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.    

Current Opportunities

Venue Support Staff

Position Type: Part-time
Location: Daniels Spectrum 
Start Date: November 2017
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. 

How to Apply    

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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-dimensional environment 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 
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. 
How to Apply    

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

How to Apply    

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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)

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.

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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