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.

OCAD U IWSP Program: Summer Graphic Designer

Application deadline: 11:59pm, May 28, 2019

Start date: June 18, 2019


Term: 8 weeks, 30 hours/week

Please note: candidates must be approved for the OCAD U Institutional Work-Study Program to be eligible for this position. Find all info on IWSP HERE.

The Graphic Designer will work in collaboration with the Xpace Director and Programming Coordinators to manage, plan and execute the design, publication and printing of Xpace’s annual publication, VOLUME.

This position is a part-time, 8-week contract commencing June 18, 2019. Compensation is $15.68/hour at 30 hours per week. The Graphic Designer can complete work remotely, but must commit to one 6-hour shift at Xpace/week (schedule TBD upon hiring).

Reporting to the Director, the Graphic Designer:

  • Designs Xpace’s annual VOLUME print publication;
  • Sources print quotes;
  • Ensures delivery of the final publication within the allotted timeframe and budget.


The ideal candidate:

  • Is currently enrolled in a post-secondary design and/or art program at OCAD University, and qualifies for the IWSP program (see below);
  • Possesses excellent administrative, communication, verbal and organizational skills;
  • Has a knowledge and interest in contemporary visual art and design practices;
  • Comfortable working in a Mac environment;
  • Comfortable with Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office;
  • Experience in publication design will be considered an asset.

Deadline: 11:59pm, May 28, 2019


Please email resume and cover letter (PDF format) with a digital design portfolio or sample (web link is OK), and a copy of your IWSP approval to [email protected] with the subject heading:  ATTN Hiring Committee. Applications must be received by 11:59pm, May 28, 2019.  No phone calls please.