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2021 Open Studio, Studio and Education Assistant

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OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

Open Studio is an Artist-Run Centre dedicated to contemporary print. Open Studio offers accessible, inclusive and affordable printmaking facilities, programs and services for artists and the public from across Canada and abroad. They support artists in the creation and exhibition of contemporary print in an open-minded, safe and collaborative environment. Their vision is to shape the exploration of print as essential, dynamic, and relevant to contemporary culture and creative thought. 

OCAD University’s RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers announced a recruited placement in partnership with Open Studio for the role of Scotiabank Studio and Education Assistant. The Scotiabank Studio and Education Assistant will work to help maintain a safe and open studio space. They will also assist with education programs, including ordering and preparing materials, and liaising with instructors. The Scotiabank Studio and Education Coordinator will also help with collaborative print projects at Open Studio. This role is meant to give an emerging printmaker hands-on working experience in day to day operations of a print studio, custom print production, and education programs.

PARTNER

Open Studio

https://openstudio.ca/

401 Richmond St. W Suite #104, Toronto ON

RECIPIENT

Khadijah Morley, BFA in Drawing and Painting, and minor in Printmaking, 2021

RECIPIENT

We are excited to announce that the OCAD University Career Launcher recipient is Khadijah Morley! Khadijah will be joining us in the fall as The Scotiabank Studio and Education Assistant and we look forward to working with her in the studio.

Khadijah Morley (she/her) is a Tkaronto (Toronto) based artist with a BFA in Drawing and Painting, and minor in Printmaking at OCAD University. Through the process of etching and relief printing, Khadijah explores the complexities of Black womanhood through an autobiographical lens. She often uses self-portraiture to deconstruct the fallacy of a Black monolithic experience. She hopes that her subject matter serves to expand discourse surrounding Black subjectivity. Khadijah’s work invokes notions of hooks’ oppositional gaze and Du Bois’ double consciousness.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/peenutbuttahbabe/ 

𝘑𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘓𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘔𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳, 2018

Etching, Aquatint

8 in x 12 in

𝘜𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘭𝘦𝘥, 2020

Linocut

8 in x 11 in


𝘋𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘺 𝘒𝘯𝘰 𝘞𝘩𝘰 𝘍𝘪 𝘍𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘦𝘯, 2020

Linocut

8.5 in x 10.5 in




The RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers recognizes Scotiabank for its generous support for the Career Launcher program.


OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

Open Studio is an Artist-Run Centre dedicated to contemporary print. Open Studio offers accessible, inclusive and affordable printmaking facilities, programs and services for artists and the public from across Canada and abroad. They support artists in the creation and exhibition of contemporary print in an open-minded, safe and collaborative environment. Their vision is to shape the exploration of print as essential, dynamic, and relevant to contemporary culture and creative thought. 

OCAD University’s RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce a recruited placement in partnership with Open Studio for the role of Studio and Education Assistant. The Studio and Education Assistant will work to help maintain a safe and open studio space. They will also assist with education programs, including ordering and preparing materials, and liaising with instructors. The Studio and Education Coordinator will also help with collaborative print projects at Open Studio. This role is meant to give an emerging printmaker hands-on working experience in day to day operations of a print studio, custom print production, and education programs. 

Open Studio is committed to equity and diversity in all aspects of its operations. Open Studio welcomes applications from all qualified individuals and strongly encourages applications from members of equity-seeking communities, including racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, women, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. If you are contacted for an interview, please advise OCAD U’s CEAD of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Studio Duties:

  • Assist with education programs- including preparing course materials, keeping track of inventory of supplies as well as assisting with virtual programming.
  • Work with artist members to orient new members to the facilities.
  • Assist with day to day studio operations. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Collaborative Print Duties:

  • Assist with collaborative print projects- with the goal to have hands on training, and move from an assistant to a lead role over time.
  • This year Open Studio will be working on a virtual residency in partnership with The West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative with artist Oooloosie Saila from Kinngait, Nunavut. 
  • The Print Assistant will help the lead printers in the studio with the execution of this project.

Physical Effort:

A typical workday consists of greater than 4 hours of moderate physical effort for activities such as, but not limited to:

  • Standing for extended periods of time to prepare materials for classes
  • Assisting with hands on printing in the studio
  • Studio related tasks such as mopping, vacuuming or organizing tools

PARTNER

Open Studio

https://openstudio.ca/

401 Richmond St. W Suite #104, Toronto ON


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be a current OCAD U student in any discipline  in their final year at the undergraduate level and any year at the Master’s level
  • Strong communication skills and professionalism
  • Demonstrated skills to collaborate and work in a team environment
  • Demonstrated skills in printmaking – for example, screenprinting, lithography, letterpress, intaglio or relief



RATE

$25/hour for 25 hours per week

TERM

August 15 to December 15, 2021.. This is a paid, part-time, contract position to be worked in Eastern Daylight Time in-studio when facilities re-open.

LOCATION 

 401 Richmond St. W, Suite #104

APPLICATION SUPPORT

Applicants who need assistance with their submissions are invited to connect with the RBC CEAD for Advising support from careerdevelopment@ocadu.ca


Contact

Shellie Zhang
Special Projects Coordinator
E: szhang@ocadu.ca


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