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 - 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 - Prefix Self-Directed Research Residency

Call for Applications - Prefix Self-Directed Research Residency
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 to Monday, November 5, 2018

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: Monday, November 5, 2018

Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the new Career Launcher opportunity for a 6-week Self-Directed Research Residency. 

Approaching its 20th anniversary, Prefix ICA invites emerging collectives and individual artists working with or around photography to propose new works that engage with the gallery’s programming and publishing history. Selected applicants will work collaboratively in a self-directed research residency that will take place between November 12th and December 21st, 2018. The research will culminate in an open studio session at the end of the residency. 

With the support of the Prefix team, the residents will have access to the Prefix gallery, reference library, programming archives and a shared budget of $500. 

Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art is a public art gallery and arts publishing house based in Toronto, Canada. Founded in 1999 by Scott McLeod in consultation with a national advisory council, the institution fosters the appreciation and understanding of contemporary photographic, media and digital arts through exhibitions, publications, public programmes and related activities.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have graduated from OCADU in 2017 or 2018, or be a current upper year student with a major or minor in Photography. 
  • Interest in contemporary photographic, media and digital arts.
  • Ability to work independently and to take initiative. 
  • Interest in working collectively. 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • CV(s) for each applicant/member of the collective.  

    A letter of intent that outlines:

  • The collective’s mission OR artist’s statement for independent applicant;
  • The project or theme(s) that will be explored during the self-directed residency;
  • Experience in working collectively or in a collaborative environment;
  • Interest in working with Prefix ICA.
  • 5–10 images of previous work with an accompanying image list. Each file should be in jpeg format and no larger than 500K (0.5MB). Please number and identify each file with artist’s last name and title of work [01_Last Name_Title.jpg].

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Venue & Address: 
PREFIX ICA 124–401 Richmond Street West Toronto ON
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5757746-2018-prefix-residency
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
(416) 877-600 x361
Cost: 
N/A

COPYRIGHT FOR VISUAL ARTISTS

Join us for an introduction to the basics of copyright, designed by visual artists, for visual artists. 

Copyright for Visual Artists

Copyright for Visual Artists
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

COPYRIGHT FOR VISUAL ARTISTS

Thursday, October 25, 2018
2:30 - 3:30 PM
3rd Floor, Rosalie Sharp Pavilion, 115 McCaul Street

Free | Register here

Join us for an introduction to the basics of copyright, designed by visual artists, for visual artists. 

The more artists understand their rights, the better prepared they are in the marketplace. This will be a free and interactive presentation, presented by Copyright Visual Arts’ Licensing Officer, Rose Ekins. Topics include information about copyright royalties and the CARFAC Fee Schedule, the Artist’s Resale Right, Moral Rights, Fair Dealing, the importance of using a contract, and the benefits of joining a copyright collective. 

Copyright Visual Arts gratefully acknowledges project support from the Ontario Arts Council.

The event will take place at the Experiential Learning Centre on the third floor of the newly opened Rosalie Sharp Pavilion at 115 McCaul Street with the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers.

 

This event is open to OCADU students, grads, staff and faculty.

Venue & Address: 
3rd Floor, Rosalie Sharp Pavilion,115 McCaul Street
Cost: 
N/A

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