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Job Opportunity: TD Summer Reading Club - 2014 Illustrator

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From our friends at the Toronto Public Library

Toronto Public Library invites applications from print and animation artists and illustrators for the 2014 TD Summer Reading Club Artist position.

The TD Summer Reading Club is a popular annual program which promotes reading and the enjoyment of books over the summer months. It is offered to children in libraries across Canada. The program originated at Toronto Public Library and, with the partnership of Library and Archives Canada and the sponsorship of TD Bank Group, is now distributed across the country.

Toronto Public Library directs the creative part of the program and develops the materials with our program partners and committees. We’re currently looking for an artist for the 2014 TD Summer Reading Club.

Previous illustrators include Stéphane Jorisch, Werner Zimmerman, Martha Newbigging, Kim LeFave and Dušan Petričić.

Go! is the theme this summer with artwork created by Matt James. The theme in development for 2014 is Making, where summer is all about innovation, connectivity and creativity.

We will encourage and empower kids to take some risks, get messy and let loose their imaginations. Kids will be dreamers of dreams and makers of worlds, and books will be the sparks that help inspire, the tools that help them build.

TD Summer Reading Club Position – Artist
Location: Off-site
August 2013 to July 2014
Remuneration: $45,000 for twelve-month term

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the illustration and animation elements used for all program materials including those used in communication, promotion and for the interactive website of the 2014 TD Summer Reading Club
  • Elements will be developed in consultation with and according to creative and technical direction provided by the Toronto Public Library, involving collaboration with the Creative, Francophone and National Committees
  • Promotional and programming requirements (some mandatory and some to be negotiated)
  • Represent the program in a manner that reflects its brand and values.


  • Art for this project must be completed in the period from September 2013 to May 2014
  • Promotional and program responsibilities (including national launch and library programs, locations TBD) will occur from May - July 2014

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must reside in Canada
  • Professionally published children’s illustrator
  • Preference will be given to those with demonstrated experience creating original animation
  • Able to work in collaborative situations and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work to scope of project, audience and theme
  • Able to apply principles of diversity, equity and inclusiveness and work with diverse communities

Asset qualification:

  • Ability to work in both official languages

Applications must include:

  • Cover letter outlining ability to meet eligibility criteria (1 page)
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume, including a list of publications and completed projects, education and training,
  • recognition and awards
  • Sample images from recent work, in .jpg or .pdf format and links to websites or interactive products (10 pieces of work)
  • Two letters of reference

Please combine these elements into a single PDF document where possible

Application Deadline: July 10, 2013, 4:00 p.m.

Please note late submissions will not be accepted.

Send applications electronically to:
TD SRC Artist Selection
c/o Jennifer Schmitt

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