Digital Visual Art Instructor


Are you passionate art and love working with Children? As the Digital Visual Art Instructor at Homer Watson House & Gallery you will be responsible for the planning, coordination and facilitation of online and some in-person art programming for children and youth.

What it’s like to work here:

Homer Watson House and Gallery is the oldest operating art gallery in Ontario and one of the oldest galleries in Canada. Our mission is to preserve and celebrate the legacy of Homer Watson’s creative spirit by stimulating the appreciation, enjoyment and practice of the visual arts.

Our mandate is to engage in four-part program of:

  • – Preservation and Collection of Homer Watson’s art, his home studio and gallery and the heritage of his life, his times and that of the Doon School of Fine Arts.
  • – Exhibition of the broad spectrum of Watson’s art and regular shows of contemporary local and regional artists.
  • – Education through instructional programs in the visual arts for the general public and curriculum-based school programming.
  • – Enrichment through special programs, events and activities.

What you’ll be doing

The Digital Visual Art Instructor is responsible for researching, developing and facilitating a distance learning visual art program for students of all ages. Reporting the Education and Public Programs Coordinator, your responsibilities will also include preparing equipment, marketing program to schools and groups, gathering feedback for improvement and some in-person instruction. This position is part-time 10hours per week for 40 weeks.

Who we’re looking for

To be fantastic in this role you:

  • – Enjoy working with children
  • – Have experience teaching or instructing
  • – Are knowledgeable and experienced in a variety of fine art styles and mediums
  • – Are flexible and adaptable
  • – Proficient with Zoom, Google Docs and basic camera skills
  • – Highly organized and efficient
  • – Have a good understanding of HWHG and what we do

*This role is funded through Young Canada Works; all applicants must meet the following criteria outlined by YCW:

  1. Are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible); are legally entitled to work in Canada;
  2. Are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  3. Are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
  4. Will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the Young Canada Works (YCW) work assignment;
  5. Have been a full-time high school, college, CEGEP or university student (as defined by their educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCW work assignment; and
  6. Intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW work assignment.

Interested applicants should submit a resume, covering letter and availability September-June to by September 13, 2020.

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