Volunteer and Work Opportunities

Loree Ovens Teaching

Loree Ovens Teaching


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 following questionnaire and we’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible.


WORK EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITIES
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Administrative Assistant | Work Exchange

Open Studio is looking for an individual actively working in print to assist with administrative tasks, often those related to education and event support. Assistance would be required twice a week (10hrs) over the duration of at least 3 months.

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

Assisting with:

  • Day-to-day clerical duties such as filing, organizing, database updates and mailing
  • Course updates on the website and prepping education instructor packages
  • Promoting education and events through social media outlets and related collateral
  • Photographing, editing and uploading images of openings, relevant events and workshops
  • Administrative prep related to exhibition openings and event support

How to Apply:

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

Deadline: July 1, 2016

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Technical Director Assistant | Work Exchange

Open Studio is looking for an individual actively working in print to offer studio support to the Technical Director. Assistance would be required twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11am – 4pm a week (10hrs) over the duration of at least 3 months.

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

Summary of responsibilities:

  • Inventory of resale supplies and consumables
  • Filling of supply orders for Open Studio artists
  • Topping up studio consumables
  • Maintaining general tidiness and cleanliness in the studio
  • Other studio related tasks as directed by the Technical Director

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

Deadline: July 1, 2016


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:

We are currently accepting proposals for Fall 2015 with courses starting in October, Winter 2016 with courses starting in January and Spring/Summer with courses starting in April 2016. 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 2015-2016.” We’re grateful for all applications, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

*Please note that we can connect you with past instructors if you require assistance in creating a course curriculum. Please make sure to indicate which print areas you are interested in teaching.