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About Design Exchange

Design Exchange, a registered charity and not-for-profit organization funded by its members and donors, is Canada's only cultural institution dedicated exclusively to the pursuit of design excellence and preservation of design heritage. At the crossroads of multiple disciplines, from furniture and architecture to graphics and fashion, our exhibitions, talks, workshops, and youth education programs are curated to reflect the popular zeitgeist and contemporary culture while demonstrating the relevance and importance of design to everyday life. We are committed to delivering accessible design experiences and education and we aim to provide the tools necessary to connect design learning to the ordinary and extraordinary.


For secondary and post-secondary co-op placements and for internships, please contact recruiting@dx.org. 



Our need for instructors is immediate, so applications will be considered as they arrive.
Applications will continue to be accepted and considered for future opportunities

Wage: $16 - 20 / hr

The Design Exchange has an immediate and ongoing need for occasional contract design instructors to teach both on and off-site design classes on an "as needed" basis in the following disciplines: graphic design, fashion and costume design, architecture, industrial design, robotics, coding and engineering. This is an opportunity for designers and educators experienced in teaching design concepts and techniques to children, youth and adults. A flexible schedule during school hours and access to transportation is beneficial.

Major Tasks:

  • Delivers / teaches workshops to students of various ages both in school and at DX.  Responsible for preparation, set up and clean up before and after programs.
  • Prepares workshops and lesson plans for basic programs and specialized workshops as requested, including developing workshop material resources (such as, worksheets, digital presentations) and preparing activities.
  • Organizes structure of workshops, including material to be provided in order to present the lesson
  • Monitors progress of students, provides assistance and encouragement, and paces workshop to meet students’ needs.
  • Collaborate on developing possible themes and design activities
  • Maintain inventory for supplies.
  • Maintain clear communication with internal staff. 
  • Represents DX's programs with a positive attitude


The ideal candidate will be a post-secondary graduate in Design, Fine Arts, Art Education, STEM-related courses, or any other related discipline with a good understanding of contemporary design practices. A minimum of 1 year teaching experience, preferably in a not-for-profit cultural organization is expected and required. This experience will consist primarily of delivering hands-on design activities for children and adults. He/she will possess effective written communication skills and the ability to maintain confidential information. He/she must be computer literate, highly motivated, able to work with minimal supervision, and able to organize and plan for current and future programs simultaneously. This position will require travel to off-site locations. 

A Vulnerable Sector Screening will be required prior to any in-class sessions being delivered.

Qualified applicants please send your resume: education@dx.org


DX Headquarters is
located at 234 Bay Street, Toronto

Call 416.363.6121
December 22, 23, 27,

28, 29, 30: 12-4:30PM


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