Design Career Fair - 2019

Design Career Fair 2019 Logo
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Tuesday, March 19 from 2 to 6pm 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers at OCAD University
115 McCaul Street, 3rd Floor, Toronto

Portfolio Reviews! Talent Recruitment! Networking! Industry Insight! All students and recent alumni are encouraged to attend this event!

On March 19 from 2 pm – 6 pm, students and recent graduates are invited to the newly re-opened Rosalie Sharp Pavilion to connect with a wide range of leading employers who are on the lookout for top creative talent. This is an opportunity to connect with industry seeking emerging OCAD U talent, get feedback on your portfolio and build your professional network.

Some of the participating exhibitors include:

Grip Limited
Konrad Group
Loblaw Companies Limited
Norm Li
PwC Experience Consulting
Spin Master
...and more to be announced!

See more at:

Venue & Address: 
115 McCaul Street, 3rd Floor, Toronto
416-977-6000 x 3848

Ignite Gallery is Hiring Student Monitors

Ignite Gallery
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:30am

Ignite Gallery (formally known as Student Gallery) is an exhibition venue funded by OCAD University located in the heart of Kensington Market at 165 Augusta Avenue. The gallery serves the campus community by exhibiting projects by OCAD University students and recent graduates, creating professional practice training opportunities and providing social space. The gallery also serves as a bridge between the University and Toronto’s art, design and digital media communities.

Reporting to Ignite Gallery Staff, Ignite Gallery Monitors serve as important front-line staff welcoming and informing visitors about our exhibitions and events. They also supervise exhibitions during public gallery hours.

The Ignite Gallery Student Monitor will: 

  • Greet visitors and provide information on present and upcoming exhibitions, public events, and general gallery and OCAD University information.
  • Supervise exhibitions to enhance visitor experience, encourage conversation and engagement, process sales and related inquiries as applicable, and generally enforce gallery rules and etiquette.
  • Track daily attendance
  • Ensure exhibition elements are in proper working order and gallery areas are clean and tidy. Examine exhibitions daily to identify if maintenance is needed on artworks, perform corrective action (as appropriate), and notify staff as needed.
  • Perform administrative tasks including writing reports related to gallery attendance, audience response and sales inquiries. Replenish gallery literature as needed.
  • Perform opening and closing duties including: turning on and off works in the exhibition, keeping gallery spaces tidy, and locking all doors.
  • Provide staffing assistance for all public programs and events, including receptions, 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, lighting, installing hanging material, moving plinths, as well as general gallery restoration work (patch/repair and painting walls).
  • Attend Student Monitor orientation meetings prior to the opening of an exhibition, and any other meetings as called by the Ignite Gallery staff.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by gallery staff including some social media assignments.


  • Currently enrolled as an OCAD University student.
  • Interest in contemporary art and design. 
  • Strong verbal and written 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, including weekends and occasional evenings.
  • Must be IWSP eligible.

Ability to operate audio/visual and office equipment.
Knowledge and comfort using social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
Smart Serve Certified.
Duration: early September until December 11, 2017 (Fall term), with possibility of renewing for the Winter term.
Rate of pay: $12.43/hour - plus 4% in lieu of vacation and 8% in lieu of benefits
Schedule: 1-3 regular weekly shifts to be determined, resulting in between 5-15 hours/week, depending on availability. Saturday & Sunday shifts are often required.
Vacancies: 3-4 regular Student Monitor positions; 2-3 Student Monitors for special event assistance, and on an as-needed basis

Please submit via email ( the following to the Ignite Gallery staff:

  • a cover letter
  • resume
  • your IWSP eligibility confirmation for the Fall 2017 semester

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m., August 27, 2017.

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.

Ignite Gallery is Hiring Student Monitors

Ignite Gallery is hiring Student Monitors for the Fall term. Deadline for applications is August 27, 2017.

Province launches strategy to connect people with disabilities to employers

Monday, June 5, 2017

Ontario is launching a new strategy to connect more people with disabilities to rewarding jobs and more employers to new talent to help grow their businesses.

Access Talent: Ontario's Employment Strategy for People with Disabilities will help increase employment for people with disabilities and connect businesses to talent by:

  • Supporting the development and employment goals of students and young people, including the launch of a new pilot through the Ontario Disability Support Program to provide individualized and coordinated services and supports.
  • Engaging employers as partners and champions through an online platform that will connect businesses, people with disabilities, and the public to share advice and lessons learned.
  • Streamlining employment and training services to better meet the needs of job seekers and employers through the introduction of a new Supported Employment program at Employment Ontario.
  • Establishing the government as an accessibility leader by raising awareness and changing attitudes through public education. 
  • Increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities and connecting businesses to new talent are part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

The government is partnering with OCAD University's Inclusive Design Research Centre to deliver the BIG IDeA, a collaborative pilot program that celebrates successes and promotes innovations in accessibility. As part of the program, major tech companies—including IBM, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and Apple—are helping to break down accessibility barriers in machine learning models.