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

 


 

Administrative Assistant, Artscape Launchpad

Position Type: Full-time, salaried
Location: Toronto – Liberty Village
Start date: as soon as possible
Application deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017 by 5:00 PM

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

Reporting to the Managing Director, Artscape Launchpad the Administrative Assistant provides administrative, logistics and operational support for Artscape Launchpad's various activities and programs. The Administrative Assistant will work with Managing Director to ensure smooth running of the various programs and activities taking place for Artscape Launchpad, as well as provide the necessary administrative support to a growing Launchpad team.

This is a time flex role where the incumbent will be required to work weekends and evenings for a 37.5 hour work week. The Administrative Assistant will work closely with program staff in providing logistics support to ensure their activities run smoothly, that Artscape Launchpad participants are provided with the necessary class and/or workshop materials in advance and that the registration process runs efficiently.

Opening in 2018, Artscape Launchpad will be a 30,000 square foot creative and cultural sector entrepreneurship working, training and creative production centre in Toronto. This is an opportunity to play a critical role in the development and expansion of this groundbreaking cultural sector project in Toronto and Southern Ontario. You can read more about Artscape Launchpad at artscapelaunchpad.ca

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinates activities taking place in various locations across the GTA and southern Ontario, including attending and managing preparation of registration, technical set-up and other related activities
  • Attends meetings, takes notes and ensures follow-up on tasks arising from meetings
  • Provides administrative support on special events in coordination with program staff
  • Compiles information for Artscape Launchpad initiatives, including program, industry, network and marketing initiatives
  • Supports marketing staff on administrative tasks, including expense reports
  • Supports Artscape Launchpad staff as required and in coordination with the Managing Director

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Able to work with tight deadlines
  • Good relationship management and communication skills
  • Experience in maintaining databases and proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) and Salesforce
  • Ability to multi-task effectively and coordinate multiple projects concurrently as well as respond quickly to changing priorities
  • Demonstrated passion for arts , culture and community building
  • Preferably has an Arts Administration background
  • Has a strong desire to work in a start-up environment where all team members contribute to the success of Artscape Launchpad
  • Bilingualism preferred (English and French)

Before you apply, we encourage you to read Vision 2017, Artscape’s 5 year strategic plan through this year and Momentum 2016, Artscape’s annual report: http://www.torontoartscape.org/about-us/corporate-reports    

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday, March 31, 2017 by 5:00 PM

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Instructors/Facilitators: 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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

TO APPLY: 
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
Artscape
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.

ABOUT ARTSCAPE LAUNCHPAD

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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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 and how you found out about the employment opportunity
  • 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
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.

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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