IAF Seeking an Inuit Artist Database Program Officer

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

The Inuit Art Foundation is seeking to hire a full-time Program Officer to work on its Inuit Artist Database and on organizing its archives from May 7 – July 27, 2018. The position may be extended to a 16 week contract ending August 29, 2018 dependent on successful funding applications. The Program Officer will work with IAF staff, Inuit artists and other cultural institutions 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 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 placement:

• A student seeking a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or PhD 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, with experience with database software considered an asset; and
Meets the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations student eligibility requirements.

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

Contract Dates: May 7 – July 27, 2018 (August 29, 2018 dependent on funding)
Hourly Wages: $15.00 per hour

Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent and resume to aprocida@inuitartfoundation.org by 5PM on Friday, April 20, 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.