ArtConnections

The Oakville Arts Council provides services designed to encourage professional development and foster creative collaboration. ArtConnections keeps our members informed and connected to creative opportunities - calls for entry, employment, funding, networking, workshops, volunteers, arts space and more.  

If you have an opportunity for artists and would like to have it published, please email Pamela Keywan at pamela.keywan@oakville.ca. Your email should contain the name of your organization or the organization providing the opportunity, appropriate dates/location/fees and contact information.

Calls & Auditions // Granting Opportunities & Awards // Workshops & Seminars // Job Opportunities

Calls & Auditions

Call for Artists: Home in Bronte, Perspectives & Reflections

The Bronte Village BIA has launched At Home in Bronte, Perspectives & Reflections an exciting public art initiative to have the community design and paint 60 Muskoka chairs in celebration of Ontario’s and Canada’s 150 anniversary in Oakville.

Your organization is invited to get involved and paint a chair! It’s free!

Painted chairs will tell the unique history and stories of community groups, organizations, families and businesses in Oakville and will be installed for public viewing and enjoyment in Bronte Village on Canada Day’s 150th celebration, July 1st, 2017.

More information and complete application details are available online > http://brontevillage.net/athomeinbronte/

Application deadline = Thursday, April 27, 4 p.m. Successful applicants will be notified the week of May 1st.

Return completed applications to: communications@brontevillage.net

Questions or requests for more information can be directed to communications@brontevillage.net

Happy 150th Canada!

Call for Artists: Through Our Eyes

Grimsby Public Art Gallery will celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with a series of exhibitions that will take place in the Gallery lobby exhibition space throughout the year. Exhibitions will include the works and ideas from a broad range of community members and groups expressing diverse themes around Canada and Canadian heritage. Successful proposals will emphasize celebration, inclusion and participation.

Regional artists are invited to submit project proposals; these can be, but are not limited to exhibition proposals that include a workshop component, projects that provide mentorship opportunities, or group projects that generate a collaborative piece. GPAG is particularly interested in proposals that will engage the Government of Ontario’s priority groups (Indigenous, Francophone, LGBTQ, older adults and seniors, multicultural communities, new Canadians, and persons with disabilities) or proposals from individuals who identify as members of these communities.

Through Our Eyes is generously supported by the Province of Ontario and Ontario 150, Community Celebration Program grant. Artist’s and mentorship fees will be paid for selected projects.

Proposals must include:

Project Description (500-max) describing the type of project you are proposing: Exhibition/Workshop or mentorship project; solo, group or a collaborative; materials, media, space, timeline and processes involved.

Project Statement (300-max) describing how your project will address the Celebration of Canada’s 150th year and Canadian heritage

3-5 Visual Support Material - including examples of the work you’re proposing; a description/sketch of new work you propose to create. (jpeg. Under 1MB each)

Image list - Title, Dimensions, Medium, Year or description of a sketch submitted.

Submit: Please send PDF. documents and images to gpag.projectcoordinator@gmail.com

Deadline: Monday, May 15th, 2017, 11:59p.m.

Note* - If you are proposing an installation/participatory work, in terms of size, medium or subject, please contact Rhona at the gallery (905-945-3246) or gpag@grimsby.ca to discuss its feasibility.

Job Opportunities

Internship with Musikay

Musikay is seeking a post-secondary student with background in music, marketing, business, or arts management. Advanced music training is a must.

This is a 7 week position beginning on May 1.

The student will gather and organize patron’s information and input in a database, organize the Ensemble’s current and archival documents, compile and organize operation manuals and resources. S/he will help inventory, organize, and catalogue the music collection and input information in a database, research music availability, order, and prepare choral scores and orchestral parts for the upcoming season. S/he will perform other tasks as needed.

The candidate must have excellent writing and interpersonal skills, be passionate about quality work and attention to detail. S/he must be able to use logic in the preparation and the organization of information and documents. S/he must be able to manage information using databases, possess advanced skills in MS Office, Excel. Knowledge of music notation software Finale is required.

Qualified candidates should send a resume and a cover letter explaining how they fit the requirements to:

Musikay
22 Holmes Avenue
Hamilton ON L8S 2K6
info@musikay.ca 

Artist

Artist Needed!  Dear Artist - I have inherited a stamp collection from my father and would like to create some artwork using the stamps.  I plan to donate most of the stamps to charity, but would like to save some souvenirs for myself and my 4 siblings, to remember my father and his hobby.  I have in mind the creation of 5 small wall hangings or desk-art that display selected batches of the stamps (many of which are both interesting and beautiful).  I don't see this as a huge undertaking, but I'm not terribly gifted at this type of thing.  If interested please call or email me (Mark Lobsinger) at the following coordinates, to discuss the work and compensation. 

Contact- OAC Office for Mark's contact information.

Summer Art Instructor

Terms: Full-time contract
Start Date: 19 June 2017
End Date: 1 September 2017
Salary Level: $18/hour
Language of work: English; French considered an asset

Oakville Galleries is a leading contemporary art museum that engages people with the questions that shape us as individuals, communities and cultures. The Galleries serves communities in Oakville, Halton Region and wider audiences nationally and internationally. We are currently looking for Summer Art Instructors to add to our dynamic education team.

Nature and Scope of Position

Reporting to the Education Officer, the Summer Art Instructors prepare and deliver a wide range of art-based activities to participants (ages 6 to 14) in Oakville Galleries' summer camps.

General Responsibilities and Functions

  • Contribute to summer camp preparation, including finalizing program lesson plans, coordinating supplies and equipment, and piloting program activities;
  • Lead children ages 6 to 14 in hands-on art-making activities indoors and outdoors throughout the summer;
  • Communicate with staff, parents and children to ensure the safety, security and efficiency of the camp;
  • Maintain a safe and clean environment for camp participants;
  • Lead post-camp childcare;
  • Evaluate and revise program activities on an ongoing basis and upon program conclusion.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate:

  • is enrolled in a post-secondary program in Art History, Art Education, Visual and/or Media Arts, Museum Studies or a related discipline;
  • has experience teaching and supervising groups of children (ages 6 to14) in a camp and/or educational setting;
  • demonstrates a solid knowledge of and a keen interest in contemporary visual art;
  • is familiar with a broad range of artistic techniques, practices and materials;
  • has experience in developing lesson and activity plans and a demonstrated interest in working with children;
  • has strong organizational, planning and leadership skills;
  • has an ability to work both independently and to be pro-active in a team environment;
  • is responsible, hard-working, enthusiastic, and dynamic;
  • has demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Additional training/experience in recreation, early childhood education, film/video production, music and/or theatre will be looked upon highly. A valid driver's license and access to a vehicle will be considered an asset.

The Summer Art Instructor position is dependent on funding from the Canadian Heritage Young Canada Works program (YCW). Candidates for the position must:

  • be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (unfortunately, non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • intend to return to full-time studies in the fall of 2017.

Application deadline: 1 May 2017

Please submit cover letter and resume to educationjobs@oakvillegalleries.com

Oakville Galleries is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Bilingual Summer Art Instructor

Terms: Full-time contract
Start Date: 19 June 2017
End Date: 1 September 2017
Salary Level: $18/hour
Languages of work: English and French

Oakville Galleries is a leading contemporary art museum that engages people with the questions that shape us as individuals, communities and cultures. The Galleries serves communities in Oakville, Halton Region and wider audiences nationally and internationally. We are currently looking for a Bilingual Summer Art Instructor to add to our dynamic education team. 

Nature and Scope of Position

Reporting to the Education Officer, the Bilingual Summer Art Instructor prepares and delivers a wide range of art-based activities in English and French to participants (ages 6 to 14) in Oakville Galleries' summer camps.

General Responsibilities and Functions

  • Contribute to summer camp preparation, including finalizing program lesson plans, coordinating supplies and equipment, and piloting program activities;
  • Lead children and youth ages 6 to 14 in hands-on art-making activities indoors and outdoors throughout the summer in English and French;
  • Communicate with staff, parents and children in English and French to ensure the safety, security and efficiency of the camp;
  • Maintain a safe and clean environment for camp participants;
  • Lead post-camp childcare;
  • Evaluate and revise program activities on an ongoing basis and upon program conclusion.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate:

  • is fluent in written and spoken English and French;
  • is enrolled in a post-secondary program in Art History, Art Education, Visual and/or Media Arts, Museum Studies or a related discipline;
  • has experience teaching and supervising groups of children and youth (ages 6 to 14) in a camp and/or educational setting;
  • demonstrates a solid knowledge of and a keen interest in contemporary visual art;
  • is familiar with a broad range of artistic techniques, practices and materials;
  • has experience in developing lesson and activity plans and a demonstrated interest in working with children;
  • has strong organizational, planning and leadership skills;
  • has an ability to work both independently and to be pro-active in a team environment;
  • is responsible, hard-working, enthusiastic and dynamic;
  • has demonstrated exceptional interpersonal and communication skills in both official languages.

Additional training/experience in recreation, early childhood education, film/video production, music and/or theatre is an asset. A valid driver's license and access to a vehicle will be considered an asset.

The Bilingual Summer Art Instructor position is dependent on funding from the Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages program (YCW). Candidates for the position must:

  • be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada. (Non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • intend to return to full-time studies in the fall of 2017.

Application deadline: 1 May 2017

Please submit cover letter and resume to educationjobs@oakvillegalleries.com

Oakville Galleries is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Summer Camp Counsellor

Terms: Full-time contract 
Start Date: 19 June 2017
End Date: 1 September 2017
Salary Level: $18/hour
Language of work: English; French considered an asset

Oakville Galleries is a leading contemporary art museum that engages people with the questions that shape us as individuals, communities and cultures. The Galleries serves communities in Oakville, Halton Region and wider audiences nationally and internationally. We are currently looking for a Summer Camp Counselor to add to our dynamic education team. 

Nature and Scope of Position

Reporting to the Education Officer, the Summer Camp Counselor will oversee the day-to-day coordination of camp activities, manage camp volunteers, lead groups of children ages 6 to 14 in recreational activities, and assist Summer Art Instructors during art class instruction.

General Responsibilities and Functions

  • Lead the delivery of scheduled daily camp activities and coordination of day-to-day tasks, including the management of supplies and classroom set-up;
  • Coordinate summer camp volunteers, prepare work schedules and maintain daily communication;
  • Communicate with staff, parents and children to ensure the safety, security and efficiency of the camp;
  • Design, plan and lead recreational activities outside of art class instruction for the duration of camp;
  • Lead pre-camp childcare;
  • Assist Summer Art Instructors during formal class instruction as needed, and maintain an ongoing awareness of program activities;
  • Maintain a safe and clean environment for camp participants;
  • Evaluate and revise program activities on an ongoing basis and upon program conclusion.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate:

  • is enrolled in a post-secondary program in Art History, Art Education, Visual and/or Media Arts, Museum Studies or a related discipline;
  • has experience teaching and supervising groups of children (ages 6 to 14) in a camp and/or educational setting;
  • demonstrates a solid knowledge of and a keen interest in contemporary visual art;
  • has experience in developing lesson and activity plans;
  • has strong organizational, planning and leadership skills;
  • has an ability to work both independently and to be pro-active in a team environment;
  • is responsible, hard-working, enthusiastic, and dynamic;
  • has demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Additional training/experience in recreation, early childhood education, film/video production, music and/or theatre will be looked upon highly. A valid driver's license and access to a vehicle will be considered an asset.

The Summer Camp Counselor position is dependent on funding from the Canadian Heritage Young Canada Works program (YCW). Candidates for the position must:

  • be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (unfortunately, non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • intend to return to full-time studies in the fall of 2017.

Application deadline: 1 May 2017

Please submit cover letter and resume to educationjobs@oakvillegalleries.com

Oakville Galleries is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Bilingual Summer Camp Counselor 

Terms: Full-time contract 
Start Date: 19 June 2017
End Date: 1 September 2017
Salary Level: $18/hour
Languages of work: English and French

Oakville Galleries is a leading contemporary art museum that engages people with the questions that shape us as individuals, communities and cultures. The Galleries serves communities in Oakville, Halton Region and wider audiences nationally and internationally. We are currently looking for a Bilingual Summer Camp Counselor to add to our dynamic education team. 

Nature and Scope of Position

Reporting to the Education Officer, the Bilingual Summer Camp Counselor will oversee the day-to-day coordination of camp activities, manage camp volunteers, lead groups of children ages 6 to 14 in recreational activities, and assist Summer Art Instructors during art class instruction in English and French.

General Responsibilities and Functions

  • Contribute to summer camp preparation, including finalizing program lesson plans, coordinating supplies and equipment, and piloting program activities;
  • Lead children and youth ages 6 to 14 in hands-on art-making activities indoors and outdoors throughout the summer in English and French;
  • Communicate with staff, parents and children in English and French to ensure the safety, security and efficiency of the camp;
  • Maintain a safe and clean environment for camp participants;
  • Lead post-camp childcare;
  • Evaluate and revise program activities on an ongoing basis and upon program conclusion.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate:

  • is fluent in written and spoken English and French;
  • is enrolled in a post-secondary program in Art History, Art Education, Visual and/or Media Arts, Museum Studies or a related discipline;
  • has experience teaching and supervising groups of children and youth (ages 6 to 14) in a camp and/or educational setting;
  • demonstrates a solid knowledge of and a keen interest in contemporary visual art;
  • is familiar with a broad range of artistic techniques, practices and materials;
  • has experience in developing lesson and activity plans and a demonstrated interest in working with children;
  • has strong organizational, planning and leadership skills;
  • has an ability to work both independently and to be pro-active in a team environment;
  • is responsible, hard-working, enthusiastic and dynamic;
  • has demonstrated exceptional interpersonal and communication skills in both official languages.

Additional training/experience in recreation, early childhood education, film/video production, music and/or theatre is an asset. A valid driver's license and access to a vehicle will be considered an asset.

The Bilingual Summer Camp Counselor position is dependent on funding from the Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages program (YCW). Candidates for the position must:

  • be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada. (Non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • intend to return to full-time studies in the fall of 2017.

Application deadline: 1 May 2017

Please submit cover letter and resume to educationjobs@oakvillegalleries.com

Oakville Galleries is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Summer Gallery Attendant

Terms: Full-time contract 
Start Date: 21 June 2017
End Date: 2 September 2017
Salary Level: $13/hour
Language of work: English; French considered an asset

Oakville Galleries is a leading contemporary art museum that engages people with the questions that shape us as individuals, communities and cultures. The Galleries serves communities in Oakville, Halton Region and wider audiences nationally and internationally. We are currently looking for Summer Gallery Attendants to add to our dynamic education team.

Nature and Scope of Position

Reporting to the Education Officer, the Summer Gallery Attendant engages the public in discussions about Oakville Galleries' exhibitions and programs, and is responsible for the security of the works of art on view.

General Responsibilities and Functions

  • Host visitors to Oakville Galleries' exhibitions and programs;
  • Initiate discussions about and lead tours of the exhibitions on view;
  • Provide information and accept registrations for Oakville Galleries' educational and public programs;
  • Take registrations for summer camps and update corresponding class lists and databases;
  • Promote membership programs to visitors;
  • Maintain attendance records;
  • Open and close the gallery spaces on time;
  • Provide assistance to the Education, Communications, Development and Curatorial departments as required.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate:

  • is enrolled in a post-secondary program in Art History, Art Education, Visual and/or Media Arts, Museum Studies or a related discipline;
  • demonstrates a solid knowledge of and keen interest in contemporary art and/or museum practices;
  • is comfortable interacting with members of the public and delivering public talks;
  • is responsible, hard-working, enthusiastic and dynamic;
  • has a proven ability to communicate effectively.

The Summer Gallery Attendant position is dependent on funding from the Canadian Heritage Young Canada Works program (YCW). Candidates for the position must:

  • be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (unfortunately, non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • intend to return to full-time studies in the fall of 2017.

Application deadline: 1 May 2017

Please submit cover letter and resume to educationjobs@oakvillegalleries.com

Oakville Galleries is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Bilingual Summer Gallery Assistant

Terms: Full-time contract 
Start Date: 21 June 2017
End Date: 2 September 2017
Salary Level: $13/hour
Languages of work: English and French

Oakville Galleries is a leading contemporary art museum that engages people with the questions that shape us as individuals, communities and cultures. The Galleries serves communities in Oakville, Halton Region and wider audiences nationally and internationally. We are currently looking for Bilingual Summer Gallery Assistants to add to our dynamic education team. 

Nature and Scope of Position

Reporting to the Education Officer, the Bilingual Summer Gallery Assistants engage the public in discussions about Oakville Galleries' exhibitions and programs in English and French, are responsible for the security of the works of art on view, and assist with the development of French-language educational materials.

General Responsibilities and Functions

  • Host visitors to Oakville Galleries' exhibitions and programs;
  • Initiate discussions about and lead tours of the exhibitions on view;
  • Provide information and accept registrations for Oakville Galleries' educational and public programs;
  • Take registrations for summer camps and update corresponding class lists and databases;
  • Promote membership programs to visitors;
  • Maintain attendance records;
  • Open and close the gallery spaces on time;
  • Provide assistance to the Education, Communications, Development and Curatorial departments as required.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate:

  • is fluent in written and spoken English and French;
  • is enrolled in a post-secondary program in Art History, Art Education, Visual and/or Media Arts, Museum Studies or a related discipline;
  • demonstrates a solid knowledge of and keen interest in contemporary art and/or museum education practices;
  • has experience in developing lesson and activity plans and a demonstrated interest in working with children;
  • is comfortable interacting with members of the public and delivering public talks;
  • is responsible, hard-working, enthusiastic and dynamic;
  • has demonstrated exceptional interpersonal and communication skills in both official languages;
  • is comfortable using Apple computer products, audio/visual equipment such as digital projectors, has a good understanding of Google Drive and other online file sharing and storage platforms, and is familiar with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.

The Bilingual Summer Gallery Assistant positions are dependent on funding from the Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages program (YCW). Candidates for the position must:

  • be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (unfortunately, non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • intend to return to full-time studies in the fall of 2017.

Application deadline: 1 May 2017

Please submit cover letter and resume to educationjobs@oakvillegalleries.com

Oakville Galleries is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



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