Creative Arts Program Leader

Number of Positions: 1

All students must be full time day students at a recognized secondary or post-secondary institution and be returning to full time attendance in fall of 2020.

Students must meet the basic requirements of the position. Should you be offered the position, with the City of Cornwall, you will be required to submit verification of school status.

Your resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position, and have documentation to substantiate how you meet the requirements. We thank all those who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Submissions for summer student positions will only be accepted via email and must be submitted by the closing date.


  • To design and conduct a program tailored for playground leaders that guides them in the areas of Creative Arts and Theatre;
  • To coordinate performing arts activity sessions within the playgrounds and/or indoors at the Benson Centre with the assistance of the programmers and Playground Leaders;
  • To ensure compliance with leaders on weekly stationary reports and subsequently make these reports available to the Playground Supervisor for prompt attention to problems;
  • To assist the Playground Supervisor in the coordination of the Annual Playground Supershow by motivating and assisting the leaders in preparation of entries;
  • Responsible for recording an inventory of supplies for theatre and creative event activities;
  • Coordinate and assist Playground Leaders with special projects, i.e. Individual Park Theatre Day, Mime/Clown Workshops, music for children etc.;
  • Maintain records of the number of participants involved in each special event;
  • Work with the Sports and Active Living Leader to facilitate joint programming for special activities;
  • Responsible to work with other programmers for seeing each park has a basic kitbag of essential supplies ready for the opening of the season;
  • Provide information to media on theatre and creative events activities pending approval of Leisure Arts Coordinator;
  • Assemble information and prepare weekly special events and playground column for the Standard Freeholder, Seaway News and Le Journal;
  • Responsible to prepare a written evaluation of the summer program and supply to the Leisure Arts Coordinator;
  • To be a representative of the City of Cornwall and maintain outstanding public relations skills and professional image at all times;
  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: (documentation to be provided at time of application unless indicated not required)

  • College or University Program related to Education, Fine Arts, Social Sciences, or Recreation etc.
  • Must have 1 year of experience in playgrounds or similar program;
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suites and Database programs; Documentation not required
  • Must obtain and maintain a satisfactory CPIC (Criminal Record Check), at the candidate's own expense if 18 or older;
  • Must successfully complete the City of Cornwall’s Playground Leader Training Program 
  • Possess a Valid Class G Drivers License;
  • Provide Drivers Abstract.  (WIll not be driving City vehicles)
  • Red Cross and Emergency First Aid Training


The deadline for submissions is March 27, 2020.  Please submit your application form, resume and proof of qualifications in confidence to:

To Apply:  Submit your application to – S20-22 Creative Arts Program Leader

Note: Please include position title and file number in the subject line of your email application. Ensure all required documents are included. Ensure the cover page is included. Any incomplete applications will not be accepted.

The Corporation of The City of Cornwall is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.  Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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