Call for Applications - Critical Distance Centre for Curators Design & Comms Assistant

Working with the Director and fellow team members atCritical Distance, the Design & Communications Assistant supports and contributes to the development and implementation of strategic outreach/marketing initiatives and provides design and production support for print/digital materials relating to our exhibitions, publications, website, social media feeds, and newsletters. 

Call for Applications - Critical Distance Centre for Curators Design & Comms Assistant

Call for Applications - Critical Distance Centre for Curators Design & Comms Assistant
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 3:00pm to Monday, December 3, 2018 - 12:00pm

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: Monday, December 3, 2018
RATE: $17/ hour, 10 - 12hours/ week 
TERM: Part-time, January – December 2019 (48 weeks) 

Working with the Director and fellow team members atCritical Distance, the Design & Communications Assistant supports and contributes to the development and implementation of strategic outreach/marketing initiatives and provides design and production support for print/digital materials relating to our exhibitions, publications, website, social media feeds, and newsletters. 

Critical Distance is a not-for-profit project space, publisher, and professional network devoted to the support and advancement of curatorial practice and inquiry in Toronto, Canada, and beyond. With a focus on critically engaged, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary practices, underrepresented artists and art forms, and community outreach and education in art and exhibition-making, Critical Distance is an open platform for diverse curatorial perspectives, and a forum for the exchange of ideas on curating and exhibition-making as ways to engage and inform audiences from all walks of life. 

CDCC is committed to fostering an equitable and inclusive environment and encourages candidates who reflect the diversity of our communities to apply. As always, we thank all participants for their time, energy, interest, and support.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Design & Communications Assistant will support or be responsible for a variety of projects and tasks based on incoming level of experience and the evolving needs of the organization, including: 

  • Developing and producing media releases and marketing materials, posters/signage/way finding, print collateral/didactics, exhibition catalogues, web-based content, newsletters, surveys, and templated documents with an eye toward supporting, extending, and improving upon our existing graphic identity and house style. 
  • Aiding in development and implementation of strategic communications initiatives such as marketing campaigns, social media strategy, enhancements to our website and curator/artist registry, curatorial network and community building, accessibility initiatives, audience outreach and visitor engagement, and donor/partner/sponsor relationship-building. 
  • Managing projects from start to finish including scheduling, concepting, cost estimating, design development, presentation, and production in collaboration with team members, guest curators, artists, writers, and others. 
  • Assisting with exhibition/event documentation through visual (photo/video) means for digital and print platforms (website/catalogues). Developing content for newsletter, social media, e-commerce, etc. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have graduated from OCADU in 2017 or 2018.
  • Candidates with excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, strong initiative, and willingness to work independently as well as collaboratively are encouraged to apply. Extreme attention to detail, ability to give and receive feedback, and desire to learn a must.
  • High-level typography skills and mastery of Adobe Creative Suite, plus ability to design for both print and web applications, as well as fluency with social media platforms, HTML/CSS, and Google Apps. 
  • Photography/videography skills and knowledge of digital interactivity and accessibility would be major assets.
  • Thorough knowledge of design history, interest or experience in exhibition/environmental design, and a desire to help make connections across disciplines, cultures, and contexts are huge plusses. Interest in curatorial practices and contemporary art contexts in Toronto,Canada, and beyond also a plus.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email), a confirmation of eligibility and a current CV
  • 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: 
Critical Distance for Curators No. 302 — Artscape Youngplace 180 Shaw Street Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5848585-2019-cdcc-curatorial-assistant
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 Ext. 361
Cost: 
N/A

Call for Applications - Critical Distance Centre for Curators Curatorial Assistant

Working with the Director and fellow team members at Critical Distance, the Curatorial Programs Assistant supports and contributes to the research, development, management, execution, promotion, and documentation of CDCC exhibitions, events, educational programs, and other initiatives. For the right person, this is an opportunity to help shape the future of the organization and to learn and grow along with it. 

Call for Applications - Critical Distance Centre for Curators Curatorial Assistant

Call for Applications - Critical Distance Centre for Curators Curatorial Assistant
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 11:15am to Monday, December 3, 2018 - 12:00am

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: Monday, December 3, 2018
RATE: $17/ hour, 10 - 12hours/ week 
TERM: Part-time, January – December 2019 (48 weeks) 

Working with the Director and fellow team members at Critical Distance, the Curatorial Programs Assistant supports and contributes to the research, development, management, execution, promotion, and documentation of CDCC exhibitions, events, educational programs, and other initiatives. For the right person, this is an opportunity to help shape the future of the organization and to learn and grow along with it.

Critical Distance is a not-for-profit project space, publisher, and professional network devoted to the support and advancement of curatorial practice and inquiry in Toronto, Canada, and beyond. With a focus on critically engaged, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary practices, underrepresented artists and art forms, and community outreach and education in art and exhibition-making, Critical Distance is an open platform for diverse curatorial perspectives, and a forum for the exchange of ideas on curating and exhibition-making as ways to engage and inform audiences from all walks of life. 

CDCC is committed to fostering an equitable and inclusive environment and encourages candidates who reflect the diversity of our communities to apply. As always, we thank all participants for their time, energy, interest, and support.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Curatorial Programs Assistant will support or be responsible for a variety of projects and tasks based on incoming level of experience, areas of interest, and evolving needs of the organization, including:

  • Assisting with exhibition planning, budgeting, and fundraising, liaising with guest curators and artists, drafting agreements and record-keeping, handling inquiries and submissions, and other administrative tasks.
  • Supporting the execution, promotion, and documentation of exhibitions and events including research, writing, and editing media releases, newsletters, didactic materials, and catalogues for print and web platforms. Assisting with installation as needed.
  • Gallery attending and media/public engagement including exhibition talks, tours, and appearances on behalf of Critical Distance. Aiding in research, development and implementation of strategic outreach initiatives including education programs, curatorial network and community building events, accessibility initiatives, digital strategies, and donor/partner/sponsor relationship-building. Providing ambassadorship for the space and our programs through network outreach.
  • Participating in team meetings and strategic planning sessions to shape the organizations’ future and share feedback/ideas for all aspects of operations and programming.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have graduated from OCADU in 2017 or 2018
  • Excellent written/spoken communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, strong initiative, and willingness to work independently as well as collaboratively. 
  • Ability to work on multiple projects with attention to details and deadlines. Punctual, reliable team player.
  • Strong knowledge of curatorial practices and contemporary art contexts in Toronto, Canada, and beyond. Desire to foster critical discourse on topical issues in art, curating, exhibition-making and more through exhibition and educational program development.
  • Willingness to actively engage in outreach and network/community relationship-building on behalf of the organization. Interest in making connections across disciplines, cultures, and contexts.
  • Proficiency or willingness to learn: Google Apps, social media platforms, and other apps such as Asana, and Adobe Creative Suite.Photography skills a big plus.
  • Experience in content/project management, marketing, development, event planning, and/or inventory management is an asset.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email), a confirmation of eligibility and a current CV
  • 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: 
Critical Distance for Curators No. 302 — Artscape Youngplace 180 Shaw Street Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5848585-2019-cdcc-curatorial-assistant
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 Ext. 361
Cost: 
N/A

Call for Applications - Scrap Metal Gallery Research & Curatorial Assistant

Scrap Metal Gallery is welcoming applications for the part-time position of Research and Curatorial Assistant. This position will support the Director/ Curator on various research and curatorial tasks related to the Gallery’s 2019 exhibition programming. 

Call for Applications - Scrap Metal Gallery Research & Curatorial Assistant

Call for Applications - Scrap Metal Gallery Research & Curatorial Assistant
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 4:00pm to Monday, November 26, 2018 - 12:00pm

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: Monday, November 26, 2018
RATE: $16/ hour for an average of 12 hours/ week with expected increased hours during exhibition installation periods.
TERM: Part-time, January - December 2019 (48 weeks) 

Scrap Metal Gallery is welcoming applications for the part-time position of Research and Curatorial Assistant. This position will support the Director/ Curator on various research and curatorial tasks related to the Gallery’s 2019 exhibition programming. The position requires an average of 12 hours per week with expected increased hours during exhibition installation periods.   

Scrap Metal Gallery is a privately-funded not-for-profit art project space that endeavours to present bold, critical and poetic contemporary artworks through a carefully curated exhibition program. Since its inauguration in 2011, Scrap Metal has presented solo exhibitions by artists such as Miroslaw Balka, Ragnar Kjartansson, Eva Kot’átková, Paul P., Ryan Gander, Iris Häussler, Edson Chagas and Abraham Cruzvillegas. The gallery is committed to collaborating with other cultural organizations. Art en Valise, Toronto International Film Festival and Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival are on-going collaborators.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the direction of the Director/ Curator:

  • Research and developexhibition content.
  • Assist in research, compilation of artwork lists, documentations of artwork, record and file maintenance.
  • Assist in exhibition curation including retrieval of materials, researching and verifying information, correspondence with lenders, artists and donors, and generating exhibition copy.
  • Provide tours, information and answers, or refer questions about exhibitions.
  • Assist with the installation, strike and events related to the exhibitions.
  • Assist in planning schedules and travels of the gallery, and replying to external requests for information.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have graduated from OCADU in 2017 or 2018.
  • Strong communication skills both verbally and in writing with a level of professionalism.
  • Demonstrated research and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and manage workload accordingly.
  • A good attention to detail, timekeeping and organizational skills
  • Proactive and self-motivated team player.
  • Computer skills: Word, Excel. etc.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suites is an asset.
  • Experience in curating and writing or editing exhibition and catalogue text is an asset.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email), a confirmation of eligibility and a current CV.
  • A cover letter outlining interest and relevant background.
  • A short one-page writing sample.

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: 
Scrap Metal Gallery 11 Dublin St E, Toronto, ON M6H 1J4
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5829430-2019-scrap-metal-gallery-research-curatorial-assistant
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 Ext. 361
Cost: 
N/A

Call for Applications - Toronto Biennale of Art: Curatorial Assistant

The Toronto Biennial of Art (TBA) is accepting applications for a full-time position of Curatorial Assistant. An ideal candidate must have a view to inclusivity and diversity, building capacity and changing the landscape of future Canadian leaders in arts and culture. 

Call for Applications - Toronto Biennale of Art: Curatorial Assistant

Call for Applications - Toronto Biennale of Art: Curatorial Assistant
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 3:15pm to Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 12:00pm

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: Thursday, November 22, 2018
RATE: $16.5/ hour for 35 hours/ week
TERM: Full-time, January - December 2019

The Toronto Biennial of Art (TBA) is accepting applications for a full-time position of Curatorial Assistant. An ideal candidate must have a view to inclusivity and diversity, building capacity and changing the landscape of future Canadian leaders in arts and culture. The Curatorial Intern will gain significant, hands-on curatorial experience through numerous training and learning opportunities with the Senior Curator and Curator, as well as with the broader TBA team; and cross-departmental exposure to all aspects of the biennial, including logistics, production, publications, finance, communication, partnerships, and fundraising.

On view from September–December 2019, the Toronto Biennial of Art, launching infall 2019, will be Canada’s newest biennial of contemporary art. Taking place along the waterfront in unexpected venues and public spaces and in collaboration with not-for-profit galleries, museums, community organizations, and educational institutions across the city, the Biennial will present Canadian and international art within the complex creative, cultural, social, and political context of Toronto.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supporting the curatorial team in all aspects of their projects, including: conception, research, implementation, programming, artists visits, etc.
  • Supporting the education team with programming when relevant and as needed.
  • Conducting curatorial research for the curatorial team.
  • Supporting artists directly in the implementation of their projects as needed.
  • Assisting with welcoming artists to Toronto: on-boarding, welcome package, navigating the city, etc.
  • Providing production and coordination support to the curatorial and production teams as needed: installation and striking, contractor prep and coordination, equipment research, etc.
  • Providing administrative support to the curatorial team and managing daily tasks as they arise, as well as acting as an advocate for and providing tours of the Biennial.
  • Assisting all aspects of TBA events: preparation, setup, strike down, post-event reports, and etc.
  • Acting as an advocate for and providing tours of the Biennial.
  • Numerous training and learning opportunities with the Senior Curator and Curator, as well as with the broader TBA team.
  • Cross-departmental exposure to all aspects of the biennial, including logistics, production, publications, finance, communication, partnerships, and fundraising.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have graduated from OCADU in 2017 or 2018.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience incuratorial, museum studies, or related fields.
  • Demonstrated understanding of digital communications and marketing platforms.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Demonstrated organization and project management skills.
  • Required: MAC OS; Microsoft OS; Microsoft Office Suite; Adobe Creative Suite; email.
  • Assets: Sketchup; languages spoken other than English; ability to manage engaging visual content for digital platforms, including websites, video and social media; Driver’s Licence.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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

Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5816454-2019-tba-curatorial-assistant
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 Ext. 361
Cost: 
N/A

Call for Applications - Trinity Square Video Programming & Outreach Assistant

Trinity Square Video is accepting applications for the part-time position of Programming & Outreach Assistant. This position will help support and build the organization’s presentation and education initiatives. 

Call for Applications - Trinity Square Video Programming & Outreach Assistant

Call for Applications - Trinity Square Video Programming & Outreach Assistant
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 12:30pm to Monday, November 12, 2018 - 12:00pm

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: Monday, November 12, 2018

Trinity Square Video is accepting applications for the part-time position of Programming & Outreach Assistant. This position will help support and build the organization’s presentation and education initiatives. The Programming and Outreach Assistant will work within allocated budgets as well as identify potential external funding sources, including partnerships, collaborations, cultural agencies, foundations, and others-to supplement existing resources where possible. 

Trinity Square Video is a not-for-profit artist run centre and exhibition space. Since 1971, Trinity Square Video has supported community organizations and artists from diverse backgrounds whose practice incorporates the use of electronic moving images in their work, by commissioning, exhibiting, training and making equipment and integration services available. 

Trinity Square Video produces work and is situated on the traditional and unceded territories of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, the Huron-Wendat, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations. Trinity Square Video is committed to inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility in representing and recognizing the community it serves.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have graduated from OCADU in 2017 or 2018 
  • Must be interested in assorted media-art practices including single, multi-channel, interactive, VR/AR/XR, projection mapping, etc. 
  • Must be interested in curatorial or programming activities (technical knowledge in media-based equipment and installation is an asset) 
  • Must be interested in community engagement and outreach 
  • Must have superior organizational skills and written communicational skills, for the purpose of exhibition and marketing texts, grant application, and social media 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A cover letter outlining interest and relevant background 
  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email) and a current CV 
  • A short writing sample 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Venue & Address: 
Trinity Square Video 401 Richmond St W #121, Toronto, ON M5V 3A8
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5769831-2018-tsv-programming-and-outreach-assistant
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
(416) 877-600 x361
Cost: 
N/A

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