Employment Opportunities

Hiring: Summer Camp Assistant (Co-op High School Student)

Job Positions Available in these Cities: Kitchener, Waterloo, Oakville and Halifax

Reports To: Summer Camp Lead

About Artshine

Artshine is a Canadian Social Enterprise dedicated to offering creative mobile arts programs. We reinvest our profits into the community by operating subsidized and free arts programs through our sister non-profit, Arts4All. Our vision is to foster a community where access to the arts is available to individuals of all income levels, abilities, and life circumstances.

Summary of Role

Artshine is seeking a self-motivated co-op high school student to assist with our summer camps. This individual will engage with campers and parents daily, lead campers in art activities and outdoor play, and provide supervision. This is a part-time summer position offering valuable experience in a creative and inclusive environment.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage a group of campers and facilitate three to four art activities per day.
  • Assist in program planning and preparation for daily activities.
  • Supervise campers during art activities, outdoor periods, and meal times.
  • Ensure camper inclusion and maintain enthusiasm.
  • Monitor campers' health and well-being.
  • Assist with camper arrival and departure procedures.
  • Contribute to daily cleaning duties.
  • Assist with setup and teardown of camp facilities.
  • Relay important information between the Artshine office, camp counselors, and parents.
  • Administer first aid as needed.
  • Assist with packing, delivery, and cleanup of Artshine program supplies, curriculum, and equipment each week, and prior to the start of camp.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Prior experience working with or supervising children, preferably in a camp setting.
  • Some background in fine arts preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality.
  • Must possess a valid Social Insurance Number and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial legislation and regulations.
  • Current Emergency First Aid + CPR C certification is preferred.
  • Availability to attend mandatory staff training in June (TBD).
  • Availability for 2 weeks of work this summer (TBD).

How to Apply

Please apply today! Send your availability and resume to apply@artshine.ca

Artshine is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including those with diverse backgrounds and those with disabilities. If you require accommodations at any stage of the application process, please inform us.

Hiring: English and French Speaking Art Instructors

Artshine is not currently hiring. Please check back soon for new opportunities!

Artshine is growing in 2024, we are currently hiring part-time English and French speaking Art Instructors in your city!

Job Description:

Join our team and let your art shine as an instructor of our enriching and educational mobile art classes. Spark students’ creativity, confidence and love for art, while teaching our rich curriculum and having fun! Artshine is an innovative mobile art social enterprise devoted to creating a community where participation in the arts is available to people of all levels of income, ability or life circumstance.

Advantages of the job:

Part-time work (2-10 hours per week, or more based on your availability): a great fit for stay-at-home parents, university students, part-time teachers, and artists

Curriculum and training in the ‘Artshine way’ are provided

$20 - $30 per hour for instructing time, $17 - $19 per hour for prep

Amazing feel-good experience working for an innovative Canadian social enterprise.

To be an Artshine instructor you must:

  • Speak French fluently (required for French positions)
  • Have reliable transportation (drivers license G preferred)
  • Have experience working with children (preferred)
  • Be able to paint and draw realistically (preferred)
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be available during lunch hours or after school during the week
  • Be prepared to complete a Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening

Apply to join our team and let your art shine!

Please apply today! Send your availability and resume to apply@artshine.ca


Instructeur/Instructrice d’art francophone pour enfants

Artshine Inc

Artshine et Arts4All embauche présentement des instructeurs d’art francophones.

Description de l’emploi:

Joignez notre équipe et venez faire briller votre talent comme instructeur dans nos classes mobiles d’art innovantes et éducatrices. Piquez la curiosité, la créativité et l’estime de soi des élèves en suivant notre curriculum riche et surtout, venez-vous amuser!

Artshine est une entreprise sociale innovatrice qui s’implique et assure la participation des gens de différente classe salariale, d’aptitudes ou de circonstances de la vie.

Caractéristiques avantageuses de l’emploi:

· Emploi à temps partiel (2-10 heures par semaine ou plus selon vos disponibilités): un emploi parfait pour les gens à la maison ou les étudiants collégiales ou universitaires, enseignants à temps partiel et pour les artistes.

· Formation «méthode Artshine» fournie et accompagnée du curriculum à enseigner

· 25-30,00 $ l’heure pour l’enseignement et 17-19,00 $ l’heure pour la préparation de classe

· Sentiment de fierté tout de suite associé au travail pour une entreprise sociale canadienne innovatrice

Exigences pour être un instructeur:

· Parler français (requis)

· Détenir un moyen de transport fiable (permis de conduire G est préférable)

· Expérience de travail avec les enfants

· Être capable de dessiner/peinturer de façon réaliste (préférable)

· Capacité de s’exprimer et communiquer facilement

· Être disponible sur l’heure de dîner et/ou après les heures de classe en semaine

  • Fournir un relevé d’antécédents criminels original pour travailler dans le secteur vulnérable

Appliquer pour l’emploi et venez faire briller votre talent avec nous!

Please apply today! Send your availability and resume to apply@artshine.ca


What Our Employees Think

The mission and goals of ARTSHINE captured my attention from the start. I've been welcomed, supported and encouraged from the start. Teaching art online has been a great experience. I love to see how much the children enjoy it.

I'm also looking forward to teaching in-person once the pandemic constraints are lifted.

- Art Teacher in Ottawa-Gatineau, ON

I began working with Artshine in 2019 and they have always maintained a positive, low-stress environment.

Initially, I was teaching lunch hour and after school art programs. When the pandemic shut that down, Artshine shifted to online learning and I began teaching art via Zoom, Google Classroom, and Microsoft Teams. Amidst this shift and learning curve, the Artshine management team remained helpful and kind. I appreciate the flexibility of the scheduling as it allows me to plan work around life and not the other way around.

I would definitely recommend working with Artshine.

- Remote Instructor

Inspiring a creative outlet for all ages and different abilities, is a rewarding role Artshine offers it’s employees. They are welcoming and helpful management/staff.

- Substitute Teacher in Kitchener, ON

I have worked at Artshine for a couple years now and I am very satisfied with it. The management and employees are all very kind and there is a lot of flexibility working at Artshine.

- Program Ambassador in GTA, ON

I’ve been working for Artshine for 2 years now.

They are so accommodating to my school, life, and work balance. They are encouraging, collaborative, and are always looking to enhance the company.

I am so grateful to be apart of a caring and passionate company! To do what I love, with a clientele that I am familiar with is truly a blessing.

- Art Instructor in St. Catharines, ON

Wonderful management and place to work. Highly appreciate that this organization collaborates with the community and places so much value on building positive relationships.

- Instructor in KW

I have enjoyed working at Artshine. The students are eager and engaged, the lesson plans are interesting, and allow for flexibility. Ideas are welcomed and encouraged. Management is fair, approachable and genuine. It's wonderful seeing the pride and growth in the students as they develop skills and confidence.

- Instructor in KW

I love working at Artshine. The flexibility is so helpful, but the work is also very meaningful as I know that the work that I do helps make art accessible to people who would otherwise not have access to it. I didn't think it was possible to bring together my business experience and my love of art and children but this job checks all the boxes!

- General Manager in KW

Artshine people are first and foremost welcoming, inclusive and flexible. Ideas are encouraged and taking initiative is welcomed. Creativity in teaching is a must, finding what sparks students interest and how to express it in art. Background in art is a plus but not always necessary. Slight drawback is that it's difficult to work full time given the nature of the instructor's role.

- Instructor in KW