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. 

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 Currently Available

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Chief Executive Officer, The Bentway Trust

Position Type: Full-time salaried position
Start Date: As soon as possible
Location: Initially at Artscape Head Office (171 East Liberty Street, Suite 224, Toronto ON M6K 3P6) prior to establishing The Bentway Trust offices
Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 5 PM

Reporting the Chair of the Board of Directors of The Bentway Trust, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction, approved by the Board of Directors. As the first full-time hire for this new not-for-profit organization, the CEO will also play a key role in developing and advising the board on plans and policies required to ensure the success of an aggressive start-up timetable and the smooth transition to operations on July 1, 2017. The CEO will oversee a start-up operating budget in the region of $2 million expected to rise to about $4 million by 2023/24. The successful candidate will play a lead role in securing major gifts and sponsorships, oversee the creation of a dynamic year-round program of events, and will build and lead a full and part-time staff team. Working with a senior management team, the CEO ensures that the activities of the organization are properly resourced, effectively managed and fully embrace the unique aspiration and vision of The Bentway Trust.

The successful realization of this and future phases of development of The Bentway (formerly Project: Under Gardiner) will require creative, entrepreneurial leadership. The successful candidate will be a passionate city-builder with a strong commitment to leveraging the power of arts and culture, community recreation and leisure to build and serve Toronto’s diverse communities. The CEO will maintain and build on The Trust’s relationship with the City of Toronto, Waterfront Toronto and Fort York Historic Site, who are key partners in the successful realization of this project. In order to realize the organization’s aspirations and vision, the CEO must be capable of building and leveraging partnerships with diverse stakeholders; developing a sustainable business model and will have the ability to liaise easily with a broad range of people. With an understanding of the dynamics of reporting to a board, this individual combines an entrepreneurial perspective with the ability to manage a dynamic operation for long-term sustainability and success.

The Bentway Trust

The Bentway Trust is a new not-for-profit organization that maintains, operates and programs The Bentway (formerly Project: Under Gardiner). The Trust provides administrative and operational leadership, ensuring that the space engages the surrounding community and city as a whole, offers innovative events and programming, is safe and accessible and is financially sustainable. The Trust administers all operations and maintenance, oversees permits and fees, develops programming and events, executes communications and marketing, maintains fundraising goals and revenue targets and spearheads relationships with stakeholders and partners. The Bentway Trust works in partnership with the City of Toronto, Fort York Historic Site, the seven adjacent neighbouring communities and other stakeholders and partners across the city of Toronto and beyond.

Artscape’s Role

Artscape has been hired by The Bentway Trust for an 18-month period to advise the Board and staff on the transfer to operations of the project and to provide project management and incubation services to support the successful start-up of this new not-for-profit organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Report to the Board of Directors and execute the board’s decisions on all aspects of operations; develop and present an annual operation plan for board approval and work closely with the board and other internal and external stakeholders to develop, implement and monitor a strategic plan
  • Lead The Bentway Trust staff team and directly manage the Directors of Fund Development; Finance, Administration and Marketing; Programming and Operations
  • Work closely The City of Toronto, Waterfront Toronto and The Fort York Historic Site as the key partners in the delivery of The Bentway Trust vision; ensure the smooth implementation and monitoring of agreements with FYHS regarding shared programming, operations and maintenance and the lease, license and other agreements with the City of Toronto

Finance and Administration

  • With senior staff, oversee the development of an annual balanced budget for board approval that includes revenue generating strategies, fundraising plans and cost management measures to achieve business objectives
  • Work with senior staff to ensure effective human resources management across the portfolio and oversee the health and safety, well-being and productivity of the staff team

Fund Development and Sponsorship

  • Play a lead role in securing major gifts and sponsorships
  • Work with senior staff to develop a comprehensive fundraising strategy, supported by effective policies and procedures that will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors and funders to achieve revenue goals

Operations

  • Work with senior staff to ensure the highest quality maintenance of The Bentway public realm and infrastructure including soft and hard landscape, technical infrastructure and equipment, and skate / water / play and other recreational components
  • Work with senior staff to ensure that policies, procedures and plans to ensure public and staff life and health, safety and security are prioritized at all times

Programming and Curatorial Vision

  • Lead the realization of the curatorial vision for The Bentway Trust and work with senior staff to establish a sustainable and diverse arts, cultural and recreational program of 450 - 500 events and activities across all four seasons
  • Ensure that program plans reflect and respect the rich indigenous history of the area; its position as the founding landscape of the city of Toronto and its status as a national historic site
  • Ensure the program plans reflect the openness and diversity of the city of Toronto today and as it evolves in the future

Communications and Stakeholder Relations

  • With senior staff, ensure the implementation of the brand strategy and the development and implementation of a marketing and communications strategy for the organization
  • Act as the key spokesperson for The Bentway Trust, positioning it as an innovative leader internationally in the programming and operation of unique found urban spaces
  • Play a leadership role in Toronto’s community of city-builders, attracting philanthropic giving at all levels
  • Build strong relationships with key members of arts, cultural, heritage, recreation, food and public space communities in Toronto; with local communities in the seven local neighborhoods; with government stakeholders; and with private and philanthropic interests
  • Ensure that through its programming, and in its day to day operations, the organization is respectful of and welcoming to all The Bentway’s many diverse users
  • Ensure that through its programming, and in its day to day operations, the organization is respectful of, welcoming to and proactively seeks the engagement and input of, Toronto’s indigenous peoples including the Huron-Wendat, Haundenosaunee the Anishaabe and the Mississaugas of the Credit River

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

An undergraduate degree and a minimum of 10 years professional experience in a senior leadership role. A post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline would be an advantage.

Experience

  • Senior leadership experience gained in a multi-stakeholder environment, where success in building sustainable partnerships with diverse stakeholders is in evidence
  • Experience within, or in support of, a social enterprise or community building organization and/or success driving growth in a start-up environment. A leadership role in a city-building and/or arts and cultural organization is considered an advantage
  • Experience in complex financial, management and planning contexts and overseeing a wide range of operations and programs using effective processes to evaluate and advance initiatives including financial modelling, budgeting and project management techniques
  • Experience developing and evaluating strategic, operational and business plans
  • Evidence of strong organizational and project management skills and evidence of the ability to deliver on time in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Experience working with a board in setting policy and strategy, and of providing analysis, advice and recommendations in an objective manner
  • Evidence of success in motivating, inspiring and mentoring staff teams to achieve extraordinary results

Personal Skills

  • Leadership:  An energetic and inspiring leader who possesses the knowledge and experience to quickly make positive traction with a range of stakeholders, internal and external to the organization. A highly credible representative of the organization locally, provincially and nationally
  • Strategic:  A big-picture, long-term thinker; able to lead an organization to help set and achieve its vision, goals and objectives
  • Relationships: Able to develop rapport and credibility with a range of audiences, including the arts, cultural, recreational, environmental, food and public space communities and partners; local government; private, philanthropic and community/neighbourhood interests; staff and board. Ability to be at ease and get along with a wide range of people
  • Creativity:  Entrepreneurial, curious and creative. Driver of new ideas and new ways of doing things. Willing to take risks and consider new approaches.

PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • Creative and innovative thinker who will conceive and implement new ideas
  • A passion for inclusive, sustainable city-building
  • A passion for arts and culture
  • A confident and convincing communicator, at ease in a wide variety of social settings
  • Highly organized, great attention to detail, with an intellectual grasp and capacity for critical thinking
  • A fast learner focused on results. A sense of urgency, self-motivated and a disciplined doer
  • A multi-tasker able to juggle multiple priorities
  • An entrepreneurial and creative thinker

The Bentway Trust 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: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 5:00 PM

 

To Apply

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

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

Attention: Human Resources, CEO, The Bentway Trust
C/O Artscape
Suite 224, 171 East Liberty Street
Toronto, ON M6K 3P6
bentwaycareers@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.

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Director of Fund Development, The Bentway Trust

Position Type: Full-time salaried position
Start Date: As soon as possible
Location: Initially at Artscape Head Office (171 East Liberty Street, Suite 224, Toronto ON M6K 3P6) prior to establishing The Bentway Trust offices
Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 13 at 5 PM

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Director of Fund Development will be an integral member of The Bentway Trust’s's senior management team, responsible for raising funds from public and private sources. The successul candidate will develop, direct and oversee the day-to-day management and implementation of fundraising programs from all three levels of government, public foundations and agencies, private foundations and individuals, as well as the corporate sector.

The successful realization of this and planned future phases of development of The Bentway will require creative, entrepreneurial leadership.  As one of the first full-time hires for this new not-for-profit organization, the Director of Fund Development will work closley with the Board and senior level volunteers to rapidly develop and then implement a fundraising and sponsorship strategy. The role presents a tremendous opportunity for an innovative and results driven fundraising professional to contribute to and help realize the extraordinary city-building vision for The Bentway Trust.

The Bentway Trust

The Bentway Trust is a new not-for-profit organization that maintains, operates and programs The Bentway. The Trust provides administrative and operational leadership, ensuring that the space engages the surrounding community and city as a whole, offers innovative events and programming, is safe and accessible and is financially sustainable. The Trust administers all operations and maintenance, oversees permits and fees, develops programming and events, executes communications and marketing, maintains fundraising goals and revenue targets and spearheads relationships with stakeholders and partners. The Bentway Trust works in partnership with the City of Toronto, Fort York Historic Site, the seven adjacent neighbouring communities and other stakeholders and partners across the city of Toronto and beyond.

Artscape’s Role

Artscape has been hired by The Bentway Trust for an 18-month period to advise the Board and staff on the transfer to operations of the project and to provide project management and incubation services to support the successful start-up of this new not-for-profit organization.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee the development and execution of all fundraising strategies in order to achieve revenue goals including: government, private sector, corporate sponsorship and events
  • Work closely with the CEO to cultivate major donors
  • Lead hands-on relationship management with all major supporters
  • Collaborate with, and organize, executives and senior level volunteers to deliver on fundraising objectives
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the organization to develop high-quality and compelling materials for donor, funder and sponsor cultivation, solicitation, reporting and stewardship
  • Manage appropriate budgets and provide fundrasising reports as required
  • Contribute to organizational budgeting and strategic planning procceses
  • Oversee the core administration of The Bentway Trusts’s fundraising and charitable activities including the development and maintenance of accurate records, compliance with CRA requirements, administrative and governance policies
  • Manage day-to-day working relationships with, and support,  senior volunteers and campaign cabinets and additional board sub-committees as they evolve
  • Contribute to the recruitment of additional volunteers to support fundraising campaigns and events
  • Lead and/or participate on board and internal sub-committees as required
  • Recruit and oversee the work of direct reports

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 $3 million annually
  • Experience in the development of comprehensive fundraising strategies, supported by effective policies and procedures, to achieve revenue goals
  • Demonstrated expertise liaising with, and managing, affluent and influential stakeholders from the private and public sectors
  • Demonstrable experience  leading the cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and reporting for major gifts
  • Demonstrable experience  in development, management and reporting for corporate sponsorship
  • Experience playing a lead role in developing strategy and overseeing implementation in public sector fundraising and fundraising events
  • Strong human resourced 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 affecting charities and charitable status, including CRA regulations
  • Working knowledge of Toronto's public/private funding landscape and arts and cultural sector are considered assets
  • CFRE or comparable professional certification is considered an asset
  • Strong computer skills;  facility with Microsoft Office and CRM / database platforms

PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • 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

The Bentway Trust 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:  Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 5:00 PM

TO APPLY:

Please respond with a cover letter outlining the qualifications and experience you would bring to the position, your salary expectations and 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, The Bentway Trust
C/O Artscape
Suite 224, 171 East Liberty Street
Toronto, ON M6K 3P6
bentwaycareers@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.

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Human Resources and Organizational Development Manager

Position Type: Full-Time Contract (October 2016 through June 30, 2017) with possibility of extension
Start Date: October 2016
Location: Artscape Head Office, Liberty Village, Toronto
Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Artscape is seeking a dynamic human resources practitioner to manage all facets of Artscape’s human resources as well as to establish the talent recruitment and human resources systems start-up for a new creative placemaking non-profit that Artscape is incubating, The Bentway Trust (formerly Project: Under Gardiner). Apply your human resources expertise and your commitment to organizational effectiveness to Artscape as it embarks on several new ambitious initiatives while continuing to ensure the sustainability of its citywide portfolio of community hubs, live-work projects, performance spaces andcreative placemaking initiatives.  This is a full-time contract running from October 2016 through June 30, 2017, with possibility of extension.

Reporting to the Vice President responsible for The Bentway project, the Human Resources and Organizational Development Manager will oversee the delivery of human resources services designed to engage, build and retain the Artscape team of over 50 full-time employees and over 75 part-time and seasonal employees with many working across the city at Artscape buildings. Artscape’s staff represent expertise in creative placemaking, social purpose real estate development, arts and culture programming and continuing education, events management, quality property and asset management, fundraising, communications and marketing, and financial management. 

In addition to the human resources management of Artscape’s staff, this role will establish the talent recruitment and human resources systems start-up for The Bentway Trust,a not-for-profit organization that maintains, operates and programs The Bentway. Formerly known as Project: Under Gardiner, The Bentway is a unique and innovative public space that will transform the neglected area underneath Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway into a thriving new cultural and civic attraction. The Human Resources and Organizational Development manager will assist this new not-for-profit building building a comprehensive staff team starting in fall 2016 through to transfer to operation in July 2017.

The successful candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment, enjoys identifying and implementing tools and processes for continuous improvement and is passionate about the role of human resources and organizational development in achieving Artscape’s core values and strategic goals. In 2017, Artscape will be embarking on a strategic planning process (Vision 2017, Artscape’s 2013-2017 strategic plan can be found here, along with the organization’s recent annual reports).  The successful candidate will be a highly effective manager and communicator who embraces the opportunity to have an immediate impact on Artscape’s organizational resilience.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage all facets of Artscape’s human resources functions, including employee relations, human resource policies, recruitment and retention, training and orientation, and performance management
  • Develop, lead and implement a talent management strategy for the recruitment and retention of employees for The Bentway Trust start-up to July 2017
  • Establish effective human resource management policies and systems for The Bentway Trust start-up
  • Manage the efficient handover of talent management, human resources policies and systems to The Bentway Trust by July 1,2017
  • With the Director of Finance, ensure compliance and timely transactions related to human resources, including payroll and benefits
  • Help support and implement an organization-wide approach to professional development that leverages in-house and external partner knowledge and resources
  • Work with senior managers so that they are applying human resources policies and best practices to ensure organizational impact and quality
  • Ensure compliance with Provincial and Federal legislation and policies as well as Artscape organizational policies
  • With the Director of Communications, oversee job posting development, recruitment advertising and job competitions to ensure consistency in recruitment and selection
  • Ensures timely, sensitive and appropriate correspondence and communications on employment and workplace-related information
  • Support improved data and record keeping for all facets of human resources
  • Represents Artscape in non-profit and arts-sector networks and initiatives related to human resources practices and opportunities
  • Produces quarterly reports for Artscape management on staffing and human resources
  • Contributes to, and participates in, the realization of Artscape’s overarching vision and mission and undertakes other duties as directed

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

A Master’s level university degree in a relevant field such as Human Resources Management or Business Administration, or substantial equivalent professional experience with demonstrated impact.  Certified Human Resources Professional designation an advantage.

Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years of management experience that blends traditional human resources management with innovation in organizational development and systems improvement
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and executing workforce plans for start-up and growing organizations
  • Experience in non-profits required. Knowledge of, or experience in, social enterprises highly desirable
  • Experience with negotiating and ensuring compliance with collective agreements an asset 
  • Exceptional project management and planning skills
  • Exceptional human resources management skills including administration and record-keeping
  • Demonstrated ability to execute, monitor and evaluate implementation of human resources tools and policies across diverse teams and departments
  • Salesforce and other database management is highly desirable; proficiency in all facets of Microsoft Office essential

Personal competencies

  • Demonstrates sound judgement, inspires problem-solving and engenders trust
  • Flexibility and comfort with rapid change and growth
  • Experience and/or a demonstrated commitment in working in the creative and cultural sector
  • Experience of facilitation/instruction in the professional development /continuing studies/adult education context
  • Proven excellent oral and written communication skills

Artscape offers an employee health benefits package. 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:  Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 5:00 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: Manager, Human Resources and Organizational Development Submission
Artscape
Suite 224, 171 East Liberty Street
Toronto, ON M6K 3P6
careers@artscape.ca (please note your name and Manager, Human Resources and Organizational Development 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.


 

Institutional Giving & Donor Relations Manager

Position Type: Full time, salaried
Location: Toronto – Liberty Village
Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 5:00 PM
Interviews Begin: September 19, 2016
Start Date: October 2016

Reporting to the Director of Fund Development, the Institutional Giving & Donor Relations Manager will be an integral member of Artscape’s Fund Development team.  The successful candidate will develop, direct and oversee the day-to-day management and implementation of fundraising programs from all three levels of government. This position will also work collaboratively with the Director of Fund Development and in some cases the CEO and the COO on stewarding a valued group of major individual donors. In addition, this position will lead the management of relationships with philanthropic foundations.

This Institutional Giving & Donor Relations Manager role requires strong writing, data analysis, program budgeting and project management skills, with an emphasis on grant compliance and outcome measurement. As this position will act as Artscape’s liaison with government funding bodies and will work collaboratively with other Artscape senior staff to manage the reporting process, excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a must.  This role is ideal for a strategic, creative and enterprising non-profit professional who is enthusiastic and passionate about Artscape’s contribution to city building.

Artscape's Fund Development team delivers a suite of integrated annual and capital campaigns that raise vital contributions in support of projects, programs and services. Revenues are generated through valued funding relationships with individuals, foundations, corporations, and through government grants and three signature fundraising events per year. The successful candidate’s work will focus on gifts of $25,000 and above.   

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead grant proposal development and submission processes; preparing and organizing materials for proposals and submitting and monitoring grant applications

    • Draft proposals and grant application narratives and collaborate with the Director of Finance, Director of Portfolio Development and/or CEO/COO to finalize

    • Develop and foster relationships with government representatives, with strategic funding requests based on immediate and long-term funding goals of the organization

    • Research and present new municipal, provincial and federal level funding opportunities

  • Lead and facilitate grant reporting processes, which includes outcome measurement and grant budget;  taking responsibility for meeting high standards of effectiveness, timeliness, and completeness

    • Manage and facilitate reporting relationships with Artscape community cultural hubs

    • Monitor and maintain the funder reporting schedules and requirements

    • Track organizational progress and programmatic outcomes and goals

    • Draft compelling progress reports to funders that fully capture program successes

    • Work closely with the Finance and Portfolio Development teams to create all necessary supporting materials and documents including budget reports, outcome measurements, success stories, etc.

  • Manage and steward an existing group of individual donors and work alongside the Director of Fund Development to create donor acquisition strategies for annual support

  • Manage and steward a group of philanthropic foundations, as well as creating and implementing strategies to add to the existing foundation donor base

  • Take a leadership role in working with a team to develop strategies and adapt existing strategies to ensure regular stewardship of donors. This includes thank you campaigns, investor reports, email blasts, as well as new ideas for how we can keep donors  and prospects informed

  • Support core organizational administration as it relates to major gifts and institutional giving, including: maintaining a Salesforce database; timely processing of contributions and receipts; online and print donor recognition; and ongoing data maintenance

  • With the Director of Fund Development, monitors budgets, practices and reporting to ensure sound departmental operations and compliance with charitable and non-profit legislation and policies

  • Participate in the planning of annual and longer-term fund development strategies

  • Maintain a high degree of motivation, superior work ethic and attention to detail consistent with the culture of the Fund Development team

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience:

  • Five years’ experience in a relevant context demonstrating hands-on practical experience in major gifts, donor stewardship, budgeting and writing grants
  • Undergraduate degree or community college diploma in a relevant field, preferably fundraising
  • Previous not-for-profit experience is considered an asset
  • Demonstrated experience securing and closing major gifts of $25,000 and above
  • Advanced budget management and financial tracking skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Suite computer skills
  • Experience in relational databases and/or customer relationship management platforms, preferably Salesforce
  • Strong project management skills
  • Proven track record working with senior volunteers
  • Experience managing and motivating staff and/or interns and ability to work as part of a team

Personal Skills:

  • Strong sense of customer service and demonstrated ability to respond with urgency to the needs and requests of others, internally and externally, and ensure a high degree of responsiveness to all donors without regard to their giving level
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively
  • Results oriented and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, manage time and work with minimal supervision
  • Confident, personable, clear and persuasive communicator; able to synthesize and clearly communicate complex ideas
  • Superior interpersonal and relationship skills
  • Entrepreneurial and creative thinker
  • Natural leader with diplomatic qualities
  • Thrives in a fast-moving, agile and collaborative environment
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • A disciplined doer
  • Self-motivated and takes initiative; identifies and acts on challenges and leads by example

Artscape offers an employee health benefits package. 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:  Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 5:00 PM. Interviews are expected to begin the week of September 19, 2016.

TO APPLY: Please respond with:

  • A cover letter thoroughly outlining the qualifications and experience you would bring to the position
  • CV/resume
  • Your salary expectations
  • 2-3 writing samples

Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

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

Attention: Human Resources: Institutional Giving & Donor Relations Manager Submission
Artscape
Suite 224, 171 East Liberty Street
Toronto, ON M6K 3P6
careers@artscape.ca (please note your name and Institutional Giving & Donor Relations 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.

ABOUT ARTSCAPE

 


About The Bentway and The Bentway Trust

The Bentway is a unique and innovative public space that will transform the neglected area underneath Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway into a thriving new cultural and civic attraction. Responsive to the site’s unique history and evolution, and the diverse urban and cultural character of Toronto, The Bentway will reconnect visitors with this unique place and transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Stretching from Strachan Avenue to Spadina Avenue in the heart of Toronto’s downtown, this new urban corridor will be composed of a series of trails, performance spaces, and recreational and activity centres, which will activate the community, link seven adjacent neighbourhoods with over 70,000 residents and various points of interest, deliver outstanding events, and create a dynamic and vital space for all citizens. Year round activities and attractions will include gardens, a skating rink, recreational amenities, public markets, public art, special exhibitions, festivals, theatre and musical performances, and more.

The project is made possible through the collaboration of a range of city-builders and experts, including the City of Toronto, Waterfront Toronto, the Judy and Wilmot Matthews Foundation, Ken Greenberg, PUBLIC WORK, Fort York Historic Site and Artscape.

The design and construction of The Bentway is under the management of Waterfront Toronto. The lands being developed are largely in the ownership of The City of Toronto and much of the first phase of development also falls within the boundaries of the federally designated Fort York national Historic Site which is managed through the City of Toronto’s Museums and Heritage Services section of Economic Development and Culture with considerable community involvement through The Friends of Fort York and Garrison Common.

The area surrounding The Bentway is rich with history. It was an important junction for trade, hunting and a gathering place for many First Nations peoples such as the Huron-Wendat, Haundenosaunee, the Anishaabe and the Mississaugas of the Credit River. It followed the original shoreline of Lake Ontario and is considered the founding landscape of the city of Toronto as the Site of Fort York.

The Bentway Trust is a new independent not-for-profit organization that maintains, operates and programs The Bentway. The annual operating budget for the Trust will be reviewed by The City of Toronto but approved by a Board of Directors to which the CEO reports, which will include two local City Councillors. The Bentway Trust will have a close working relationship with the Fort York National Historic Site. The terms and nature of this relationship will be established through an agreement between the parties.

The Bentway Trust is part of a growing urban network of independent non-profits devoted to maintaining and animating public space for the benefit of all citizens. The Central Park Conservancy and Friends of the High Line in New York City and the Trust for the National Mall in Washington DC are just a few successful examples of this type of model.

To review the current project website (re-brand currently underway) click here.

To review the City of Toronto Staff July 12th Report on the development and management of The Bentway click here.

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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.

These benefits include:

  • $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 Artscape’s creative placemaking initiatives in Momentum, our annual publication available on our website.

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