Call for Applications - STEPS Initiative Program Assistant

Career Launcher: STEPS Initiative Program Assistant
Friday, December 21, 2018 - 4:15pm to Monday, January 14, 2019 - 11:45pm

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION
The STEPS initiative and the CEAD are seeking for a Program Assistant to join the dynamic team. The Program Assistant will provide support to the successful execution of cultural projects. 

The STEPS Initiative is an award winning charitable cultural organization that bridges culture, community and city-building by animating unlikely spaces with unlikely partners. We seek to inspire cities across Canada and around the world to create welcoming public spaces that reflect and celebrate local community through artistic excellence and have been responsible for some of Canada’s largest and most innovative public art initiatives.

DEADLINE: Monday, January 14 2019

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Supporting the curation and successful execution of cultural projects, including but not limited to:

  • researching and outreaching to potential collaborating artists, sites and/or partners for future public art projects
  • ensuring the tracking of trends in public art and related fields, including ensuring that project team is kept abreast to relevant news
  • liaising with stakeholders, including supporting collaborating artists in facilitating community engagement activities
  • contributing to the development of proposals, including but not limited to articulating the curatorial vision and developing artistic support material to articulate project merit
  • documenting programming, and/or coordinating with contracted photo / video documentarians
  • facilitating evaluation activities, including the development and implementation of in-person, phone or online activity-specific evaluation surveys, meetings and/or arts-based methods

Supporting communications, outreach, and promotional activities:  

  • working closely with Program Staff to develop outreach and communications strategies for successful execution of artist recruitment, engagement, and/or promotion 
  • planning and coordinating events, including but not limited to artist capacity building programming, such as skill-based workshops, mentorship opportunities as well as the development of new artist supports.
  • supporting promotion/ recruitment and activities, including but not limited to calls-for-artists, capacity building opportunities for community-led groups; outreach for community program participants
  • ongoing maintenance of STEPS (2) websites, including copywriting and copyediting, ensuring timely posting of new program content, adding new audio-visual content, and ensuring content is accessible in accordance with AODA guidelines
  • supporting engagement outcome reports along with lessons learned to Senior Management on a quarterly basis, this includes: capturing quantitative data using event registration software, participant lists, attendance sheets, social media account analysis, and website analytics which will comprise a master Engagement Tracking System

Other activities that further the purposes outlined above including: 

  • representing the organization at events or external meetings
  • attending events on behalf of organization, hosted by local artists and arts organizations

 

RATE: $16.5/ hour for 24 hours/ week

TERM: Part-time, February - October 2019 (35 weeks)

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be graduated from OCAD U in 2017 or 2018.
  • A team player who thrives at being independently resourceful in a fast-paced organization and recognizes that a degree of chaos is required for innovation to take place. Each day will be different, demand flexibility, comfort with ambiguity and require flexing a diverse range of skills
  • Strong organizational skills, high attention to details, and the ability to organize workflow, managing expectations and meet deadlines
  • A highly motivated and disciplined self-starter, community builder and cultural enthusiast, who can passionately communicate the value of public art and placemaking initiatives to diverse audiences
  • An adaptable facilitator, comfortable fostering a collaborative environment among program teams and stakeholders, who sometimes have divergent interests
  • A familiarity and willingness to navigate (the sometimes bureaucratic) processes required to manage successful and safe public realm projects
  • Familiarity with modern outreach and communication strategies, including comfort with various social media platforms and public relations approaches
  • Ability to develop both in-person and online outreach strategies and communications tools to meet the needs of diverse audiences
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders, including equity-seeking groups and a familiarity with equity frameworks  
  • Experience liaising with artists and/or arts organizations, community-led groups, and facilitating public programming.
  • Can pass a Toronto Police Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Experience facilitating community consultations or evaluation processes (asset)
  • Familiarity with design software, such as the Adobe Creative Suite (asset)
  • Proficiency with MS Office (familiarity with both PC and Mac operating systems) and familiarity with Google and other cloud-based applications (asset);
  • A licensed Province of Ontario driver (asset)

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email), and a confirmation of eligibility, 
  • A current resume.
  • A cover letter outlining interest and relevant background.

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION
Please submit all written components in one (1) PDF to the attention of Tak Pham tpham@ocadu.ca

 

PARTNER
STEPS INITIATIVE
www.stepsinitiative.com

The STEPS Initiative is an award winning charitable cultural organization that bridges culture, community and city-building by animating unlikely spaces with unlikely partners. We seek to inspire cities across Canada and around the world to create welcoming public spaces that reflect and celebrate local community through artistic excellence and have been responsible for some of Canada’s largest and most innovative public art initiatives. 

As an equity seeking organization, STEPS encourages applications from individuals that represent the full diversity of communities in Canada, including complexities of intersecting identities such as ability, age, class, gender, race and sexual orientation. 

Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5932994-2019-steps-program-assistant
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 Ext. 361
Cost: 
N/A

Call for Applications - STEPS Initiative Program Assistant

The STEPS initiative and the CEAD are seeking for a Program Assistant to join the dynamic team. The Program Assistant will provide support to the successful execution of cultural projects. 

Call for Applications - Sur Gallery Gallery Administrator

Sur Gallery and the CEAD are seeking for a part-time Gallery Administrator who will be responsible to provide administrative and general office support and to execute outreach plans including social media and website management. 

Call for Applications - Sur Gallery Gallery Administrator

Call for Applications - Sur Gallery Gallery Administrator
Monday, December 17, 2018 - 4:15pm to Monday, January 7, 2019 - 12:00pm

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: Monday, January 7, 2019

RATE: $16/ hour for 18 hours/ week

TERM: Part-time, January 31 2019 – February 1 2020 (52 weeks)

Sur Gallery and the CEAD are seeking for a part-time Gallery Administrator who will be responsible to provide administrative and general office support and to execute outreach plans including social media and website management. Ideal candidate will be self-confident, a highly organized arts professional with strong interpersonal, communication skills and a positive attitude.

Sur Gallery is Toronto's first gallery space dedicated to the implementation of art projects, which showcase and promote contemporary Latin American artistic practices. Initiatives are aimed to socially innovate, critically engage, lending itself to opportunities of national relevance in order to begin to develop global networks of exchange. Sur Gallery is a project of LACAP.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to theDirector/ Curator, the Gallery Administrator will

  • Work collaboratively and coordinate on outreach and communication activities including newsletters, emails and inquiries, as well as, maintaining LACAP and Sur Gallery websites and social media
  • Work with the Director/Curator and designer on promotional materials including printed, web and social media outreach strategies required to market events/productions and plan and execute distribution of materials
  • Develop, coordinate and maintain current audiences and new relationships with partners and community organizations including (but not limited to) current and potential audiences, donors, sponsors, partners, members and volunteers
  • Organize (as required) and attend LACAP/Sur Gallery events
  • Administer financials such as donations and purchases with supervision and direction of Bookkeeper
  • Administer Exhibition Assistance applications and sponsorship applications
  • Provide other administrative support such as scheduling, office maintenance, database management and report 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be an upper-year student or recent graduate from OCADU in 2017 or 2018.
  • Experience in making and exhibiting large size work is an asset.
  • Previous experience in art commission is an asset. 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email), a confirmation of eligibility and a current resume.
  • A cover letter outlining interest and relevant background.
  • 3 References

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

Please submit all written components in one (1) PDF to the attention of Tak Pham tpham@ocadu.ca

For more information, visit the Career Launchers Website

Venue & Address: 
Sur Gallery 39 Queens Quay E Suite 100 Toronto, ON M5E 0A5
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5920875-2019-sur-gallery-administrator
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 Ext. 361
Cost: 
N/A

Call for Applications - Sky Lounge Art Commission

Great West Life Realty Advisors, Oni One Sourcing and Purchasing and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce an art commission Career Launcher for recent graduates from OCAD University’s Faculty of Art. 

Call for Applications - Sky Lounge Art Commission

Call for Applications - Sky Lounge Art Commission
Monday, December 17, 2018 - 12:00pm to Monday, January 7, 2019 - 12:00pm

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: Monday, January 7, 2019

Great West Life Realty Advisors, Oni One Sourcing and Purchasing and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce an art commission Career Launcher for recent graduates from OCAD University’s Faculty of Art.

The opportunity seeks a large-scale wall mounted art piece at 8’ x 12’ maximum that will be hung in the two-story amenity sky lounge of an upscale rental building in downtown Toronto. The building has been impeccably designed with an understated refined elegance making it the perfect backdrop for energetic and contemporary art. The new work will share the space in a building with existing art by Canadian artists. Please see below for reference images.

Selected artist(s) will receive a production budget and artist fee of $13,000. Additionally, the artist(s) will have their production and artwork documented by professional photo and videographers provided by the partner. The documentation will accompany the commissioned artwork during an opening reception in March/ April 2019. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be an upper-year student or recent graduate from OCADU in 2017 or 2018.
  • Experience in making and exhibiting large size work is an asset.
  • Previous experience in art commission is an asset. 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email), and confirmation of eligibility
  • CVs and artist statements
  • Maximum 10 support images in jpeg following naming format: 01_Title_ArtistName.jpeg
  • An image list including: artist name, title, year, medium, size/ duration (for media work).
  • Budget proposal
  • Installation plan 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

Please submit all written components in one (1) PDF to the attention of Tak Pham tpham@ocadu.ca

For more information, visit the Career Launchers Website

Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5921100-2019-sky-lounge-art-commission
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 Ext. 361
Cost: 
N/A

Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art Holiday Social with Artists-in-Residence

Prefix magazines against blue background
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Holiday Social with Artists-in-Residence

Tuesday December 18, 2018
5:00 to 7:00 PM

Prefix ICA welcomes you to celebrate the holiday season and to take a peek at the work-in-progress of our first artists-in-residence: Aaron Jones, Cameron Lamothe, Joel Lee and Bidemi Oloyede

Over the past six weeks, these four artists have carried out research and initiated new projects inspired by questions, ideas and conversations drawn from Prefix's programming history. Their work questions our understanding of the Canadian landscape, how communities relate to place, and the connection between everyday objects and personal histories. 

Prefix's Self-Directed Research Residency is presented in partnership with the OCAD University Career Launchers Program ands supported by Barbara Astman's Project 31 Fundraiser donation.

Venue & Address: 
Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 124, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1X3
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/585530388549480/
Cost: 
N/A

Last Week to View Artscape Youngplace Career Launcher Exhibition

TIDAlectics: (re)imagining isle/lands
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 11:00am

The Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers (CEAD) is excited to congratulate the winner of the Artscape Youngplace Photography Career Launcher, Abigail Holt, and the winner of the Artscape Youngplace Career Launcher for Curatorial Practices, Chris Andrews.

The 5th annual Artscape Youngplace Career Launcher for graduating Photography students offered an opportunity to participate in an extended group exhibition in the Hallway Galleries of Artscape Youngplace. As part of the Career Launcher, a jury comprised of faculty members, a graduate of the CRCP program, and the curatorial committee at Artscape Youngplace selected an artist from the group exhibition and awarded them a solo show in Fall 2018. Abigail Holt is the 2018 Winner of the Artscape Youngplace Photography Career Launcher. Additionally, an essay written by CRCP graduate Chris Andrews was commissioned to accompany the solo exhibition.

This is the last week to see the exhibition at Artscape Youngplace!

TIDAlectics: (re)imagining isle/lands
Exhibition Dates: November 8 - December 1, 2018
Location: Artscape Youngplace, 2ndFloor Hallway Gallery. 180 Shaw Street, Toronto ON

As part of the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, the Career Development office supports the professional development of emerging OCAD U creative talent. The Career Launchers program offers unique, high-profile opportunities developed in partnership with industry leaders in order to help senior students and new graduates start their professional practice after school.

 

Winner of The 2018 Brandscape Residency Career Launcher Announced

Sophia Oppel. Image courtesy of the Artist.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 3:30pm

Tough Guy Mountain and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the Recipient of the Brandscape Residency 2018 Career Launcher: Sophia Oppel.

Sophia is awarded with a 6-month residency at the Brandscape located at 1136 Dupont St. Toronto to realize her digital art project. Sophia will also have access to all available facility at the Brandscape as well as a mentorship on video editing and post-production from Tough Guy Mountain. Additionally, Sophia will also receive a Production Membership at InterAccess.

The Brandscape is an artist studio, a new media lab and a rentable event/shooting space. It is a 2500 square foot hall equipped with a 12’x12’x10’ cyclowall. It was established in 2016 by the artist-run company Tough Guy Mountain.

Sophia Oppel is an arts practitioner based in Toronto. Oppel’s work addresses the position of insidious, hegemonic power embedded in networked existence and its manifestations in embodied experience. Oppel’s practice is based in digital media and interactive installations; employing algorithms, web applications, software and the viewer’s body as subject matter. Oppel has exhibited at Bunker 2 Contemporary Art Container, 156 Studio Projects, Forest City Gallery, and XPACE Cultural Centre, and is an alumni of Roundtable Residency.

As part of the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, the Career Development office supports the professional development of emerging OCAD U creative talent. The Career Launchers program offers unique, high-profile opportunities developed in partnership with industry leaders in order to help senior students and new graduates start their professional practice after school.

 

Winner of Come Up to My Room 2019 Career Launcher Announced

Cleo Halfpenny. Image courtesy of the Artist.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 2:45pm

The Gladstone Hotel and the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers are excited to congratulate the Recipient of the Come Up To My Room 2019 Career Launcher, Cleo Halfpenny, and the honourable mention recipient, Natalie King

Cleo and Natalie will create site-specific, immersive installations that stimulate the imagination and encourage discussion and dialogue between contributors and visitors alike. Cleo will transform a hotel room into a complete immersive, “otherworldly” environment art installation. Natalie's installation will welcome visitors into the 2nd floor hallway.

The event will take place between January 17 and January 20, 2019 at the Gladstone Hotel. 

Framed within the backdrop of the historic 130-year-old Gladstone Hotel, Come up to My Room is an alternative design exhibition that provides a platform for experimentation outside the norms of art and design, at the edges between intention and interpretation. Freed from the constraints of traditional practice, CUTMR encourages spatial exploration that engages our senses, our memories and our perceptions of reality.

As part of the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, the Career Development office supports the professional development of emerging OCAD U creative talent. The Career Launchers program offers unique, high-profile opportunities developed in partnership with industry leaders in order to help senior students and new graduates start their professional practice after school.

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