Art Instructor – Anvil Centre


City of New Westminster


Nov. 7, 2016

Organization Description: 

Anvil Centre is the showpiece civic facility located in the heart of the downtown New Westminster. Anvil Centre encompasses 84,000-square feet of interior space and includes: conference and meeting facilities, theatre, multi-purpose rooms, multi-purpose art studios, art gallery, the City’s Museum and Archives, and much more. 
The City of New Westminster's Anvil Centre cultural studios are top of the line professional studio spaces that offer quality setting for visual, performing, applied, sound and new media arts. The Centre also offers professionally outfitted, acoustically insulated music practice rooms. Details and links on this exciting new facility can be found


Job Description: 

Position Vacancy: Art Instructor – Anvil Centre
Great City, Great Work, Great Future!
DEPARTMENT: Office of the CAO
STATUS: Auxiliary
UNION: CUPE local 387
HOURS OF WORK: To Be Determined* Starting January 2017. *Please note that the hours of work are dependent on program registration and the successful candidate will have the ability to work weekdays, evenings and/or weekends.
SALARY: Starting rate is $31.48 (2015 rates) per hour + 12% in lieu of all benefits

We are looking for a vibrant and experienced Art Instructor to join our faculty and lead workshops and programs for all ages and skill levels, with a focus on children and young adults. This position requires a strong background in both art and education, with experience in media and practices such as drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Some specific duties will include developing curriculum in line with the ongoing programming and upholding the high quality and professionalism of the Anvil Centre. This position also requires availability to teach in other community centers and facilities in the City of New Westminster. In your resume, please highlight your training, teaching methods and any classes you have developed.


The Art Instructor will join Anvil faculty and City staff to develop dynamic and innovative programs that connect with the overall programming of the Centre (New Media Gallery, Community Art Space, Museums and Archives).


Requirements include:
• Completion of a post secondary degree, diploma or equivalent in visual arts and/or education.
• Minimum 3 years of previous teaching experience.
• Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of contemporary art education in community recreation facilities.
• Sound knowledge of non-formal teaching methods and group leadership techniques.
• Excellent supervisory and organizational skills.
• Must be able to successfully pass and maintain a criminal and police record check.

How to Apply: 

Please apply by emailing your resume and cover letter quoting competition #16-121, by November 7th, 2016, to the Human Resources Department, City of New Westminster, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC, V3L 1H9, Fax: (604)527-4619 or e-mail to 

We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The City of New Westminster is committed to employment equity.
We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.


SALARY: Starting rate is $31.48 (2015 rates) per hour + 12% in lieu of all benefits

Contact Name: Human Resources Department City of New Westminster
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (604) 527-4605

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