruitment & Selection Policy for Staff, a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.  
The Art Gallery of Ontario is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

External Application Deadline: 02/26/2024