Oakville: Master Instructor in Woodworking, Part-Time
CALL NO. Part-Time This job profile reflects the general details considered necessary to perform the principle functions and shall...

CALL NO. Part-Time

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: Part-Time Master Instructor for Woodworking

Department: Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, Recreation and Culture Department

Salary Range: $28.00 hourly

Temporary: Contract hours by course appointment, variable between 2 – 8 hours weekly, starting November 2019

Job Responsibilities:

This position provides instructional wood working classes at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre to children, youth and/or adults in a studio wood shop environment. The successful applicant must be an independent, reliable individual able to work with minimal supervision and expected to assist in developing curriculum.

We are currently hiring for a master instructor to teach an adult course on Sundays, November 10 – December 15, 2019 from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing, leading and delivering fine woodworking classes and introductory woodworking classes to meet the needs of all participants registered in the program including children and parented programs.
  • Assisting with research and development of appropriate wood working programming for beginner and practicing artists, ensuring that art activities are safe, creative, and inclusive of all program participants
  • Providing a positive learning and recreational experience for all participants
  • To support Town department objectives and mandate


  • Enrollment in or completion of a post-secondary program in Furniture Design, Fine Woodworking or a related discipline
  • Demonstrated abilities and a strong knowledge of contemporary craft, fine woodworking, and/or design
  • Familiar with a broad range of artistic techniques, practices and materials with one or more of the following interests/skills: furniture design, fine woodworking, carving, cabinetry
  • Experience developing lesson and activity plans
  • Previous teaching experience in an educational setting
  • Strong organizational, planning, time management and leadership skills
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt instructional practices to diverse audiences
  • Ability to work independently
  • Training in HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD)
  • Successful candidates who are new hires and/or who have not performed in this position previously will be required to provide as a condition of employment a satisfactory police vulnerable sector check at their own expense dated within the last 30 days.

Letters of application should address the candidate’s expertise in the areas of teaching, professional work, and community service. All applicants must be able to provide a portfolio that demonstrates all of the above during the interview process.

Refer to the Parks, Recreation & Culture Fall 2019/Winter 2020 program guide for descriptions of children, youth and adult art programs.

Applications will be accepted on-line at in the current opportunities section no later than midnight on October 27, 2019

DATED: October 22, 2019

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