Artist/Arts Educator for Illustration Workshops (Short-term Contract)

Date Posted
September 23, 2022
Opportunity with
Routes Youth Centre
Application Deadline
September 30, 2022 at 5:00 pm
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Illustration Workshop Facilitation at Routes Youth Centre - Short Term Contract

$130/workshop for 2 workshops

About Routes:

Routes Youth Centre is a space for Dundas & area youth aged 8-19. Routes offers a number of programs to help facilitate growth, provide support, encourage skill-building and offer low-barrier recreation opportunities in a community setting. We offer both drop-in and structured programming for youth, in addition to off-site trips. Routes is committed to fostering a welcoming space for youth and staff, and works to advocate for social justice and human rights while challenging oppression through its work in the community.

Routes youth have shown a recent interest and passion for cartooning and illustration. To support and develop this interest, Routes will be offering a short workshop series on creating comics and illustrated characters.

Current Opportunity:

Routes is seeking an artist or arts educator to facilitate two (2) illustration workshops for youth ages 8 to 19-years-old. The workshop series will occur over two days, but the timing is flexible based on the artist’s schedule. The artist will offer 2 one-hour sessions per workshop, with one session designed for youth ages 8 to 12-years-old and the following session for youth ages 13 to 19-years-old. Routes staff will be present to support youth engagement, but the artist will lead the workshop. Routes will provide youth materials based on the artist’s material list and the artist would be required to bring their own materials for demonstration.


  • Create a comprehensive materials list to share with Routes staff ahead of workshop so materials for youth can be purchased by Routes
  • Plan, prepare, and facilitate two (2) workshops (each workshop consists of 2 one-hour sessions back-to-back) that demonstrates introductory illustration skills and character creation; ensure art activities are safe, creative, and inclusive of all participants
  • Provide workshop feedback to Routes team to support anecdotal qualitative data for program evaluation/reporting


  • Current arts practice and familiarity with a broad range of artistic techniques and materials, with one or more of the following interests/skills: drawing, illustration, cartooning; candidates will be asked to provide a portfolio or a sample of work
  • Previous experience working with children and youth (ages 8 to 19) is required
  • Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening is required
  • Knowledge of and ability to implement anti-oppressive practices in child/youth context
  • Exceptional facilitation skills, familiarity working with young people with different levels of arts experience and from a variety of backgrounds and lived experiences
  • Willingness to learn accurate forms of documentation to support program evaluation/report writing for the program, where appropriate

We thank all applicants for their interest in Routes Youth Centre; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Routes Youth Centre strives to create a safe space and a workplace that reflects the diversity of the people we work with. Please contact to discuss how we can best provide accommodation and meet your needs during the hiring process.

How to Apply:

Cover letter and resume to be submitted by e-mail to Please reference “Artist/Arts Educator Opportunity” in subject line.

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