Summer Camp Lead Counsellor

Contract, Full Time
Posted 1 year ago

Art Is For Everyone

Start Date: June 8, 2020

Finish Date: August 28, 2020 (dates subject to change)

Type: Full time, 12 weeks (40 hours per week)

Remember summers when you were a kid? Did you ever go to art camp? Is there one camp counsellor that you still remember?

This could be your most important and memorable summer job ever!

At Station Gallery you could be part of a talented team of student educators who ignite young hearts and minds with a lifelong love of the arts. This full-time position is an excellent opportunity for you to gain practical experience in a cultural institution.

You’ll be a perfect fit if you are…

  • Outgoing, energetic and between 18 & 30 years of age
  • Currently enrolled in a College/University Fine Arts (arts education, art history or studio arts), Cultural Management, Curatorial/Museum Studies, or Education program
  • Returning to full-time studies at a College/University in the fall
  • Able to commit to the full term of employment (including Canada Day)
  • Confident to communicate with, motivate, instruct and inspire children and youth
  • Comfortable working in a team-teaching environment, in both a supportive role and as a lead instructor and experienced supervising or leading a team
  • An effective communicator, with strong interpersonal skills
  • Experienced working with children and/or youth
  • Experienced within the community arts/ culture sector
  • Experienced working with children with special needs
  • Experienced teaching children in an arts or education setting
  • Willing to adapt to a variety of learning styles and student needs
  • Eager to facilitate and engage in fun free-time outdoor activities
  • Highly organized and efficient
  • Prioritizes child well-being, safety and protection throughout the camp(s).
  • Proficient working on a computer, with good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Able to provide a clear Criminal Reference Check (mandatory)
  • Have basic First Aid & CPR (an asset)

If you believe that arts & culture can educate, connect and inspire our diverse community, you belong at SG.

Position Overview

This position is an outstanding opportunity for a post-secondary student interested in pursuing a career in the field of arts or education to gain practical experience. The position will allow students to use and further develop their communication, administrative, art-making and teaching skills.

Primary responsibilities include: leading our summer art camps (8 weeks) with the support of a team of camp counsellors, instructing children and youth 6-15 years old, preparing art materials before and after camp sessions, and leading inclusive camp activities.

Lead Counsellors will also assist with organizing and delivering outreach activities at community events as part of the gallery’s summer programming.

All interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by March 13 by email to:

Ally Nohos

Community Engagement Manager

Station Gallery

1450 Henry Street, Whitby ON

L1N 0A8


We appreciate all submissions; however, only those participants selected for an interview will be contacted. Please refrain from follow up emails or phone calls.



We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes a diverse, inclusive and accessible workplace. By embracing diversity, we build a more effective organization that empowers our employees to be the best that they can be. We are committed to creating a working environment that is barrier-free and we are prepared to provide accommodation for people with disabilities.

Station Gallery is committed to providing accommodations throughout the interview and employment process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

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