IAF Seeking an Inuit Artist Biographical and Archive Research Officer for Summer 2019

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

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

The Inuit Art Foundation is seeking to hire a full-time Research Officer to work on its artist biographical database, the Inuit Art Quarterly Profiles, to incorporate the rich archive of archival documents held at the Canada Council Art Bank into the IAQ Profiles from May 20, 2019 to August 18, 2019. The Research Officer will work with the IAF staff, Inuit artists and other cultural institutions to bring forward integral information through researching and sharing the Art Bank’s archive. This will highlight contributions to Canada’s national artistic heritage as well as to Inuit self-determination. The Research Officer will additionally help to publicize the information contained in the IAQ profiles 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, 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 eligibility requirements.
  • Foundational knowledge of Inuit art considered an asset.

Contract Dates: May 20, 2019 – August 18, 2019

Hourly Wages: $17.00 per hour
Location: Canada Council Art Bank (921 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, 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.