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Creative Placemaking Lab Director

Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Artscape Head Office (Liberty Village, Toronto)
Start Date: March 1, 2018
Application Deadline: Until Successfully Hired 

Artscape has set a goal of moving the practice of creative placemaking from the margins to the mainstream of urban development by 2022. Artscape’s success in this area will be evidenced by:

  • More sophisticated approaches to creative placemaking and generating value through creative clusters
  • Better public sector systems and policy to enable creative placemaking work
  • Increased private sector investment in creative placemaking initiatives

The Creative Placemaking Lab (CPL) Director leads Artscape’s effort to understand and leverage the power of the arts to be a catalyst for change in urban and community development. S/he will accomplish the goals and outcomes noted above by leading the:

  1. Development and delivery of fee for service programs and services;
  2. Design and delivery of knowledge sharing programs and services;
  3. Research related to the creative placemaking practice and its impact;
  4. Vision development and community/stakeholder engagement for Artscape’s non-residential projects.
  5. Efforts to build a better enabling environment for creative placemaking work

The Creative Placemaking Lab Director reports to the CEO, will manage the CPL team, and  collaborates frequently with the Executive staff.


  • Leads Artscape's consulting services including mentorship and coaching and other fee-for-service activities.
  • Directs the design and content development for a range of capacity building products and programs designed to build a community of practice in creative placemaking.
  • Advances strategies to develop Artscape's role as a thought leader in creative placemaking, playing a key role in articulating Artscape's practice and approach in a range of local, national and international forums and designs
  • Leads the design and delivery of qualitative and quantitative research related to creative placemaking and impact measurement.
  • Working hand in hand with the COO and the broader Artscape team, ensures the design and delivery of community, stakeholder and partner engagement to build the vision for new non-residential projects in the GTHA and elsewhere and for the renewal and evolution of Artscape projects in operation.
  • Works with the Executive team to identify policy issues and solutions that contribute to a more effective enabling environment for creative placemaking work.
  • Works with Fund Development to identify and secure grants for CPL’s knowledge sharing and research activities and ensures high quality and timely reporting and project-based financial oversight. 
  • Manages CPL staff for performance and professional growth.
  • Oversees the CPL budget including monitoring financial targets and resource requirements.
  • Actively participates with the senior leadership team on projects to provide advice and make recommendations/actions to the Executive team as a subject matter expert on creative placemaking 



  • A minimum post graduate qualification in a relevant specialization or a first degree and substantial professional experience
  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience designing and delivering qualitative and quantitative research projects
  • Demonstrated experience growing a social enterprise and/or consulting practice
  • Several years’ experience developing content for online applications and more traditional ‘live’ events (workshops, special/public events, etc.) as well as mentorship and coaching programs
  • Strong analytical, influence and negotiation skills with experience leading change and establishing clear goals/direction for new and existing projects (for the department/team)
  • Experience demonstrating financial responsibility by effectively managing budgets, achieving revenue targets and maximizing cost savings
  • A team leader who models and enables collaboration across the organization, builds positive and productive rapport with colleagues at all levels of the organization and develops the skills of team members
  • Comfortable with a collaborative organizational culture and working with a small but powerful team
  • Outstanding listening and consultative skills to engage a diverse group of stakeholders, including cultural institutions, all levels of government, creative industries, economic and community development agencies, artists and community members
  • Strong abilities to build consensus around strategic directions
  • A good understanding of the dynamics of the non-profit sector and fundraising organizations
  • Proficiency in French is an asset.

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Fund Development Coordinator

Position Type: Full-time
Location: Artscape HQ
Start Date: March 23, 2018
Application Deadline: Friday March 2, 2018 at 5 PM

Artscape is seeking a dynamic, hardworking and dedicated Fund Development Coordinator to join its Fund Development Department. The Fund Development Coordinator will act as the foundation for the entire team supporting Artscape’s fundraising initiatives and events. This is a crucial role and we are looking for a conscientious and detail-oriented individual who is passionate about supporting the arts in Canada and wants to be part of a team that thrives on achieving financial and organizational goals.

The ideal candidate has an interest in fundraising, enjoys working with people and wants to make a significant contribution to a major Canadian arts organization. This is an entry-level, early career position that is suited to someone who believes in the mission of Artscape and wants to grow their career in Fund Development.

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.


  • Support the cultivation, acquisition and retention of donors, sponsors and grants through prospect ID, research and stewardship plan implementation with Director, Fund Development
  • Serve as primary point of contact, for general donor inquiries and steward day-to-day and reporting relationships for Artscape Foundation
  • Maintain accurate records in Salesforce constituent relationship management (CRM) platform including but not limited to:
    • Process financial contributions and receipts
    • Online and print donor recognition
    • Ongoing data collection and maintenance
    • Support departmental evaluation and reporting strategies
  • Write select proposals to donors, sponsors and grant-makers as requested and support the Manager of Institutional Giving & Donor Relations in these activities
  • Develop and implement a staff fundraising campaign that raises $15,000+ in donations to the Toronto Artscape Foundation
  • Support the execution of special events including creative-black-tie-gala fundraisers, as well as cultivation and stewardship events and receptions
  • Collaborate and maintain strong working relationships with members of Artscape Foundation Board of Directors and its volunteer sub-committees
  • Participate in the planning of annual and longer-term fund development strategies and assist Director of Fund Development with the development of departmental work plans



  • Undergraduate degree or college diploma and at least three years’ employment in a relevant field
  • Hands-on 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

  • Well organized, detail oriented and a strong multitasker
  • Generalist and fast learner, with a sincere interest in learning new skills and applications for those skills
  • Creative and thrives in a fast-moving, entrepreneurial and collaborative environment
  • Highly self-motivated, takes initiative
  • Confident and clear written and verbal communicator
  • Superior interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Professional, polished manner
  • Passionate about supporting arts and artists in Canada

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Manager, Launchpad Business Operations    

Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Toronto - Artscape Head Office, Liberty Village with a move to Artscape Daniels Launchpad at Queens Quay and Lower Jarvis in the Fall of 2018
Start Date: As soon as mutually convenient
Application Deadline: Until successfully hired

Candidats qui préfèrent recevoir cette poste en version française sont invités à contacter careers@artscape.ca.

Artscape is currently recruiting for a Manager, Launchpad Business Operations to play a critical role in shaping the development of Artscape’s project in development, Artscape Daniels Launchpad. Opening in 2018 and located at Queens Quay and Lower Jarvis, Artscape Daniels Launchpad will be a 30,000 square foot, one-stop art and design entrepreneurship hub that provides affordable access to technology and tools of the trade, reframes entrepreneurship for creative people through innovative programming and offers a gateway to services, funding, business opportunities and more.

The Manager, Launchpad Business Operations oversees the business operations of Launchpad. The role will support high caliber and financially sustainable operations through assessing business opportunities and implementing business processes.  This position reports to the Managing Director, Artscape Daniels Launchpad and works in close collaboration with functional leads of Launchpad as well key staff from Artscape head office.

After a decade of research, Artscape delivered the first of its Launchpad programs in 2014. These programs, rooted in creative entrepreneurship, have been purposely designed with artists and designers in mind. These include our signature Creative Entrepreneurship Program (delivered as a 40-hour course), Creative Business Design Workshop (one full day), and a series of stand-alone workshops centered on developing entrepreneurial skills in business areas, including idea testing, marketing, business operations and social enterprise. Since piloting these programs, Artscape has continued to standardize and refine its offerings based on participant feedback and market demands. Over 450 participants have completed Launchpad programs to date.

Artscape is currently scaling up delivery of its programs in the Greater Toronto Area and across Southern Ontario. These programs include Artscape Launchpad business and entrepreneurship programs, special events, and a mentorship program that starts this summer. You can read more about Artscape Daniels Launchpad and Artscape’s Launchpad programs at artscapedanielslaunchpad.ca.


  • Serves as a core member of the team supporting the realization of Artscape Daniels Launchpad’s overarching mission and strategic objectives
  • Develops and monitors financial planning for Artscape Daniels Launchpad  including financial modelling, benchmarking and sensitivity analysis
  • Develops and implements business processes for Artscape Daniels Launchpad including its operational and programmatic functions, in alignment with Artscape policies and procedures
  • With support from the Artscape Finance and Administration department, develops and leads training for staff on the implementation of business processes, ensuring alignment with back-end systems such as Sage/AccPac and Salesforce
  • Creates reports that track operations and program revenues and cash flow
  • Identifies and evaluates opportunities for operational improvement and the viability of new programs and services
  • On a regular basis, assesses financial targets and makes recommendations to Launchpad departments on efficiencies, areas of improvement and variances requiring review and action
  • Works hand-in-hand with Artscape teams (Facilities and Community Services, Event Venues and Portfolio Development) to ensure strong coordination and alignment with Artscape, its customer service standards and financial performance targets
  • Owns the revenue-generating operations within Artscape Daniels Launchpad production facilities such as sales of materials and equipment rentals
  • Develops strong vendor relationships to ensure Launchpad is provided with the best pricing and service
  • Consistently and regularly questions and interrogates the business model to ensure it is a ‘living’ model and not just a yearly review plan.
  • With Artscape Finance and Administration and Fund Development departments, ensures accurate and timely financial and narrative information to meet funder and partner requirements
  • Produces clear and concise written reports and presentations


  • A minimum of five years business management experience in a multi-dimensionalenvironment combined with strong entrepreneurial experiences
  • Experience in the development of business process including delivery to staff
  • Proven experience managing complex budgets, including cash flow, and  providing financial reports
  • Strong experience in the development business and operating modelling
  • Strong vendor relationship skills
  • Experienced in writing strategic business reports for various audiences from staff to Board including financial narratives including the development of presentations
  • Exceptional project management and planning skills
  • An ability to work across teams to identify and implement solutions 
  • Excellent proven oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent MS Office and Visio skills


  • Highly organized, resourceful, collaborative
  • A critical and creative thinker
  • A team player able to work with across multiple business lines
  • An interest in the creative sector
  • A fast learner focused on results
  • A sense of urgency and self-motivated to deliver
  • A meticulous keeper of information and synthesizer of financial information for the non-financial 

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Venue Support Staff

Position Type: Part-time
Location: Daniels Spectrum 
Application Deadline: Open call- candidates will be interviewed on an ongoing basis until the role is filled. 
Artscape is currently seeking Venue Support Staff to join our Daniels Spectrum team. Venue Support Staff are integral to the success of events at Daniels Spectrum.  Venue Support Staff shift lengths will vary in length depending on the nature of the event.  Responsibilities may include but are not limited to event furniture set up/tear down, coat check attendant, guest ushering services as well as custodian duties of event/public space, washrooms, storage area and kitchen. This role functions in the event spaces operated by Daniels Spectrum which are Ada Slaight Hall, Artscape Lounge, Artscape Lounge Terrace, South Lobby, Green Room, Hallway Galleries including 2nd floor and Courtyard as well as outdoor programming on Regent Park Boulevard, Mews and the big park in Regent Park.
Daniels Spectrum is a cultural hub located in the heart of Regent Park. 
Reporting directly to the Assistant Manager, Events with guidance from the Event and Sales Manager and on-suite Venue Supervisor.
We are seeking individuals with a variety of experiences that include excellent customer service and work well in fast paced events environment.  Candidates from the Regent Park community are given priority for this position due to the occasional early and late night shifts.
  • With direction from the on-site Venue Supervisor and/or Management, the VSS follows event layout documents to ensure a timely and correct set up and tear down of event furniture 
  • Assists with event duties such as: checking coats, rearranging furniture at the client’s request, and ushering guests to the appropriate event space
  • On occasion, perform custodian duties of event/public space, washrooms, storage area and kitchen, including cleaning, clearing and ensuring a tidy event space is left post-event.
Experience (include education, years of experience required, any technical or language skills required)
  • This role occasionally requires lifting heavy furniture safely and operating commercial equipment such as pump trucks.  
  • Ability to carry furniture and equipment (up to 80 lbs)
  • Ability to follow written direction and diagrams / floor plans (for event set up and tear down)
  • Flexibility and availability for last minute staffing opportunities 
Personal Skills (include education, years of experience required, any technical or language skills required)
  • A positive and professional personal presentation
  • High integrity and ability to inspire trust 
  • Reliability and punctuality
Please respond with:
  • Specify where/how you found out about the opportunity 
  • 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. 

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Venue Supervisor, Various Locations

Reports to:
 Sales and Events Manager, Assistant Manager of Events
Location: Daniels Spectrum or Artscape Wychwood Barns

Artscape is currently seeking three Venue Supervisors to join our Daniels Spectrum or Artscape Wychwood Barns teams. This position is ideal for individuals committed to excellent customer service who thrive in a fast-paced environment. Venue Supervisors provide safe, welcoming and successful events, ensuring that clients’ experience is positive.


  • Opens and secures facilities before and after the event; oversees event production
  • Supervises an operationally sound event venue by providing a safe orderly environment in accordance with Artscape policies and procedures
  • Maintains compliance for all building code legislation including health & safety requirements, liquor licenses, fire code/fire lane policy, sound restrictions, and City of Toronto Park policies and bylaws
  • Ensures a high level of cleanliness and hygiene is maintained in the event space(s) and associated areas; kitchens and washrooms, identifying hazards and problems if they arise; ensuring garbage is disposed of properly, and that clients, tenants, vendors and caterers all adhere to the green policy of the facility  
  • Systematically completes and reviews operational service checklists
  • Informs clients, tenants, caterers and vendors of event and facility of venue and hub policies and procedures
  • Secures and safe-guards event stock, goods and equipment
  • Supports through assistance and reports the quality of work of venue support staff, contracted staff and/or vendors
  • Complies with uniform requirements as communicated (i.e. blacks/casual etc.)
  • Facilitates and orchestrates seamless shift changes during event execution
  • Writes, reviews and submits reports electronically after each event reporting any incidents, risks and opportunities encountered
  • Contacting one or both managers in the event of an emergency

Professional Requirements:

  • Minimum two years’ experience and/or extensive knowledge of food safety, service and hospitality industry
  • Smart Serve certification
  • Food Handlers certification considered an asset
  • Basic computer skills; Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs., and stand on feet for extended periods of time
  • Time management, office administration and organizational skills
  • For Daniels Spectrum: Experience working or living in the Regent Park community is considered an asset

Personal Attributes:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with a variety of people and resolve conflict when necessary
  • Professional appearance and demeanor, and a positive, proactive attitude
  • Maintains calm when dealing with clients/tenants/vendors/caterers
  • Demonstrated flexibility, dependability and a high level of team and service orientation
  • Ability to multi-task effectively
  • Works well in a fast-paced, self-motivated environment

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How to Apply

Please respond with:

  • Specify where/how you found out about the opportunity
  • 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
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)

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.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to Artscape.

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