RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS- Art Education Assistant (All Groups)

  • Deadline: May 16, 2023 at 11:59 pm

Competition # : 38962

Crown Agency: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Student

Union Status: Exclusion – Non Union – NSPG

Closing Date: ​5/16/2023​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

Since 1908, the Gallery has been a gateway for the visual arts in Atlantic Canada by engaging people with art. It is committed to this mission as an agency of the Province of Nova Scotia and one of the premier arts institutions in Canada. At its core, the Gallery is responsible for acquiring, preserving and exhibiting works of art, and for providing education in the visual arts.

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia seeks to present the most vital and engaging contemporary art from around the world. We will embrace tradition and the past by applying a contemporary viewpoint that addresses relevant issues and challenges perspectives.

We are an inclusive public gathering place that connects people with art to inspire thinking.

Please note, due to legislative changes, as of January 1, 2023, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (AGNS) employees are no longer Civil Servants and are instead direct employees of the AGNS .

About Our Opportunity

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (AGNS) provides innovative programming and learning opportunities for Nova Scotia residents and visitors to the province. As an Art Education Assistant, you will  play an important planning and coordination role to assist the programing division meet our goals and objectives. We will work together to find new and creative ways to deliver meaningful and inspiring programs and art experiences for children, youth, adults and special interest groups during the 2023 summer season.

In addition, you will assist in developing and delivering interactive programs and activities using numerous delivery models for a wide range of audiences.

There are two (2) Art Education Assistant positions available through this competition. One (1) position must be filled by a candidate who meets the criteria for the Young Canada Works (YCW) program. When you apply, please identify if you qualify for the Young Canada Works program through the screening question. Please note if you answer “no” to this question, you will still be considered for the second Art Education Assistant position that is not Young Canada Works (YCW) funded.

Primary Accountabilities

  • Assist with the Summer School of the Arts day camp program which includes:
    •  greeting children/parents at the beginning and end of each day
    • assisting with supervision
    • helping students and instructors as needed
    • assisting with program delivery when necessary
  • Learn and review the permanent collection and exhibitions presently on view as well as those that are upcoming; such as Arctic Amazon; Networks of Global Indigeneity
  • Support content generation and delivery of in person activities for children and youth in the Gallery including guided tours.
  • Assist with studio maintenance, restocking, and organization and preparing materials for instructors.
  • Assist with development of public program planning for upcoming fall and winter exhibitionsSupport the delivery of special programming to support the North American Indigenous Games taking place July 15-23, 2023.

Qualifications and Experience

As the successful candidate, you are a Full-time university or community college student enrolled in a relevant program (such as Fine Arts, Art History, Art Education, Museum Studies, etc.), returning to full time study in September 2023. Preference will also be given to those currently enrolled in their second or third year of post-secondary education.
In addition to the above, you demonstrate the ability to work with children, youth, and adults of all ages in an art-making/interpretation setting. You possess strong communication skills (both written and verbal) and  demonstrate strong planning and organizational skills. You have experience and confidence using Microsoft programs (word, excel), web research, email, and experience using online social media platforms.

At times, this role may be working independently or in a team environment and as the successful candidate, you must clearly demonstrate an understanding of the dynamics to work effectively with the diverse public in a professional manner.

Candidates must be registered in the Young Canada Works (YCW) on-line candidate inventory ( and meet the eligibility criteria of the program.

Working Conditions

A Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse, and Vulnerable Sector Check will be required for this position.

Additional Information

Position start date, Monday, June 5, 2023

Position end date, Friday August 25, 2023
To be eligible, all applications for this posting must be received through the Province of Nova Scotia’s competition on Please note the closing date for applications on the site.

Filling the position is based upon receiving funding approval from Young Canada Works.
NOTE: only résumés and cover letters submitted through by the closing date will be considered.
Inquiries for more information should be made to the attention of: Laura Carmichael, Public Programs Specialist, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia,

 Pay Grade:  HOURLY

Salary Range:  $20.00 –  Hourly

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens of Nova Scotia.  The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to

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