Friday, April 11, 2008

Job opportunity at Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Public Programs Assistant

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

Closing date: 15 April 2008

Contract, part-time

May to December 2008

(four days per week, with some flexibility)

$20 per hour

The Agnes Etherington Art Centre is the public art gallery for Queen’s University and the City of Kingston. With a collection of 14,000 works, ranging from European painting to contemporary art, it produces eighteen exhibitions annually, with related public programs. The Art Centre reaches over 3,000 local school children annually through interactive and curriculum-related class visits; develops focused workshops for high school students; and engages other audiences through family programs, art classes, a film series, art appreciation courses, tours, talks and lectures. The job described in this posting is made possible through the Arts Education Partnership Initiative, a special opportunity sponsored by the Ontario Arts Foundation.

The Public Programs Assistant will assist the Public Programs Officer in developing, delivering and evaluating art education programs for all ages at the Art Centre, from May to December 2008. There will be new and on-going programs in this mandate. The duties include:

In collaboration with an artist, develop and deliver a gallery program for children grades 1 to 8, combining art appreciation and art-making, from early May to mid-June.

Assist in developing digital photography workshops for high school students.

Assist with summer programs for children, as needed.

Contribute research to the development of the school program for 2008-09, and assist with docent training.

Research and develop teacher resources related to Edward Burtynsky: Material World, on view from 28 June to 19 October 2008.

Prepare and deliver tours of the Burtynsky exhibition for high school groups in September and October 2008.

Assist with development, promotion and delivery of a teacher education session related to the Burtynsky exhibition.

Assist with development and delivery of evening programs for adults in 2008-09.

Assist with administrative tasks related to these programs, including writing reports.


Bachelor of Education degree

Bachelor of Art History or Fine Art degree

Teaching experience with children or adolescents

Confidence in public speaking

Excellent communications skills, written and oral

Initiative and ability to work independently

Computer literacy

Experience in public programming (volunteer or paid) in a public art gallery an asset

Fluency in French an asset

Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Send a cover letter, resume and names and positions of two references (with contact information) to:

Pat Sullivan

Public Programs Officer

Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Queen’s University

Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

613.533.6000, ext. 77053

[email protected]


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