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Call For Submissions: Daniels Spectrum Summer Series

Are you looking for funding to do an outdoor program, event and/or art installation in Regent Park this summer? We want to hear from you! We’re seeking to partner with five to eight organizations or individuals to be a part of this year’s Daniels Spectrum Summer Series.

We invite you to read this call and submit an application by Monday, March 6, 2017 at 12:00pm. You will have the opportunity to become part of an initiative that aims to bring fun programming and activities to the streets of Regent Park, engage and inspire youth and families, and provide meaningful training and employment opportunities.

Successful applicants will:

  • Receive a maximum of $10,000 to run their initiative
  • Receive some in-kind staffing and equipment from Artscape
  • Benefit from an interactive workshop series relating to Summer Series event management and logistics, reporting, and marketing and promotions
  • Receive supplementary marketing and promotional support as part of the overarching Summer Series marketing plan
  • Become part of a growing initiative that engages and inspires Regent Park residents through free outdoor arts and cultural programming

We encourage anyone interested in applying to attend an information session on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Daniels Spectrum in the Artscape Lounge at 4:00pm. At this information session, Artscape will review the application, provide tips for writing a compelling application and review the expectations of successful applicants.

Artscape will notify applicants by April 1, 2017 regarding the status of their application.

If you have any questions about this process, contact Elle Alconcel at Daniels Spectrum via email (ealconcel@artscape.ca)

Check out highlights from Daniels Spectrum Summer Series 2016 below! (Photo Credits: Aniqa Rahman, Anthony Berot, Karimah Gheddai, Camila Placio, Celina Moore, Dan Tahmizian)

 

Employment Opportunity

 Venue Support Staff

Position Type: Part-time, hourly

Remuneration: $12/hr, minimum 4 hour shifts
Location: Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St East

Start Date: As oon as possible
Application Deadline:  Friday, October 7, 2016

Artscape is seeking candidates for part-time occasional work as Venue Support Staff to support events taking place at Daniels Spectrum. Events that require Venue Support Staff include theatre/dance/musical performances, conferences, weddings, community activities, private/social events and corporate events.  For more information about events that are held at Daniels Spectrum, visit www.danielsspectrum.ca.

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Employment Opportunity

Venue Supervisors, Daniels Spectrum

Position Type: Part-time, hourly
Remuneration: $14-18/hr, minimum 4 hour shifts
Location: Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St East, Toronto
Start Date: As soon as possible
Application Deadline:  Friday, March 3 by 5:00 PM

Artscape is seeking candidates for part-time occasional work as Venue Supervisors to support event venue services at its Daniels Spectrum community cultural hub (Dundas St East and Parliament St.).  Events that require venue supervisors include performances, conferences, weddings, community activities, private social and corporate events.  Learn more about Artscape’s event venue business at www.artscapeeventvenues.ca and Daniels Spectrum at www.danielsspectrum.ca

Reporting to the Events & Sales Manager, the Venue Supervisor is responsible for ensuring events at Daniels Spectrum are safe, welcoming and successful and that the client experience is positive. The Venue Supervisor is integral to the success of events at the venue. The work schedule varies in length and may include weekends and/or evenings and/or night shifts depending on the nature of the event. Shifts are a minimum of four hours, based on the assigned role.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Opening and securing premises before and after the event, and supervision during event production
  • Ensuring that the venue is run in a safe, orderly and disciplined manner in accordance with the conditions of all health and safety, fire, and building regulations, as well as Artscape procedures that include, but are not limited to: liquor licences, fire code/fire lane policy, sound restrictions, health & safety requirements, City of Toronto Park policies
  • Ensuring operational and service checklists are completed thoroughly and with attention to detail
  • Ensuring clients/tenants/caterers/vendors are fully informed of, and adhere to, event and facility policies and procedures
  • Ensuring the secure and safe keeping of stock, goods and equipment
  • Providing and/or monitoring bartending services in accordance with the laws of Ontario, Smart Serve and Artscape protocols
  • Providing set-up/tear-down duties as assigned, and as per client requirements
  • Ensuring that a high level of cleanliness, safety, and hygiene is maintained in the event space(s) and associated areas, including kitchens and washrooms, and identifying hazards and problems if they arise
  • Monitoring, supervising, and reporting back on the work of the security staff and all other contracted staff/vendors
  • Ensuring garbage is disposed of properly and clients/tenants/vendors/caterers adhere to the green/garbage/recycling policy of the facility
  • Adhering to uniform requirements as communicated (i.e. blacks/casual etc.)
  • Ensuring seamless shift changes
  • Submitting an event report electronically after each event to the Managing Director and/or the Events & Sales Manager and reporting any incidents
  • Contacting the Events & Sales Manager in the event of an emergency
  • Confidently and professionally representing Artscape, and communicating our mission and mandate upon request
  • Other duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience

  • Extensive knowledge of food safety, event service and hospitality industry
  • Smart Serve certified considered an asset
  • Basic computer skills
  • Time management, office administration and organizational skills
  • Proven customer service skills
  • Food Handler’s Certificate considered an asset

Personal Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with a variety of people and resolve conflict when necessary
  • Maintaining a calm demeanor when dealing with clients/tenants/vendors/caterers
  • Professional appearance and demeanor and a positive and proactive attitude
  • Demonstrated flexibility, dependability and a high level of team and service orientation
  • Ability to multi-task effectively
  • Work well in a fast-paced, self-motivated environment

Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to continuously stand and walk; bend and reach

Application Deadline: Friday, March 3 by 5:00 PM

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