AGO Art Camp, Administrative Lead Counsellor

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Toronto

Art Gallery of Ontario

AGO Art Camp, Administrative Lead Counsellor Temporary Full-Time (35 hours per week; Additional hours starting at 7:30 AM and ending at 6:00 PM will be assigned on a rotational basis) Hourly rate: $18.50 Start Date:May 16, 2024 End Date:September 06, 2024 ART + AUDIENCE + LEARNING Are you passionate about inspiring young minds through art? Do you thrive in a dynamic and creative environment? If so, we want you to be part of our Education & Programming team at AGO Art Camp!
Located in Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario (“the AGO”) is one of the largest art museums in North America, with a collection of close to 100,000 works. At AGO Art Camp, we believe in fostering creativity and imagination in young artists. As part of the renowned Art Gallery of Ontario, we provide a unique and enriching experience for campers to explore their artistic talents while enjoying the fun of summer camp and we need great people to help us accomplish this!
We are currently seeking a Temporary Full-time, AGO Art Camp, Administrative Lead Counsellor to join our Education & Programming team. Under the direction of the Manager, Studio Programming and Learning, the incumbent will be responsible for organizing, maintaining and distributing all camp attendances and associated lists including daily and weekly reports. They will lead the daily attendance check in and check out process for all campers and will work closely with our Visitor Services team to maintain up-to-date records and oversee volunteer placement and assists with counsellor placements. The Administrative Lead Counsellor is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the camp program, providing excellent front line customer service (in-person, by phone and email), and will cover for camp counsellor absences and fellow lead staff absences as required. They will plan and lead activities in collaboration with the Manager, Camp Coordinator, fellow lead staff, counsellors and volunteers and supports camp staff and volunteers indoors and outdoors as needed to run programming, promote well-being and maintain a safe camp environment at all times. The Administrative Lead Counsellor will mentor counsellors and volunteers throughout the summer, demonstrating best practices in behavioural management, customer service, program planning and delivery and health & safety awareness, as well as administrative processes. They will be responsible for implementing a comprehensive counsellor and volunteer training program for the AGO Art Camp, and writing an end-of-summer report, summarizing all recommendations and suggestions for the following summer.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications, skills, and experience:

  • Enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary program in arts administration, visual arts, education, physical education, health and recreation or other appropriate areas of study (or within 24 months of graduation)
  • Experience in child behaviour management and supervising groups of children (aged 5-13) in an indoor/outdoor camp and/or educational environment
  • Enjoys working with children and youth
  • Strong computer skills (word processing, data processing) including familiarity with excel, word and outlook
  • Experience with CampBrain software is an asset
  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and team-building and training skills
  • Strong interest in the visual arts
  • Standard First Aid CPR/AED Level C is required before start of employment

Please note the AGO Summer Art Camp positions align with the Young Canada Works eligibility criteria.
Recent grads welcome to apply! Join Us in Crafting Creative Futures! Apply Today! For more information about AGO Art Camp visit We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our visitors to apply by submitting a tailored cover letter and CV. We thank all applicants but must advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act & the AGO’s Recruitment & Selection Policy for Staff, a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process. The Art Gallery of Ontario is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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