JobThe Town of Stratford is looking for proposals from artists to teach art practices to adults (age 16+), youth (ages 5-15), and children (0-4 years). The Town of Stratford provides quality arts education for all ages and skill levels. We offer a friendly, non-competitive environment where students are encouraged to learn and to develop an appreciation for the arts. Classes and workshop are offered in-person and online.

  • Artists should be available to teach weekly classes and/or workshops.
  • Weekly 1.5-hour (minimum) classes for adults, 1-hour (minimum) classes for youth, and 45 minutes classes for children.
  • Sessions run for 8 to 10 weeks during fall, winter and spring seasons.
  • Workshops are often offered over a 1 or 2 days for 3 to 6 hours per workshop. These are flexible and negotiable.
  • The Town’s Recreation, Culture and Events Department will deal with all registration and payments from students and promotions of programs.
  • Most art sessions/workshop will be held in the Gertrude Cotton Building, 57 Bunbury Road, Stratford.
  • The Town of Stratford celebrates diversity and equality. We welcome proposals from diverse applicants. Proposals will not be discriminated against because of race, colour, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, or marital status.
  • Position(s) are as a casual contracted employee (self-employment agreement).
  • $26.00 per hour plus paid pre-time, curriculum development time.
  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Newer or emerging artists are welcomed.

Please write an email telling us more about yourself:

  • What do you do as an artist, or what is your art practice that you would like to teach?
  • What teaching experience, if any, do you have?
  • Would you like to teach an 8 to 10 weekly sessions or teach workshop(s)?
  • What would be your estimated supply costs for your program session or workshop(s)?
  • Do you have a valid Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check? Or can you qualify for a Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check
  • First Aid/CPR certification is an asset. If you don’t have the certification, would you be willing to get certified prior to starting?
  • Do you have reliable transportation? Transportation will be required to attend in-person programming and purchasing supplies for your program.
  • Please include all your contact information and phone number.
  • You can send a resume, an artist bio, and/or photos of your artwork (if you have them).
  • Please feel welcome to write about yourself in your own words.

Please send this email to Tanya Craig at [email protected] and include "Teaching Artists" in the subject line. Town of Stratford is open to receiving applications year-round. 

If you have any questions, please call Tanya at (902) 569 6925 or send an email. 

The Town of Stratford reserves the right to waive any informality in and to reject any or all proposals.