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Jubilee Designs
A Yonge Street Mission initiative focussed on providing employment opportunities for homeless and at-risk youth.
 

Work at Jubilee Designs!

We are currently hiring for the position os STUDIO ARTIST for a March start date. Please fill in the form below to begin ou application process. 

Deadline for applications is: Feb 23
Interviews will be held during the week of Feb 26 - Mar 2
Start Date: March 12

Interested youth should also plan come to at least one sewing and one silk screening art space at Evergreen to make samplers, no experience required:

Sewing Art Space Dates: Wed Feb 14, Wed Feb 21 or Wed Feb 28, all from 2:30-4:30
Silk Screening Art Space Dates: Fri Feb 16 or Fri Feb 23, all from 2:30 - 4:30

Candidates must not currently enrolled in another employment program through Evergreen or elsewhere, be un-employed or underemployed (no full time), be between the ages of 16-24.

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There are three positions: Studio Artist, Studio Instructor and Assistant to the Business Coordinator.

 

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Jubilee Designs - Studio Artist Job Description:

Jubilee Designs is an up-cycled design and decor business. It is a social enterprise developed through Art Space at The Yonge Street Mission's Evergreen Centre.  We use recycled materials and make new, beautiful, and well-made gifts, accessories and decor items.

Jubilee Designs offers part-time employment with flexible shifts that focuses on the individual's goals during the 6 month workroom session contract. Studio artists can sign up for the available shifts they’d like to take, there is also a back-up slot in case a scheduled artist is unable to make the shift.

Jubilee offers a minimum of 6 hours (may be opportunity for up to 12 hours) of work per week with pay of $15/hour. At the end of each session, participants may be eligible to re-apply.

 Aspects of the Studio Artist position include:

  • Collecting, sorting, cleaning, and ironing materials

  • Learning proper use of sewing machines and related tools

  • Learning silk screening

  • Working with Business Manager, Creative Director, and Studio Instructors to learn designs

  • Product development

  • Producing products as designed (bunting, scarves, totes, etc.)

  • Packaging and storing products

  • Keeping workspace clean and organized

  • Working with business manager/creative director to achieve short and long-term employment, education and personal goals

  • May also include networking and client relation opportunites at craft fairs/pop-up shops

 Opportunity for advancement:

Studio Artists that demonstrate particular skills and commitment will have the opportunity to advance to Studio Instructors. They will be trained to lead workshops to groups of the public. Studio Instructors will lead workshops for parties or corporate team-building events; leading things such as silkscreening, or how to make fabric baby books, etc. Training for studio instructors will have opportunity to train and practice leading workshops during Art Space on Fridays.

 Requirements (We can help you set these up if you don’t have them at this time):

  • SIN number

  • One other government ID (Health Card, Driver’s License)

  • Bank account (for direct deposit)

  • Not currently enrolled in another employment program through Evergreen or elsewhere

  • Currently un-employed or underemployed (no full-time)

  • Between the ages of 16-24

  • Generally available for the three days a week of Jubilee Shifts (Currently Mon, Wed, Fri)

Other Notes:

  • Youth can participate in Jubilee Designs twice. They will have to re-apply for the second session along with other interested applicants and are not guaranteed a position.

  • Youth who have completed two sessions with Jubilee may apply for an exception for a third workroom session. Exception forms will be reviewed by Jubilee administrators and will be subject to space availability.


Jubilee Designs - Studio Instructor Job Description:

Jubilee Designs is an up-cycled design and decor business. It is a social enterprise developed through Art Space at The Yonge Street Mission's Evergreen Centre.

The Studio Instructor position is focused on the skills needed to lead a workshop. Workshops will be offered for parties or corporate team-building events; leading things such as silkscreening, or how to make fabric baby books, etc.  Training will be provided in two ways; first though Studio Artists shifts where the items offered as workshops will be made, and second through assisting in leading Art Space in the Evergreen Drop-in on Friday afternoons.

 The workshops will use recycled materials and make new, beautiful, and well-made items for weddings, parties, other celebrations, and as gifts.

 Payment for the Studio Instructor position is $17/hour. Hours are based on booked workshops, Studio Instructors will sign up for available hours as they become available. There is also a back-up slot in case a scheduled instructor is unable to make the shift.

 Studio instructors will continue to sign up for Studio Artists shifts.

 Aspects of the Studio Artist position include:

  • Learning to make items that will be offered in the workshops

  • Teach skills in workshops

  • Trouble-shoot sewing machine issues in collaboration with Business Manager

  • Assessing production and workshop strategies, researching trends

  • Recruiting other youth through Art Space

Qualifications:

  • Must be participating in Jubilee Designs as a Studio Artist during the same session


Jubilee Designs - Assistant to the Business Coordinator:

Jubilee Designs is an up-cycled design and decor business. It is a social enterprise developed through Art Space at The Yonge Street Mission's Evergreen Centre.  We will use recycled materials and make new, beautiful, and well-made items for weddings, parties, other celebrations, and as gifts.

 Jubilee Designs offers part-time employment with flexible shifts that focuses on the individual's goals during the 6 month workroom session. The business assistant position is 6 hours each week at a rate of $15/hour over the 6 month session (April - Sept OR Oct - March).

 Aspects of the Assistant to the Business Coordinator include:

  • Social media planning

  • Quality control

  • Scheduling & tracking work hours (product capacity)

  • Networking with consignment shops and cafes to carry Jubilee products

  • Organizing Jubilee pop-up shop day(s)

 The Assistant Business Manager can also take on Studio Artist shifts. As a Studio Artist, they can sign up for the available shifts they’d like to take, there is also a back-up slot in case a scheduled artist is unable to make the shift. Studio Artist shifts are also paid $15/hour.

 Aspects of the Studio Artist position include:

  • Collecting, sorting, cleaning, and ironing materials

  • Learning proper use of sewing machines and tools

  • Working with Business Manager, Creative Director, and Studio Instructors to learn designs

  • Product development

  • Producing products as designed (bunting, felted flowers, cards, etc.)

  • Photographing products for promotional materials

  • Packaging and storing products

  • Keeping workspace clean and organized

  • Working with business manager/creative director to achieve short and long-term employment and education goals

 Requirements (We can help you set these up if you don’t have them at this time):

  • SIN number

  • One other government ID (Health Card, Driver’s License)

  • Bank account (for direct deposit)

  • Not currently enrolled in another employment program through Evergreen or elsewhere

  • Currently un-employed or underemployed (no full-time)

  • Between the ages of 16-24

  • Generally available for the three days a week of Jubilee Shifts (Currently Mon, Wed, Fri)

Other Notes:

  • Youth can participate in Jubilee Designs twice. They will have to re-apply for the second session along with other interested applicants and are not guaranteed a position.

  • Youth who have completed two sessions with Jubilee may apply for an exception for a third workroom session. Exception forms will be reviewed by Jubilee administrators and will be subject to space availability.