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24 Feb. - 30 Mar. 2023

Employment Opportunity: Programs, Publications, and Shop Assistant (2023 OCADU Career Launcher Position)

Art Metropole is seeking applicants for the role of Programs, Publications, and Shop Assistant. The role is made possible again this year thanks to OCAD University’s RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers. ⁠

The Programs, Publications, and Shop Assistant will join Art Metropole’s team to support activities at our 896 College Street space, at pop-up locations, and online. This is a fantastic opportunity for OCAD U students and recent graduates interested in building skills and knowledge in an artist-run-centre with a focus on artist’s publications and related programming. ⁠

This is a part-time contract position, remunerated at $23.15 per hour, with a 21-hour work week, beginning mid-May to the end of December 2023. ⁠The position is open to current OCAD U students in any discipline in their final year at the Undergraduate level or any year at the Master’s level, as well as recent OCAD U grads (2022) at the Undergraduate level or Master’s level.⁠

Art Metropole is actively taking measures to ensure better representation of equity seeking culture workers throughout the organization, particularly in leadership and governance. We strongly encourage and will prioritize applications from those who are Black, Indigenous, people of colour, Queer, Trans, disabled, and from other self-identifying applicants. Artists and other cultural workers often face precarious working conditions, lack of job security, and below average wages. Art Metropole has committed to addressing these issues, and is proud to be a certified Living Wage Employer, with all staff at Art Metropole earning at least $23.15 per hour, the living wage calculated for Toronto.

Duties and Responsibilities
Shop (Approx. 40%)
- Fulfilling online shop orders, including packaging inventory and facilitating shipping and/or curbside pickups from AM’s shop
- Assisting with retail duties in-person at AM’s College St shop location, and/or at pop-up events as needed
Programming (Approx. 25%)
- Working closely with the Executive and Assistant Directors to contribute to programming planning; including supporting grant applications, coordinating artist contracts, communicating with artists and partner organizations, as needed
- Assisting with the coordination of program logistics, including in-person and online book launches, talks, and/or other artist projects
Publications (Approx. 25%)
- Supporting the planning, production, and promotion of Art Metropole publications
- Working alongside Art Metropole staff to support publication distribution logistics
General administration (Approx. 10%)
- Assist with general office duties and tasks, as needed

Application deadline: Thursday, March 30 2023, 8:00 AM ET

To view the full job posting and to apply, visit the OCAD U CEAD website by clicking here.

All applications must be submitted through the OCAD U CEAD website, and should not be sent to Art Metropole directly.

  1. OCADU CEAD Poster