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Sponsoring or Donating
We have worked closely with our sponsors and donors to ensure we can create great collaborations. Many of our projects have been highly publicized and offer great employee engagement opportunities. If any of our projects looks like something that you or your organization might want to collaborate on (or if you have an idea you’d like to propose!), please contact us.
Interning
 We often take interns to fill a variety of roles. For descriptions of our current internship opportunities (which require a minimum 3 month commitment), please visit our internship page before contacting us.
Join our advisory network
We are currently seeking qualified and enthusiastic candidates who are passionate about art, culture, and community to join our ARTivist Advisory Network (skill-based volunteer program). This is a network of highly-skilled individuals who are passionate about using their expertise to support the development of vibrant communities and the creative people who help realize them. ARTivist Advisors are invited to engage on a variety of short-term and ongoing projects, depending on their interests and availability. They are part of a celebrated community of cross-sectoral professionals, who are able to build their portfolio in interesting ways by supporting the work of an award-winning and innovative organization, while gaining access to unique networking opportunities. If you’re interested in being added to our ongoing roster of Advisors, please complete this application. You will find our current strategic projects listed here.

Employment Opportunites

PUBLIC ART ASSISTANT

Responsibilities may Include:

  • Assisting in the planning and coordination of public projects
  • Sourcing and organizing project materials
  • Assisting with site preparation and production of public artwork
  • Safe handling of materials and/or equipment
  • Liaising with artists, the public and community stakeholders
  • Implementing community outreach initiatives, including volunteer coordination
  • Supporting project partnership development activities, including
  • Assisting in community engagement activities (ex:social media posts)
  • Implementing project documentation (candid photos)/ evaluation activities
  • Supporting the planning of public art celebratory events


Successful applicants will have:

  • Experience creating and executing a range of visual arts projects (a focus on painting is an asset)
  • Prior experience executing public art projects an asset
  • Well-developed organizational skills
  • Experience in event or public program coordination an asset
  • Strong communication and public speaking skills, with the ability to engage a variety of different demographics and stakeholders
  • Resourceful and independent; able to quickly adapt to a fast-paced environment in which a large amount of information will need to be juggled and synthesized
  • A team player committed to strong working relationships

In order to qualify for this position (which is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program), candidates must confirm in their cover letter that they were enrolled as a full-time student during the 2016 – 2017 academic year, and that they are no more than 30 years of age.

This is a summer position. In order to apply for this position, please send an electronic copy of your resume, at least 3 images that demonstrate past artistic work, as well as a cover letter outlining how your experience, expertise and/or artistic practice make you the ideal candidate for this position AND YOUR ELIGIBILITY (as outlined above) to info@stepsinitiative.com  no later than 4pm on Thursday April 27th with “CSJ: PUBLIC ART [YOUR LAST NAME]”. While we value all submissions, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

FUNDRAISING ASSISTANT

Responsibilities may Include:

  • Support fundraising activities through researching and preparing grants
  • Outreaching to private foundations and corporate giving initiatives;
  • Support development of donor engagement strategy;
  • Steward funder / donor relationships at summer 2017 events (including ensuring appropriate recognition / activations)
  • Carry out project documentation and evaluation activities;
  • Support communications, marketing, and reporting activities as they pertain to fundraising

Successful applicants will have:

  • Past education or experience in cultural management, fundraising and/or non-profit leadership
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Capability to analyze, synthesize and summarize material
  • Motivation to work with limited supervision
  • Ability to meet firm deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Access to a personal computer (Mac or PC)
  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite and Google Documents
  • Prior experience or interest in a related field an asset: visual arts, urban planning, urban design/ architecture, art, activism/advocacy, environmental studies, etc an asset, but not a requirement

As a grassroots organization, the Fundraising Assistant will be an integral part of our fast-paced and dynamic team. They will gain valuable experience, working with a young and growing national organization on a topic of growing public concern, while being exposed to a broad range of fundraising activities. They will become familiar with a myriad of funding opportunities, and the process for accessing a diverse body of resources, as well as experience seeking sponsorship from corporate and private giving groups in the GTA, as well as coordinating donor recognition activities. They will be asked to commit to approx. 28-35 hours of work per week, some of which may be able to be done from home on a flexible schedule, provided that firm deadlines can be met. Applicants should be able to commit to the placement for a period of 8 to 10 weeks from June 12th up to August 18th, 2017 totaling 280 hours of work.

In order to qualify for this position (which is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program), candidates must confirm in their cover letter that they were enrolled as a full-time student during the 2016 – 2017 academic year, and that they are no more than 30 years of age.

This is a summer position. In order to apply, please send an electronic copy of your resume, as well as a cover letter outlining your fit as an ideal candidate for this position AND YOUR ELIGIBILITY (as outlined above) to info@stepsinitiative.com  no later than 4pm on Thursday April 27th with “CSJ: FUNDRAISING [YOUR LAST NAME]”. While we value all submissions, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.