Job Postings: Canada Summer Jobs Positions

1) Development Coordinator

2) Programming & Akin Sunrise Studio Coordinator

 

Development Coordinator

Application deadline: 11:59 pm, May 16, 2018

Start date: June 4, 2018

Salary: $14/hour

Term: 8 weeks, 30 hours/week

This position is funded by Canada Summer Jobs, and applicants must meet the following CSJ requirements:

  • (a) is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • (b) was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;
  • (c) intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;
  • (d) is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program;
  • (e) is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the  Immigration and Refugee Protection Act* and;
  • (f) is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations

Introduction

Akin is a Toronto-based arts organization that provides affordable studio space to over 300 artists in its 8 locations and programs roughly 60 arts-based events per year across the city. Akin is run by artists, and is dedicated to providing a working environment that maintains a friendly and inspiring atmosphere where people can work on creative endeavours and entrepreneurial undertakings of all kinds. Akin builds community through monthly art critiques, workshops, open studio events, gallery tours, exhibitions, as well as various other art projects.

Position

Akin is a growing organization with several expansion projects underway ranging from large social enterprise initiatives to advocacy, to locating and securing new studio partners in Toronto. The Development Coordinator will assist Akin’s Development Consultant on current development initiatives, including sector research, creating reports and presentation materials, and managing communications between multiple project partners. In addition, the Development Coordinator will be responsible for managing the schedule and delivery of applications to various funders and foundations.

This position is an 8-week contract beginning on June 4, 2018. Compensation is $14.00/hour at 30 hours per week. The Development Coordinator may work remotely, but must commit to two 6-hour shifts at Akin’s King Street location (511 King st W) per week.

Responsibilities  

Reporting to Akin’s Development Consultant:

  • Research grant opportunities at the local, provincial and federal level and assist with application drafts and proposals;
  • Collaborate with the fundraising committee to pursue opportunities for funding and sponsorship;
  • Compile research and develop copy for various administrative reports and upcoming initiatives;
  • Assist in the creation of a variety of development-related documents (packages, one-pagers, etc);
  • Develop and interpret relevant statistical information and analysis;
  • Prepare briefing notes and manage prospect list, documenting database actions;
  • Day-to-day coordination to ensure projects are up to date and moving forward;  
  • Various related tasks as assigned

Qualifications

The ideal candidate:

  • Is currently enrolled in a post-secondary education program in a field related to culture, with a specific interest/experience in social enterprise and creative placemaking
  • Possesses excellent administrative, communication, verbal and organizational skills;
  • Comfortable working with the Google suite;
  • Experience in development and fundraising will be considered an asset;
  • Has a knowledge and interest in contemporary visual art and art making practices;
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills;
  • Has an entrepreneurial spirit, optimistic, enthusiasm and a sense of humor

Hiring Process

A significant component of the hiring process is a desire to reflect the diversity of our city’s artistic community and the different voices within it. Adapting the Toronto Arts Council’s Equity Priority Policy, applicants who self-identify as belonging to one (or more) of Toronto Arts Council’s Equity Priority Groups (Persons of Colour, Deaf Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Persons Living with Mental Illness, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQIAP) will be prioritized.  We encourage applications from these communities and will endeavour to accommodate job applicants with a disability during the hiring process in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code guidelines and other applicable legislation.

Application Accessibility Support

Applicants who require additional resources, support or time to complete their applications can request as such. Please request this assistance at least one week in advance of the submission deadline. To do so, or for additional information, please contact michael@akincollective.com

Please email resume and cover letter (PDF format) and any applicable web links to michael@akincollective.com with the subject heading: ATTN: Development Coordinator Position. Applications must be received by 11:59 pm, May 16, 2018. No phone calls please.

Akin is only able to accept applications by email, and applications received in person / by mail will not be accepted.





 

Programming & Akin Sunrise Studio Coordinator

 

Application deadline: 11:59 pm, May 16, 2018

Start date: June 4, 2018

Salary: $14/hour

Term: 8 weeks, 30 hours/week

 

This position is funded by Canada Summer Jobs, and applicants must meet the following CSJ requirements:

  • (a) is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • (b) was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;
  • (c) intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;
  • (d) is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program;
  • (e) is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the  Immigration and Refugee Protection Act* and;
  • (f) is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations

Introduction

Akin is a Toronto-based arts organization that provides affordable studio space to over 300 artists in its 8 locations and programs roughly 60 arts-based events per year across the city. Akin is run by artists, and is dedicated to providing a working environment that maintains a friendly and inspiring atmosphere where people can work on creative endeavours and entrepreneurial undertakings of all kinds. Akin builds community through monthly art critiques, workshops, open studio events, gallery tours, exhibitions, as well as various other art projects.

Position

The Programming & Sunrise Studio Coordinator will assist in Akin’s robust outreach and community engagement activities, representing Akin at various events and public programs across the city. The Outreach Coordinator will have a focus on increasing engagement in the neighbourhood and surrounding area of our Sunrise Studio in the east-end of Toronto, directly reporting to the Sunrise Studio Manager and other Programming Coordinators. Additional duties will include assisting with the management of the artist studio, including administration, providing tours, event logistics and general maintenance. Ideally, the candidate will be from the local area.

This position is an 8-week contract beginning on  June 4, 2018. Compensation is $14.00/hour at 30 hours per week. The Development Coordinator  may complete work remotely, but must commit to two 6-hour shifts at Akin’s Sunrise location (100 Sunrise Ave) per week.

Responsibilities

Reporting to Akin Sunrise Studio Manager and Programming Team:

  • Represent Akin publicly at events and programs across the city and assist with coordination;
  • Assist with day-to-day operations of Akin’s studio at 100 Sunrise Avenue including tours, general maintenance and artist logistics;
  • Compile research and develop an outreach and engagement plan for Akin Sunrise, including identifying potential partnerships and initiatives;
  • Develop events specific to Akin Sunrise and the east-end of Toronto;
  • Other studio and event/outreach-related tasks as assigned

Qualifications

The ideal candidate:

  • Is currently enrolled in a post-secondary education program in a culture-related field;
  • Possesses excellent administrative, communication, verbal and organizational skills;
  • Comfortable working with the Google suite;
  • Experience/interest in public programming, communications, community engagement;
  • Has a knowledge and interest in contemporary visual art and art making practices and is a practicing artist;
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills;
  • Has an entrepreneurial spirit, optimistim, enthusiasm and a sense of humor

Hiring Process

A significant component of the hiring process is a desire to reflect the diversity of our city’s artistic community and the different voices within it. Adapting the Toronto Arts Council’s Equity Priority Policy, applicants who self-identify as belonging to one (or more) of Toronto Arts Council’s Equity Priority Groups (Persons of Colour, Deaf Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Persons Living with Mental Illness, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQIAP) or who primarily involve or serve artists from these groups will be prioritized. We encourage applications from these communities and will endeavour to accommodate job applicants with a disability during the hiring process in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code guidelines and other applicable legislation.

Application Accessibility Support

Applicants who require additional resources, support or time to complete their applications can request as such. Please request this assistance at least one week in advance of the submission deadline. To do so, or for additional information, please contact michael@akincollective.com.

Please email resume and cover letter (PDF format) and any applicable web links to michael@akincollective.com with  the subject heading: ATTN: Programming Coordinator Position. Applications must be received by 11:59 pm, May 16, 2018.

Akin is only able to accept applications by email, and applications received in person / by mail will not be accepted.