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


Creative Entrepreneurship Program & Creative Business Design Workshop

Position Type: Part-time Independent Contractor
Start Date: Various dates starting mid-February 2017
Apply by: This is an open call. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis

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

Artscape wishes to contract one or more contractors on a part-time basis to provide instruction and facilitation within our business and entrepreneurship training programs for creative and cultural sector workers. This is an opportunity to play a central, exciting role in delivering and shaping the entrepreneurial training component of a groundbreaking cultural sector project in Toronto, Artscape Launchpad.

Our Artscape Launchpad programming currently consists of single-day Creative Business Design Workshop and a multi-week program named the Creative Entrepreneurship Program. Information about these and all other Artscape Launchpad programs can be found at www.artscapelaunchpad.ca/the-programs.

Part coach, part teacher, the contractors selected will teach units based on our custom curriculum, as well as guide and support the learning process of students. They will also lead the development of the class as a whole through collaborative, hands-on learning experiences. They will be inspiring and committed educators with a passion for entrepreneurship, and the ability to assess the needs and business readiness of a wide range of program participants, and provide effective learning solutions. They will be responsible for lesson planning, preparing in-class materials, inviting and scheduling guest speakers, and compiling and assessing evaluations, using our established curriculum and facilitator handbook.

The Creative Business Design Workshop consists of six hours of single-day instruction. The multi-week Creative Entrepreneurship Program includes approximately 36 hours of in-class instruction over two months. Both the Creative Business Design Workshop and the Creative Entrepreneurship Program run multiple times per year.

Artscape has been offering its Artscape Launchpad programming since 2014. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to build on past participant feedback and learnings, and play a role in our programs’ ongoing successful development. The entrepreneurship programs and workshops will continue to be delivered at Artscape venues across the city until the anticipated opening of a purpose-built facility in 2018. Currently under construction, Artscape Launchpad will be a 30,000 square foot creative and cultural sector entrepreneurship training and creative production centre on Toronto’s waterfront. Read more about Artscape Launchpad at artscapelaunchpad.ca.

Applicants are requested to outline their availability and interest in teaching in our workshops, longer program, or both opportunities. The contract position(s) will report to the Director, Creative Entrepreneurship, Artscape Launchpad. Remuneration will be an hourly rate based on format and duration of the course programming offered.


  • Using our custom curriculum and facilitators’ handbook:
    • Prepare lesson plans and interactive worksheets
    • Deliver in-class instruction
    • Assess participant evaluations
  • Assist in Artscape’s processes of:
    • Assessing participant applications
    • Identifying and booking guest speakers
  • Provide feedback on our programs and recommendations to increase relevance and impact


  • A university degree in a relevant discipline, or substantial equivalent training or professional development
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in class or workshop facilitation/instruction in the business / entrepreneurship environment, and /or the training and professional development environment
  • Demonstrated experience in training, coaching and working with people from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to teach in two or more of the following areas: Strategy, Creative Entrepreneurship, Business Management & Operations, Business Canvas Model Design; Marketing; Business/Sales Development
  • Technical proficiency in Microsoft Office and/or Apple Keynote/Numbers/Pages applications
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English; spoken and written French is considered an asset
  • Knowledge of instructional technologies and course management systems such as Blackboard is desired
  • Significant professional experience within the creative and cultural sector or, at minimum, evidenced and substantial knowledge and understanding of the structure, characteristics and needs of the sector
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience of the application of the pedagogy of creative entrepreneurship training
  • Inspirational, open-minded and flexible
  • Highly organized, resourceful and collaborative
  • An entrepreneurial and creative thinker
  • Able to synthesize and communicate complex ideas
  • Enthusiastic and committed to hands-on instruction/facilitation

This is an open call. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
Please respond with:

  • A resume
  • A cover letter outlining:
    • The qualifications and experience you would bring to the role of facilitator/instructor or why you think you might be a great mentor for the Creative Entrepreneurship programming
    • Your availability, including times of day and week; indicating seasonal availability considerations
    • Whether you are interested in teaching our Creative Business Design Workshops, Creative Entrepreneurship Program, or both opportunities
    • Your freelance rates (hourly)
    • Where/how you found out about the opportunity

Applications will be received in confidence by mail or email and should be forwarded to:
Attention: Human Resources, Contract Facilitator(s), Creative Entrepreneurship Programs, Artscape Launchpad
Suite 224, 171 East Liberty Street
Toronto, ON M6K 3P6
consultants@artscape.ca (please note your name and Contract Facilitator(s), Creative Entrepreneurship Program, Artscape Launchpad in the email subject line)

Please note: Submissions must include all requirements listed above. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. All email submissions will receive a message confirming receipt. No phone calls please. We thank all applicants, however only those being considered for the contract facilitator(s) roster will be contacted directly.

Artscape 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.


Artscape Launchpad is a new model of creative space: part incubator, part co-working facility and part entrepreneurship centre. Scheduled to open in 2018 as part of the Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts on Toronto’s waterfront, it has been designed by Artscape to provide art and design professionals with the tools, resources, training and mentorship to build successful careers rooted in sustainable businesses. Artscape Launchpad members will gain access to a 30,000 square-foot, multi-disciplinary co-working environment full of equipment and technology, as well as a whole suite of programs and services to help them grow their incomes and launch new businesses.

Components of the building program include:

  • Learning Labs: Five dedicated learning labs will allow for year-round enrolment in courses, workshops, events and project-based learning initiatives. Launchpad’s learning labs will range in size from 500 to 2,000 square feet with the largest accommodating 200 people
  • Creative Co-working Studios: Co-working studios will offer access to state-of-the-art design tools and rapid prototyping equipment; fully equipped digital photography, film and sound production facilities, including a green screen studio; and creative production studios that will include jewellery, fashion and textiles. This multi-disciplinary environment will allow designers/makers, craftspeople and artists to develop work individually or collaboratively
  • Creative Commons: Launchpad will include a “creative commons” with a community kitchen, communal work areas and hot desks, a flexible event space and an outdoor patio. The creative commons will allow creative ideas to flow freely so that chance encounters around the water cooler may develop into collaborations leading to innovation

Artscape Launchpad has grown out of nearly a decade of collaboration and research with colleges, universities and trade organizations. We've focused on how we can help individuals and small businesses in the art and design communities thrive. The combination of programs, services and facilities that Launchpad will bring together is unprecedented. It will be a game-changer for artists and designers, a major boost for Ontario's $23 billion creative economy and a jolt of urban acupuncture that will help bring Toronto's waterfront to life. artscapelaunchpad.ca

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Venue Support Staff, Daniels Spectrum

Position Type: Part-Time, Hourly, Casual basis, as needed
Location: Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto
Start Date: As soon as possible
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Artscape is seeking candidates for part time occasional work as Venue Support Staff to support events within Daniels Spectrum. Events that require Venue Support Staff include theatre, dance and musical performances; conferences; weddings; community activities; private / social events and corporate events.  For more information about the events that are held at Daniels Spectrum, visit danielsspectrum.ca.
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 set-up and tear-down
  • Coat check attendants
  • Ushers
  • Custodial duties and public space attendants (including washrooms, kitchen and other light custodial work as required
We are seeking candidates with a variety of experiences that may include:
  • Customer Service experience
  • Event and event set-up services
  • Restaurant, bar or hospitality service
  • Theatre audience services including front-of-house, ushering and coat check
Our priority is to hire members from within the Regent Park community who demonstrate the following attributes:
  • Reliability and punctuality
  • Flexibility and availability for last minute staffing opportunities 
  • A positive and professional personal presentation
  • Ability to follow written direction and diagrams / floor plans (for event set up and tear down)
  • High integrity and ability to inspire trust 
  • A collaborative and flexible problem-solving attitude
  • Ability to work quickly and with a smile 
  • Ability to carry furniture and equipment (up to 80 lbs)
  • An interest in arts and culture
  • Selected candidates will be trained and will be assigned shifts on a as-needed basis
  • Shifts may be day or evening, seven days a week
  • Wages are $12 per hour, based on the assigned role, plus 4% vacation pay, paid semi-monthly
Please respond with a brief cover letter outlining your qualifications and interest and a resume. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.  Applications will be received in confidence by email only to: careers@artscape.ca (Please note the job title and your name 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.
Daniels Spectrum, a cultural hub in Regent Park, is a 60,000 square foot purpose-built platform for creative exchange and expression that is rooted in the rich cultural diversity of the local community and open to the world. A key element in the social and community development goals of the Regent Park revitalization, Daniels Spectrum has played an important role in creating an inclusive, liveable, healthy, safe and vibrant neighbourhood since it opened in September 2012.
Daniels Spectrum is operated by Artscape. Eight organizations call Daniels Spectrum home, including Artheart Community Art Centre, Centre for Social Innovation, COBA Collective of Black Artists, Native Earth Performing Arts, Pathways to Education, Regent Park Film Festival, Regent Park School of Music and Show Love Café (operated by Dixon Hall). Local residents and the wider public are drawn in by visual art and dance classes, music lessons, filmmaking workshops, theatre rehearsals, community potlucks, after school tutoring,  a network of hallway galleries, workshops to develop new business ideas and so much more. Artscape runs complementary programming for Regent Park-based youth that increases their access to the arts and arts-integrated education, engages them in artistic creation and cultural production, and connects them with professional artists and industry mentors.
The ground floor of Daniels Spectrum includes five programmable spaces ranging from a flexible 400 seat performance and event space, to small black box venues and less formal indoor and outdoor stages that play host to a variety of performances, celebrations, public and community events. Since opening, Daniels Spectrum has welcomed over 175,000 visitors and hosted over 900 events.  danielsspectrum.ca

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