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Owen Johnson
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Owen was born and grew up in the southeastern coastal area of Melbourne, Australia. His earliest training was as a designer and draftsperson. He recently been made the act head of the Glass studio at Sheridan College.

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43rd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2019, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
CRAFT ONTARIO, 1106 QUEEN STREET WEST, TORONTO

All Craft Ontario members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting.

Come out to celebrate the past year and meet your fellow members! 

The evening will include Executive reports, the election of Craft Ontario Board Directors, and presentation of the 2019 – 2024 Strategic Plan, followed by a celebratory reception.

Serving as a member of Craft Ontario’s Board of Directors is a rewarding and challenging role, with members actively committed to stewarding the organization and growing community.

We are pleased to announce that six directors are continuing in their terms (Kim McBrien Evans, 2nd year, 3rd term; Tracy Hatten, Jay Joo, Linda Mather, Nersi Makki, Alia Weston, 2nd year, 1st term), two are re-appointed (Cliff Ledwos, James Richardson, 1st year, 3rd term), and that six new directors will be elected during the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

Our deepest thanks go to outgoing directors Heidi Earnshaw (4 years), John Arnold (6 years), and Stuart Reid (6 years) for their dedicated service. 

Can't make it to the meeting in person? Please excercise your member right to vote on the incoming slate of Directors by submitting a Ballot Proxy Form:

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We're Hiring!

Craft Ontario is seeking an Editor-in-Chief for Studio Magazine: Craft and Design in Canada.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for craft, and a drive to build upon existing successes to deliver meaningful change. The Editor-in-Chief will direct the editorial vision for Studio Magazine, and creatively use storytelling to effectively connect with multiple audiences. Reporting to the Craft Ontario Executive Director and Publisher, the Editor-in-Chief will push boundaries to grow Studio Magazine, curate compelling stories for a diverse readership, and explore current developments and contemporary issues in Canadian material culture. The Editor-in-Chief will embrace team cultivation and management, inspiring and supporting a talented group of contributing experts, and demonstrate commitment to the highest quality of journalism.

Job Description


JOB TYPE AND LOCATION
  • Part-time contract, 520 hours/year.
  • Canada-wide. Head office is located in Toronto.
HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, résumé, a list of three professional references, and a writing sample to Janna Hiemstra, Craft Ontario Executive Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include “Studio Magazine Editor-in-Chief” in the subject line of the e-mail. Craft Ontario is an equal opportunity employer. Our values are community, inclusivity, stability, integrity, diversity and excellence.

  • Apply by: July 12, 2019

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


 

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