Who We Are:
STEPS fosters dynamic, inclusive, and resilient communities through public art, community-engaged design, and creative placemaking. We are a small but mighty team of creative entrepreneurial innovators. We attract high-performing, highly ethical employees who truly care about their community. Our team works well together because we hold ourselves accountable for strong project management and complement one another’s strengths. STEPS is a Canada Revenue Agency registered charity that provides professional public art and placemaking services, as well as support for artists. Our open-concept office along Toronto’s Waterfront has natural light and ample room for physical distancing. We have a flexible working arrangement policy that includes remote working options for staff. For more information visit: www.stepspublicart.org
We are seeking a creative, energetic, and organized team player with a passion for placemaking who is eager to develop creative solutions to urban design challenges and transform underused spaces into safe, attractive, and vibrant places for local residents, workers and visitors. Reporting to STEPS’ Placemaking Services Coordinator, this role is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing placemaking activities on behalf of STEPS and our partners: property owners, developers, BIAs, community, and business groups. This is a Toronto based one-year full-time contract position, with the possibility of renewal and salary commensurate with experience. Following a probationary period, this position is eligible for group benefits (including health, dental, and limited life policies).
Who You Are:
Our ideal candidate will be passionate about the role of the arts and artists in building vibrant inclusive public spaces and communities. You will be creative, entrepreneurial, proactive, observant, well organized, and thrive in a fast-paced environment. You stay current on urban and cultural issues. You see what could be, rather than what is. You love brainstorming, problem-solving, and connecting with people. You’re often told by coworkers that they know something will get done if it gets passed to you, and you are not afraid to ask for support or clarification if needed. You have experience jumping in and helping to put processes in place that make an improvement on what has been built while being respectful of the work that has come before. You love to talk to people and spread the word about ideas, projects, or services or that you feel have value. You relish making sense of things, executing logistics, anticipating problems, and fixing them. You’re good at keeping information confidential. You thrive on each day being different and presenting new opportunities and challenges. If you are organized, not easy to overwhelm, and you have a positive attitude that makes people want to be your teammate, we are looking forward to meeting you!
STEPS encourages applications from all qualified candidates that represent the full diversity of communities in Canada, including complexities of intersecting identities such as ability, age, class, gender, race and sexual orientation. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from equity-seeking communities, including those who identify as Black, Indigenous, or racialized persons.
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We invite qualified applicants to apply via this online portal by no later than Thursday, January 28, 2021, 11:59 pm Pacific Time. Applications will not be accepted by email. This is a multi-stage interview process that will make use of videoconferencing and respect public health guidelines. While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, we can only communicate with those shortlisted for an interview. For the immediate future, this will be a remote-work position so we are open to accepting applications from anywhere in Canada.
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