IAF Seeking an Archival Research Officer for Fall 2018

The Inuit Art Foundation is seeking applicants for an Archival Research Officer, a short-term Young Canada Works funded contract.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 5PM

The Inuit Art Foundation is seeking to hire a full-time Archival Research Officer to work on its Inuit Artist Database and to digitize the rich archive the IAF holds from September 2018 – March 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.

The IAF is seeking a candidate with the following profile for the placement:

  • 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
  • Meets the Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage eligibility requirements.

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

Contract Dates: September 24, 2018 – March 29, 2019

Hourly Wages: $15.00 per hour

Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent and resume to aprocida@inuitartfoundation.org by 5PM on Wednesday, August 15, 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.