Call for Teaching Instructors & OCADU Career Launcher Opportunity

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Artist Member Victoria Day teaching the screenprinting technique.

Join Open Studio’s Team!

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

We are excited to announce openings for print instructors in our education program and a Career Launcher opportunity through OCAD University.

Call for Teaching Instructors

Open Studio offers printmaking classes throughout the year. Our education program is open to everyone with or without printmaking experience. We provide small class sizes to accommodate different learning styles and offer a personalized experience. We also offer one-on-one / private instruction.

Pay rate: $30/hr, part-time/contract
Term: contract based on class/workshop schedule
Application Deadline: Applicants are considered year-round

Open Studio’s Education Committee is currently looking for dynamic teaching instructors to deliver hands-on* printmaking courses. Open Studio typically runs 4-week courses (12 hours) and weekend workshops (10-12 hours). We are looking for instructors in the following print techniques:

  • Introduction to Screenprinting
  • CMYK Screenprinting
  • Letterpress
  • Etching (copper plate)
  • Linocut/Woodcut (relief printing)
  • Lithography
  • Monoprint

Have an idea for a print workshop? Pitch your idea to us!

*In-person, may involve some virtual/remote work.

For more details about the job posting opportunity and to apply, click here.


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Career Launcher (OCAD U Recruited Placement): Studio and Education Assistant

Note: You must be a current OCAD U student in any discipline in your final year at the undergraduate level and any year at the Master’s level to apply.

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 Assistant will also help with collaborative print projects at Open Studio. This role is meant to give an emerging printmaker hands-on working experience in the day-to-day operations of a print studio, custom print production, and education programs.

Pay rate: $25/hr, part-time/contract (25 hours per week)
Term: August 15 to December 15, 2021*
Application Deadline: June 13, 2021, at 11:59 PM EST

*This is a paid, part-time, contract position to be worked remotely in Eastern Daylight Time and in-studio when facilities re-open.

For more details about the Career Launcher opportunity and to apply, click here.

Equity & Inclusion

Open Studio is committed to equity and diversity in all aspects of its operations. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and strongly encourage 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 us of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process.


Have questions? We’re happy to help! Please send us an email with the subject heading “Join Our Team”. We look forward to your applications!


Open Studio gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto, the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and the Government of Canada. Open Studio also acknowledges the generous support of its members and numerous foundations, corporations and individuals.

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Open Studio
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 104
Toronto ON M5V 3A8
416-504-8238
office@openstudio.ca
www.openstudio.ca
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