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


Project Coordinator, Creative Placemaking Lab

Position Type: Full-Time 12-month contract (37.5 hours per week)
Term: August 1st 2016 to July 30th 2017
Location: Artscape Head Office, 171 East Liberty Street, Toronto                              
Application Deadline: July 6, 2016 by 5:00 PM

Artscape’s Creative Placemaking Lab is offering an exceptional opportunity for a talented, dynamic and qualified individual to join its team.

Reporting to the Vice President/Creative Placemaking Lab Director, the successful individual will contribute to and coordinate the planning and delivery of the Creative Placemaking Lab’s knowledge sharing programs, services and activities. This position includes a major focus on supporting our work in providing project management, incubation and mentorship and coaching services to The Bentway  (formerly “Project: Under Gardiner”).

This role is suited to a highly organized individual who possesses a capacity for critical thinking, exceptional project management and communications skills, great attention to detail, and who is at ease juggling multiple priorities. As a member of the Creative Placemaking Lab team the ideal candidate will be able to evidence strong technical skills and relevant professional experience alongside a demonstrable passion for and understanding of creative placemaking.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinates the planning and delivery of the Creative Placemaking Lab’s knowledge sharing programs and services, with a focus on supporting Artscape’s  work on the The Bentway
  • Coordinates meetings, workshops, consultations and other stakeholder engagement and public activities undertaken by the Creative Placemaking Lab, with a specific focus on The Bentway
  • Tracks project and program expenses and provides regular updates as required
  • Provides administrative support for, and coordination of, internal and external knowledge sharing programs
  • Contributes to report and presentation design and formatting, including researching and developing content under direction
  • Develops, maintains and updates detailed records and systems
  • Maintains and updates knowledge sharing materials in print and online, with a specific focus on the tools, resources, information and events on the ArtscapeDIY website, and contributing to a monthly e-Newsletter
  • Manages, updates and enhances departmental resources and materials
  • Contributes to Creative Placemaking Lab planning and program development and undertakes other activities as directed

QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience

  • A minimum of an undergraduate degree and two years professional experience in a relevant field i.e. arts, cultural and creative industries; municipal cultural or urban planning; social planning and development; economic development
  • Demonstrated experience in project management and coordination
  • Demonstrated experience working in Excel to track expenses and manage simple project budgets
  • Demonstrated experience in stakeholder identification, engagement and facilitation
  • Demonstrated experience in using online platforms and tools for project operations and communications
  • Demonstrated understanding of and passion for creative placemaking
  • Familiarity with and interest in creative and cultural sector stakeholder groups an asset

Skills

  • Evidence of exceptional written and oral communications skills
  • Highly organized, great attention to detail, and capacity for critical thinking
  • Respectful, sensitive and personable in communication with diverse partners, clients and community members
  • A fast learner focused on results. A sense of urgency, self-motivated and a disciplined doer
  • A multi-tasker able to juggle priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team environment

Technical Skills

  • Essential: Highly efficient in all Microsoft Office Professional applications; web-based CMS (Kentico and WordPress) or HTML; social media
  • Highly Desirable: Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator; Online survey tools such as Survey Gizmo or similar; webinar tools such as Adobe Connect or similar; online educational tools such as Blackboard Connect or similar; online list management programs such as MailChimp or similar; online event systems such as Eventbrite or similar; online submission tools such as Wufoo or similar; online collaboration tools such as Google Docs
  • Desirable: Database management or CRM systems (i.e. Salesforce)

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Tuesday, July 6 by 9:00 AM

Interviews will likely take place the week of July 11, 2016, with the anticipated start date occurring during the week of August 1, 2016.

TO APPLY: Please respond with:

  • A cover letter outlining the qualifications, technical skills and experience you would bring to the position
  • Your salary expectations
  • A resume
  • Please note: Submissions must include all requirements listed above, including your salary expectations. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

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

Attention: Human Resources, Creative Placemaking Lab Coordinator Submission

Artscape
Suite 224, 171 East Liberty Street
Toronto, ON M6K 3P6
careers@artscape.ca (please note Creative Placemaking Lab Submission 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   


Managing Director, Daniels Spectrum

Position Type: Full-Time
Start Date: July/August 2016
Location: Toronto - Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas Street East)
Application Deadline: Tuesday, July 5 by 9:00 AM  

Artscape is currently seeking a qualified individual to join the team as Managing Director of Daniels Spectrum, a community cultural hub in Regent Park operated by Artscape. The Managing Director of Daniels Spectrum will be responsible for ensuring that the vision of the cultural hub is fulfilled while financial, programmatic and operational goals are met. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Managing Director of Daniels Spectrum will be an integral member of the organization's senior management team, and will oversee a staff of approximately 8 full-time employees and 20 part-time employees.

ABOUT DANIELS SPECTRUM

Daniels Spectrum, a cultural hub in Regent Park, is a 60,000 square foot purpose-built platform for creative exchange and expression that is rooted in the rich cultural diversity of the local community and open to the world. A key element in the social and community development goals of the Regent Park revitalization, Daniels Spectrum has played an important role in creating an inclusive, liveable, healthy, safe and vibrant neighbourhood since it opened in September 2012.

Eight organizations call Daniels Spectrum home, including Artheart Community Art Centre, Centre for Social Innovation, COBA Collective of Black Artists, Native Earth Performing Arts, Pathways to Education, Regent Park Film Festival, Regent Park School of Music and Show Love Café (operated by Dixon Hall). Local residents and the wider public are drawn in by visual art and dance classes, music lessons, filmmaking workshops, theatre rehearsals, community potlucks, after school tutoring,  a network of hallway galleries, workshops to develop new business ideas and so much more. Artscape runs complementary programming for Regent Park-based youth that increases their access to the arts and arts-integrated education, engages them in artistic creation and cultural production, and connects them with professional artists and industry mentors.
The ground floor of Daniels Spectrum includes five programmable spaces ranging from a flexible 400 seat performance and event space, to small black box venues and less formal indoor and outdoor stages that play host to a variety of performances, celebrations, public and community events. Since opening, Daniels Spectrum has welcomed over 175,000 visitors and hosted over 900 events.  www.danielsspectrum.ca

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Build a spirit of accessibility, collaboration and community stewardship. Manage authentic relatonships with Daniels Spectrum tenants, the Regent Park community, arts and cultural groups, projeect and program partners,  stakeholder groups and committees
    • Support Marketing & Outreach Coordinator in convening monthly Tenant Liasion Committee meetings with Daniels Spectrum tenants
    • Engage Programming Advisory Committee to support with programming and event services initaitives on an as-needed basis
    • Report to RPAD Board (Regent Park Arts Development) bi-monthly on operations, programming and finances
    • Serve on community committees such as the Regent Park Executive Directors’ Network
    • Establish and /or participate in other ad hoc stakeholder committees as required to fulfill Daniels Spectrum vision
    • Seek and share ongoing opportunities for Daniels Spectrum tenants to thrive and work closely with the ground floor food operator to support its viability and growth
  • Manage the building and operations of the Daniels Spectrum including the development and implementation of policies and operating budget
    • Manage Daniels Spectrum staff which includes approximately 8 full-time employees and 20 part-time employees (programming, technical, maintenance, communications, outreach, cleaning, security, and event services)
    • Develop and implement policies and operating budget and oversee payroll submissions
    • Create a culture of team-work and foster opportunities for professional development and mentoring.
    • Manage the Superintendent and Manager of Security and ensure that the custodial, maintenance and security staff supervised by the Superintendent, are carrying out the appropriate duties
    • Work with Artscape’sProperty Management Department team to support longer-term, capital maintenance and repair projects.  Oversee occasional interior design upgrades
  • Lead a successful event venue with a sliding-scale rental program that engages a wide variety of clients (e.g. tenants, local community members, artists, non-profit organizations, corporate and special events clients) to meet financial and programmatic goals whileoffering excellent customer service
    • Lead an Events & Sales team to manage business development with existing and potential customers to achieve sales targets
    • Manage Technical Director and oversee their team of IATSE Local 58 Technicians
    • Create and implement annual comprehensive sales plan to meet goals
    • Prepare regular sales revenue and expense tracking reports, reconciled with the Finance Department
    • Ensure event venue rental activities are planned in consideration of the needs and activities of other tenants and members of the public
    • Work closely with Events & Sales Services team and Artscape’s Communications Department to optimize earned revenue
    • Work closely with the Managing Directors at Artscape’s other community cultural hubs to standardize events and sales protocols, develop operational policies, and share best practices
  • Oversee Programs & Outreach Coordinator and Curator to establish and manage a variety of programming at Daniels Spectrum including but not limited to:
    • Hallway Gallery exhibitions
    • Ada Slaight Youth Arts Mentorship Program
    • Daniels Spectrum Summer Series
    • The Journey and The Journey Studio
    • Daniels Spectrum Artist-In-Residence program
    • Spectrum Collective
    • Other special events, community programming and opportunities as they arise e.g. Doors Open, Janes Walk, Nuit Blanche, etc.
  • Manage donor and stakeholder relations
    • Manage positive, collaborative relationships with existing and potential new donors, sponsors, funders, psrtners and other stakeholders
    • Support Artscape’s Fund Development Department with program development, reporting and donor engagement initiatives / programs
    • With Fund Development Department, create an annual Fund Development plan aimed at achieving annual targets
  • Work closely with Marketing & Outreach Coordinator and Artscape Communications department to oversee communications initiatives
    • Oversee development of monthly tenant newsletter (including editing)
    • Contribute content and ideas for social media channels, website and newsletter
    • Identify needs for marketing collateral and provide input and edits
  • Liaise  and working closely with Artscape departments including Executive, Finance, Communications, Fund Development, Creative Placemaking Lab  and Property Management on special projects and initiatives

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will show passion, experience, achievement in these key areas:

  • Management experience: five-to-seven years management experience involving oversight of staff and facilities
  • Ability to lead teams through change and complexity
  • Demonstrated strength in fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in community building, programming and hiring and management. 
  • Programming: experience managing arts, culture and mentorship programming
  • Vision and creativity: ability to embrace an ambitious vision and bring it to life
  • Financial aptitude: establishing and monitoring annual operating and program budgets
  • Communications: strong ability to connect with the community, clients and stakeholders and establish positive and productive ongoing relationships and high customer service levels
  • High performance and entrepreneurial mentality
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment with ambitious goals and multiple priorities
  • Prior event/ performance venue knowledge or background
  • Experience in hosting or producing special events is an asset
  • Spoken/written ability in  language(s) in addition to English is an asset
  • Experience working in Regent Park or familiarity with the community is an asset

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Tuesday, July 5 by 9:00 AM

TO APPLY
Please respond with:

  • A cover letter outlining the qualifications and experience you would bring to the position
  • Your salary expectations
  • A resume

Please note: Submissions must include all requirements listed above, including your salary expectations. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

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

Attention: Human Resources, Managing Director, Daniels Spectrum Submission
Artscape
Suite 224, 171 East Liberty Street
Toronto, ON M6K 3P6

careers@artscape.ca (please note Managing Director, Daniels Spectrum Submission 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.


Fund Development Coordinator

Position Type: Fund Development Coordinator
Location: Artscape Head Office, 171 East Liberty Street, Suite 224, Toronto, ON M6K 3P6
Start Date: July 2016
Application Deadline: June 24, 2016, 5:00 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.

Artscape's Fund Development Department delivers a suite of integrated annual and capital campaigns that raise vital contributions in support of creative placemaking projects, programs and services. The Fund Development Coordinator is responsible for the core administration of the Artscape Foundation and supports all aspects of its revenue generation strategies including: designated major gifts, grants and sponsorships; an undesignated annual giving campaign; three annual signature fundraising events, and a series of additional cultivation and stewardship receptions.

Reporting directly to the Director of Fund Development, the Fund Development Coordinator will collaborate closely with fellow members of a lean four-person team, and contribute to cross-departmental project teams as requested. This position is ideal for an emerging professional eager to build a career in arts administration and support Canada's leading creative placemaking practitioner.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and implement an undesignated fundraising campaign that raises $35,000+ in donations, grants and/or sponsorships
  • Solicit and secure grants, sponsorships and donations from $20 to $5,000
  • Support the execution of special events including creative-black-tie gala fundraisers, as well as cultivation and stewardship events and receptions
  • Support the cultivation, acquisition and retention of donors, sponsors and grants through prospect ID, research and stewardship plan implementation
  • Write proposals to donors, sponsors and grant-makers as requested
  • Serve as primary point of contact, and steward day-to-day and reporting relationships for Artscape Foundation contributions below $25,000
  • Coordinate the core administration of the Artscape Foundation:
  • Maintain accurate records in Salesforce constituent relationship management (CRM) platform
    • Process financial contributions and receipts
    • Online and print donor recognition
    • Ongoing data collection and maintenance
    • Support departmental evaluation and reporting strategies
  • Collaborate and maintain strong working relationships with members of the Artscape Foundation Board of Directors and its volunteer sub-committees
  • Be an informed member of the Fund Development team and make creative connections between and among people, events and programs and their associated circles to increase revenue, donor and sponsor bases
  • Participate in the planning of annual and longer-term fund development strategies
  • Assist Director of Fund Development with departmental workplans
  • Maintain a high degree of motivation, work ethic and attention to detail, consistent with the culture of the Fund Development team

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Undergraduate degree or community college diploma and at least three years employment in a relevant field
  • Hands-on practical experience in fundraising a definite asset
  • Demonstrated project and event coordination expertise
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Advanced skill level with Microsoft Office
  • Experienced in relational databases and/or CRM platforms, preferably Salesforce
  • Proven track record working with senior volunteers

PERSONAL SKILLS

  • Generalist and fast learner, always keen to expand skills and experience
  • Thrives in a fast-moving, entrepreneurial and collaborative environment
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and a strong multitasker
  • Self-motivated, takes initiative
  • Confident and clear written and verbal communicator
  • Superior interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Professional, polished manner

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 24, 2016, 5:00pm

TO APPLY:

Please respond with:

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

Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

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

Attn: Human Resources, Fund Development Coordinator
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