Call for Applications - Parks Canada Photographer in Residence

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce the return of the Parks Canada Career Launcher for Photography students. Students are invited to apply for this opportunity and a successful applicant will be employed at Rouge Park - Canada’s first national urban park. The recipient will split their time between the office and the filed; processing images in the Rouge National Urban Park photo library, shooting imagery and doing graphic design. Successful applicant will also receive a $500 equipment grant from the CEAD. 

Call for Applications - Parks Canada Photographer in Residence

Call for Applications - Parks Canada Photographer in Residence
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 9:30am to Monday, January 28, 2019 - 9:30am

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE:  Monday, January 28, 2019

RATE: $16.5/ hour for 35 hours/ week

TERM: Full-time, May - August 2019 (16 weeks)

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce the return of the Parks Canada Career Launcher for Photography students. Students are invited to apply for this opportunity and a successful applicant will be employed at Rouge Park - Canada’s first national urban park. The recipient will split their time between the office and the filed; processing images in the Rouge National Urban Park photo library, shooting imagery and doing graphic design.  

Successful applicant will also receive a $500 equipment grant from the CEAD. 

A rich assembly of natural, cultural and agricultural landscapes, Rouge National Urban Park is home to amazing biodiversity, some of the last remaining working farms in the Greater Toronto Area, Carolinian ecosystems, Toronto’s only campground, one of the region’s largest marshes, unspoiled beaches, amazing hiking opportunities, and human history dating back over 10,000 years, including some of Canada’s oldest known Indigenous sites.

Parks Canada is excited to work towards the establishment of Canada’s first national urban park – Rouge National Urban Park – in the Greater Toronto Area.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Must be a graduating Photography student or a recent Photography graduate from the class of 2018
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license
    • Available to hold a 5 day week position between May and August 2019
    • Available to work on some weekends
    • Willing to undergo a basic security screening
    • Open to wearing a uniform for special events 
    • Social media skills and experience is desired 
    • Interests and skills in videography and graphic design will be considered as an asset

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email)
    • Current CV, listing relevant creative experience
    • Online portfolio or an attached PDF portfolio
    • Examples of social media and/or videography experience
    • A statement of interest that contextualizes your creative practice and communicates your interest in the opportunity. Why are you a good match?
    • Written confirmation of the Parks Canada conditions of employment(see Qualifications listed to the left)

    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: 
    Rouge National Urban Park
    Website: 
    https://careerlaunchers.format.com/6002141-2019-parks-canada
    Email: 
    tpham@ocadu.ca
    Phone: 
    416-977-6000 Ext. 361
    Cost: 
    N/A

    Call for Applications - Toronto Outdoor Art Fair 2019

    Eligible students will have the opportunity to exhibit in the 58th year of this annual event; Canada's largest and longest-running juried contemporary outdoor art fair. TOAF was established to nurture artistic excellence and an entrepreneurial spirit, and to showcase contemporary work to the general public. This free public event showcases works by over 350 exhibitors and attracts 115,000 visitors each year to Nathan Phillips Square.=

    Call for Applications - Toronto Outdoor Art Fair 2019

    Call for Applications - Toronto Outdoor Art Fair 2019
    Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 11:30am to Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 12:00pm

    OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

    DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

    The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair Career Launcher award for students in the Illustration, Print/Publication and Material Art & Design programs. Eligible students will have the opportunity to exhibit in the 58th year of this annual event; Canada's largest and longest-running juried contemporary outdoor art fair. TOAF was established to nurture artistic excellence and an entrepreneurial spirit, and to showcase contemporary work to the general public. This free public event showcases works by over 350 exhibitors and attracts 115,000 visitors each year to Nathan Phillips Square.

    This is an amazing opportunity to get yourself out there, nurture an audience, and sell your work! Student applications will be reviewed by the TOAF jury for final selection.

    SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

    • Application process: Career Launcher applicants must sign up/login at www.torontooutdoor.artand complete their application. 
    • After proceeding to payment with Shopify, enter the code OCADCLTOAF2019 on the right side where it says “DISCOUNT’ and the $30 Student application fee will be waived. Changes cannot be made to your application after this code has been used.
    • You do not have to complete your application in one sitting. You can start your application and save to return to it before submitting.
    • A single artist can use this code 3 times if submitting three different applications (in different mediums) You can only show at the Fair what you are accepted for.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Must be a ILLU, MAAD, or PRNT/PUBL student in their graduating year. 
    • You must apply individually under your own name.
    • Please read the Reproduction Policy carefully before submitting.
    • Discount code can only be used by OCAD Students who are applying for the Career Launcher opportunity. TOAF will be confirming eligibility of all artists who use the discount code. Please ensure to confirm your eligibility prior to applying by contacting: 
    Venue & Address: 
    Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
    Website: 
    https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5968030-2019-toaf
    Email: 
    tpham@ocadu.ca
    Phone: 
    416-977-6000 Ext. 361
    Cost: 
    N/A

    Call for Applications - Textile Museum - Museum Associate & Communications Associate

    The Textile Museum of Canada and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are seeking applications for the Museum Services & Communications Associate. The Associate will work directly with staff to enhance the Museum experience for our visitors and will support the Communication department in executing the Museum’s communication and marketing program; communicating the vision, mission and programming of the TMC to targeted diverse audiences. 

    Call for Applications - Textile Museum - Museum Associate & Communications Associate

    Call for Applications - Textile Museum - Museum Associate and Communications Associate
    Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 10:45am to Monday, January 21, 2019 - 12:00am

    OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

    DEADLINE: Monday, January 21, 2019

    RATE: $16.5/ hour for 35 hours/ week

    TERM: Full-time, February - July 2019 (20 weeks)

    The Museum Services & Communications Associate will work directly with staff to enhance the Museum experience for our visitors and will support the Communication department in executing the Museum’s communication and marketing program; communicating the vision, mission and programming of the TMC to targeted diverse audiences.

    ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

    Museum Services (50% of time)

    • Greets visitors and provides reception services, including handling cash and directing general inquiries.
    • Performs opening and closing security routines for institutional programs and facility rental events and security sweeps during operating hours.
    • Serves as an advocate for the visitor while simultaneously promoting the welfare of the Museum.
    • Assist Shop volunteers in all aspects of providing exceptional customer service, including product knowledge and merchandising ideas.
    • Participate in staff meetings, health & safety training initiatives and support overall office management.

    Communications (50% of time)

    • Research best practises in digital and online marketing and community engagement and make recommendations to the Communications department.
    • Originate and implement cross-promotional relationships with other key cultural institutions and businesses.
    • Assist in the creation of a wide variety of communication tools, including news releases, reports, briefing materials, interpretive documents, and other communication material to advocate and support all TMC programs. 
    • Support and develop content for social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and website.
    • Work with staff to identify potential media opportunities and stories.

    Other:

    • Works to further the goals and objectives of the Museum and participates actively in the life of the institution.  
    • Acts in a respectful, accountable, and generous manner towards other staff, volunteers, and the general public.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Must have graduated from OCADU in 2017 or 2018.
    • Excellent communications, interpersonal and analytical skills, including demonstrated conflict resolution skills.
    • Advanced customer service skills, knowledge of cash handling, retail sales, office administration and Experience working with volunteers.
    • Experience in media relations, comfortable in dealing with the press and social media.
    • Self-motivated; ability to problem solve and manage workflows and deadlines independently. 
    • Impeccable attention to detail, adaptability, multi-tasking and time management. 
    • Strong computer skills (MS Office Suite, POS, and e-mail).
    • Smart Serve, First Aid and CPR certificates (assets). 
    • Prior art museum experience and knowledge of museum operations, standards, practices, and procedures (asset). 

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email), a confirmation of eligibility and a current résumé.
    • 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

    For more information, visit the Career Launchers Website

    Venue & Address: 
    Textile Museum of Canada 55 Centre Ave, Toronto, ON M5G 2H5
    Website: 
    https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5964818-2019-tmc-museum-services-and-communications-associate
    Email: 
    tpham@ocadu.ca
    Phone: 
    416-977-6000 Ext. 361
    Cost: 
    N/A

    Call for Applications - Nuit Blanche TO 2019 Career Launcher Independent Projects

    Career Launcher: Nuit Blanche Toronto 2019 Independent Projects
    Friday, December 21, 2018 - 4:30pm to Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 12:45am

    OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

    Nuit Blanche Toronto and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are inviting recent and upcoming OCAD U graduates from classes of 2017, 2018, and 2019 to apply to Nuit Blanche 2019 Independent Projects Program. One selected Independent Project by OCADU graduates will be awarded with a Career Launcher support valued at $1,500. 

    To apply, please visit: https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/festivals-events/nuit-blanche-toronto/

    Deadline: Thursday, February 14, 2019

     

    2019 Theme: Continuum

    The city of Toronto and its inhabitants are in a constant state of becoming. With shifting boundaries, new developments and changing perspectives we are invested in the desire for a change in experiences, viewpoints, landscapes, and ideas.

    This progression follows many paths through the night of Nuit Blanche. The cycle of creation and destruction that simultaneously depletes and feeds, the elevation of the noble into a place of renown nobility, the challenge of finding inner calm and enlightenment in the midst of it all, underlined by the ever-present renewal of night into day. All are part of the continuum. Is there peace without enduring commotion? Is destruction actually the end of something, or does it mark a new beginning? How can we know there is more to our existence without the contrast and comparison? 

    In a world that feels increasingly polarized, there is a critical need for nuanced conversations and intersectional perspectives. From dusk to dawn, Nuit Blanche Toronto plants seeds of change addressing the more compelling and complex parts of our existence, as individuals, as communities and as a city. In this place of potential, process, awakening and evolution exists.

    Note for 2019 Applicants

    All Independent Project applicants are encouraged to directly reference the 2019 theme, Continuum, in their project descriptions on the application form. The City of Toronto and the Independent Projects Selection Committee will actively adjudicate all applications through the lens of this vision.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Must have graduated from OCADU in 2017 or 2018, or will graduate in 2019. 

    To be considered for inclusion in the program, all proposed projects must:

    • Be able to stay open all night: Projects must be open for the entire 12 hour period (from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.)
    • Be free: Projects must be free of charge to the public.
    • Be self-funded
    • Take place in Toronto
    • Take place in a venue or location that is accessible
    • Be produced by a Toronto-based professional artist 

    For further details, please visit here

     

    SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION 
    All proposals must be submitted through Independent Projects Application Portal.

    Please click here to access to portal

     

    PARTNER

    Nuit Blanche Toronto
    https://nbto.com/

    Nuit Blanche Toronto is an annual Toronto’s free all-night contemporary art event that invites adventurous residents and visitors to take to the streets from sunset to sunrise. Experience Toronto transformed by hundreds of Canadian and international artists. One night only, all night long. 

    Venue & Address: 
    Toronto, ON
    Website: 
    https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5935954-2019-nuit-blanche-toronto-independent-projects
    Email: 
    tpham@ocadu.ca
    Phone: 
    416.977.6000 x 361
    Cost: 
    N/A

    Call for Applications - Nuit Blanche TO 2019 Career Launcher Independent Projects

    Nuit Blanche Toronto and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are inviting recent and upcoming OCAD U graduates from classes of 2017, 2018, and 2019 to apply to Nuit Blanche 2019 Independent Projects Program. One selected Independent Project by OCADU graduates will be awarded with a Career Launcher support valued at $1,500. 

    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. 

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