IAF Seeking an Archival Research Officer 2019

Application Deadline: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 5PM

The Inuit Art Foundation is seeking a full-time Archival Research Officer to work to re-locate, organize, re-house and digitize the rich archive the IAF holds from January 2019 – August 2019. The Research Officer will work with IAF staff, Inuit artists and other cultural institutions to bring forward integral information through the digitization of the IAF’s archive. This will highlight the contributions of Inuit artists to Canada’s national artistic heritage as well as to Inuit self-determination. In addition, the Research Officer will help to publicize the information contained in the database through the IAF’s website, newsletter and social media platforms.

Reporting to the Senior Editor, the primary responsibilities of the Archival Research Officer will be:

  • Create comprehensive inventory of IAF Archive
  • Assess and rehouse slides, photos, negatives and documents
  • Develop and implement organizational structure for archive
  • Scan and record catalogue information on digital platform
  • Ensure consistency in recording of information

A successful candidate’s qualifications will include:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in art history, information studies, visual arts, museum studies or related field;
  • Previous experience working in a cultural institution or non-profit;
  • Exceptional attention to detail;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize in order to meet deadlines;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, and Adobe Creative Suite with experience with database software considered an asset; and

Foundational knowledge of Inuit art will be considered a strong asset.

Contract Dates: January 2nd, 2019 – August 30, 2019

Hourly Wages: $22.00 per hour

Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent and resume to aprocida@inuitartfoundation.org by 5PM on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The Inuit Art Foundation is committed to diversity and encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply.