Rodman Hall Art Centre: Education & Outreach Coordinator Position

Located in St. Catharines, Ontario, Rodman Hall Art Centre is a contemporary art gallery in the historic Thomas Rodman Merritt House, overlooking the Walker Botanical Garden that descends to the Twelve Mile Creek. Year-round programming connects the community with art through innovative and thought-provoking exhibitions, events, and art classes for all ages.


The Education & Outreach Coordinator is accountable for developing and supervising the educational and interpretative activities of the gallery, studio, outreach programs and related administrative duties.

Application and Recruitment Process:
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Application Deadline: December 6, 2018, 12:01 AM EST
Expected Start Date: January, 2019
Salary Range: $50,707 to $68,268. This position includes full comprehensive benefits coverage, including tuition waiver (if applicable).
Term: Full-Time

As Education & Outreach Coordinator you will:

  • Researching, designing, and implementing education and public programs including school and outreach initiatives, a docent program, tours for children and adults, workshops and lectures
  • Participating in the articulation of the vision, strategies and priorities of all educational and outreach activities
  • Planning the annual review and implementation of the educational and outreach program policies for approval by the Director
  • Developing written material for the newsletter and brochures
  • Communicating education information to all staff including docents and front desk personnel
  • Research and connect with potential community and school partners, working to develop targeted programming
  • Ensuring that all necessary materials for programs are acquired
  • Develop a series of workshops for children and adults annually/seasonally including March Break and Summer Art Camp
  • Maintaining familiarity with Governmental policies as they affect gallery educational activities
  • Ensuring all educational records and files are professionally maintained
  • Developing and maintaining strong and positive ties with Brock University, internal staff, members of the artistic and academic communities, and other cultural workers
  • Ensuring that the studio and other programming facilities are kept in good and usable condition
  • Design docent training program related to Gallery exhibition program
  • Planning, developing and supervising an annual program of education addressing contemporary exhibitions, temporary exhibitions, collection exhibitions, and touring exhibitions
  • Program and coordinate regular docent meetings including ongoing training opportunities, coordination of guest speakers, and development of innovative touring techniques as relevant
  • Organize ongoing and singular special events that enhance and interpret exhibition program
  • Provide leadership to educational program and student staff, including assigning tasks, managing, coaching, mentoring and motivating to develop a client centered culture;
  • Recruit and train education program staff, ensuring effective allocation of staff to meet departmental goals and objectives;
  • Lead the development of the budget related to educational programs and gallery exhibitions;
  • Develop targets and benchmarks to monitor the program plan and budget, targets and benchmarks should support operational goals, service responsiveness and accuracy, with a focus on an exceptional learner experience.


  • University degree in a related field (e.g. Education, Visual Arts & Art History)
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a related institution with good knowledge of educational practices
  • Background in visual arts practice and/or art history with an emphasis on contemporary art
  • Teaching and curriculum design experience;
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent time management and project coordination skills;
  • Strong leadership skills;
  • Strong research and writing skills;
  • Strong initiative and experience in team-work
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to maintain a network of contacts within and outside of the Brock;
  • Exceptional verbal & written communication skills, including maturity, tact and discretion;
  • Exceptional customer service skills;
  • Skilled at interacting with persons from diverse backgrounds;
  • Skilled at working independently in a supportive and collaborative manner;
  • Strong initiative and ability to function as a self-starter;
  • Excellent attention to detail, accuracy, organizational, and prioritizing skills to meet deadlines for budget submissions, course scheduling, grades submissions, etc.