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Arts & Recreation Leader

Arts & Recreation Leader

Organization: St. Paul & District Arts Foundation in St. Paul, Alberta

Deadline to apply: June 28, 2021 or until a suitable applicant is found. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Position type: Temporary  – starting July 1, 2021

Compensation: $15 per hour, CAD; This position is supported by the Canada Summer Jobs program. Working hours will be 35 hours per week for 8 weeks. 

Eligibility: this position is open to students and youth 15 to 30 years of age who are interested in working with children and gaining experience in education. 

Reports to: St. Paul & District Arts Foundation Chair (supervisor) & Board of Directors 

The St. Paul & District Arts Foundation:  

Located approximately 200 km Northeast of Edmonton and 160 km Northwest of Lloydminster, the St. Paul & District Arts Foundation operates out of its home, the Maggie Porozni Foundation for the ARTS Building. The building includes a gallery, 2 dance studios, vocal studio, art room, Artist in Residency room, office, and waiting room. The St. Paul & District Arts Foundation is a registered charity and arts education centre focused on youth in St. Paul and surrounding areas. We provide educational programming in visual, theatrical, dance, music, circus, and literary arts. We are committed to the presence and contributions of all persons regardless of age, culture, abilities, bodies, ethnic origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation and gender identity, marital status, nationality, race, religion, or socioeconomic status. 

Mandate: To advance education by providing structured programs regarding visual, theatrical, dance, music, and literary arts, and by providing opportunities for students to publicly exhibit and present their skills; To advance the public’s appreciation of the arts by providing high-quality artistic performance in public venues accessible to members of the community; and To undertake activities ancillary and incidental to the aforementioned charitable purposes. 

Values: Fairness – We demonstrate diversity, equity, and accessibility in our programs and operations. Creativity – We encourage and support artistic curiosity, courage, and imagination. Community – We work in service to our community, by reaching out, building relationships, and providing programs that are inclusive. Education – We provide opportunities for learning and opportunities for teaching. Vision We bring community together to make art happen. 

Mission: Providing a home for making, learning, and appreciating art in all its forms.

Responsibilities and Duties 

The successful applicant will perform all or some of the following job description: 

  • Plan, organize, and conduct arts activities which may include summer camps, workshops, and/or arts/crafts sessions. 
  • Support the St. Paul & District Arts Foundation mandate, mission, and vision.
  • Organize and direct participants, schedule the use of the facility, set up equipment use, and ensure that the facility and equipment are used and maintained properly. 
  • Be a positive role model. Lead students through a fun, safe, and educational art experience. 
  • Work collaboratively with others
  • Perform other duties as directed by the supervisor or organization’s board of directors.

Qualifications and Skills 

The successful applicant will be dependable and professional and have:

  • a passion for the arts and creativity
  • resourcefulness and environmental awareness (ability to incorporate recycled materials into art projects)
  • good organizational skills
  • the ability to work without supervision and as part of a team
  • strong communication and customer service skills 
  • computer literacy, and experience with new technologies
  • effective problem solving and time-management skills 
  • willingness to work outside in a variety of weather conditions

Though it is not required, the ideal candidate will also have experience with:

  • Not-for-profit or charitable organizations
  • Working with children and youth ages 5 – 17 
  • First-aid 

Minimum Requirements  

  • The applicant:
    • is between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
    • was registered as a full-time student in the current academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
    • is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident; and
    • is legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
    • Must provide a Criminal Record check and Vulnerable Sector check
  • Preferred level of education:
    • High-school diploma or a high school student with arts experience. 
  •  The ideal candidate must be available to work onsite 

COVID-19 measures: All provincial restrictions will be strictly adhered to.

HOW TO APPLY 

Email your cover letter and resume to   If you have any questions, call us at 780-645-2781.