Now Hiring: Superintendent

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Artscape (operator of Artscape Youngplace) has just posted the position of Superintendent at Artscape Youngplace and Artscape Sandbox. You can find the original posting on the Artscape website, or keep reading after the jump. This exciting position starts as soon as possible. The application deadline is Nov. 27 at noon. Join our team!

Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street and Artscape Sandbox, 301 Adelaide St. W.
Start Date: As soon as possible
Application Deadline: December 16, 2016 at 12:00pm but please note that qualified candidates will be interviewed upon receipt of application.

Reporting to the Director of Property Management, the Superintendent will maintain the building and grounds for two Artscape properties:  Artscape Youngplace and Artscape Sandbox. The Superintendent is based at Artscape Youngplace, which constitutes the majority of duties. The Superintendent also works closely with the Technical Director to address building needs and repairs at Artscape Sandbox.  Duties at Artscape Sandbox are on an as needed basis and typically require 2 to 4 visits a month. From time to time s/he might also undertake or assist with maintenance duties at other Artscape buildings. The work schedule may vary and may include weekends and/or evenings. The Superintendent will be required to be on-call. Unscheduled hours are paid with time off in lieu.

  • Maintaining the property in a consistently safe, clean and attractive condition
  • Providing access and guidance to contractors engaged in inspections, repairs, maintenance and capital improvements
  • Supervising the work of contracted cleaning services
  • Monitoring and programming building systems and inspecting infrastructure systems, interiors and envelopes
  • Preparing and maintaining building operations manuals, preventative maintenance schedules and work logs
  • Coordinating maintenance requests from owners and tenants
  • Reporting problems to the Director of Property Management
  • Maintaining professional and cordial relationships with owners, tenants and members of the public
  • Maintaining professional relationships with long term and occasional service providers under contract with Artscape
  • Occasional housekeeping duties
  • Providing occasional support for after-hours building emergencies
  • Conducting regularly scheduled fire safety alarm testing and drills
  • Assisting other maintenance staff in larger maintenance repairs
  • Providing grounds maintenance around the buildings; sweeping/collecting garbage, all paths, parking areas and snow clearing (unless some or all of these services are provided by a contractor)
  • Limited painting, drywall, electrical and plumbing repair
  • Maintaining Artscape tools in good order
  • Putting out garbage/recycling for collection
  • Assisting other Artscape departments with set-up, load-in, load-out, furniture assembly
  • Training other Artscape staff
  • Managing  and scheduling Artscape Sandbox cleaners and building support staff (painters)
  • Ordering supplies for Artscape Sandbox
  • Managing the boilers and air conditioning systems (Cinema Tower manages the fire panel and system)
  • Providing building support as needed
  • Painting and drywall repair every 3 to 4 months or on an as needed basis
  • General troubleshooting

  • Experience and facility in a variety of hands-on property maintenance and construction skills including carpentry, plumbing, electrical wiring, roofing, flooring, framing, trimwork, drywall, taping, painting and yard work is essential
  • An understanding of modern building systems and automation is essential
  • An understanding of institutional housekeeping and cleaning
  • Familiarity with current health and safety practices and requirements
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong analytical skills and good judgment
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems
  • Experience in the non-profit sector, a background in arts and culture, and/or familiarity with Toronto’s arts community is considered an asset
  • Familiarity with green building and operation strategies is an asset
  • Class G driver’s license is an asset
  • Heavy lifting may be required on occasion
  • Relevant training includes WHIMIS, MOL, AODA, First Aid, and De-escalation training
Please respond with a resume and cover letter outlining the qualifications and experience you would bring to the position; your letter should include evidence of your skills and experience in the areas described in the job posting. Your cover letter should also indicate your remuneration expectations.
Incomplete submissions will not be considered.  Applications will be received in confidence by email only: (please note your name and the job title in the email subject line)
All email submissions will receive a message confirming receipt. No phone calls please. We thank all applicants, however only those being considered for an interview will be contacted directly.
Artscape is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in all its work. We work proactively to be fair and equitable in practice and to build diversity into our teams, creative communities, programs and services.  In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to Artscape.