The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada (MOCA) is in a defining phase of its evolution, as it moves into a landmark heritage building and advances 20 years of exhibiting, collecting and nurturing innovative contemporary art and cultural practices.
In 2018, MOCA will open its 55,000 square foot purpose-designed home in a former industrial space in Toronto’s Junction Triangle. The museum will function as an inclusive cultural catalyst where artists and audiences can step into a wider world of contemporary art, and be part of a global movement defined by new ideas and new forms.
The expanded MOCA will realize its vision through three major exhibitions per year accompanied by a cohesive set of complementary programs, 20+ artist production studios and a renewed commitment to the permanent collection. The institution will be unique in Toronto for putting artists and visitors at the core of its programming, while at the same time seeking international partnerships to encourage exchange and plurality.
Employment Type: Volunteer, part-time/occasional
Reporting to: Front of House Lead
We are looking for dedicated volunteers who are looking to learn and make an impact in a developing organization in the creative and non-profit sector. Volunteers play a key role in building MOCA’s community, developing strong relationships and providing access to the arts in the city and internationally. Volunteers are needed on an on-going and on-demand basis starting September 2018.
Volunteers are asked to commit to one shift per month on a sign-up basis. Events may take place during and outside of operating hours, including evenings and weekends.
- Event Volunteer
Event volunteers are needed during MOCA events, which may take place at the museum or offsite. Volunteers may assist in event activities, including, but not limited to, greeting and educating guests, assisting in wayfinding, facilitating email sign ups and handing out marketing materials.
- Street Team Volunteer
Street Team volunteers will work in groups of two or more distributing marketing materials at events, throughout downtown Toronto, Lower Junction neighbourhood, designated drop-off locations and businesses.
Weekdays: One 4 hour shift per week
Weekends: One 4 hour shift every other week
A minimum 3-month term is required.
- Administration Volunteer
Administrative volunteers will assist in MOCA’s offices within various departments, including Marketing, Development and Programming. Projects may include filing, research, data entry and mailing.
- Information Ambassador
Information Ambassadors are an integral part of a visitor’s experience at MOCA. They will assist in greeting guests, scanning tickets and wayfinding. Information Ambassadors may also be asked to gather surveys and feedback from guests.
Monday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 9pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm
- Great communication skills
- Interpersonal skills
- Organization skills
- Comfortably interact with diverse visitors of all ages and backgrounds
- Interests in contemporary art
- Experience with customer service
- Able to work in teams of other volunteers and staff
- Honour all shifts
- Arrive at all shifts on time
- Follow MOCA safety, customer service and brand guidelines
- Present MOCA accurately and positively
- Attend required orientations
- Respect other volunteers, staff and visitors
Previous experience in the following roles and volunteering is preferred, but not required. Training will be provided.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for our Recruitment Sessions will be contacted.
Recruitment Sessions will be held on Tuesday, August 21 (6-8pm) and Saturday, August 25 (10am-12pm).
Training Sessions will be held on Thursday, September 6 (6-9pm) and Saturday, September 8 (1-4pm).
Volunteers are needed starting the week of September 10 and we open to the public September 22.
In the application, please select the dates that you can attend. You will only need to attend one Recruitment and Training Session. Preference will be given to those who can make the Recruitment and Training sessions.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada advocates equal opportunity for all employees, applicants for employment and volunteers and is committed to diversity in the workplace.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada is committed to ensuring that MOCA is an inclusive space where community members are treated with respect and dignity. MOCA encourages applications from everyone, including but not limited to women, Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities.