Education Intern/ AGO (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 10 July 2017
I learned about the various education programs and teaching methods in the context of a gallery and experienced learning how to teach various ages from early childhood up to university students. I was able to work along side other educators and assist in gallery tours and guide students through various exhibitions and engage them through discussions and art related activities.
the most enjoyable part of the job was working with the students and seeing how they took what they learned and experienced through the exhibitions and seeing how they translated that in their own art making through the small workshops at the end of the tour.
This job was not hard at all it was very enjoyable and the staff was great to work with.
ASSISTANT MANAGER, FACILITIES SERVICES (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 27 April 2017
World class staff and art collection. Only detraction for me was this was a year long maternity leave coverage, thus the low score on job security. However, the support, wonderful direction of the new CEO, and top notch, classy, educated staff, made this one of my favourite jobs ever. I would recommend anyone to work there if the stars align and you are able to achieve it. I felt blessed being a part of the AGO.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 26 March 2016
HR disaster! Very disorganized. Lots of firing and quitting. This may have been due to the lack of a director for several years...? Staff was extremely cliquish and non inclusive. Micro management control styles.
Emily Carr Live Comic Event (Former Employee) – Art Gallery of Ontario – 5 June 2015
Live comic drawing event based on Emily Carr's painting and personal Life, in amazing place, AGO, with young and talented artists from Independent Illustration program from Seneca College. The hardest part was the time management to finish the illustrations in the good level of skills. The most enjoyable part of this project for me was illustrating some aspects and events of a real amazing artist with using references from her life and aboriginal arts.
Vollunteer (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 8 May 2015
Volunteering at the AGO was a rewarding experience, where I was giving a good amount of responsibility, yet the management was very well structured and I never felt over whelmed. I came in for 7:45 am, set up for the children, and then entertained them at they arrived with card games and hand games. I assisted the art teacher in teaching the group, as well as with set up and clean up. I created games to do with the children during break periods, and I had my own private lunch break. My day ended at 5:30pm. The hardest part of the job was maintaining a very strong enthusiasm and optimism at all times when it was such a long day, and the best part was seeing a positive impact I made on the kids.