ArtConnections

The Oakville Arts Council provides services designed to encourage professional development and foster creative collaboration. ArtConnections keeps our members informed and connected to creative opportunities - calls for entry, employment, funding, networking, workshops, volunteers, arts space and more.  

If you have an opportunity for artists and would like to have it published, please email Pamela Keywan at pamela.keywan@oakville.ca. Your email should contain the name of your organization or the organization providing the opportunity, appropriate dates/location/fees and contact information.

Calls & Auditions // Granting Opportunities & Awards // Workshops & Seminars // Job Opportunities

Calls & Auditions

Call out for Social Entrepreneurs - meet-up group in the GTA

Design and Development Initiative, a social enterprise, invites fellow social entrepreneurs who work with crafts and engage with social causes, to come and share their experiences at a meet-up platform in Burlington/Oakville, starting June 2016.

 We are a Burlington based social enterprise which connects international eco-friendly, fair trade crafts to community-well being. We define craft both as an object (which brings pleasure to the buyer!)  as well as a tool and medium which brings joy to the maker and in the process enhances emotional and physical well-being.

 We would love to share and hear your stories and hopefully as a team co-host or organize craft-in-the-community events in the GTA in the near future.

 For more details you can reach us by email at: socialenterprisegta@hotmail.com

We look forward to hearing from you! 

Job Opportunities

Position - Dance Teacher

Job Description:

StageCoach Theatre Arts, the world's longest running and most successful performing arts program for children, is looking for a dance teacher to join our amazing Oakville and Mississauga team.

We are looking for an outgoing individual who is able to teach jazz and musical theatre   style classes to children ages 6-16yrs.                                                                              

The successful application will also choreograph routines for our annual spring musical production and work with the acting and singing instructors in directing the performance.                                                                          

Classes run on Saturdays and Sundays with a possible 6-9hrs of  teaching each week.                                             

Classes begin September 17th and run until early June, with breaks in December and March.

Requirements: 

  • Applicant must have extensive dance training with a focus in jazz and contemporary styles (Ballet and hip hop training is also an asset)               
  • Applicant should have experience working with children of varying ages and levels of ability.      
  • Applicant should feel comfortable choreographing group routines for a musical production.                                      
  • A strong knowledge of the musical theatre repetoire is an asset

More information here: http://www.workinculture.ca/The-Job-Board/jobs/Dance-Teacher-(3)

Position - General Manager

Job Description:

Oakville Chamber Orchestra is seeking an energetic, well-organized General Manager.  This is a position with honorarium.  The ideal candidate will be passionate about classical music, and view the position as a volunteer opportunity with honorarium, rather than a sustaining source of income.  Historically those who have excelled in this position have not had full-time employment.  OCO is an artistically outstanding group with a growing profile in Oakville, and an exciting Youth Concerto Competition.  www.oakvillechamber.org.

Duties will include:
-being first point of contact with the public by email and telephone
-managing donor and subscriber lists
-helping to manage the orchestra’s web presence
-organizing volunteer high school students
-assisting with concert production including printed programs
-working with the marketing director on marketing-related tasks
-assisting the treasurer with charitable receipts and payroll
-assisting with concerto competition administration

 Requirements:

This position would be an excellent opportunity for a person interested in developing their skills in arts administration in a direct, hands-on way.

More information here: http://www.workinculture.ca/The-Job-Board/jobs/General-Manager-(74)

Senior/Master Visual Art Instructor with the Town of Oakville

Job Description:

Part time hours, by course appointment, varied 1.5 hours to 9 hours weekly, starting October 2016 Job Responsibilities: To provide instructional art classes in a variety of mediums to children, youth and adults in a studio art environment. Must be an independent, reliable individual able to work with minimal supervision and expected to assist in developing curriculum. Visual art instructors are responsible for developing program specific curriculum, preparing and teaching studio art classes in ceramics (clay), woodworking, fibre arts, fine arts (drawing and painting), digital arts (Adobe Creative Suite) and preschool art, demonstrating techniques, and introducing children (3 – 12 years), youth and adults to contemporary visual art. • To prepare, lead and deliver visual art and craft classes to meet the needs of all participants registered in the program • To assist in the research and development of appropriate arts programming for beginner and practicing artists, ensuring that art activities are safe, creative, and inclusive of all program participants • To provide a positive learning and recreational experience for all participants 

Requirements:

Qualifications/Skills: • Enrollment in or completion of a post-secondary program in Visual Arts or a related discipline • Demonstrated abilities and a strong knowledge of contemporary visual art • Familiar with a broad range of artistic techniques, practices and materials with one or more of the following interests/skills: painting, drawing, illustration, printmaking, mixed media, textiles/fibre arts, ceramics, woodworking, digital art • Experience developing lesson and activity plans • Previous teaching experience in an educational setting • Strong organizational, planning, time management and leadership skills • Ability to be flexible and adapt instructional practices to diverse audiences • Ability to work independently • Training in HIGH FIVE (PHCD) Principles of Healthy Child Development • Successful candidates, who are new hires and/or who have not performed in this position previously will be required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check, with vulnerable sector screening, at their own expense dated within the last 30 days as a condition of employment. 

More information here: http://www.workinculture.ca/The-Job-Board/jobs/Senior-Master-Visual-Art-Instructor-(Preschool)

Marketing & Public Relations Manager with the Burlington Performing Arts Centre

Job Description

THE OPPORTUNITY: Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the incumbent is responsible to research, plan and execute marketing, audience development and communications strategies to promote The Burlington Performing Arts Centre and its programs. This position will manage all aspects of marketing The Centre and the marketing budget. This position is responsible for providing strategic and organizational marketing support to the Executive Director and the management team. A Marketing Coordinator and Box Office Supervisor report to this position. The position is a key member of the Centre’s management team. PROFILE: The Burlington Performing Arts Centre is looking for a dynamic professional with an extensive background in arts marketing, audience development and communications who demonstrates a high level of experience and understanding of all facets of arts marketing and promotions including digital media and multimedia. The successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge of current and effective marketing, audience development, communications, and public relations theories and practices in the cultural industry. 

Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will be a collaborator, initiator, team focused with an undergraduate degree in communications, marketing, or public relations, or completion of Arts and Cultural Management/Public Relations College program. The position requires a minimum of five years senior supervisory or management experience preferably in the cultural sector with an emphasis on marketing and audience development. A thorough knowledge of current and effective marketing and public relations practices are required as well as knowledge of digital media marketing. Excellent writing and communication skills are essential. The successful candidate must have an understanding of Burlington and the surrounding communities that we serve. 

More information here: http://www.workinculture.ca/The-Job-Board/jobs/Marketing-Public-Relations-Manager

Professor, Technical Production for Theatre and Live Events at Sheridan College

Job Description

Professor, Technical Production for Theatre and Live Events
Faculty: Animation, Arts and Design 
Employee Group: Academic
Campus:  Trafalgar (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus)
Application Deadline: September 1, 2016 
Start Date: January 2017
Reference Number: 16/F/31
Salary Range: $60,548 - $104,963 (based on relevant educational qualifications and experience)

Sheridan faculty provide academic leadership to programs and courses within their areas of expertise and contribute to a learning-centred environment, where students can develop to their full potential. They also contribute to Sheridan, Faculty and program excellence by collaborating on a variety of initiatives such as new program development, applied research and alternative delivery strategies. Faculty ensure students are aware of course and program learning outcomes, learning strategies and evaluation techniques, through providing individual tutoring, academic counselling and evaluating student progress/achievement within assigned courses.

Sheridan is looking for outstanding individuals to join our faculty team.  The successful candidate will teach a variety of Stage Management, Stagecraft, Employment and Production Management courses for students in the Advanced Diploma Technical Production for Theatre and Live Events program.  The incumbent will also contribute to course and curriculum development in the program.

Specific Responsibilities:
• Ensuring that program and course curricula are current, relevant and reflective of best practices within the relevant professional/program disciplines
• Defining, evaluating and validating learning outcomes for courses and programs
• Creating an effective environment for applied learning which accommodates students’ diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, experiences and learning styles
• Designing appropriate strategies and tools for facilitating and assessing student learning that are invitational and reflective of best practices in teaching and learning
• Developing appropriate strategies and tools to assess student performance that are consistent with the learning outcomes of the course and address multiple learning styles
• Developing multi-media materials and alternative delivery strategies, and incorporating appropriate educational technologies into the applied learning process

Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree required, Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Technical Production preferred
• Minimum five years experience in professional technical discipline
• Diverse experience within technical disciplines is an asset
• Experience in music theatre is preferred
• Experience in teaching and curriculum development at the post-secondary level or equivalent experience as a trainer in industry preferred
• Strong network of contacts with other professionals, agencies and employers
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
• Excellent administrative and management skills
• Demonstrable ability to convey the conceptual and applied aspects of knowledge to a broad range of students
• Committed to excellence in teaching and learning and to working within a team environment

Please apply online: https://careers-sheridancollege.icims.com

Senior/Master Visual Art Instructor - Ceramics Children with the Town of Oakville

Job Description

The Town of Oakville is looking for part-time instructors to lead the following programs, starting October 2016: Clay Explorers (Age 4-6) Saturday mornings 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Clay Sculpting Junior (Age 7-9) Saturday mornings 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Job Responsibilities: This position provides instructional clay classes at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre to children, youth and adults in a ceramic studio environment. The successful applicant must be an independent, reliable individual able to work with minimal supervision and expected to assist in developing curriculum. Responsibilities include: • Preparing, leading and delivering children’s clay classes and introductory clay classes, including hand building and wheel throwing, to meet the needs of all participants registered in the program. • Assisting with research and development of appropriate clay programming for children, ensuring that art activities are safe, creative, and inclusive of all program participants • Providing a positive learning and recreational experience for all participants • To support Town department objectives and mandate 

Requirements:

Qualifications/Skills: • Enrollment in or completion of a post-secondary program specializing in ceramics. • Experience developing clay lessons and activity plans for children in a ceramic studio • Previous teaching experience in ceramics in an educational setting • Demonstrated abilities and a strong knowledge of contemporary craft and ceramics including hand building and wheel throwing • Familiar with a broad range of artistic techniques, practices and materials with hand building and wheel throwing • Strong organizational, planning, time management and leadership skills • Ability to be flexible and adapt instructional practices to diverse audiences • Ability to work independently • Training in HIGH FIVE (PHCD) Principles of Healthy Child Development • Successful candidates, who are new hires and/or who have not performed in this position previously will be required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check dated within the last 30 days as a condition of employment. 

More information here: http://www.workinculture.ca/The-Job-Board/jobs/Senior-Master-Visual-Art-Instructor-Ceramics-Child




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