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Residency Manager, Artscape Atelier at Zibi

Job Title: Residency Manager, Artscape Atelier at Zibi
Position Type: Full-time, Temporary (11 months)
Reporting to: Managing Director of Artscape’s Creative Placemaking Lab
Location: Ottawa-Gatineau, ON
Application Deadline: 2020-01-31*
*Interviews may be conducted throughout the posting period. However, no offers will be made until after the posting closes.

OVERVIEW/PURPOSE: Artscape’s Creative Placemaking lab is seeking a Residency Manager for the Artscape Atelier project at Zibi, in Ottawa-Gatineau. The Residency Manager would be responsible for the management and administration of the artists’ residency program on behalf of Artscape, working closely with both the artists and the Zibi development team to support successful outcomes for both. This would be the first artists’ residency operated at Zibi as part of the Artscape Atelier program, and will involve developing new and innovative systems, approaches and relationships. In collaboration with the Creative Placemaking Lab (referred to below as “Artscape”), the Residency Manager will play a critical role in this process.

Artscape Atelier at Zibi

Artscape Atelier is as a social enterprise that contracts with developers to deliver public art and public realm works. Artists will be employed through Artscape Atelier to produce works of public art as well as public realm infrastructure (such as, benches, light fixtures, wayfinding, etc.) to create streetscapes that reflect the unique local character, narratives and heritage of an area. Working with the Zibi team, Artscape is piloting Artscape Atelier by engaging artists to create artworks that will animate this new community. For 2020, we are developing a residency program where artists can engage with the Zibi team and themes and history of the site to produce art in a collaborative way.


Planning and Strategy

Working with Artscape and Zibi staff, designing the program structure and outlining resources requirements for the residency with regards to the selection, administration, and completion of artists’ residency terms
Working with Artscape and Zibi staff, identifying and developing opportunities for artists to contribute to the public realm and public art needs of the site
Creating marketing and outreach plans to ensure that potential artists from Ottawa, Gatineau and Indigenous (especially Algonquin-Anishinabe) communities are aware of and encouraged to apply to opportunities at Zibi
Establishing relationships and/or partnerships with local individuals, organizations or other stakeholders in efforts to strengthen or promote the residency program
Developing and managing a selection process for resident artists which is fair and appropriate with regard to the needs of the Zibi team
Monitoring and reporting on the effectiveness of the program and providing strategic recommendations for the improvement of systems or approaches to Artscape
Supporting the creation of communications products for the project
Art Project Management

Acting as the primary liaison for artist applicants and residents on behalf of the residency program, Artscape and in relation to the Zibi team
Working with selected artists to develop contracts and workplans related to commissions for the Zibi site
Supporting Artscape in the administration of artist contracts and payments
Facilitating and moderating dialogue between artists and Zibi staff to determine siting, materials, delivery, installation, and other logistical parameters which may impact design and fabrication for artworks for the Zibi site
Facilitate mentorship or opportunities to engage Indigenous artists and emerging artists in the program
Overseeing the progress of resident artists’ work for the Zibi site in order to help artists adhere to timelines and deliverables outlined in their contracts
Providing general support and guidance to resident artists in support of their work for the Zibi site
Providing updates to Artscape on the status of artists’ work for the Zibi site
Working with the Zibi team to inspect and provide final acceptance of artworks for the Zibi site
Collaborating with Artscape and the Zibi team on the closing of the residency, including the planning of celebratory or promotional efforts
Facility Management

Providing key recommendations on the design and functionality of the Atelier studio space
Working with the Zibi team to develop security protocols and safety guidelines for the Atelier studio
Acting as the main keyholder for the Atelier space and ensuring that resident artists have appropriate access to the space
Monitoring and reporting on the functionality of the Atelier studio and providing recommendations for its improvement to Artscape
Working with Artscape and the Zibi team to ensure that the necessary resources are available in the Atelier studio

Well positioned within the Ottawa-Gatineau arts and cultural community
Community Arts facilitation background an asset
Commitment to and familiarity with current best practices and standards with regards to artistic practice, collaboration and remunerative structures
Degree in Fine Arts, Arts Administration or related creative discipline an asset in lieu of extensive professional work experience in arts and cultural field
Exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communication and mediation skills
Demonstrated excellence in relationship building and professional network cultivation with particular focus on the arts and cultural sector
Strong time management and organizational abilities, experience in creative project management a plus
Adept problem-solver with flexibility to manage competing interests
French-English bilingualism
Familiarity with MS Office, Adobe CS, Mailchimp
Familiarity with social media and external communication best practices
A proven track record of success in grants and awards writing

Please respond with:

Specify where/how you found out about the opportunity
Your salary expectations
A resume
A cover letter outlining the qualifications and experience you would bring to the position and how you found out about the employment opportunity
Please note: Submissions must include all requirements listed above, including your salary expectations. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Applications will be received in confidence by mail or email and should be forwarded to:

Attention: Human Resources
130 Queens Quay East
Suite 423, 4th Floor East Tower
Toronto, ON M5A 0P6
careers@artscape.ca (please note your name and the job title in the email subject line)

No phone calls please. We thank all applicants, however only those being considered for an interview will be contacted directly.

Artscape is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in all its work. We work proactively to be fair and equitable in practice and to build diversity into our teams, creative communities, programs and services. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to Artscape.


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