Note: Are you a current student who is looking to get paid work experience in design? See below for the link to the application form via the OCAD U Talent Network.
Design4 is a new externally funded initiative that introduces principles of experiential learning into the realm of paid professional opportunities for upper year students in the Faculty of Design at OCAD University, at both the Undergraduate (BDES) and Masters (MDES) levels. Design4 is geared towards current students in the Faculty of Design.
45 students will be selected to participate in Design4 and placed in smaller multidisciplinary groups of 3-4. Each group will be paired with an employment partner in one of the following sectors:
· Start-up/ new ventures (a small business that has just been started)
· SME private enterprise (small and medium enterprises that employ fewer than 500 employees)
· Arts and cultural (social and economic activity that focuses on artistic production)
· Social innovation/ not-for-profit entities (dedicated to furthering a particular social cause or advocating for a shared point of view)
Summary of Responsibilities:
The work will include creating solutions to various design challenges set by the employer. Students will be working on a part-time basis for 10 hours each week per student. Students will have mentorship and support from the employment supervisor, a dedicated Faculty member and a staff member from the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers.
Where will the work happen?
On campus in the new Rosalie Sharp building (115 McCaul), as well as at the employer’s place of work.
Is this a paid opportunity?
Yes. You will be compensated for your time.
- A 250-word statement explaining why this program would be beneficial to you and outline your design skills and interests
- Resume (max. 3 pages)
- Student e-mail, student ID number, program, year of study
- Provide a link to your portfolio (included on CV or resume)
- Where you are based (eg address, Etobicoke or downtown Toronto etc)
- Due to low enrollment at OCAD University, priority will be given to students who identify as Indigenous and/or Black. Do you self-identify as a Black* person or as an Indigenous* person of North America? (Please see definitions below)
If you don't have a web-based portfolio, you can create one for free as a student on Format (https://www.ocadu.ca/services/career-development/format.htm)
* Indigenous: those who self-identify as Indigenous Peoples of North America or Peoples of Turtle Island. This can include status and non-status First Nations, Métis, and Inuit as well as those with mixed/multi-racial/multi-national identities
* Black: a person who is of and/or a descendant of African peoples AND who experiences systematic racism based on that heritage.
Note: To apply for this job you need to have some documents uploaded to the Talent Network.
Deadline to apply: September 13, 2018