Interested in working with Akin? We are looking for three people to join our growing team as Studio Coordinators! Application deadline is March 31, 2019. See below for full listing or visit www.akincollective.com/jobs
Akin Studio Coordinator: 3 Positions Available
Application deadline: 11:59 pm, March 31st, 2019
Start date: April 15- May 1, 2019 (tentative)
Hours: Variable, approximately 10-15 hours/week.
Please note that although this is an entry level position with the organization, there will be multiple opportunities for advancement to ‘Studio Manager’ roles in the coming months.
Akin King studios at 511, 525 and 527 King St W (King & Spadina)
Akin Lansdowne studios at 87 Wade Ave (Lansdowne & Bloor)
Akin Dupont studios at 1485 Dupont St (Dupont & Symington)
Akin Sunrise studios at 100 Sunrise Ave (Victoria Park & Eglinton)
Akin Ossington studios at 888 Dupont St (Ossington & Dupont) *Please note that the Akin Ossington studios are a combination of regular and light industrial spaces*.
Akin St Clair studios at 1747 St. Clair Avenue West (St Clair & Keele)
Akin Studio Program at MOCA: 158 Sterling Road (Junction Triangle)
Akin River studios at 7 Labatt Ave (Dundas & River)
Please note that accessibility information for each location is included at the links included above.
Akin is a Toronto-based, artist-run social enterprise that provides affordable studio space to nearly 350 artists in its 9 locations and programs roughly 50 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. www.akin.art
The Studio Coordinator(s) will report directly to the Akin Studio Managers and Programming Coordinators. Duties will include assisting with the management of various studio locations including administration, conducting tours, event logistics, general maintenance and errands. On occasion, the role will involve assisting with Akin’s robust outreach and community engagement activities, representing Akin at various events and public programs across the city.
These positions will begin approximately April 15, 2019 (pending successful applicants availability) with a three month probation period. Compensation is $16/hour. Hours are variable, and may partially be worked remotely, but will consist of approximately 10-15 hours per week with the opportunity for more.
Reporting to Akin Studio Managers and Programming Team:
Assisting with day-to-day operations of Akin’s various studios locations including tours, general maintenance, running errands and supporting Akin’s artist members.
Representing Akin publicly at studio-related events and programs across the city and assisting with logistics and coordination.
Driving between various Akin locations, suppliers and storage facilities and leading pickups and deliveries of various materials and supplies.
Other studio and event/outreach-related tasks as assigned.
Attend staff meetings and training sessions as required, including but not limited to: conflict resolution strategies, anti-oppression training and beyond.
The ideal candidate:
Has a knowledge and interest in contemporary visual art, design or craft and art making practices and is a practicing artist/creative;
Comfortable working with the Google suite;
Possesses excellent administrative, communication, verbal and organizational skills;
Has experience/interest in public programming, communications, community engagement;
Possesses excellent organizational and analytical skills;
Has an understanding of and values equity, meaningful inclusion and anti-oppressive practice
Works well independently, and as a member of a team.
At least one of the selected candidates will require a valid Ontario G or G2 level driver’s licence and can provide proof after hire, given the essential nature of this task as part of the role. Applicants do not necessarily require their own vehicle, as a car share membership will be available for drivers with a G level license.
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 Group 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.
This effort is part of an ongoing commitment to anti-oppressive practices, equity and inclusion at Akin and an effort to engage diverse communities and artists in our organization and across our programs- this has including Anti-Oppression training and the development of a revised Code of Conduct and needs assessment strategies.
Application Accessibility Support
Applicants who require additional resources, support or time to apply 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 email@example.com.
Please email your résumé and cover letter including at least 2 employment references along with any applicable web links (in PDF format) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading: ATTN: Studio Coordinator Position. Akin will only be accepting applications by email at this time.
Applications must be received by 11:59 pm, March 31, 2019. Please note that we are unable to accept applications by mail.