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 Director, The Sidra Project 

Position Type: Contract, August through December 2016 (4.5 month contract)
Location: Toronto – Liberty Village
Start Date: August 15, 2016
Application Deadline: Thursday, August 4, 2016 by 12:00pm (NOON)

The Sidra Project is a new community engagement approach that aims to build empathy and support for refugees and resettlement. This collaboration between the United Nations and Artscape invites citizens to invest one hour of time to build support for refugee resettlement efforts. Sessions will be staged in board rooms, public venues, classrooms and private residences for groups of 10 to 30 people. Each gathering includes a screening of the virtual reality film Clouds Over Sidra by filmmaker Gabo Arora that tells the story of life inside the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan through the eyes of a 12-year-old girl named Sidra. To watch the film, participants wear VR headsets that place them in the centre of life inside the camp in an extraordinarily immersive experience. Following the screening, project leaders will moderate a conversation about the refugee crisis coupled with a strong call to action on how people in the room can help.

The first iteration of The Sidra Project will be staged in Toronto from September – December 2016 with a high-profile launch as part of Toronto International Film Festival. In the months following TIFF, more than 500 screenings will be held for more than 10,000 participants in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver. Artscape has established a partnership with the National Arts Centre in Ottawa in engaging Ottawa citizens and Parliament Hill in the Project. Artscape and the U.N. will take lessons from this experience, create a toolkit and work to have the project replicated in other cities particularly those facing the challenge of successfully integrating refugees into their societies. A number of diverse partners will be involved in the project, including COSTI Immigrant Services, Institute for Canadian Citizenship, Dubarah, CivicAction, Inspirit Foundation, HotDocs, Ryerson DMZ, the US Consulate (Toronto),TIFF and the National Arts Centre.

Reporting to Artscape’s Chief Executive Officer, the Project Director will be responsible for project management, logistical coordination, communications and media relations, and project leadership to deliver The Sidra Project film screenings and corresponding programming to diverse audiences in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver. The Project Director will work closely with Artscape’s CEO, Strategic Partnerships Consultant, and The Sidra Project Steering Committee to develop and manage a suite of film screenings, educational initiatives, and additional programs and events related to the Clouds Over Sidra film. The role presents a tremendous opportunity to work with a wide range of arts and cultural, community development, refugee support and governmental organizations to help build Canadians’ empathy and support for refugees and resettlement efforts through the power of art.

Responsibilities

  • Design and implement a series of film screenings and discussions that will reach 10,000 individuals in board rooms, public spaces, private residences, community centres and cultural hubs
  • Act as a spokesperson and representative of the project at screenings and project meetings
  • Develop and implement a film screening request/application process
  • Develop and monitor project budgets
  • Develop project charters and workplans
  • Attend meetings and deliver progress reports, budget reports, and programming updates to The Sidra Project Steering Committee
  • Project evaluation, including tracking and analysis of impacts and project outcomes
  • Manage working relationships with a number of diverse organizational partners including COSTI Immigrant Services, Institute for Canadian Citizenship, Dubarah, CivicAction, Inspirit Foundation, HotDocs, Ryerson DMZ, the US Consulate (Toronto),TIFF and the National Arts Centre
  • Oversee the work of a staff team and secure, train and manage a group of 5-12 volunteers
  • Work with Artscape’s communications team, as well as an external public relations firm, to develop communications and media relations strategies and messaging to promote the project
  • Support the Strategic Partnerships Consultant in the solicitation of grants, sponsorships and donations to fund the project

Qualifications

  • Artscape welcomes candidates with experience as a refugee in Canada
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in managing a cultural or other community project with a defined timeline; diverse international and Canadian experience is considered an asset
  • Proven relationship management skills including experience working on multi-stakeholder projects that engage corporate representative, community groups, government officials, and arts and culture organizations
  • Proven ability to plan, organize and lead the implementation of plans and processes
  • Superior written and oral communication skills in English
  • Proficiency in Arabic (spoken) is considered an asset
  • Working knowledge of Toronto's public/private funding landscape and arts and cultural sector
  • Strong computer skills, facility with Microsoft Office
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s Licence is an asset, but not required

Additional Notes

  • Ability to attend early morning and evening meetings, and some evening/weekend events will be required

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: Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 12:00pm NOON

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, Project Director, The Sidra Project
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


 

Assistant Project Director, The Sidra Project

Position Type: Contract, August through December 2016 (4.5 month contract)

Location: Toronto – Liberty Village
Start Date: August 15, 2016
Application Deadline: Thursday, August 4, 2016 by 12:00pm (NOON)

The Sidra Project is a new community engagement approach that aims to build empathy and support for refugees and resettlement. This collaboration between the United Nations and Artscape invites citizens to invest one hour of time to build support for refugee resettlement efforts. Sessions will be staged in board rooms, public venues, classrooms and private residences for groups of 10 to 30 people. Each gathering includes a screening of the virtual reality film Clouds Over Sidra by filmmaker Gabo Arora that tells the story of life inside the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan through the eyes of a 12-year-old girl named Sidra. To watch the film, participants wear VR headsets that place them in the centre of life inside the camp in an extraordinarily immersive experience. Following the screening, project leaders will moderate a conversation about the refugee crisis coupled with a strong call to action on how people in the room can help.

The first iteration of The Sidra Project will be staged in Toronto from September – December 2016 with a high-profile launch as part of Toronto International Film Festival. In the months following TIFF, more than 500 screenings will be held for more than 10,000 participants in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver. Artscape has established a partnership with the National Arts Centre in Ottawa in engaging Ottawa citizens and Parliament Hill in the Project. Artscape and the U.N. will take lessons from this experience, create a toolkit and work to have the project replicated in other cities particularly those facing the challenge of successfully integrating refugees into their societies. A number of diverse partners will be involved in the project, including COSTI Immigrant Services, Institute for Canadian Citizenship, Dubarah, CivicAction, Inspirit Foundation, HotDocs, Ryerson DMZ, the US Consulate (Toronto),TIFF and the National Arts Centre.

Reporting to the Project Director, the Assistant Project Director will be responsible for managing the coordination and administration of The Sidra Project and will support the delivery of film screenings and corresponding programming to diverse audiences in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver. The Assistant Project Director will manage scheduling, logistics, and meetings and provide administrative and event support for a suite of film screenings, educational initiatives, and additional programs and events related to the Clouds Over Sidra film. The role presents a tremendous opportunity to work with a wide range of arts and cultural, community development, refugee support and governmental organizations to help build Canadians’ empathy and support for refugees and resettlement efforts through the power of art.

Responsibilities

  • Act as a spokesperson and representative of the project at screenings and project meetings
  • Manage the scheduling and logistical facilitation of film screenings for a range of audiences in diverse venues such as board rooms, offices, private residences, schools, community centres and cultural hubs
  • Manage the development and delivery of communications and media relations strategies and messaging to promote the project, in collaboration with the Project Director and Artscape’s Communications Department
  • Support Artscape’s Strategic Partnerships Consultant in the solicitation of grants, sponsorships and donations to fund the project
  • Support The Sidra Project Steering Committee, including scheduling and attending meetings, drafting agendas, recording meeting minutes
  • Support the Project Director through schedule management, research, drafting of project management and evaluation proposals and reports, digital and hard copy file management, coordinating the execution of contracts and agreements, and budget tracking

Qualifications

  • Artscape welcomes candidates with experience as a refugee in Canada
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in project and event management and coordination; diverse international and Canadian experience is considered an asset
  • Proven ability to juggle multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Proven track record working with senior volunteers
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and a strong multitasker
  • Superior interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Confident and personable written and verbal communicator in English
  • Proficiency in Arabic (spoken) is considered an  asset
  • Working knowledge of Toronto's public/private funding landscape and arts and cultural sector
  • Strong computer skills, facility with Microsoft Office, including Excel
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s Licence an asset, but not required

Additional Notes

  • Ability to attend early morning and evening meetings, and some evening/weekend events will be required

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: Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 12:00pm NOON

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, Assistant Project Director, The Sidra Project
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


 

Events & Sales Manager, Artscape Wychwood Barns

Position Type: Full time salaried position
Location: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Toronto
Start Date: August 2016
Application Deadline: Monday, July 25, 2016 by 5 PM

Artscape is currently seeking an Events & Sales Manager to join our Artscape Wychwood Barns team. Reporting to the Managing Director, Artscape Wychwood Barns (AWB) and working closely with other members of the Artscape team, the local community and clients, the Events & Sales Manager will be responsible for meeting financial and operational event services goals at AWB.  This is a full-time position working 37.5 hours per week. The work schedule will vary and will include some evenings and weekends.

The Events & Sales Manager will be responsible for all on-site event management, staffing and sales administration as well as nurturing community partnerships and special initiatives.  Direct reports include part time Venue Supervisors and the part time AV Supervisor.

The Events & Sales Manager will work closely with the Program & Administrative Coordinator to manage the AWB event services, processing bookings and payments and offering venue tours as well as collaborating with the Marketing Manager to market the AWB venues. The Events & Sales Manager will represent Artscape Wychwood Barns in a positive and professional manner with the building’s artists and tenants, program participants, colleagues in other arts organizations, community members, and volunteers.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Achieving sales target through the development and implementation of sales initiatives for existing and potential clients, created in collaboration with the Marketing Manager
  • Managing and conducting canvassing and cold-calls to increase effective working prospects; responding to inquiries and giving tours of spaces
  • Managing the booking, payment processing and organization of rentals and event services; creating and maintaining program systems, databases and budgets
  • Preparing spaces for upcoming rentals, including coordinating deliveries and allocating equipment in consultation with the AV Supervisor as required
  • Hiring, training and managing support staff including preparing schedules and task assignment to ensure conformance with department objectives and goals
  • Determining fiscal requirements and preparing budgets
  • Providing post-event analysis, budget recaps and participant feedback
  • Working closely with event services teams in other Artscape properties to strengthen communication protocols and operating procedures
  • Working closely with AWB staff and the communications department to effectively promote events and achieve overall organizational goals
  • Supervising, directing, and coordinating the activities of personnel, subcontractors, and vendors, as required
  • Representing Artscape at meetings and events as requested
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience

 

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in a related field, or equivalent in experience
  • Event Management: at least five years’ experience in venue, event and/or production management, preferably with a non-profit arts organization, managing staff, facilities and meeting the needs of a wide variety of clients and other stakeholders with superb customer service skills
  • Sales or Marketing experience: at least three years’ experience in sales or marketing, preferably in a venue-related business
  • Demonstrated administrative, financial and computer skills; establishing and meeting annual operating budgets; spreadsheet and database experience is essential
  • Smartserve Certification is essential, as well as familiarity with food handling/catering requirements, production/technical/equipment needs and industry best practices

Personal Skills

  • Attention to detail and passion for administration
  • Vision and creativity: ability to embrace an ambitious vision and bring it to life as well as trouble-shoot and solve problems under pressure
  • Communications: Strong ability to connect with clients, the community and stakeholders to establish positive and productive ongoing relationships
  • High performance mentality: Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment with ambitious goals and multiple priorities

Application Deadline: Monday, July 18, 2016 by 5 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, Events & Sales Manager, AWB
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 .

Five of Artscape’s properties – Artscape Wychwood Barns, Daniels Spectrum, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Artscape Youngplace and Artscape Sandbox – operate as unique and creativity-driven event venues. Revenues from venue rentals directly contribute to building operation costs through social enterprise. Events hosted at these Artscape buildings help keep these great cultural landmarks open to the public and accessible for the arts community. ArtscapeEventVenues.ca

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