Indigenous Artist Educator

Deadline for applications is June 8, 2017.
Province: Ontario
Region: Southwestern Ontario
City: Waterloo
Term: Contract

Button Factory Arts

Non- profit Arts Education Centre in the Waterloo Region.
We offer fine art classes from toddler to Senior, including professionals
Gallery/ Exhibition 
Gift shop
Arts conference and music venue


Job Description

We are currently seeking an Indigenous Artist Educator to lead 1 week each of summer intensive art programming for our 2017 summer camp. It is our goal to engage and inspire young minds through creative actions and play, opening the minds of youth to contemporary ideas in art and contemporary issues in our world.

Lead Artist will design a weekly program of lesson plans in preparation for:

July 31-Aug. 4: Canadian Indigenous Art & Contemporary Issues
Exploring the richness and diversity expressed in the artworks of the First Peoples of the lands now known as Canada. Focusing on Contemporary and historic work of Aboriginal artists through the creation of artwork inspired by important practices.




Our summer programming is designed for ages 5-12. Interested instructors should have experience working with children and excel in a team environment. Artist Educators should hold their own active artistic practice, as well as be active in arts education. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Design, Art History, Education, or Indigenous studies degree a major asset. Though practical experience will be considered. Must have a strong knowledge of Contemporary Art, Art History and Indigenous Issues.

Those applying must identify as indigenous and be able to provide an inclusive and positive environment for everyone in the workplace and be aware and sensitive to diverse groups, personalities and needs. First Aid + CPR an asset, training may be provided.

This is a full time contract positions that runs from 8am-5pm for weeks listed (w/ 1 hr. lunch)

Deadline for applications is June 8, 2017.
Applicants must be available for interviews mid-June.
Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Additional Info:

Button Factory Arts is a not-for-profit, charitable organization. It exists to promote all forms of art programs including: performances, classes, workshops, special events and art exhibitions. Button Factory Arts offers programming for children, youth and seniors, covering all artistic disciplines and levels of achievement from amateur to professional.

How to Apply:

To apply, please respond with a resume and cover letter to:
Heather Franklin
Executive Director
Button Factory Arts
25 Regina Street South
Waterloo, ON, N2J 1R8