The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is seeking a self-motivated and energetic professional responsible for overseeing the gallery’s education and public programs. Reporting to the Curator of Exhibitions and Education, the Education Coordinator will play a critical role in managing the VAC’s weekly classes, school programs, and pottery open studio program. Working in a creative and vibrant setting, the candidate will be managing programs that are offered to people of all ages and interests and will work towards creating engaging sustainable programs that align with the VAC’s mission and mandate. Duties include planning, coordinating, and managing various public programs, including workshops, classes, and gallery tours. The Education Coordinator will also be responsible for managing studio materials and related budgets, coordinating program schedules, working with programming staff to research and develop exhibition-related educational programs, training volunteer docents, animating the gallery during public hours, and leading gallery tours.
The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is a not for profit public art gallery and art education centre located in Bowmanville, ON. The VAC is dedicated to the delivery of contemporary art to the Clarington Community, the wider Durham Region, and beyond. It has a 43-year history of community engagement, and connecting people of all ages and backgrounds in a creative place for learning and discovery. The Centre occupies a four-story 1905 Mill, which holds exhibitions spaces and studio spaces including a pottery studio equipped with kilns, as well as a painting studio, and a loft gallery. Educational and public engagement programs are offered to kids, youth, and adults, while exhibitions of a contemporary art show the works of Canadian regional and national artists in various stages of their careers. The VAC is a safe space where ideas are exchanged, questions are asked, and connections are made.
Deadline: May 17, 2019
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