Volunteer / Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

There are currently no permanent employment opportunities. When openings arise, they will be posted here and on the Work In Culture Job Board.

Volunteer Opportunities

Throughout the year Open Studio has many volunteer and work opportunities made available. We’re always growing and looking for more ways to expand our community. We can also host academic internships facilitated through accredited institutions. Please fill out the volunteer questionnaire here or contact us for more information at office@openstudio.on.ca.

Work Exchange Opportunities

Publication Distribution Assistant (Work Exchange Position) – EXTENDED DEADLINE – Feb 13

Open Studio is looking for an individual with a strong retail and sales background, and an interest in art, willing to provide support in publication distribution. Assistance would be required twice a week (10hrs/wk) over the duration of at least 6 months. The selected candidate will report to the Executive Director. 

Compensation: Free studio access and education access (depending on availability) during the work exchange. The candidate will need to be approved for studio use by the Technical Director.

Summary of responsibilities:

  • Update and maintain publication inventory
  • Develop a comprehensive list of potential retailers 
  • Contact retailers for resale, and arrange placement of publication in academic libraries, print shops and other relevant locations
  • Distribute sold copies and monitor e-commerce account
  • Distribute complimentary copies to funders, project supporters, etc.

Individual skills:

  • Personable with strong communication skills
  • Comfortable working independently
  • Organized and detail oriented

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume to office@openstudio.ca with the following subject line: “Publication Distribution Assistant.” We’re grateful for all applications, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

EXTENDED DEADLINE
Applications accepted until February 11th, 11:59EST, 2017. Start date: end of February.

Call for Print Instructors

Open Studio’s education committee accepts applications on an ongoing basis from artists who wish to teach at Open Studio. Applicants are encouraged to apply for one of our 8-week classes in lithography, etching, or water-based screenprinting. Classes run on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:30 pm and are offered three times a year beginning in early October, February and May. In addition to our 8-week courses we also accept proposals for a variety of printmaking workshops. Workshops run on weekends and consist of 10-14 hours of instruction. Depending on the amount of student preparation, workshops can be held on a Saturday and Sunday of one weekend or can be spread over two weekends.

The rate of pay is $30.00 per hour. Please visit our education page to review programs.

Job Description

Instructors will prepare a written course outline, design and implement a curriculum in the appropriate medium, provide printmaking instruction to students and act as a technical resource during our eight week and workshop programs. Instructors are responsible for ensuring safe and appropriate use of the studio and equipment, familiarizing students with the safe handling and use of materials and tools, etc. Instructors are also responsible for, and will supervise, cleanup of the studio following classes. Other responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.

Applicants should:

  • Be a practicing artist and/or have proven expertise in the appropriate printmaking media
  • Be familiar with studio equipment, use and printmaking health and safety procedures
  • Have previous teaching experience or proven excellence in communication and interpersonal skills appropriate for teaching

How to Apply:

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter indicating past teaching experience and resume to office@openstudio.on.ca with the following subject line: “Call for Instructors.” We’re grateful for all applications, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.