Job Postings

Xpace Cultural Centre believes that everyone should be paid for their labour.  If artists and cultural workers do not begin to value their own labour then no one else will.  Institutions that can afford to pay interns must do so as changes to employment policies won’t happen as long as people continue to accept unpaid labour as a necessary part of being an artist and designer. For this reason we do not offer unpaid internships at any time.

The OCAD Student Union and Xpace are committed to ensuring that the University campus and broader OCAD U community are inclusive spaces where all members are treated with respect and dignity. We encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that we 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.

Current job postings

Job Title: Programming Assistant (summer)
Salary: 15.00/hr
June 13 – August 12, 2017 (8 weeks)
30 hours/week; hours of work are 12-6, Tuesday – Saturday.

Short description:
The Programming Assistant will work in collaboration with the Xpace Director and Programming Coordinators to manage, plan and execute Xpace’s exhibition, workshop and event program.

Responsibilities and functions:
• Assisting with installation of exhibitions;
• Assisting with implementation of workshop and event programs;
• Organizing one public program (workshop or event) in collaboration with Xpace staff;
• Assisting with file management and digital archives.

The ideal candidate:
• Is currently enrolled in a post-secondary program in design, visual and/or media art or a related discipline at the undergraduate or graduate level;
• Has demonstrated experience and/or interest in contemporary art at a local level;
• Is knowledgeable about current trends in contemporary visual art and design;
• Has a demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team-oriented environment;
• Has demonstrated time-management and communication skills;
• Is experienced in working in an Apple environment.

This position is funded through the Government of Canada Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations program. Applicants for this position must meet the following YCW eligibility requirements in order to be considered:

• are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
• are legally entitled to work in Canada;
• will be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
• are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
• will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the Young Canada Works (YCW) work assignment;
• have been a full-time high school, college, CEGEP or university student (as defined by their educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCW work assignment; and
• intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW work assignment.
Please e-mail resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject heading: ATTN: Hiring Committee. Applications must be received by 5pm, May 18, 2017. No phone calls please.