Paper Art Instructor - City of New Westminster

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Paper Art Instructor

DEPARTMENT: Office of the CAO – Anvil Centre
STATUS: Auxiliary
UNION: CUPE, Local 387
HOURS OF WORK: *See below
SALARY: $35.10 per hour (2021 rates) Plus 12% in lieu of benefits
The City of New Westminster’s Art Services department is looking for talented paper arts instructors to join our department to develop and lead sessional programs and/or workshops in our purpose-built 4th floor art studios at Anvil Centre.  Art Services programs utilize the department’s 18”x36” Conrad etching press, ample, well-lit studio spaces, sinks and supplies. 
The ideal candidates would have experience in one or more methods of paper arts including: paper collage, artist ‘zines, paper sculpture, book-binding, folded paper art, paper-cuts, paper-making, paper marbling, card making and/or paper quilling.Artists wishing to share their knowledge around specific paper crafts that celebrate their cultural backgrounds, such as the Japanese paper folding art of origami or the Mexican decorative craft of papel picado for example, are strongly encouraged to apply.
This position will instruct mainly adults however interest in leading programs for families, children and/or youth would be desirable as well.

Successful applicants will also have some opportunities to connect with other service departments within the City.  This could take the form of delivering community engagement projects, cultural workshops, special event activities, installations or exhibition projects which connect, inform or engage the New Westminster community.

Requirements include:

  • Cultural or educational background in paper arts.
  • Passionate about art education and some previous instructing experience.
  • Kind and approachable demeanor.
  • Responsible and punctual.
  • Leadership and organizational skills.
  • The successful candidate must be able to pass and maintain a Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector (PIC-VS) check.

*Instruction hours of work are dependent on program registration and building scheduling (i.e. community rentals).  The successful candidate will have the ability to work some weekdays, evenings and/or weekends.

Apply by sending your cover letter and resume in one document quoting the competition number by December 9th, 2022 to the Human Resources Department, City of New Westminster, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC, V3L 1H9, e-mail to using the following format in the subject line:  LAST NAME First Name #22-199

To support a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community; women, Indigenous Peoples, racialized individuals, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversity of our workforce, are encouraged to express their interest.

New Westminster is on the unceded and unsurrendered land of the Halq'eméylem-speaking peoples.
It is acknowledged by the City that colonialism has made invisible their histories and connections to the land.
We are learning and building relationships with the people whose lands we are on.

We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

Organization: City of New Westminster
Location: New Westminster, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation, Arts & Cultural Services
Posted: November 23, 2022, 2:12 pm
Expires: December 9, 2022, 11:00 pm

Employment Type: Part Time
Employment Length: Casual
Education Requirement: No degree, certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $35.10 Hour

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