Instructor, Advanced Arts (Part Time)



Requisition ID: 8812 

Department: Rec, Cultural & Facility Services Dept. 
Service: Complexes, Aqua & Specialized Services  
Employment Type:1 or more Part-time Continuous Positions – up to 24 hours per week 
Salary Information: $32.886   - $44.067 per hour (2024 rates of pay)   
Various Shifts: Days, Evenings, Weekends 
Affiliation: CUPE 503 PT Rec & Cult 
Location: Various locations 
City: Ottawa, ON 
Job Category: Recreation, Cultural & Facility Services
Application Close: 09/06/2024


The Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services department is responsible for building a healthy, inclusive and vibrant City, as well as ensuring that communities, residents and visitors have access to the recreation and cultural places, programs, events and services that allow them to experience all the benefits the City has to offer, and overseeing Buildings and Facilities Management for improved service delivery integration, ensuring the best possible client experience in City facilities.

You are responsible for designing, teaching and evaluating creative introductory to advanced instructional programs in theatre, dance, music, visual, literary, and multi-media arts for all ages.


Completion of university/college degree in Fine Arts, Art History and/or education in one or more of the following arts disciplines: theatre, dance, music, visual, literary, or multi-media arts or equivalent years of arts experience.

Minimum of 5 years of practicing and/or teaching experience in related arts discipline.

Previous experience working with all ages in an arts instructional setting.


Current Standard First Aid, CPR and/or AED certificates
AODA Customer Service/IASR Training
High Five training courses


  • Excellent knowledge of interpretive techniques, of aesthetic and technical concepts, and of handling of program materials in discipline of instruction.
  • Working knowledge of general registration and visitor procedures.
  • Knowledge of local arts organization and school board curriculum.
  • Working knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation and of corporate/ departmental policies and procedures related to health and safety Completion of health and safety training required by legislation and by the Corporation of Ottawa


  • Strong oral and communication skills.
  • Ability to convey enthusiasm and creative energies about related discipline.
  • Sensitive to the needs of various age groups and their learning abilities.
  • Creative program development.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Demonstrated leadership, initiative and creativity.
  • Well organized, efficient and productive.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a changing work environment.


  • Language Requirement: Various language requirements, locations may require English only, French only OR Bilingual competencies. Some positions require English oral, reading, and writing. Some positions required French oral, reading and writing.       
  • Police Record Check: The successful candidate will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check with the Police Services detachment in their jurisdiction to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction.; Note: Under the age of 18, requires a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters check in place of the Vulnerable Sector Check.; Police record checks completed by a third-party company will not be accepted.  
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We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 


The City of Ottawa promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women, people with disabilities, Aboriginal peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.

The City of Ottawa provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.

Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.