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Call for Artist Instructors

  • Anywhere

Application Deadline: February 25 (or until positions have been filled)

The MacLaren Art Centre seeks culturally diverse visual artists working in digital media, sculpture, textiles, print-making, photography and more to join the pool of artist instructors working on behalf of the Gallery delivering studio-based programmes (such as summer camps, art classes, PA days, Family Sunday workshop etc.) at the Gallery and outreach locations in the community. Working closely with the Community Art Coordinator, Artist Instructors will assist in developing and delivering programs for children, youth and adults centered around diverse approaches to art making and employ a wide range of media while drawing inspiration from current exhibitions and the permanent collection. In this capacity, the Artist Instructor functions as an ambassador for the MacLaren Art Centre as they engage the community in meaningful artmaking.


  • Practicing visual artist with a BFA, college-level arts diploma, or equivalent life experience
  • At least one year teaching experience with children, youth, adults, or seniors
  • Sound understanding of visual art and artistic practices
  • Creative thinking and an innovative approach to programming
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Punctuality, flexibility and problem-solving skills


  • Working knowledge of another language, particularly French
  • Comfort working with technology and the ability to deliver programs virtually

The MacLaren Art Centre is an equal opportunity employer serving our diverse communities. We encourage and welcome applications that contribute to the further diversification of the Gallery including, but not limited to, women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, and work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process. 

Please send the following to Heather Riley, Education Coordinator:

  • CV or Resume
  • Portfolio of 10 artworks
  • The age range(s) you are interested in teaching.
  • Types of program format you would be interested in leading (weekly, drop-in, etc.).
  • Types of materials/topics you would be interested in teaching.

We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates will be required to supply a current criminal record check and vulnerable sector police screening before work can commence. Pay commensurate with experience.

About the MacLaren Art Centre

The MacLaren Art Centre is the regional public art gallery serving Barrie, the County of Simcoe and the surrounding area. Housed in an award-winning building, the Gallery has a permanent collection and presents a year-round programme of world-class exhibitions, education activities and special events. As a cornerstone of culture for the region, the MacLaren is a central meeting place for residents, a destination for visitors from across the province and a catalyst for downtown revitalization.

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