Summer Arts Academy – Visual Artist Teacher

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  • North York
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Website justbgraphic.org Just BGRAPHIC

Summer Arts Academy - Revolutionising Community Arts Education

We are looking to hire 1 Visual Arts Teachers for the Just BGRAPHIC Summer Arts Academy. Public summer program for participants ages 12-15 years old. 

Position Details

  • Wage: $20.00 / hr
  • Start Date: May 24, 2023
  • End Date: Aug 31, 2023
  • Hours/wk: 35hrs


Just BGRAPHIC is a not-for-profit organization evolving as a social enterprise. Our social conscience is rooted in the belief that students exposed to a culturally responsive curriculum that employs progressive pedagogies are more likely to succeed academically.

Diverse, original and passionate, Just BGRAPHIC is a modern movement of progressive artist united with experienced educators on a bold mission to revolutionize arts education in Canadian schools. We create programs that  align with the Ministry of Education guidelines for students in middle and high school, including  Specialist High School Major (SHSM). We provide students and schools with experiential learning and career exploration activities that include conferences, symposiums, job fairs and tours of various professional art spaces. 

Summer Arts Academy

We host a series of programs and workshops for students and community organizations. Participants will embark on an unforgettable experience with Just BGRAPHIC instructors and teachers dedicated to fostering a safe and creative learning experiences.  Participants will spend their days participating in a hybrid of arts, history and social sciences programming.

Our goal is to have the students leave inflated with pride; mastering new skills, and feeling connected to a supportive team of artist and teachers.

Team Member Characteristics

Our team members are passionate about both art and teaching. They have excellent communication, organization, and leadership skills, which enable them to manage a classroom, organize a curriculum, and convey difficult concepts to their students. Our faculty run their own studios or are businesspeople as well as teachers, and possess administrative and business skills.

Job Summary:

The art teacher will be responsible for developing in each student an interest in and the ability for creative expression in visual terms, using skills and techniques of artistic expression. Drawing inspiration from the curriculum and its themes / subjects, the visual arts teacher will be responsible of creating culturally responsive and diverse arts programming that consistent with the organizations guidelines; to decolonize arts education, develop aesthetic understandings and appreciations.

Job Description:

The Art Teacher will perform all or some of the following Job description:

  • Teach knowledge and skills in art, including drawing, painting, lettering, and art history,
  • Provide instruction by which students develop aesthetic concepts and appreciations and theability to make qualitative judgments about art society and culture.
  • Demonstrate techniques in activities such as drawing and painting
  • Knows the fundamentals and different approaches to drawing media technique
  • Provide individual and small-group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of studentswith varying intellectual and artistic abilities, and to accommodate a variety of instructionalactivities
  • Instruct students in proper care and use of tools and equipment
  • Organize storage areas and control use of materials, equipment and tools to prevent loss orabuse, and to minimize time required for distribution and collection
  • Evaluate each student’s performance and growth in knowledge and aesthetic understandings, andprepare progress reports
  • Select and requisition books, instructional materials, tools, instructional aids, and maintainrequired inventory records
  • Plan and present art displays and exhibitions designed to exhibit students’ work for the schooland the community
  • Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the schooland/or in self-selected professional growth activities
  • Communicate with parents

Minimum Requirements / Knowledge / Skill For Art Teacher Job

Two years’ work experience as an art instructor. Minimum education requirements / certification

    • Applicants currently enrolled in teachers college applicant are welcomed. 
    • Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Edcuation  OR
      • 5 years of professional arts practice