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 - Sur Gallery Gallery Administrator

Sur Gallery and the CEAD are seeking for a part-time Gallery Administrator who will be responsible to provide administrative and general office support and to execute outreach plans including social media and website management. 

Call for Applications - Sur Gallery Gallery Administrator

Call for Applications - Sur Gallery Gallery Administrator
Monday, December 17, 2018 - 4:15pm to Monday, January 7, 2019 - 12:00pm

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: Monday, January 7, 2019

RATE: $16/ hour for 18 hours/ week

TERM: Part-time, January 31 2019 – February 1 2020 (52 weeks)

Sur Gallery and the CEAD are seeking for a part-time Gallery Administrator who will be responsible to provide administrative and general office support and to execute outreach plans including social media and website management. Ideal candidate will be self-confident, a highly organized arts professional with strong interpersonal, communication skills and a positive attitude.

Sur Gallery is Toronto's first gallery space dedicated to the implementation of art projects, which showcase and promote contemporary Latin American artistic practices. Initiatives are aimed to socially innovate, critically engage, lending itself to opportunities of national relevance in order to begin to develop global networks of exchange. Sur Gallery is a project of LACAP.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to theDirector/ Curator, the Gallery Administrator will

  • Work collaboratively and coordinate on outreach and communication activities including newsletters, emails and inquiries, as well as, maintaining LACAP and Sur Gallery websites and social media
  • Work with the Director/Curator and designer on promotional materials including printed, web and social media outreach strategies required to market events/productions and plan and execute distribution of materials
  • Develop, coordinate and maintain current audiences and new relationships with partners and community organizations including (but not limited to) current and potential audiences, donors, sponsors, partners, members and volunteers
  • Organize (as required) and attend LACAP/Sur Gallery events
  • Administer financials such as donations and purchases with supervision and direction of Bookkeeper
  • Administer Exhibition Assistance applications and sponsorship applications
  • Provide other administrative support such as scheduling, office maintenance, database management and report 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be an upper-year student or recent graduate from OCADU in 2017 or 2018.
  • Experience in making and exhibiting large size work is an asset.
  • Previous experience in art commission is an asset. 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email), a confirmation of eligibility and a current resume.
  • A cover letter outlining interest and relevant background.
  • 3 References

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: 
Sur Gallery 39 Queens Quay E Suite 100 Toronto, ON M5E 0A5
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5920875-2019-sur-gallery-administrator
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 Ext. 361
Cost: 
N/A

Call for Applications - Sky Lounge Art Commission

Great West Life Realty Advisors, Oni One Sourcing and Purchasing and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce an art commission Career Launcher for recent graduates from OCAD University’s Faculty of Art. 

Call for Applications - Sky Lounge Art Commission

Call for Applications - Sky Lounge Art Commission
Monday, December 17, 2018 - 12:00pm to Monday, January 7, 2019 - 12:00pm

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: Monday, January 7, 2019

Great West Life Realty Advisors, Oni One Sourcing and Purchasing and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce an art commission Career Launcher for recent graduates from OCAD University’s Faculty of Art.

The opportunity seeks a large-scale wall mounted art piece at 8’ x 12’ maximum that will be hung in the two-story amenity sky lounge of an upscale rental building in downtown Toronto. The building has been impeccably designed with an understated refined elegance making it the perfect backdrop for energetic and contemporary art. The new work will share the space in a building with existing art by Canadian artists. Please see below for reference images.

Selected artist(s) will receive a production budget and artist fee of $13,000. Additionally, the artist(s) will have their production and artwork documented by professional photo and videographers provided by the partner. The documentation will accompany the commissioned artwork during an opening reception in March/ April 2019. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be an upper-year student or recent graduate from OCADU in 2017 or 2018.
  • Experience in making and exhibiting large size work is an asset.
  • Previous experience in art commission is an asset. 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email), and confirmation of eligibility
  • CVs and artist statements
  • Maximum 10 support images in jpeg following naming format: 01_Title_ArtistName.jpeg
  • An image list including: artist name, title, year, medium, size/ duration (for media work).
  • Budget proposal
  • Installation plan 

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/5921100-2019-sky-lounge-art-commission
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 Ext. 361
Cost: 
N/A

Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art Holiday Social with Artists-in-Residence

Prefix magazines against blue background
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Holiday Social with Artists-in-Residence

Tuesday December 18, 2018
5:00 to 7:00 PM

Prefix ICA welcomes you to celebrate the holiday season and to take a peek at the work-in-progress of our first artists-in-residence: Aaron Jones, Cameron Lamothe, Joel Lee and Bidemi Oloyede

Over the past six weeks, these four artists have carried out research and initiated new projects inspired by questions, ideas and conversations drawn from Prefix's programming history. Their work questions our understanding of the Canadian landscape, how communities relate to place, and the connection between everyday objects and personal histories. 

Prefix's Self-Directed Research Residency is presented in partnership with the OCAD University Career Launchers Program ands supported by Barbara Astman's Project 31 Fundraiser donation.

Venue & Address: 
Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 124, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1X3
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/585530388549480/
Cost: 
N/A

Basil AlZeri | Artist Talk

Basil AlZeri | Artist Talk
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 2:00pm

BIO

Basil AlZeri is a cross-disciplinary visual artist living and working between Toronto and Guelph, Canada. AlZeri's practice involves the intersection of art, education, and food, taking multiple forms, such as performance, interventions, gallery and public installation. AlZeri's work examines the socio-political dynamics of the family and its intersection with reproductive/unproductive labour, drawing on the necessities of everyday life and the (in)visibility of 'work' as sites of exploration. AlZeri's tries to facilitate a space for empathy through gestures of inclusivity and generosity. AlZeri has presented his work in Amman, Dubai, Halifax, Mexico City, Montreal, New York, Ottawa, Regina, Rome, Santiago, Tartu and Toronto.

basilalzeri.com

 

ABOUT THE CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM

The new OCAD U Creative Professionals-In-Residence program is a mentorship initiative created to support the career success of current OCAD U students and recent alumni. The program sees invited professional guests, from a variety of art and design-related disciplines, present on a regularly scheduled basis over the course of the academic semester, in the new Rosalie Sharp Pavilion for Experiential Learning at 115 McCaul Street.

We invite students to set up a casual chat or studio visit with our residents to talk about their projects, goals and questions. Visiting creative professionals are alumni and collaborators of OCAD University, invited to provide mentorship to current OCAD U students and recent alumni. This winter’s residents are Jessica Leong and Basil AlZeri.

 

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Current students and grads can use the OCAD U Talent Network to book appointments with our Creative Professionals-in-Residence. To book an appointment, please follow these four steps:

  • Log in at www.ocadu.ca/talentnetwork
  • Complete your personal and academic profile - you will not be able to book an appointment otherwise
  • Under the "Events & Advising" tab select "Workshops & Advising" and RSVP for a date/timeslot with your resident of choice that fits your schedule. The timeslot you select will no longer be available to others once you choose it.
  • Come to 115 McCaul St, 3rd Floor at the time of your appointment
Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, 3rd Floor, 115 McCaul Street, OCAD University

Jessica Leong | Designer Talk

Jessica Leong | Designer Talk
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

BIO

Jessica Leong is a designer specializing in branding, environments, and typography. She is the Senior Designer at Frontier Design in Toronto and a graduate from OCAD’s graphic design program. Her previous experience includes Design Exchange, ERA Architects, Indigo Books, and Bruce Mau Design.

jessicaleong.com

 

ABOUT THE CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM

The new OCAD U Creative Professionals-In-Residence program is a mentorship initiative created to support the career success of current OCAD U students and recent alumni. The program sees invited professional guests, from a variety of art and design-related disciplines, present on a regularly scheduled basis over the course of the academic semester, in the new Rosalie Sharp Pavilion for Experiential Learning at 115 McCaul Street.

We invite students to set up a casual chat or studio visit with our residents to talk about their projects, goals and questions. Visiting creative professionals are alumni and collaborators of OCAD University, invited to provide mentorship to current OCAD U students and recent alumni. This winter’s residents are Jessica Leong and Basil AlZeri.

 

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Current students and grads can use the OCAD U Talent Network to book appointments with our Creative Professionals-in-Residence. To book an appointment, please follow these four steps:

  • Log in at www.ocadu.ca/talentnetwork
  • Complete your personal and academic profile - you will not be able to book an appointment otherwise
  • Under the "Events & Advising" tab select "Workshops & Advising" and RSVP for a date/timeslot with your resident of choice that fits your schedule. The timeslot you select will no longer be available to others once you choose it.
  • Come to 115 McCaul St, 3rd Floor at the time of your appointment
Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers, 3rd Floor, Rosalie Sharp Pavilion, 115 McCaul Street, OCAD University
Cost: 
N/A

Jessica Leong | Creative Professional-in-Residence

Looking for some feedback on a project? Want an opnion before a critique? Come chat with our in-house artists and designers! 

Basil Alzeri | Creative Professional-in-Residence

Looking for some feedback on a project? Want an opnion before a critique? Come chat with our in-house artists and designers! 

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