Associate Manager, Studio

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Associate Manager, Studio

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As Canada’s oldest and largest disability arts organization, Indefinite Arts Centre is a fun, fast-paced, dynamic work environment where we all collaborate to provide artistic training, creation and exhibition opportunities for people—of all ages—with developmental disabilities.

As a creativity hub for artists living with disabilities, so often limited in their opportunities and choices, we blur the lines between professional artists, disabled artists, entrepreneurs, innovators, and storytellers by sharing their work internationally and re-shaping how the world views and appreciates their talents.

Our Mission

The Indefinite Arts Centre provides artistic training, creation, and exhibition opportunities for people—of all ages—with developmental disabilities, and shares the power of their creativity by advocating for their inclusion in the contemporary arts locally and abroad.

Our Values

Excellence – We are an arts organization, supporting artists in reaching new levels of excellence. We strive for the highest standards in every facet of our work. We offer our artists the best platforms for training, creation, and exhibitions.

Courage – We are unapologetic social change agents. We always challenge the status quo. We have the courage to ask questions and test societal assumptions about diversity and inclusion.

Empowerment – We empower our team and our artists to harness opportunities to succeed and push boundaries. We empower our team and our artists to seek their fullest potential.

Who We are Seeking

A creative leader, to work closely with the director, artist and program development (DAPD) and lead our studio staff to understand and support the artistic needs of our participants and support our strategic direction. Working alongside and supervising the team of studio facilitators, the associate manager, studio, will help implement a program plan that looks at the advancement of our artists through the self-directed studio and oversee the daily running of our studio, with the strategic foresight to bring outstanding artistic opportunities to artists at IAC.

As the associate manager, studio, you will facilitate, mentor, and instruct our participating artists, carefully assisting them in reaching their goals as artists in all elements of the artistic process—from conceptualizing to exhibiting their works—within the boundary of ensuring that decisions made by the artists are theirs and theirs alone.

Please refer to the attachment for a complete list of accountabilities.


  • Formal training in the visual arts is a strong asset. Relevant experience can be also considered.
  • Two to five plus years in a facilitator, mentor, collaborator role in the arts.
  • Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities a strong asset.
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Strong team player.
  • A mature attitude and ability to work autonomously in a collaborative environment.

The Details

This is a permanent, full time salaried opportunity with a generous health benefits package, including vision, and RRSP/TFSA matching; professional development opportunities; paid vacation time.

To apply, submit your resume, with a cover letter, to Karly Mortimer, Director, Artist & Program Development, at no later than February 21, 2020.

All applicants must be legally authorized to work in Canada. Indefinite Arts Centre is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment. Our employment decisions will be based on our organization’s needs for this position and the successful applicant’s qualifications.

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