Job Opportunities

SAVAC is currently looking to hire an interim Exhibition and Events Coordinator – please see details below. To be notified of future opportunities, please subscribe to our quarterly newsletter.

Interim Exhibition and Events Coordinator (6 months)

SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre) is the only non-profit, artist-run centre in Canada dedicated to increasing the visibility of culturally diverse artists by curating and exhibiting their work, providing mentorship, facilitating professional development and creating a community for our artists. SAVAC was founded to be an organization staffed by people of colour, committed to support the work of artists of colour.

Responsibilities

Event

Implement all aspects of programmed events, including but not limited to:

  • coordinating Views on the 4th speaker series,
  • coordinating artist talks related to programming,
  • produce or coordinate written materials for web and print related to events,
  • liaise with Communications Coordinator for promotion,
  • coordinate documentation of events.

Exhibition:

Implement all aspects of programmed exhibition(s), including but not limited to:

  • coordinate logistical elements of an upcoming exhibition with involved artists and venue,
  • maintain communication with artists and programming partners,
  • produce or coordinate written materials for web and print related to exhibitions,
  • liaise with Communications Coordinator for promotion,
  • contract artists, curators, writers, designers and technicians,
  • coordinate public events and receptions; talks, tours and screenings,
  • coordinate documentation of exhibition(s).

Office Administration

  • Work with Executive Director to maintain the programming budget,
  • coordinate the Ontario Arts Council’s Exhibition Assistance Grant,
  • maintain up-to-date statistical records on event attendance and/or other success metrics,
  • provide support in different aspects of the organization— i.e. outreach and community relations,
  • confirm and promote co-presentation partnerships,
  • conduct day-to-day matters as related to the job.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years experience in artistic programming and educational background in related artistic disciplines,
  • demonstrates strong project management skills to undertake and realise collaborative exhibition projects within a gallery setting,
  • ability to work independently and cooperatively,
  • high capacity to multi-task and meet deadlines,
  • able to troubleshoot and creatively problem solve,
  • able to public speaking and moderating panels,
  • excellent interpersonal skills, including both written and verbal communication skills,
  • understanding of barriers faced by artists of colour,
  • knowledge of, or involvement with artist-run centres in Canada,
  • strong written English.

Qualifications

  • Jurying experience,
  • knowledge of a second language is preferred,
  • knowledge of contemporary South Asian art,
  • ability to work in a small, engaged workplace.

Position Details

  • Number of hours/week: 21 hours/week
  • Duration: August 2017 – February 2018
  • Interim Exhibition and Events Coordinator reports to the Executive Director.
  • SAVAC’s office is located at 401 Richmond St W. Some off-site work is required.

To apply for the position of Educational Programs Assistant, submit your CV, a one-page cover letter and information about your educational institution. SAVAC only accepts email applications, which should be sent to board@savac.net with the Subject line: Exhibitions and Events Coordinator Application.

Deadline: July 31st, 2017

Apply

 

Internships

SAVAC offers for-credit internships for university and college students interested in curation, archival methods, public programming and arts administration. Our internship program provides students with the opportunity to learn about the operations of an artist-run centre and work with award-winning artists and curators in the contemporary art world. Browse our internships below.

Digital Archives Assistant

The SAVAC Archives serve as a repository for documentation about the organization’s programming history. Over the past year, we have worked on developing a digital home for our archives and collection. We are currently looking for an intern to assist with harmonizing SAVAC’s hard copy programming files and its online programming archive. The materials in our archives need to be both organized and made accessible to a larger audience.

Responsibilities

  • Write archival records for our hard-copy programming files
  • Assist in developing a comprehensive guide to our archival holdings
  • Digitize photographs, documents, sound, and moving images in the physical archives
  • Harmonize our digital and physical collections

Requirements

  • A qualification in or part way through a degree in a a relevant field such as library/information science or history.
  • Ability to work in a small, engaged workplace
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively without constant supervision
  • Must be comfortable with flexible work environment
  • Experience with WordPress an asset

To apply for the position of Digital Archives Assistant, submit your CV, a one-page cover letter and information about your educational institution.

Apply

Educational Programs Assistant

For the past three years, SAVAC has been working on a project called Not a Place on a Map: The Desh Pradesh Project to research and explore South Asian participation in arts and culture in Toronto. Desh Pardesh, the predecessor of SAVAC, was a groundbreaking multidisciplinary arts festival that took hold of the GTA from 1988-2001. We are currently looking for an intern to develop educational resources to accompany our recently-launched collection of oral histories.

Responsibilities

  • Develop two lesson plans geared toward high school students
  • Compile an undergraduate-level reading list to accompany the archive
  • Develop an infographic mapping out the organizers, participants and community members of Desh Pardesh

Requirements

  • A qualification in or part way through a degree in a a relevant field such as art history or education.
  • Ability to work in a small, engaged workplace
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively without constant supervision
  • Must be comfortable with flexible work environment
  • Experience with Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign an asset

To apply for the position of Educational Programs Assistant, submit your CV, a one-page cover letter and information about your educational institution.

Apply

 

Volunteer Program

SAVAC has been supported by dedicated volunteers for over 20 years. Our volunteer program gives community members the opportunity to participate in daily operations and activities, as well as special projects. Please send your completed application along with an updated CV to indu@savac.net. Given the volume of applications, we only contact successful candidates.

Volunteer Application Form

Suite 450
401 Richmond St. W.
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8
Canada

1 (416) 542-1661
info@savac.net

M - F 10am - 4pm

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