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

 


 

Manager, Capital Projects and Planning 

Position Type: Full-time, salaried
Location: Toronto – Liberty Village
Start date: As soon as possible
Application deadline: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Artscape offers an exciting new opportunity for a professional eager to grow their experience in capital project management, development and asset management. To meet the needs of its current and future portfolio, Artscape is looking to hire a Manager, Capital Projects and Planning.  This position will have a 'front seat' to learn from, support and grow Artscape's social purpose real estate practice and its impact in building a culturally inclusive Toronto region.    

Reporting the Director of Portfolio Development and Asset Management, this position will play a pivotal role in managing Artscape’s projects in development, planning and under construction. Part asset manager, part development manager and part construction manager, this new multi-faceted role will encompass a wide a range of responsibilities, ranging from supporting the redevelopment and revitalization of existing Artscape assets and the development and planning of new capital projects to supervising projects under construction as Artscape's primary point of contact.

The successful candidate will be actively involved in the development of projects in construction at Artscape, which include but are not limited to those scheduled to open in 2018:

  • Artscape Launchpad: a new innovative 35,000 s.f. creative entrepreneurship centre to be located at Daniels Waterfront – City of the Arts, that supports the entrepreneurial capacity and business skills of people working across the arts and cultural sector
  • Artscape Weston Hub: a community cultural hub with 8,200 s.f. of dynamic mixed-use space dedicated to arts, cultural and community events programming and 26 affordable live/work spaces for artists and their families
  • Artscape Bayside Lofts: 80 affordable live/work units for artists and their families at the waterfront

RESPONSIBILITIES

Construction Management (60%)

  • Manages Artscape's capital projects under construction and ensures that projects are completed on time, on budget and within scope
  • Acts as Artscape’s client representative and day-to-day contact for our developing partners, consultants, trades and other stakeholders
  • Represents Artscape at regular project coordination meetings
  • Reviews submittals (RFI`s, shop drawings, material data, samples, and product data) and provides direction and clarification (Site Instruction, Change Directive, Proposed Change, Change Order, Field Memos) as required
  • Monitors and controls project budgets, timelines and scope of work and develops solutions to bring projects back in line within scope, budget and timeline in case of variances
  • Provides monthly project status reports and forecasts to senior management
  • Manages the procurement of external services as required via competitive bidding processes (RFQ, RFP, etc.)

New Project Development (20%)

  • Advances Artscape's capital projects through the various planning phases while incorporating feedback and planning input from a variety of stakeholders
  • Provides support for concept and predevelopment analysis of new project opportunities, including pro forma modeling, business case development and stakeholder engagement
  • Supports the development and implementation of workplans through all phases of planning, construction, lease-up, move-in and post-occupancy
  • Manages the procurement of external services (consultants, trades, specialists) as required via competitive bidding processes (RFQ, RFP, etc.)
  • Prepares contract documents and negotiates revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements with various project partners
  • Works in a collaborative manner with internal teams including Creative Placemaking Lab, Finance, Communications, Fundraising and Property Management and with any associated external stakeholders, including partners, communities, funders and constituents

Asset Management (20%)

  • Works with the Director of Portfolio Development and Asset Management and other directors to develop operating pro formas for buildings in development as well as long-range asset planning for existing buildings
  • Provides support and technical expertise to the assessment of current building conditions of Artscape`s existing buildings
  • Supports the development of sustainable maintenance and revitalization concepts for Artscape existing assets
  • Works with the Facility and Community Services team to create and implement preventative maintenance and long-range planning protocols.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum 5 years of project management experience in development and construction projects
  • Demonstrated interest in Artscape's mission, values and Creative Placemaking practice
  • An ability to work independently and as an effective team member
  • Exceptional ability to communicate with a broad range of partners
  • A passion for problem solving and working through complex issues to keep projects on track
  • Strong time management and organizational skills to effectively prioritize and handle a large volume of work with multiple conflicting deadlines
  • Excellent budgeting, estimating, estimating, forecasting and schedule management skills
  • Knowledge and experience with respect to industry standards and regulations
  • Competency in real estate financing
  • Project Management Institute (PMI-PMP) not required, but considered an asset
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with sustainable and energy efficient design and operations is required. LEED or other green building certification is an asset
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Acrobat Pro, MS Project, CAD Software

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

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 5:00 PM

TO APPLY

Please respond with:

  • A cover letter outlining the qualifications and experience you would bring to the position
  • Your salary expectations
  • A resume
  • Specify where/how you found out about the opportunity

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. 

 


 

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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