Opportunities @ Artscape

On this page, you will find all job postings current at Artscape, as well as calls for proposals and documents related to opportunities to get involved.

Please note: Artscape is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in all its work. We work proactively to be fair and equitable in practice and to build diversity into our teams, creative communities, programs and services. We thank all applicants for their interest in working at Artscape; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please. If you apply by email, you will receive an automatic acknowledgment of receipt.

Opportunities Available


Marketing, Sales and Community Experience Manager, Artscape Launchpad

Position Type: Full-Time
Start Date: July 2016
Location: Artscape Head Office, Liberty Village, Toronto
Application Deadline: Monday, May 30, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Artscape wishes to appoint a suitably qualified candidate as Marketing, Sales and Community Experience Manager to lead the conception, planning and implementation of marketing, sales and community experience strategies for Artscape Launchpad’s business and entrepreneurship programs, events and services which are already being piloted and will be expanded upon significantly and delivered in Artscape venues across Toronto over the next several years before moving into purpose built facilities in 2018. This is an opportunity to play a critical role in the development and expansion of this ground-breaking cultural sector project in Toronto.

The successful candidate will have a start-up mentality and the technical ability, experience and marketing savvy to grow the Artscape Launchpad training program from its pilot stage to a successful and highly-regarded household name. S/he will be responsible for building an engaged community of interest in Artscape Launchpad, maintaining the current Artscape Launchpad online presence during its pilot phase and make a significant contribution to the development of Artscape Launchpad’s future online platforms which may encompass communication, member services, events management systems, sales, online tools and resources. The successful candidate will contribute to the development and implementation of membership offers, data analysis, market testing and corporate sales in what will, over time, be a growing team of marketing, sales and membership support colleagues.

This position will be managed by the Director, Creative Entrepreneurship, Artscape Launchpad in the first instance and work collaboratively with the Communications department and staff from across the organization

You can read more about Artscape Launchpad at artscapelaunchpad.ca.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Set-up operations in conjunction with the Director, Creative Entrepreneurship, Artscape Launchpad
  • Set-up systems and coordinate the delivery of programs and training activities, including event logistics, development and management of sales portals, and participant registrations and communications
  • Effectively plan, budget, coordinate, deliver and evaluate marketing plans and campaigns that include strategic partnership development activities and participant engagement and recruitment strategies
  • Develop Artscape Launchpad’s online and offline presence, including monitoring and maintaining website and social media channels; brand positioning; copy writing and editing; oversight of graphic design tasks; responding to media, public and internal requests for information and materials; sorting and archiving digital assets
  • Coordinate the evaluation of program activities and contribute towards program refinement based on market research, data analysis, market assessment and organizational goals
  • Contribute to general communications standards and best practices
  • Contribute to and participate in the realization of Artscape’s overarching vision and mission and undertake other duties as directed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Minimum Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing or similar, or the equivalent mix of education and experience

Language: Fluent in written and spoken English. French and/or another second language would be considered an asset.

Technical Skills: Please specify your competencies in your cover letter/CV for the technical applications listed below:

  • Essential: Advanced skill level in Microsoft Office Professional applications; intermediate skills in Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator; experience with WordPress or other CMS; knowledgeable in social media use for businesses; basic HTML
  • Highly Desirable: Salesforce and other database management, email marketing software and list management (Mailchimp or similar)
  • Proven understanding of Wordpress and other platforms, hosting and domain name registration
  • Highly skilled in data analysis: familiarity with Google Analytics including the use of keyword optimization, goals and campaigns; understanding of SEO 
  • Experience in digital advertising is required; Google Adwords, Facebook Ads Manager
  • Experienced in the use of social media management systems (Hootsuite) and other web-based tools for enhanced efficiency

Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in marketing, strategic communications or parallel discipline(s)
  • Demonstrated experience in marketing processes, developing marketing plans and creating marketing communications materials
  • Excellent written, verbal and visual communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in social media marketing and web analytics
  • Experience in creative and professional writing; content development and managing approvals
  • Strong communications project management experience, including preparation and oversight of project timelines, ensuring projects are completed on time, on brief, on budget
  • Truly “lives online” and understands a vast array of digital tools in the marketplace with proven ability to manage and engage social media communities; use of Hootsuite or other management tools an asset
  • Some experience in sales and customer service and engagement is considered an asset
  • Understanding of CASL, AODA and plain language guidelines
  • Understanding of branding and brand development an asset
  • Design and production experience an asset
  • Experience with PR campaigns an asset
  • Experience working in a not-for-profit environment is an asset but not a requirement

Personal Skills:

  • Thrives in a fast-moving, entrepreneurial and collaborative environment
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and a strong multitasker
  • Self-motivated, takes initiative
  • Confident, personable and persuasive communicator
  • Able to synthesize and communicate complex ideas
  • A fast learner focused on results. A sense of urgency, self-motivated and a disciplined doer
  • An entrepreneurial and creative thinker

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  Monday, May 30, 2016 at 12:00 PM

TO APPLY

Please respond with a cover letter thoroughly outlining the qualifications and experience you would bring to the position, your salary expectations and a CV/resume. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Applications will be received in confidence by mail or email only:

Attention: Human Resources, Marketing, Sales and Community Experience Manager Submission
Artscape
Suite 224, 171 East Liberty Street
Toronto, ON M6K 3P6

careers@artscape.ca (please note your name and Marketing, Sales and Community Experience Manager in the email subject line)

All email submissions will receive a message confirming receipt. No phone calls please. We thank all applicants, however only those being considered for an interview will be contacted directly.

Artscape is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in all its work. We work proactively to be fair and equitable in practice and to build diversity into our teams, creative communities, programs and services. Artscape offers an employee health benefits package.

ABOUT ARTSCAPE LAUNCHPAD

Artscape Launchpad is a new model of creative space: part incubator, part co-working facility and part entrepreneurship centre. Scheduled to open in 2018 as part of the Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts on Toronto’s waterfront, it has been designed by Artscape to provide art and design professionals with the tools, resources, training and mentorship to build successful careers rooted in sustainable businesses. Artscape Launchpad members will gain access to a 30,000 square-foot, multi-disciplinary co-working environment full of equipment and technology, as well as a whole suite of programs and services to help them grow their incomes and launch new businesses.

Components of the building program include:

  • Learning Labs: Five dedicated learning labs will allow for year-round enrolment in courses, workshops, events and project-based learning initiatives. Launchpad’s learning labs will range in size from 500 to 2,000 square feet with the largest accommodating 200 people.
  • Creative Co-working Studios: Co-working studios will offer access to state-of-the-art design tools and rapid prototyping equipment; fully equipped digital photography, film and sound production facilities, including a green screen studio; and creative production studios that will include jewellery, fashion and textiles. This multi-disciplinary environment will allow designers/makers, craftspeople and artists to develop work individually or collaboratively.
  • Creative Commons: Launchpad will include a “creative commons” with a community kitchen, communal work areas and hot desks, a flexible event space and an outdoor patio. The creative commons will allow creative ideas to flow freely so that chance encounters around the water cooler may develop into collaborations leading to innovation.

Artscape Launchpad has grown out of nearly a decade of collaboration and research with colleges, universities and trade organizations. We've focused on how we can help individuals and small businesses in the art and design communities thrive. The combination of programs, services and facilities that Launchpad will bring together is unprecedented. It will be a game-changer for artists and designers, a major boost for Ontario's $23 billion creative economy and a jolt of urban acupuncture that will help bring Toronto's waterfront to life. artscapelaunchpad.ca

ABOUT ARTSCAPE

Artscape is a not-for-profit urban development organization that makes space for creativity and transforms communities. Since its beginning in 1986, Artscape has become recognized as an international leader in creative placemaking, a practice that leverages the power of art, culture and creativity to catalyze change, growth and transformation in communities. Artscape achieves its mission through developing and managing 10 unique cultural facilities—including community cultural hubs, multi-purpose creative spaces and artist live/work projects—and by delivering programs and services that create the conditions for artists to thrive.

Every day, Artscape spaces come alive with the ideas and passion of the 116 organizations and 2,300+ people who work and/or live within our portfolio of buildings. Thirty-two public venues pulse with the energy of the 247,000+ people who take part in exhibitions and performances annually and the thousands more who participate in our programs, tenant-driven activities and city-wide events. Every year, we deliver a plethora of benefits including millions in economic savings to the community.

Over the past year these benefits included:

  • $3.6 million in savings passed on to Artscape artists and organizations on annual commercial and residential occupancy costs
  • Rental rates for artists and not-for-profit organizations 58% lower than gross average rates for commercial spaces in downtown and midtown
  • Over $1 million in annual subsidies to community groups and not-for-profit organizations to access Artscape event venue spaces

Our success is driven by our ability to work effectively across disciplines to align values, leadership, investment and public policy. We work constantly to expand our portfolio, share our expertise and advance the field, offering training, mentoring and coaching, and learning opportunities through our Creative Placemaking Lab and tools and resources on ArtscapeDIY.ca.

Get all the details on upcoming creative placemaking initiatives in Momentum, our latest annual publication available on our website artscape.ca


Summer Events & Residency Assistant, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island, Two-Month Contract

Position Type: Summer Events & Residency Assistant, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island, Two-month Contract
Location: Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island
Start Date: Mid-June 2016
Application Deadline: May 31, 2016, 5:00 PM

Summer Events & Residency Assistant will play a key role in the success of annual summer events and short-term thematic residency programs at Artscape Gibraltar Point, a 35,000 square foot community cultural hub nestled against the magnificent natural backdrop of Toronto Island.  Open year-round, Artscape Gibraltar Point hosts a series of music and art festivals, open studio tours, short-term thematic residencies, community celebrations, meetings and fundraisers each year.  Since opening in 1999,  artists have experienced the unique and tranquil setting of Artscape Gibraltar Point, which provides affordable short and long-term studio rentals for professional artists and arts administrators seeking time and space to focus exclusively on their work. In addition to hosting many weddings and corporate events, our venue has also welcomed meetings, workshops, small conferences and team-building events for many not-for-profit and charitable organizations.

Beginning in June 2016, the Summer Events & Residency Assistant will work 4 days per week (30 hours per week) over the course of 8 weeks under the guidance and supervision of the Managing Director, the Residency & Programming Coordinator and the Sales & Event Coordinator.  Shifts will include some evenings and weekends, with a typical schedule running from Thursday – Sunday.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Summer Events & Residency Assistant is expected to perform the following tasks and responsibilities:

Summer Events

  • Field inquiries regarding event opportunities; host tours for potential clients; assist with bookings in  event spaces
  • Act as a contact for event clients
  • Assist with the coordination and preparation of events
  • Help coordinate and send client and supplier documents and packages
  • Assist in the collection of deposits, final payments and client invoices in a timely manner

Short-term Thematic Residencies

  • Orient all new residency artists to Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island history and community, and the resources available to all residents (the Assistant will have the opportunity to independently research and work with the Island community to develop customized orientation materials)
  • Manage all residency registration and preparation for the arrival of residency participants
  • Coordinate summer Open Studio Tours program, which invites visitors to enjoy artists-in-residence programming and visit Artscape Gibraltar Point’s studios multiple times each summer  
  • Coordinate community celebrations and social activities for artists-in-residence at Artscape Gibraltar Point
  • Facilitate artist pick-ups and drop-offs from the Toronto Island ferry (G licence will be required)

Communications

  • Help manage social media communications for Artscape Gibraltar Point, including generating content for the Facebook page and website so that people are aware of upcoming summer events and residency programming
  • Assist in developing partnerships within the Toronto Island community, including meeting with representatives from local organizations, schools and community members and keeping them up-to-date on opportunities
  • Assist with other administrative tasks relevant to communications

The pay will be $14/hr at 30 hours a week from mid-June to mid-August 2016 (8 weeks total). Artscape will recruit from academic disciplines that ready their students for a placement relevant to the Summer Events & Residency Assistant position at Artscape Gibraltar Point, including:

  • Arts Management/Arts Administration: The Assistant will coordinate arts-related events and interact with a variety of event clients and residency artists, applying his or her skills in communication, community outreach and project management.
  • Communications/Public Relations: The position will provide the student with a platform to build and expand the network of Artscape Gibraltar Point. The Assistant will play a vital role in communicating Artscape Gibraltar Point’s impact, offerings, and opportunities to the hub’s many visitors as well as to residents of Toronto Island, the greater GTA and beyond, applying both research skills and interpersonal and online communication skills.
  •  Event Planning: The Assistant will gain hands-on experience in summer event planning, management and reporting.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Extensive experience with events
  • Strong affinity for technology and computers
  • Demonstrated record of ingenuity and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible and capable of prioritizing multiple tasks
  • A positive and proactive attitude
  • Must have the ability to communicate with clients, tenants and staff in a professional manner
  • Must be a generalist and fast learner who is always keen to improve skills and gain knowledge
  • Willingness to work collaboratively in an open-concept, team-oriented work environment
  • Must have a G2 or G class license

CANDIDATE ELIGILBILITY:
Funding for this position is made possible by the Canadian Government’s Canada Summer Jobs Initiative. Only individuals who meet the following criteria will be considered, regardless of experience and qualifications. Eligible applicants must:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive)  at the start of the employment
  • Have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend  to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
  • Be a student in a secondary, post-secondary, vocational or technical program with a focus on Arts Management/Arts Administration, Communications/Public Relations, or Event Planning
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations

*Foreign students are not eligible

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  Monday, May 31, 2016 at 5:00 PM

TO APPLY

Please respond with a cover letter outlining the qualifications and experience you would bring to the position.

Applications will be received in confidence by mail or email only:

Attention: Human Resources, Summer Events & Residency Assistant, Artscape Gibraltar Point
Artscape
Suite 224, 171 East Liberty Street
Toronto, ON M6K 3P6

careers@artscape.ca (please note your name and the job title in the email subject line)

All email submissions will receive a message confirming receipt. No phone calls please. We thank all applicants, however only those being considered for an interview will be contacted directly.

Artscape is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in all its work. We work proactively to be fair and equitable in practice and to build diversity into our teams, creative communities, programs and services.

ABOUT ARTSCAPE
Artscape is a not-for-profit urban development organization that makes space for creativity and transforms communities. Since its beginning in 1986, Artscape has become recognized as an international leader in creative placemaking, a practice that leverages the power of art, culture and creativity to catalyze change, growth and transformation in communities. Artscape achieves its mission through developing and managing 10 unique cultural facilities—including community cultural hubs, multi-purpose creative spaces and artist live/work projects—and by delivering programs and services that create the conditions for artists to thrive.

Every day, Artscape spaces come alive with the ideas and passion of the 116 organizations and 2,300+ people who work and/or live within our portfolio of buildings. Thirty-two public venues pulse with the energy of the 247,000+ people who take part in exhibitions and performances annually and the thousands more who participate in our programs, tenant-driven activities and city-wide events. Every year, we deliver a plethora of benefits including millions in economic savings to the community.

Over the past year these benefits included:

  • $3.6 million in savings passed on to Artscape artists and organizations on annual commercial and residential occupancy costs
  • Rental rates for artists and not-for-profit organizations 58% lower than gross average rates for commercial spaces in downtown and midtown
  • Over $1 million in annual subsidies to community groups and not-for-profit organizations to access Artscape event venue spaces

Our success is driven by our ability to work effectively across disciplines to align values, leadership, investment and public policy. We work constantly to expand our portfolio, share our expertise and advance the field, offering training, mentoring and coaching, and learning opportunities through our Creative Placemaking Lab and tools and resources on ArtscapeDIY.ca.

Get all the details on upcoming creative placemaking initiatives in Momentum, our latest annual publication available on our website artscape.ca


Director of Fund Development

Position Type: Director of Fund Development
Location: Artscape Head Office, 171 East Liberty Street, Suite 224, Toronto, ON M6K 3P6
Start Date: Summer 2016
Application Deadline: June 10, 2016, 12:00 PM

Artscape is a successful urban development organization that makes space for creativity and transforms communities. Our work clusters creative people together in real estate projects that serve the needs of the arts and cultural community and advance multiple public policy objectives, private development interests, community and neighbourhood aspirations and philanthropic missions. We collaborate with a broad network of partners and supporters to leverage the power of the arts, culture and creativity to drive a broader agenda for change, growth and transformation in a way that also builds character and quality of place.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Director of Fund Development will be an integral member of the organization's senior management team, responsible for raising funds from public and private sources. They will direct and oversee the day-to-day management and implementation of a suite of integrated and expanding annual and capital campaigns, including three annual signature fundraising events. This portfolio is expected to raise over $5 M in cash in 2016 from all three levels of government, public foundations and agencies, private foundations and individuals, as well as the corporate sector. The Director of Fund Development works closely with the Chief Executive Officer, Campaign Cabinet, board and committee senior level volunteers to deliver on fundraising objectives. The role presents a tremendous opportunity for an innovative and results driven fundraising professional to contribute to and help realize Artscape's ambitious plans and vision.

The Artscape group of companies includes: Toronto Artscape Inc. (a not-for-profit property development and management organization), Toronto Artscape Foundation (a registered charity), Artscape Non-Profit Homes Inc. (an affortable housing provider) and four additional corporations with a combined operating budget of over $12M annually. Artscape has six capital projects in development over the next three years ranging in budget size from $2M to $27M.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee the development and execution of all fundraising strategies including: capital campaigns; designated funding in support of additional projects/programs/services; an undesignated annual campaign and special fundraising events
  • Lead integration of prospect ID, research, cultivation and solicitation, and reporting and stewardship strategies across campaigns
  • Solicit and secure grants, sponsorships and donations from $1,000 to $100,000+
  • Lead hands-on relationship management with all major supporters over $25,000
  • Collaborate with and organize executives and senior level volunteers to deliver on fundraising objectives
  • Collaborate with colleagues across departments to develop high-quality and compelling materials for donor, funder and sponsor cultivation, solicitation, reporting and stewardship
  • Lead departmental financial management and reporting
  • Contribute to organizational budgeting and strategic planning procceses
  • Oversee the core administration of the Artscape Foundation including the maintenance of accurate records in a Salesforce constituent relationship management platform, compliance with CRA requirements, administrative and governance policies
  • Manage day-to-day working relationships with and support the Boards of Directors, Campaign Cabinet and additional board Sub-Committees
  • Contribute to the recruitment of additional volunteers to support fundraising campaigns and events
  • Lead and/or participate on board and internal sub-committees including the Campaign Cabinet, Nominations Committee, special event committees and more
  • Oversee the work of three direct reports: Major Gifts and Grants Manager, Special Events and Sponsorship Manager, Fund Development Coordinator

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum seven years' relevant senior-level experience, with a proven track record of fundraising success
  • Experience developing and executing successful, multi-streamed team-based fundraising campaigns that raise at least $3M annually
  • Demonstrated expertise liaising with and managing affluent and influential stakeholders from the private and public sectors
  • Experience  managing or overseeing special fundraising events of 350+ attendees
  • Strong human resource management expertise, with demonstrated ability to supervise, coach and inspire staff to deliver on strategic objectives
  • Experience at, and/or familiarity with, complex multi-stakeholder not-for-profit/charitable organization(s)
  • Strong financial acumen, facility with budgeting
  • Superior written and oral communication, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Ability to plan, organize and lead the implementation of plans and processes
  • Working knowledge of federal and provincial legislation affection charities, charitable status including CRA regulations
  • Working knowledge of Toronto's public/private funding landscape and arts and cultural sector are considered assets
  • CFRE of comparable professional certification is considered an asset
  • Strong computer skill;  facility with Microsoft Office and CRM platforms (preferably Salesforce)

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • Meticulous and detail oriented
  • Polished and professional style
  • Agile and adaptive approach; flexible and able to manage through complexity
  • Collaborative team player with interpersonal qualities necessary to generate enthusiasm and build consensus with direct reports, staff members, external partners and supporters
  • Personable relationship manager who confidently acts with tact, diplomacy and integrity
  • Creative and innovative thinker who will conceive and implement new ideas
  • High comfort and tolerance to manage stress and role demands

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

  • Ability to attend early morning and evening meetings, and some evening events required

Artscape offers an employee health benefits package for this position. Artscape is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in all its work. We work proactively to be fair and equitable in practice and to build diversity into our teams, creative communities, programs and services.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: June 10, 2016 at 12:00 PM

TO APPLY:

Please respond with:

  1.  a cover letter outlining the qualifications and experience you would bring to the position
  2. your salary expectations
  3.  a resume

Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Applications will be received in confidence by mail or email only and should be forwarded to:

Attention: Human Resources, Director of Fund Development
Artscape
Suite 224, 171 East Liberty Street
Toronto, ON M6K 3P6
careers@artscape.ca (please note your name and the job title in the email subject line)

All email submissions will receive a message confirming receipt. No phone calls please. We thank all applicants, however only those being considered for an interview will be contacted directly.

ABOUT ARTSCAPE

Artscape is a not-for-profit urban development organization that makes space for creativity and transforms communities. Since its beginning in 1986, Artscape has become recognized as an international leader in creative placemaking, a practice that leverages the power of art, culture and creativity to catalyze change, growth and transformation in communities. Artscape achieves its mission through developing and managing 10 unique cultural facilities—including community cultural hubs, multi-purpose creative spaces and artist live/work projects—and by delivering programs and services that create the conditions for artists to thrive.

Every day, Artscape spaces come alive with the ideas and passion of the 116 organizations and 2,300+ people who work and/or live within our portfolio of buildings. Thirty-two public venues pulse with the energy of the 247,000+ people who take part in exhibitions and performances annually and the thousands more who participate in our programs, tenant-driven activities and city-wide events. Every year, we deliver a plethora of benefits including millions in economic savings to the community.

Over the past year these benefits included:

  • $3.6 million in savings passed on to Artscape artists and organizations on annual commercial and residential occupancy costs
  • Rental rates for artists and not-for-profit organizations 58% lower than gross average rates for commercial spaces in downtown and midtown
  • Over $1 million in annual subsidies to community groups and not-for-profit organizations to access Artscape event venue spaces

Our success is driven by our ability to work effectively across disciplines to align values, leadership, investment and public policy. We work constantly to expand our portfolio, share our expertise and advance the field, offering training, mentoring and coaching, and learning opportunities through our Creative Placemaking Lab and tools and resources on ArtscapeDIY.ca .

Get all the details on upcoming creative placemaking initiatives in Momentum, our latest annual publication available on our website artscape.ca