Print Making Instructor - City of New Westminster
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Print Making Instructor
DEPARTMENT: Office of the CAO – Anvil Centre
NO. OF POSITIONS: One
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 a talented and experienced print media instructor to join our department to lead sessional programs in our purpose-built art studios at Anvil Centre. Art Services print programs utilize the department’s 18”x36” Conrad etching press, ample, well-lit studio space, sinks and supplies.
This position requires a background in both art and instruction, with experience in one or many methods of printmaking including: drypoint, linocut, screen printing, collograph and monoprint.
The ability and interest to instruct a variety of print media is considered a strong asset along with some weekday evening availability.Program themes are conceptualized in collaboration with the Arts Program Coordinator however instructors are encouraged to think boldly and creatively about course curriculum development.Applicants with current artistic practices (producing and/or exhibiting) are 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. Leading children’s Spring Break and/or Summer Camps (full-day or half-day) is also preferred but optional.
Successful applicants will also have opportunities to connect with other service departments within the City. This could take the form of delivering community engagement projects, workshops, special event activities, installations or exhibition projects which connect, inform or engage the New Westminster community.
- Educational background in print media practices either through continued professional development or through completion of accredited programs.
- Passionate about art education and sound previous instructing experience within a recreational and/or cultural studio setting.
- Kind and approachable demeanor.
- Responsible and punctual.
- Excellent classroom management 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 9, 2022 to the Human Resources Department, City of New Westminster, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC, V3L 1H9, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org using the following format in the subject line: LAST NAME First Name #22-192
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.