Deadline: 6 January, 12 noon
Artscape (Toronto, Canada) is currently seeking a senior and qualified candidate to fill the position of Managing Director, Artscape Launchpad. Artscape Launchpad is a new model of creative space: part incubator, part co-working facility and part entrepreneurship centre. Scheduled to open in 2018 as part of the Daniels Waterfront – City of the Arts complex, this $30million+ project has been designed by Artscape to provide art and design professionals with the tools, resources, training and mentorship to build successful careers rooted in sustainable businesses. Artscape Launchpad members will gain access to a 30,000 square-foot membership-based, multi-disciplinary co-working environment full of equipment and technology, as well as a whole suite of programs and services to help them grow their incomes and launch new businesses.
This newly created position will play a critical role in all aspects of the transition to operations in the period 2017 – 2018 and will be responsible for overall operation of the project from 2018 onwards, ensuring that financial, programmatic and operational goals are met.
The successful candidate will bring a strong entrepreneurial approach to business operations; a focus on delivering exceptional customer service; a knowledge of, and passion for, business incubation and creative entrepreneurship; a commitment to cross-sector partnership, collaboration and community building; and an enthusiasm for a start-up environment.
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Managing Director of Artscape Launchpad will be an integral member of Artscape’s senior management team and will oversee a growing staff team of approximately 20 full-time and part-time employees.