The Summer Programs Coordinator is an 8-week full-time position beginning June 21, 2019. The wage for this position is $15/hour at 35 hours per week. As a member of The Durham Art Gallery team, the Summer Programs Coordinator will be a creative, enthusiastic and patient individual and active member in the planning, administering and delivering our summer programs and camps for children and be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the camp/programming

Additional Responsibilities 

  • Answering parent questions related to camp programming and registration
  • Assist in the research and development of age-appropriate arts programming for school-aged children
  • Supervise classroom instruction regularly and report back to the Executive Director + Curator on a weekly basis
  • Submit a final report and recommendations at the conclusion of the summer
  • Ensure all materials and activities are safe for children


A successful candidate for the Summers Programs Coordinator position will have the following:

  • Enrollment in an accredited post-secondary institution studying arts administration, art history, visual arts, childhood education, or a related field (returning full-time in September 2019)
  • Strong commitment to the arts, culture and youth
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work independently, demonstrated ability to work in a team, and superior organizational skills
  • Previous experience working with school-aged children in an educational, or day camp setting is preferred
  • Access to a car is an asset but not a requirement

How to Apply

Employment offer is conditional upon receipt of a Criminal Records Search Vulnerable Sector Screening that is acceptable to the Municipality of West Grey. Applicants who do not meet the Canada Summer Jobs requirements with the Government of Canada will not be accepted. Applicants without a cover letter will not be reviewed. The Durham Art Gallery welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, women, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), The Durham Art Gallery is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. At any stage of the hiring process, The Durham Art Gallery will work with applicants requesting accommodation. Please submit resumes electronically or by mail by May 24, 2019 to info@durhamartgallery.com Attn: Lindsey Glazier, Gallery Assistant The Durham Art Gallery 251 George Street East Durham, ON N0G 1R0

About The Durham Art Gallery

Founded in 1979 in Durham, West Grey, the Durham Art Gallery is a regional arts organization serving Grey and Bruce Counties. Our mandate is to inspire, educate and delight people of all ages through access to a wide range of contemporary art. We embrace a multidisciplinary view of cultural practice and present visual and media art together with literary and performance events.

From our earliest incarnation in the local library to our current purpose-built home, the Gallery’s evolution has been marked by transformation and maturity. Over the past years we have introduced new exciting initiatives: off-site exhibitions in supermarkets, public parks and local businesses; satellite events in underserved communities; collaborations with art universities and colleges across Ontario, and the launch of several professional arts festivals: the Words Aloud Spoken Word Festival began as a collaborative effort between the Gallery and the Words Aloud Collective. Hosted by the Gallery and organized in collaboration with OCAD University, the Common Pulse Festival is a panorama of emerging art genres and practices.