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Job title : Summer Design Camp Instructor 
Location : Design Exchange, 234 Bay St. Toronto, ON M5K 1B2 
Required languages : English, spoken, written and read 
Period of employment : June 23 to August 29, 2015 
Working hours : Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 :30 p.m. 
Hourly wage : $15/hour 

Job Description

DX is seeking to fill the full-time position of Summer Design Camp Instructor during the eight weekly Design Camps held during the DX’s Summer Design Camp program. The Design Camp Instructor will be responsible for working with children between the ages of 6 and 12 on a variety of multi-disciplinary design activities including daily supervision of the students, delivering the prepared program in a fun and interesting manner, and incorporating their own unique ideas. The Summer Camp Design Instructor will report to the Manager, Education Programs and the Youth Programs Coordinator, supervise volunteers and interns, and work closely with the other members of the DX Summer Camp team.  


Job Responsibilities 

  • Diligent supervision of children aged 6 to 12 
  • Instructing students and leading daily design-based projects 
  • Set up and maintenance of materials 
  • Coordinating with fellow instructors 


Qualifications 

  • A passion for the mandate and work of the DX, strong knowledge of the design sector and ability to be creative and able to work in a variety of mediums; 
  • Must be enrolled in a post-secondary design or education related program; 
  • Must have two years previous experience working with children ideally in the design, private-sector and / or socially innovative not-for-profit sectors; 
  • A good knowledge of Canadian and international design is an asset; 
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills; 
  • Patience, understanding and compassion to work with children and their parents; 
  • A Criminal background check will be required; 
  • CPR and first aid certification will be required. 


The candidates must meet the eligibility criteria for participation in the Young Canada Works program: 

  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada. Note: non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible.
  • Between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
  • Registered in the YCW on-line candidate inventory
  • Willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment
  • Do not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with YCW
  • Have been a full-time student (as defined by your educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCW job
  • Intend to return to full-time studies in fall 2015


Deadline for applications: May 15, 5 p.m. 

Please send your CV and cover letter by e-mail to Pamela Smith, Youth Programs Coordinator at education@dx.org

 


 

Job title : Summer Fashion Camp Instructor 
Location : Design Exchange, 234 Bay St. Toronto, ON M5K 1B2 
Required languages : English, spoken, written and read 
Period of employment : June 29 to August 2, 2015 
Working hours : Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 :30 p.m. 
Hourly wage : $15/hour 

Job Description 

DX is seeking to fill the full-time position of Summer Fashion Camp Instructor during the eight weekly Fashion Camps held during the DX’s Summer Design Camp program. The Fashion Camp Instructor will be responsible for working with children between the ages of 9 and 14 on a variety of fashion design activities including daily supervision of the students, delivering the prepared program in a fun and interesting manner, and incorporating their own unique ideas. The Summer Fashion Camp Instructor will report to the Manager, Education Programs and the Youth Programs Coordinator, supervise volunteers and interns, and work closely with the other members of the DX Summer Camp team.  

Job Responsibilities 

  • Diligent supervision of children aged 9 to 14 
  • Instructing students and leading daily fashion design-based projects 
  • Set up and maintenance of materials 
  • Coordinating with fellow instructors 


Qualifications 

  • A passion for the mandate and work of the DX, strong knowledge of the fashion design sector and ability to be creative and able to work in a variety of mediums; 
  • Must be enrolled in a post-secondary fashion design or education related program; 
  • Must have basic sewing skills, including how to pattern and sew a completed garment; 
  • Must have two years previous experience working with children, ideally in the design, private-sector and / or socially innovative not-for-profit sectors; 
  • A good knowledge of Canadian and international fashion design and trends is an asset; 
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills; 
  • Patience, understanding and compassion to work with children and their parents; 
  • A Criminal background check will be required; 
  • CPR and first aid certification will be required. 


The candidates must meet the eligibility criteria for participation in the Young Canada Works program: 

  • Legally entitled to work in Canada 
  • Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada. Note: non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible. 
  • Between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment 
  • Registered in the YCW on-line candidate inventory 
  • Willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment 
  • Do not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with YCW 
  • Have been a full-time student (as defined by your educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCW job
  • Intend to return to full-time studies in fall 2015. 


Deadline for applications: May 15, 5 p.m.

Please send your CV and cover letter by email to Pamela Smith, Youth Programs Coordinator at education@dx.org

 


 

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