Summer Student Position: Workshops Assistant

Title: Workshops on the Rock Assistant

Salt Spring Arts Council, Salt Spring Island, BC

  • Application Deadline:  Friday, April 27
  • The following position is open only to a full-time student who is returning to full time studies in the fall. Position subject to funding. 

Overview of the Position:
The Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC) celebrates 50 years of promoting and celebrating the arts in our vibrant community. SSAC serves our Salt Spring Island community by offering a wide array of arts programs. We operate historic Mahon Memorial Hall in the heart of Ganges village – the Hall is home to our gallery, programs and offices. The Workshops on the Rock Assistant will gain experience working in a dynamic arts service organization by supporting the operations of the Workshops on the Rock Program (WOR) – the SSAC’s program dedicated to providing exceptional arts learning for kids, youth and adults. The WOR Assistant will support operations support the delivery of three kids Summer Art Camps. The successful candidate with manage Camp registrations, assist with program promotions, maintain art supplies and camp materials, and assist the Camp instructor in all aspects of educational delivery, supervision, set up and clean up.



Under the direction of the Workshops Coordinator, support the Summer Art Camps:

  • Respond to registrations and inquiries
  • Ensure registration binder is complete
  • Maintain, organize and manage materials inventory for Camps, including equipment set up and tear down
  • Assist instructor in delivering workshop content
  • Provide supervision during drop-off, pick-up and lead outdoor games and activities during breaks
  • Assist with program promotions including brochure and poster distribution, posting events to social media and to the SSAC website
  • Input all registrant families into SSAC database
  • Support camp documentation (photos, newsletter submissions)
  • Assist with all aspects of daily office duties such as answering phones, emails, filing, photocopying, etc., and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications – The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong passion for the visual arts; experience in the visual arts highly preferred
  • Strong public relations skills;
  • Experience or passion working with children;
  • Ability to multi-task;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Strong computer skills; familiarity with word and excel an asset;
  • Strong time management skills;
  • Drivers license and access to vehicle an asset;
  • Must be willing to undergo a Criminal Records Check
  • Must be between the age of 16-30 at the start of employment
  • Have been a full-time student (high school, college, or university student) in the semester preceding and, intending to return to full time studies
  • Preference for student studying Education, Art History, Arts Admin, Fine or Studio Arts.


Term of Employment:

Rate of pay: $15.00/hr. – 32.5 hours per week (7 weeks)

Position will begin no later than June 25 and run through August 10.


Deadline for application: Friday, April 27, 4pm.

Please indicate in your application if you meet the following eligibility criteria:

Young Canada Works states that a student may be eligible for employment if they:

  • are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • are legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • will be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
  • will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the Young Canada Works (YCW) work assignment;
  • have been a full-time high school, college, CEGEP or university student (as defined by their educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCW work assignment; and
  • intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW work assignment.

Please email your cover letter and resume to:

Salt Spring Arts Council

114 Rainbow Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2A5


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