The Bateman Foundation is located in beautiful downtown Victoria, B.C. We are always interested in hearing from hardworking, dedicated individuals who wish to join our team.
The Wellness Project was established by the Bateman Foundation in 2020 to promote the use of art and nature as tools for mindfulness and mental wellness. Working directly with vulnerable populations and key community groups in Victoria, the foundation will provide free access to the Gallery of Nature, alongside a specially-designed program of art and nature-based activities to help those experiencing anxiety and depression in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are looking for facilitators to design and implement programming for these community groups.
This is a brand new project, and the programming will be shaped by you and your talents/interests. If this resonates, we would love to hear from you!
We acknowledge that the Gallery of Nature is located on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen peoples, also known as the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations. We are committed to building an inclusive community of employees that values diverse skills and experiences. We welcome and encourage applications from the Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) community, as well as people with disabilities, LGBTQIA2S+ candidates, and/or people with intersectional identities.
Design art and nature-based programming
Deliver a regular program to small, pre-registered groups at the Gallery of Nature
Work with the Wellness Project team to provide feedback on sessions and inform future programming
Assist in the operational support of the organisation, including working in a gallery reception and gift shop capacity
Experience in the field of mental health: either work or study
Artistic experience or an interest in art, including but not limited to: visual art, music, dance, creative writing, crafts
Clean criminal record and vulnerable sector check
Experience working with/instructing children or vulnerable adults
Strong written, verbal, and visual communication skills
An understanding of and commitment to the Bateman Foundation’s goals and mission
This is a part time position, from 20-30 hours per week. Rate of pay is $18-25 per hour, depending on hours and experience.
This project and position is made possible through financial assistance from the Victoria Foundation, City of Victoria, Government of BC and private donors.
CONTRACT POSITIONS FOR NATURE SKETCH ARTIST/INSTRUCTORS
The Bateman Foundation, a national public charity, inspires a lasting relationship with nature through the lens of art, and is currently one of the only non-profits in Canada primarily using artwork to promote a connection to nature and the environment.
The Nature Sketch Club is an outdoor nature program for kids & adults that focuses on sketching and observing wildlife habitats in unique ecosystems. Guided by a sketch artist and a naturalist, this program encourages participants to connect to natural environments in their local community using a pencil and a sketchbook. We have a Junior Nature Sketch program for ages 5-12 as well as an Adult Nature Sketch program for ages 18+. For more information please visit: www.naturesketch.org
We are very excited to be launching our Nature Sketch program nationwide and are looking for an enthusiastic, multi-skilled and passionate professional to join our team. The programs will each run once per week out in nature, ending with a final student art exhibition. Programs runs for 8 weeks starting in September and ending with an exhibition at the beginning of November. The spring session will run from April to May. We are looking for experienced nature/sketch artists, who have experience working with children of all ages as well as adults.
Find a naturalist(s) in the area to aid in the program facilitation
Working with a naturalist to scout out locations for weekly ecosystem exploring
Teach both Jr and Adult program on Saturdays (full day if both classes fill) for the full program length
Communicate with parents & students
Scout out indoor locations for “rainy day” as well as final exhibition event
Assist with class promotions
Facilitate the entire program in your city
Familiarity with natural habitats & eco-systems
Artistic experience working in pencil with a focus on nature/wildlife drawing (please submit relevant artwork images)
Up to date criminal record and vulnerable sector check
Experience working with/instructing children
Experience teaching art to children is preferred
Strong verbal & visual communications skills
Valid driver’s license & transportation
Available to teach on Saturdays during Nature Sketch session
Ability to network, promote & market the program within the local area
Up to date first aid & CPR training
WCB coverage, if required
If you are all of the above we want to hear from you! Interested candidates please send a cover letter, resume and portfolio of relevant artwork to email@example.com