Volunteer / Job Opportunities

Artist Member Pascaline Knight volunteers to provide a screenprinting demo during Nuit Blanche.

Join our community! Throughout the year, Open Studio has many volunteer and work exchange opportunities made available. We also host academic internships through accredited institutions. Please email us for more information, including the type of opportunity you’re inquiring about in the subject line: example, “Volunteer Opportunity” or “Work Exchange Opportunity.”

We look forward to hearing from you!


The Open Studio Work Exchange program is an excellent opportunity for artists to become involved in the studio community, supporting the growth of their artistic practice, and gaining professional experience in various areas, including arts administration, education programming, marketing and studio technical support. The program runs for three to six months with a requirement of 5 hours per week. Each Work Exchange assistant receives free studio rent or education access in return for their time. All printmakers and non-printmakers are encouraged to apply.


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.