Onsite Gallery is Hiring International Students

 

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 9:30am

Onsite Gallery is OCAD University’s flagship public professional gallery and experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Fostering social and cultural transformations, Onsite serves the OCAD U community and the general public.

Onsite Gallery is currently recruiting Student Monitors for their winter exhibition (January 22 to April 25, 2020) to serve as front-line staff welcoming and informing visitors about exhibitions and public events, to supervise the gallery and engage with visitors. 

Reporting to the Programs & Community Coordinator, Onsite Gallery, the International Student Monitor, Onsite Gallery will

  • Greet visitors as they enter the gallery and provide information on present and upcoming exhibitions, public events and general gallery and OCAD U information.
  • Supervise the entrance and all areas of the exhibitions to enhance visitor experience, encourage conversation and engagement and enforce gallery rules and etiquette.
  • Research the exhibiting artists/designers and exhibition themes, prepare and lead thoughtful tours and maintain a comprehensive understanding of the artists/designers and themes in the exhibition to facilitate discussion and meaningful engagement with viewers.
  • Track daily attendance and encourage the recording of email addresses for Onsite Gallery's e-newsletter database, so patrons are aware of upcoming exhibitions and events.
  • Ensure all exhibition elements are in proper working order and front reception and gallery areas are clean/tidy. Examine the exhibitions daily to identify if maintenance is needed on artworks, perform corrective action (as appropriate) and notify other staff as needed.
  • Perform administrative tasks including writing reports related to gallery attendance and audience response. Replenishes gallery material, such as exhibition brochures, at the front desk and other areas as needed.
  • Perform opening and closing duties including: turning on and off the works in the exhibition, keeping front reception tidy and locking all doors.
  • Provide staffing assistance for all public programs and events, such as the opening reception, where duties may include: setup and takedown of chairs and tables, serving food, selling drinks and taking photographs.
  • Assist with installation and de-installation of exhibitions, as needed, which may include: light lifting and moving of objects, installing hanging material, moving plinths, patch/repair and paint walls and hanging wall labels.
  • Attend Student Monitor orientation meeting prior to the opening of an exhibition, and any other meetings as called by the Programs & Community Coordinator or Curator. 
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Programs & Community Coordinator and senior management. 

Requirements:

To be eligible to apply for jobs through the Campus Employment Program for International Students (CEPIS), you must:

  • be an international degree-seeking student at the undergraduate or graduate level
  • have a valid study permit issued by Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada
  • be registered in full-time studies in Fall/Winter 2019/2020

Before applying for this job, you must submit a request to the Office of International Student Support to confirm that you meet the requirements to work on campus. If you meet the requirements, you will receive a confirmation email to include with your job application.

Additional requirements:

  • Interest in contemporary art and design
  • Comfortable in a public speaking role
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work under general direction and in a team environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills; enjoy working with the public
  • Must be able to work flexible hours for public event shifts

Assets: 

  • Ability to operate audio/visual and office equipment
  • Knowledge and comfort using social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) to assist with Onsite Gallery's digital presence and promotion
  • Smart Serve certified 

Duration: January 22 to April 25, 2020, with possibility of renewing for the following exhibition period 

Rate of pay: $15.68 per hour (which includes in lieu of vacation and benefits)

Schedule: one-two regular weekly shifts

Vacancies: 2

Please submit the following to Linda Columbus, Programs & Community Coordinator, at lcolumbus@ocadu.ca:

  1. confirmation from the Office of International Student Support, stating you meet the requirements to work on campus
  2. cover letter
  3. resume

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m., November 17, 2019.

As an employer committed to employment equity, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

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Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 9:30am

Onsite Gallery is OCAD University’s flagship public professional gallery and experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Fostering social and cultural transformations, Onsite serves the OCAD U community and the general public.

Onsite Gallery is currently recruiting Student Monitors for their winter exhibition (January 22 to April 25, 2020) to serve as front-line staff welcoming and informing visitors about exhibitions and public events, to supervise the gallery and engage with visitors. 

Reporting to the Programs & Community Coordinator, Onsite Gallery, the International Student Monitor, Onsite Gallery will

  • Greet visitors as they enter the gallery and provide information on present and upcoming exhibitions, public events and general gallery and OCAD U information.
  • Supervise the entrance and all areas of the exhibitions to enhance visitor experience, encourage conversation and engagement and enforce gallery rules and etiquette.
  • Research the exhibiting artists/designers and exhibition themes, prepare and lead thoughtful tours and maintain a comprehensive understanding of the artists/designers and themes in the exhibition to facilitate discussion and meaningful engagement with viewers.
  • Track daily attendance and encourage the recording of email addresses for Onsite Gallery's e-newsletter database, so patrons are aware of upcoming exhibitions and events.
  • Ensure all exhibition elements are in proper working order and front reception and gallery areas are clean/tidy. Examine the exhibitions daily to identify if maintenance is needed on artworks, perform corrective action (as appropriate) and notify other staff as needed.
  • Perform administrative tasks including writing reports related to gallery attendance and audience response. Replenishes gallery material, such as exhibition brochures, at the front desk and other areas as needed.
  • Perform opening and closing duties including: turning on and off the works in the exhibition, keeping front reception tidy and locking all doors.
  • Provide staffing assistance for all public programs and events, such as the opening reception, where duties may include: setup and takedown of chairs and tables, serving food, selling drinks and taking photographs.
  • Assist with installation and de-installation of exhibitions, as needed, which may include: light lifting and moving of objects, installing hanging material, moving plinths, patch/repair and paint walls and hanging wall labels.
  • Attend Student Monitor orientation meeting prior to the opening of an exhibition, and any other meetings as called by the Programs & Community Coordinator or Curator. 
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Programs & Community Coordinator and senior management. 

Requirements:

To be eligible to apply for jobs through the Campus Employment Program for International Students (CEPIS), you must:

  • be an international degree-seeking student at the undergraduate or graduate level
  • have a valid study permit issued by Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada
  • be registered in full-time studies in Fall/Winter 2019/2020

Before applying for this job, you must submit a request to the Office of International Student Support to confirm that you meet the requirements to work on campus. If you meet the requirements, you will receive a confirmation email to include with your job application.

Additional requirements:

  • Interest in contemporary art and design
  • Comfortable in a public speaking role
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work under general direction and in a team environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills; enjoy working with the public
  • Must be able to work flexible hours for public event shifts

Assets: 

  • Ability to operate audio/visual and office equipment
  • Knowledge and comfort using social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) to assist with Onsite Gallery's digital presence and promotion
  • Smart Serve certified 

Duration: January 22 to April 25, 2020, with possibility of renewing for the following exhibition period 

Rate of pay: $15.68 per hour (which includes in lieu of vacation and benefits)

Schedule: one-two regular weekly shifts

Vacancies: 2

Please submit the following to Linda Columbus, Programs & Community Coordinator, at lcolumbus@ocadu.ca:

  1. confirmation from the Office of International Student Support, stating you meet the requirements to work on campus
  2. cover letter
  3. resume

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m., November 17, 2019.

As an employer committed to employment equity, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.