IAF Seeking an Inuit Artist Database Program Officer for Summer 2019

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

Application Deadline Extended: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 5PM

The Inuit Art Foundation is seeking to hire a full-time Program Officer to help digitize its extensive archive of artist files from May 6 – August 5, 2019. The Program Officer will work with IAF staff, Inuit artists and other cultural institutions to digitize and catalogue artist interviews, internal documents and artworks in the IAF’s holdings, as well as conducting original research where necessary to create biographical profiles of Inuit artists from across Canada in order to highlight their contributions to Canada’s national artistic heritage as well as to Inuit self-determination. In addition, the Program Officer will help to publicize the information contained in the database online through the IAF’s website, newsletter and social media platforms.

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

  • A student seeking a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or PhD in art history, 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, 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: May 21 – August 19, 2019

Hourly Wages: $17.00 per hour

Location: Toronto, ON

Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent and resume to aprocida@inuitartfoundation.org by 5PM on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

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.