Education Assistant (student volunteer)

(Art Gallery of Burlington)

Position ID: V-HVC0439 Last Full Update: 22 Feb 2019
Opportunity Details
CommentsThe AGB offers a variety of excellent weekend programming for kids and teens throughout the school year. As an education assistant, you can volunteer for art classes, PA day camps, March break, summer camps, birthday parties and our very popular open studio sessions on Sunday afternoons. We have lots of opportunities to fit your schedule!
ContactBecky Hewis, Art Gallery of Burlington; Phone: 905-632-7796 ext 312; Email:
DutiesEducation Assistants help in our classes by taking part in the supervision and instruction of the children, assisting with the class administration (attendance, signing in and out of participants) and offering studio set-up and clean-up help before and after class.
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ClientsClass participants
Ages14 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForHighschool students
Areas of InterestArts & Crafts ; Culture & Heritage ; Education Support (Tutoring / Instruction) ; Youth & Activity Camp Support ; Youth Engagement
Skills/ExperienceCreativity ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Team Work ; Working with Children ; We are seeking committed, positive and energetic for this program. Experience instructing children, especially in a creative environment is an asset, but is not required.
Commitment LengthShort Term ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Opportunities include: 
Saturday session (2-hour classes that students volunteer for up to 10 weeks) 
Family sessions (Sunday afternoons - students can sign up for one off time slots) 
Open studio sessions (Sundays 1-4pm, teams are formed to create a rotational schedule) 
Birthday parties (occasional, 3 hours in length) 
PA day camps (9-4pm on PA days)
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; You have to be ready to jump in and help kids! Instructors depend on you for your support and participation.
Minimum Hours2
Dates and TimesFriday: Morning, Afternoon 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon 
Sunday: Afternoon 
March break and summer camps: full week commitment (9-4), Saturday classes: full session (2 hours for 6-8 weeks), Open Studios and Birthday parties are occasional.
SeasonsYear Round ; it depends on what you sign up for! The more you sign up for the better!
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationArt Gallery of Burlington
Number of PositionsBurlington: 20 individual(s) 
20 individual(s) needed in total. 
We aim to have two volunteers in each class unless numbers are low, then one is sufficient. We attempt to work with any special requests for certain classes on a first come, first served basis.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Orientation packages are sent out prior to the first class containing instructor, assignment and room locations as well as Health and Safety precautions. Specific room orientations are generally provided by the instructors as they will be seeking different levels and types of support depending on the age of the participants and the medium they are using.
TransportationNear public transit
Police CheckNot Required
Additional RequirementsVolunteers are asked to visit the facility for an interview. We also request a resume and the names of two references.
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Organization NameArt Gallery of Burlington
Office Phone905-632-7796; 
Brock Lobby Information Desk 905-632-7796 ext 326
Address & Map
1333 Lakeshore Rd
Burlington, ON L7S 1A9
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