Onsite Gallery is Hiring International Students

Onsite Gallery is currently recruiting International Students to fill Student Monitors positions for their winter exhibition (January 22 to April 25, 2020) to serve as front-line staff welcoming and informing visitors about exhibitions and public events, to supervise the gallery and engage with visitors. 

Onsite Gallery is Hiring International Students

T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 9:30am

Onsite Gallery is OCAD University’s flagship public professional gallery and experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Fostering social and cultural transformations, Onsite serves the OCAD U community and the general public.

Onsite Gallery is currently recruiting Student Monitors for their winter exhibition (January 22 to April 25, 2020) to serve as front-line staff welcoming and informing visitors about exhibitions and public events, to supervise the gallery and engage with visitors. 

Reporting to the Programs & Community Coordinator, Onsite Gallery, the International Student Monitor, Onsite Gallery will

  • Greet visitors as they enter the gallery and provide information on present and upcoming exhibitions, public events and general gallery and OCAD U information.
  • Supervise the entrance and all areas of the exhibitions to enhance visitor experience, encourage conversation and engagement and enforce gallery rules and etiquette.
  • Research the exhibiting artists/designers and exhibition themes, prepare and lead thoughtful tours and maintain a comprehensive understanding of the artists/designers and themes in the exhibition to facilitate discussion and meaningful engagement with viewers.
  • Track daily attendance and encourage the recording of email addresses for Onsite Gallery's e-newsletter database, so patrons are aware of upcoming exhibitions and events.
  • Ensure all exhibition elements are in proper working order and front reception and gallery areas are clean/tidy. Examine the exhibitions daily to identify if maintenance is needed on artworks, perform corrective action (as appropriate) and notify other staff as needed.
  • Perform administrative tasks including writing reports related to gallery attendance and audience response. Replenishes gallery material, such as exhibition brochures, at the front desk and other areas as needed.
  • Perform opening and closing duties including: turning on and off the works in the exhibition, keeping front reception tidy and locking all doors.
  • Provide staffing assistance for all public programs and events, such as the opening reception, where duties may include: setup and takedown of chairs and tables, serving food, selling drinks and taking photographs.
  • Assist with installation and de-installation of exhibitions, as needed, which may include: light lifting and moving of objects, installing hanging material, moving plinths, patch/repair and paint walls and hanging wall labels.
  • Attend Student Monitor orientation meeting prior to the opening of an exhibition, and any other meetings as called by the Programs & Community Coordinator or Curator. 
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Programs & Community Coordinator and senior management. 

Requirements:

To be eligible to apply for jobs through the Campus Employment Program for International Students (CEPIS), you must:

  • be an international degree-seeking student at the undergraduate or graduate level
  • have a valid study permit issued by Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada
  • be registered in full-time studies in Fall/Winter 2019/2020

Before applying for this job, you must submit a request to the Office of International Student Support to confirm that you meet the requirements to work on campus. If you meet the requirements, you will receive a confirmation email to include with your job application.

Additional requirements:

  • Interest in contemporary art and design
  • Comfortable in a public speaking role
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work under general direction and in a team environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills; enjoy working with the public
  • Must be able to work flexible hours for public event shifts

Assets: 

  • Ability to operate audio/visual and office equipment
  • Knowledge and comfort using social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) to assist with Onsite Gallery's digital presence and promotion
  • Smart Serve certified 

Duration: January 22 to April 25, 2020, with possibility of renewing for the following exhibition period 

Rate of pay: $15.68 per hour (which includes in lieu of vacation and benefits)

Schedule: one-two regular weekly shifts

Vacancies: 2

Please submit the following to Linda Columbus, Programs & Community Coordinator, at lcolumbus@ocadu.ca:

  1. confirmation from the Office of International Student Support, stating you meet the requirements to work on campus
  2. cover letter
  3. resume

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m., November 17, 2019.

As an employer committed to employment equity, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

Ignite Gallery Is Hiring Student Monitors

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Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 9:00am to Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 12:00pm

IGNITE GALLERY IS HIRING STUDENT MONITORS

Ignite Gallery represents the current creative voice of OCAD University students and recent graduates through exhibitions, events and community programs.

Located in Kensington Market, Ignite Gallery is currently recruiting IWSP-eligible Student Monitors for the Fall/Winter term to serve as front-line staff informing visitors about exhibitions and public events, to supervise the gallery, responsible for opening and closing procedures and assist with install takedown and special events programming. 

Reporting to the Community Coordinator, Ignite Gallery, the Ignite Gallery Student Monitor will: 

  • Greet visitors as they enter the gallery and provide information on present and upcoming exhibitions, public events and general gallery and OCAD U information. 
  • Assist with installation and take-down of exhibitions, as needed, which may include: light lifting and moving of objects, installing hanging material, moving plinths, patch/repair and paint walls and hanging wall labels, comfort on a ladder is an asset. 
  • Track daily attendance and log the data using excel software.
  • Social media updates on Instagram and Facebook
  • Perform opening and closing procedures including: using the security alarm, turning on and off the works in the exhibition, keeping the gallery tidy and locking all doors. 
  • Provide staffing assistance for all public programs and events, such as the opening reception, where duties may include: setup and takedown of chairs and tables, serving food, selling drinks and taking photographs. 
  • Ensure all exhibition elements are in proper working order and all gallery areas are clean/tidy. Examine the exhibitions daily to identify if maintenance is needed on artworks, perform corrective action (as appropriate) and notify other staff as needed. 
  • Perform administrative tasks including, basic graphic design, writing reports related to gallery attendance and audience response. Replenishes gallery material, such as exhibition brochures, at the front desk and other areas as needed. 
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Community Coordinator and Gallery System management. 

Requirements: 

  • Eligible for the Institutional Work Study Plan (IWSP)*
  • Currently enrolled as an OCAD University student 
  • Interest in contemporary art and design 
  • Able to work with power tools and on ladders
  • Comfortable in a public speaking role 
  • Strong verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to work under general direction and in a team environment 
  • Strong interpersonal skills; enjoy working with the public 
  • Must be able to work flexible hours for public event shifts 
  • Looking for someone who is engaged with the arts, genuine, fun, reliable and committed to helping a small gallery thrive.

Assets: 

  • Ability to operate audio/visual and office equipment 
  • Knowledge and comfort using social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
  • Smart Serve certified 
  • Graphic design skills or competence in creative suite

 
Duration: start the week of September 3rd to February 2020 with the possibility of renewing for the following exhibition period 

Rate of pay: $15.68 per hour (which includes pay in lieu of vacation and benefits)

Schedule: 1-2 regular weekly shifts to be determined, resulting in between 5-10 hours/week, depending on availability 

Vacancies: 4

Please submit the following to Morgan Mavis, Community Coordinator, at ignitegallery@ocadu.ca

  • a cover letter
  • resume
  • your IWSP eligibility confirmation for the Fall/Winter

*Institutional Work Study consists of part-time employment for students on or near campus while they are enrolled in a program of instruction, to supplement OSAP assistance received by students, or to assist other students with demonstrated financial need.

Students must meet the following criteria in order to apply for the IWSP:

  • Be an Undergraduate or Graduate student at OCAD U during the 2018 Fall/Winter
  • Be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person
  • Be an Ontario resident or out-of-province student and have submitted an error-free loan application 
  • Be registered in full-time studies (as defined by OSAP) during the 2018/19 fall/winter semester; for the summer session students must be registered in at least 0.5 credits
  • Demonstrate financial need (priority is given to OSAP students; out of province students will only be considered if funds are available)  
  • Note: if you are an out-of-province student, you must attach a copy of your loan/student aid assessment document showing federal/provincial funding.
  • Note: if you are restricted from OSAP or out-of-province loans, please visit the Financial Aid & Awards Office in person to meet with an advisor to discuss your restriction.

For more information on the IWSP program, please visit the Student Employment webpage here.

Applications will be accepted until midnight, August 20th, 2019

Interviews August 28th & 29th

As an employer committed to employment equity, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions

Venue & Address: 
165 Augusta Ave
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/gallery/ignite-gallery.htm
Email: 
ignitegallery@ocadu.ca
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