Current Job Openings

We are currently hiring a part-time Visual Arts Program Instructor. 

Terms of Employment: Part-time | Teach 1-3 classes per week October - June

Must be available:
4:00-6:15 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and occasional Saturdays

Location: Freehand School of Art – 3315 Yonge Street, Toronto ON

Payment: $50 PER CLASS (90 minutes each plus set up and clean up time)

  • Classes are taught at our location from 4:30-6:00 each weekday and Saturdays 10:30-12:00 and 1:30-3:00

  • Instructor will plan, prepare and deliver 1-3 classes per week in specific art media

  • Additional studio work such as prep, assisting with birthday parties, studio maintenance, etc. (paid at hourly rate of $15/hour) available upon request

  • 10 week Fall Term (October - December), 9 week Winter Term (January - March) and 10 week Spring Term (April - June)

Responsibilities:

The Visual Art Program Instructor will plan and deliver media specific classes to children in grades 1 through 8 at our location. The instructor will be responsible for preparing lesson plans, sourcing examples and organizing supplies before the class start time as well as maintaining studio organization during and after the class. Instructors will also communicate with parents periodically throughout the classes. For more information on the school programs the Visual Art Program Instructor will be teaching, please see our website.

Experience, Skills & Attributes:

  • Preferred, though not necessary: Certification from the Ontario College of Teachers (or equivalent) and be a member in 'good standing' or be registered and a member in 'good standing' with the College of Early‬ Childhood Educators OR

  • Currently enrolled in a university program working towards one of the above certifications

  • ‬ An educational background in and demonstrable skills in 2 or more areas of visual arts (i.e. drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture or mixed media)

  • A love of working with children

  • Energetic, highly creative with a passion for learning and finding new ways of doing things

  • Able to provide a unique learning experience for students with differentiated needs

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and results-oriented decision making

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, time-management and communication skills

  • Standard First Aid and CPR-Level C certification (may be obtained once offered the position)

Employer:

Freehand School of Art is located at 3315 Yonge Street in Toronto. We were founded in 2010 by a mother-daughter team of artist-teachers with a passion for high quality programming. Our focused and informed approach to art instruction allows students to discover the expressive possibilities of new materials and techniques.

Our mission is to engage our students with the world around them using eye, mind and hand. In our technologically-driven society it is increasingly important to pause and reconnect with the material world and we believe there is a fundamental drive in all of us to create. Young children naturally express what they see, think and feel through their artwork. Often, this natural process becomes inhibited as they grow up. At Freehand, we are committed to nurturing creativity in young children and re-igniting it in everyone else.

We deliver adult, teen and children’s programs in a range of visual art media during our weekly classes, school break camps and in-school workshops throughout the city of Toronto. Our positive and inclusive studio environment is the result of the care and passion demonstrated by our teaching staff and administration and has resulted in the award-winning programs we are known for.

Website: http://freehandart.ca

 

Application Details:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward a cover letter along with your resume and detailed availability to: Julia Ramdeholl, info@freehandart.ca

Only those persons selected for an interview will be contacted. All employees must be able to provide a Police Criminal Record Check or proof of one being processed.

 


Volunteer Opportunities

Dear Volunteer Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Freehand! We recognize the tremendous contribution that volunteers bring our school and endeavour to provide meaningful experiences for our volunteers. We invite applications from high school students looking to complete their community service hours as well as other individuals looking to gain experience in visual art education.

We value the diverse skills and abilities of our volunteers and are particularly interested in those with artistic skills they can share with our students. 

We are currently looking for volunteers to assist with the following programs:

  • Summer Art Camps during the weeks of July 3-August 31, 2018

Please fill out the application form below as carefully as possible We regret to say that we cannot place all volunteers, and we can only contact applicants selected for an interview.

Thank you once again for your interest in Freehand!

 

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