The Developmental Disabilities Association (DDA) is a leading employer in BC’s social services sector. With over 50 community-based programs and services for children, youths, and adults in Vancouver and Richmond, we offer superior programs and services to enable people with developmental disabilities to reach their full potential.

SERVICE AREA: Vocational & Community Services
LOCATION: Vancouver
START DATE: May 8, 2023 (ending August 25, 2023)
TERM/STATUS: Temporary Full Time
SCHEDULE/HRS: Monday to Friday 8:30 – 16:00  //  37.5 hours per week


This position involves assisting with art related activities for adults with developmental disabilities. The role will require planning activities, sourcing materials, managing the art budget, facilitating programming and instruction of art classes. The successful applicant may also help with hosting an art show and coordinating with other community agencies to showcase the art and raise awareness of the accomplishments of individuals with diverse abilities. This position is subject to funding by Canada summer jobs. Position is conditional based on approval of application request by Service Canada.


Education & Experience:

•    Post-secondary education or training in a related field (Fine Arts, Recreation Therapy)

•    Must be between ages of 18 – 30 at intake time, legally entitled to work in Canada, not hold another full time (30 or more hours) summer job.

•    Working knowledge or experience with people in the area of arts, recreation/leisure.

Standard requirements of the Art Instructor include:

•    Criminal Record Clearance

•    Medical Clearance

•    Demonstrated competency in English

•    Basic computer literacy- (asset) expertise in the development of online class content

•    Must be Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold Refugee status


•    Educational and training opportunities

*This position requires Union membership.

For more information, please visit our website at

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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Posted by dda-editor in: Community & Day Programs, Department, Job Status, Summer Positions