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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.

Job posting: Graphic Designer
Application deadline: 11:59pm, May 13, 2018
Start date: June 11, 2018
Salary: $15/hour
Term: 8 weeks, 30 hours/week

Xpace Cultural Centre is a not-for-profit artist-run centre dedicated to providing emerging and student artists, designers, curators and writers with opportunities to showcase their work in a professional setting. Xpace is committed to maintaining an anti-oppressive, queer positive environment, welcoming marginalized, racialized and indigenous folks. Xpace is supported by the OCAD Student Union.

Position
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, as well as design promotional material for print and web.
This position is an 8-week contract commencing June 11, 2018. Compensation is $15.00/hour at 30 hours per week. The Graphic Designer may complete work remotely, but must commit to one 6-hour shift at Xpace/week (schedule TBD upon hiring).

Responsibilities
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;
• Designs promotional material for web and print as needed;
• Assists with occasional Xpace events, as needed.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate:
• Is currently enrolled in a post-secondary design and/or art program;
• 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.

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
Deadline: 11:59pm, May 13, 2018

**XPACE ONLY ACCEPTS APPLICATIONS BY EMAIL. Applications received in person / by mail will not be accepted.

Please email resume and cover letter (PDF format) with a digital design portfolio or sample (web link is OK) to [email protected] with the subject heading: ATTN Hiring Committee. Applications must be received by 11:59pm, May 23, 2018. No phone calls please.