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30 May - 19 Jun. 2022

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

In partnership with OCAD University’s RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Art Metropole is seeking applicants for the role of Programs, Publications & Shop Assistant. The Programs, Publications & 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 recent graduates interested in building skills and knowledge in an artist-run-centre with a focus on artist’s publications and related programming. The role will be a combination of remote and in-person work.

This position is remunerated at $22.08 per hour with a 28-hour work week, beginning mid-July 2022 and ending mid-November 2022. This position is open to recent OCAD U grads (2022 or 2021) at the Undergraduate level or Master’s level only.

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 $22.08 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: Sunday, June 19, 2022, 11:59 PM ET.

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

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

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