Instructor, Intermediate Arts (Part-time)



Requisition ID: 8815 

 Department: Rec, Cultural & Facility Services Dept. 
Service: Community Rec, Culture & Sport Services  
Employment Type:1 or more Part-time Continuous Positions – up to 24 hours per week 
Salary Information: $23.239   - $33.937 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 mandate of Community Recreation & Cultural Programs is to build an inclusive, vibrant, and creative city, unique in identity, and rich in culture. The Service provides strategic vision and innovative leadership in managing customer centric sports and recreation venues and programs, including the management of facilities and/or land for the delivery of indoor and outdoor recreation programs and services, and fosters an environment in which Ottawa’s arts, heritage, festival and event sectors can evolve sustainably.

You are responsible for teaching and evaluating creative children’s introductory to intermediate instructional programs in theatre, dance, music, visual, literary, and multi-media arts.


Completion of 2 years of university/college in Fine Arts or 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 3 years of experience practicing and/or teaching in a related arts discipline.


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


  • Completion of health and safety training required by legislation and by the Corporation of Ottawa
  • Previous experience working with all ages in an arts instructional setting.
  • 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.
  • Working knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation and of corporate/ departmental policies and procedures related to health and safety.


  • 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.  
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available. 


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.