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Play Leader - Visual Art
Job Type: Part Time
Location: Oakville, ON, CANADA; Halton, ON, CANADA;
Job Category: Arts, Media and Entertainment ; Other Arts, Media and Entertainment Jobs
Job Industry: Government and Public Sector
Job Career Level: Student , Entry Level
Date Posted: Feb 11, 2013
Job ID: 8228                                                                 CALL NO. 13-007PT
This job profile reflects the general details considered necessary to perform the principle functions and shall not be construed as an interpretation of all work requirements inherent in the job. Applicants are required to demonstrate in their applications and in the interview process that their qualifications for the positions match those specified. Applicants may be required to undergo a skills assessment and/or testing.

Job Designation:           Program Play Leader - Visual Art  
Department:                 Recreation and Culture

Hours:                          Part time hours, varied

Hourly Rate:                 $10.47 - $13.09

Duration/Function:  To assist in the operation and delivery of Specialty Art programs at Queen Elizabeth Community and Cultural Centre including PA Days, March Break art programs and support for other specialized art programs. To provide recreational activities to children of all ages in a safe and fun environment. Must be an independent and reliable individual able to work with minimal supervision.

Job Description:
Play Leaders - Visual Art are responsible for planning recreational activities to participants in the specialized art programs, as well as assisting the Master Instructor Arts/Culture in teaching studio art classes, demonstrating techniques, and introducing preschool and school aged children to contemporary visual art and craft.

Principle Responsibilities:
• To prepare and deliver a theme oriented children’s recreational program to meet the needs of all participants registered in specialized art programs at QEPCCC. To ensure the daily recreational activities are safe, creative and related to the specialized art program, age-appropriate and inclusive of all program participants
• To assist the Master Instructor Arts/Culture with art activities he/she has planned for the specialized art activities
• To support the objectives and philosophies of the Program as established by the Recreation and Culture Department
• To adhere to Department prescribed policies and procedures
• To support and promote the HIGH FIVE “principles of healthy child development”

Specific Duties:
• Enrolled in a high school visual art program or equivalent
• Demonstrated abilities and good knowledge of contemporary visual art and craft with two or more of the following interests: drawing, painting, clay sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, textiles, photography, woodworking, and/or digital media
• To arrive at the program site in time to properly prepare for the day's program and start the program according to schedule
• To ensure the continuing safety of all participants while at the program and to advise and document all accidents/incidents immediately. All reports must be received by the Department within 24 hours
• To ensure the daily activities are safe, creative, age-appropriate and inclusive of all program participants
• To react to emergency situations and behaviour management issues in accordance to department approved procedures              
• To maintain accurate attendance and medical records for all participants registered in the program
• To notify Cultural Supervisor of any problems and/or recommendations regarding participants, parents, coworkers or facilities which may affect the quality of the summer operations
• To plan, lead and participate in program specific special events and off grounds
• To assist with daily clean-up of the program site
• To attend and participate in all staff training sessions
• Any other duties that may be assigned by the Cultural Supervisor

• Must be enrolled in a high school visual art program or equivalent
• Must demonstrate abilities and good knowledge of contemporary visual art and craft with two or more of the following interests: drawing, painting, clay sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, textiles, photography, woodworking, and/or digital media
• Must hold a current First Aid Certificate at the emergency level. 
• Demonstrated child management ability
• HIGH FIVE Healthy Child Development Certification
• Produce a satisfactory Criminal Reference Check including vulnerable sector check
• Swimming and comfort in the water is an asset

Refer to the Parks Recreation & Culture Guide Spring/Summer 2013 Program guide for preschool and children’s art programs.

Applications will be accepted on-line at in the current opportunities section no later than midnight on February 25, 2013.

DATED: February 11, 2013

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Successful candidates will abide by Ontario Health & Safety Legislation and follow Corporate Health & Safety Policies.

The Town of Oakville is an equal opportunity employer

Personal information collected from applications and resumes is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. Questions about this collection of information should be directed to Human Resource Services, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, Ontario L6H 0H3