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Board Opportunity: Fundraising Chair

Open Studio is seeking one dedicated and engaged Board member with fundraising experience to serve a two-year term (renewable) starting in fall 2020.

This volunteer position will work within a collaborative group of dedicated Board members and administrative staff to reshape how we fundraise and develop new directions. We are seeking a motivated individual who seeks to support and assist an artist-run centre that plays a central role in Toronto’s artistic community. As we evolve and broaden our reach into communities outside our organization we are looking for an individual to provide experience, community connections and new perspectives.

Open Studio extends a commitment to equity in every aspect of the organization and are working to reflect the diversity of Toronto within all positions that we seek to occupy. We strongly encourage applications from equity-seeking communities, from equity-seeking communities, from individuals who identify as 2SLGBTQIPA+, Black, Indigenous, Persons of Colour, and Persons with disabilities.

Please submit a letter of interest and a short biography to Open Studio by email to office@openstudio.ca no later than September 22, 2020.

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 contact us for more information at office@openstudio.ca.

Work Exchange Opportunities

The Open Studio Work Exchange program offers printmakers and artists from all backgrounds a variety of work opportunities that assist the artist-run centre while providing candidates with free studio rent and education access. The program is an excellent chance for artists to become involved in the studio community, gain professional experience in areas such as administration, education, marketing and studio technical support, and expand their artistic careers. The program runs for three to six months with a requirement of 5-10 hours per week, dependent on the type of placement. All printmakers and non-printmakers are encouraged to apply.

There are no postings at this time. If you are interested in a Work Exchange opportunity, please email office@openstudio.ca.

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 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.

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 studio@openstudio.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.