Are you looking for a fun summer job in the arts? West End BIZ is hiring a Mural Mentor!


The Mural Mentor recruits and works with local youth to create a mural within the West End community. The Mentor must be artistically talented and have the temperament, enthusiasm, sensitivity and patience to work with youth of varied ages.

The Mentor will teach the youth basic painting skills and art techniques and work with them throughout the mural painting process to build feelings of community pride. The youth learn responsibility and teamwork and gain a sense of accomplishment by creating a project that will remain in their community for years to come.

This is an excellent opportunity for art students to gain career-related experience and exposure. The West End BIZ Mural Program is internationally recognized and award-winning. A formal unveiling and media release will take place at the completion of the mural. 


The Mural Mentor will be supervised and take task direction from the Planning & Project Coordinator and Executive Director. The position will work in a team environment with other BIZ staff.


  • Recruit youth from local schools and community programs;
  • Create a preliminary design for approval, under the West End BIZ’s direction;
  • Paint an outdoor mural with the assistance of youth;
  • Track youth attendance;
  • Promote Mural Mentorship program and other BIZ initiatives;
  • Make minor repairs to existing murals
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Note: Mentor is not responsible for youth/group supervision, only instruction. 


All media requests must be immediately forwarded to the Executive Director.


The Mentor must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, hardworking and punctual. He/she must have the discipline to work effectively while unsupervised. As this position is funded by ESDC, the Mentor must be 30 years of age or younger, and a full-time student who is returning to post-secondary education in the fall.


Hours of work are Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, for a total of 35 paid hours per week. An occasional weekend day may be required for a BIZ event. Pay is $13.50 per hour plus vacation pay. The term runs from May 2 to August 25, 2017. Paid training. Locker supplied. Full kitchen facilities. Great work environment.


Please submit a cover letter and resume to the West End BIZ by e-mail gloria@westendbiz.ca fax (772-8604) or in person at 581 Portage Avenue, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm.

Closing date for applications is March 31, 2017 


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