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Job title: Public Sweat Attendant
Application deadline: Friday Feb 17 2023
Start date: March 7 2023
End date: April 23 2023
Hourly rate: 23.50/hr (Attendant) / 25/hr (Supervisor)
Job Type: Range of Part-Time & Full-Time Positions / Contract (March 7 - April 23 2023)
About Public Sweat:
Public Sweat is the latest project from the team at Art Spin, a not-for-profit arts organization who combine exceptional art and unique experiences in unexpected public spaces. The event runs from March 15th-April 23rd at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto.
Public Sweat is a fusion of art, sauna culture, and sweat bathing. This cultural experience is inspired by sauna and global sweat bathing traditions, and their shared values of community, connection and care. Participants will have the opportunity to bask inside artist-designed saunas and sweat bathing structures, rotate through thermal cycles, and explore numerous artworks, as they rejuvenate.
Our team is fueled by a sense of curiosity and discovery, and our aim is to create an experience that is approachable by a multitude of people –diverse bodies and experiences– to share in creating a joyful experience centered around art, social connection and care.
Art Spin is seeking a small group of Public Sweat Attendants and one Public Sweat Attendant Supervisor to join our team and help facilitate our goal to bring art and sauna culture together in a unique experience. The ideal candidate for this position excels in a fast-paced environment, has good people skills, and has an interest in or enthusiasm for sauna/sweat bathing, art, and culture.
Reporting to the Box Office & Volunteer Manager, the Public Sweat Attendants will be responsible for ticketing/reception service, merch and bar sales, and maintaining the cleanliness of both the indoor and outdoor spaces. Additionally, the Public Sweat Attendant Supervisor will have added responsibilities including monitoring guest emails, processing exchanges, and overseeing the onsite team of both staff and volunteers when the Box Office & Volunteer Manager is off-site.
These positions will require a commitment of approximately 30-35 hrs per week between March 14 - April 23 2023 and will also have a mandatory training session in the week prior to opening (exact date TBA). Public Sweat is open to the public during these dates between Tuesday - Sunday with public hours ranging from 11am-11pm.
While previous experience in a role like this is an asset, we strive to build a team that reflects the diversity of the community we work in and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups such as women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people identifying as LGBTQ2SI, and people with disabilities.
How to Apply
Please send a brief cover letter (no more than a page) and resume or CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb 17 2023 at 5pm and include the job title for which you wish to apply in the email subject line (Public Sweat Attendant, or Public Sweat Attendant Supervisor).
Duties may include:
Visitor reception & ticket registration (using ticketing software)
Answering phone and providing information
Facilitating sales of merch and artist multiples (using POS system)
General maintenance of venue, keeping space in a tidy and organized condition and cleaning of all surfaces (including indoor and outdoor lounges, bathing structures, washrooms, bar area)
Serve light snacks and beverages to guests (maintaining free tea & water service, facilitating sale of simple alcoholic beverages and pre-packaged snacks using POS system)
Maintain a solid understanding about Art Spin and the Public Sweat project to effectively answer general questions and inquiries from guests about art & sweat bathing practices
Light maintenance of sauna structures, responsibilities may include: resetting electric sauna stove; starting and maintaining fire in wood burning stove; refilling water stations; and other general maintenance of saunas and overall sauna area
Staff will be required to work both indoors and outdoors, in rotating shifts
Shifts may require a lot of standing and walking, and occasional heavy lifting may be required
Additional Supervisor Duties may include:
Additional training on the box office software
Facilitating ticket exchanges, returns, etc.
Monitoring inbox for general inquiries
Overseeing onsite staff and volunteers
Valid Smart Serve certification (can be completed leading up to event)
Ability to multitask in fast paced environment
First Aid Certification
Interest in and knowledge of sauna culture, and/or art.
Good people skills / customer service
Experience with ticketing/ticketing software
The Public Sweat venue has a mix of indoor and outdoor areas, and while all the spaces are on the ground floor and the indoor lounge is barrier free, some of the sweat bathing structures and changing areas do have steps to enter. The main entrance and washrooms are on the ground floor however the doors are not automated.