Employment Opportunities IACC

The IACC is hiring now!

2 Positions Available

1) Assistant to President Including Event Planning

2) Creative Content and Community Engagement Manager

1) Assistant to President Including Event Planning

Postition: Assistant to President including Event Planning;  Indigenous Women’s Arts Conference (October-December 2022 and National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, Parliament Hill, September 30, 2022.

Term: Immediately until December, 2022 (with potential for promotion to executive director position, 2023).

Salary: $22/hour start, increase after probationary period of 6 weeks.

Logistics: Remote and Ottawa based tasks, in person/on site for 2-3 events.

Hours: Beginning with 20+ hours per week, September and October could see 40 hours per week.

Candidates: Indigenous women. 

Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada is a 100% Indigenous women led, non profit organization carrying the mandate to uplift and [re]connect Indigenous women, protect and preserve endangered Indigenous art forms and contribute to the economic development of Indigenous women, their families and communities. We empower Indigenous women through cultural connections and arm them with resources that accellerate their professional development while maintaining healthy balance between economic stability, self care, family, culture  and community.

The IACC has a national artist membership of over 250 artists who have access to:

  • a personal contact and profile page on our website, 
  • a massive sales audience through our Indigenous Arts Auction, 
  • our successful online e-commerce multivendor platform IndigenARTSY.com,
  • our annual Indigenous Women’s Arts Conference,
  • year round workshop, mentorship,  engagement  and sales opportunities and more.

Events:  After a long pause through the pandemic, we are ready to move forward with empowering Indigenous women in the arts with the announcement of our 2022 Indigenous Women’s Arts Conference. We are also the facilitators for the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, Remember Me, Parliament Hill, September 30th.

We are seeking an assistant who can perform the following tasks with confidence, attention to detail and most of all with [com]passion and dedication to the advancement of Indigenous women in arts and culture.

Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Answering email – problem solving skills and compassionate response practices,
  • Membership Outreach – consulting and communicating with membership artists and the public via email (MailChimp and direct email),
  • Event Planning & Organization – directing and communicating with venue leads, contractors, workshop facilitators and attendees,
  • Book Keeping – keeping track of expenses using Excel, following budget a mandatory skill,
  • On Site Management – employee will be on site and act as director to oversee several events in fall 2022, long hours during events required,
  • Community Outreach / Marketing – candidate will be comfortable reaching out to media and creating event awareness in both urban and Indigenous communities,
  • Website maintenance during registration – a firm understanding of WordPress is valuable.

The candidate for this position must: 

  • retain a background of diverse Indigenous cultural understandings, 
  • demonstrate high respect for Indigenous Elders and Indigenous women and support our diverse ways of carrying cultural knowledge,
  • be humble, patient, compassionate and ready to assist and serve Indigenous women,
  • be open to and capable of learning new ways of working and contributing to community,
  • be ready to take direction and respond quickly,
  • be reliable,

Additionally, the candidate for this position must:

  • have strong reading and writing skills,
  • have a good understanding of budgets and money management,
  • have computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, social media, capacity to download/upload files, etc.),
  • have or be willing to learn MailChimp, WordPress, 
  • be strong enough for physical work during event (may require moving of tables/chairs, lifting, walking all day, early starts and long days, etc.),
  • be willing to do home based tasks such as preparing gifts & gift bags, arranging / organizing paperwork, sign making, etc.

The IACC values education and understands that in Indigenous cultures, education and learning comes in many forms and that no matter how we have learned our skills, our capacity to retain, practice and teach with good mind, is invaluable.  We choose to decolonize education and be leaders in accepting the diversity of our combined skills regardless of their origins. Therefore, we do not require formal education and accept self taught candidates that are willing to learn and open to taking direction. 

We are open to both mature and young Indigenous women and welcome 2SLGBTQI+. Please note that we retain the right to protect Indigenous women. The Indigenous Women’s Arts Conference workshops are safe spaces for Indigenous women to collaborate, share and create and are not open to those who do not identify as Indigenous women.

Résumés and cover letters can be emailed to: board@indigenousartscollective.org

To request a verbal interview instead of submitting a résumé, email: board @indigenousartscollective.org

Deadline May 19th, 2022

Welcome to new ways of caring, empowering and embracing the brilliance and resilience  of Indigenous women.

2) Creative Content and Community Engagement Manager

Postition: Creative Content and Community Engagement Manager

Term: Immediately until December, 2022 (potential for contract extension).

Salary: $22/hour start, increase after probationary period of 6 weeks.

Logistics: Remote and in person/on site videography/photography, Ottawa based.

Hours: Minimum 20 to maximum 39 hours/week.

Candidates: Priority given to Indigenous women. 

Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada is a 100% Indigenous women led, non profit organization carrying the mandate to uplift and [re]connect Indigenous women, protect and preserve endangered Indigenous art forms and contribute to the economic development of Indigenous women, their families and communities. We empower Indigenous women through cultural connections and arm them with resources that accellerate their professional development while maintaining healthy balance between economic stability, self care, family, culture  and community.

The IACC has a national artist membership of over 250 artists who have access to:

  • a personal contact and profile page on our website, 
  • a massive sales audience through our Indigenous Arts Auction, 
  • our successful online e-commerce multivendor platform IndigenARTSY.com,
  • our annual Indigenous Women’s Arts Conference,
  • year round workshop, mentorship,  engagement  and sales opportunities and more.
  • Events:  After a long pause through the pandemic, we are ready to move forward with empowering Indigenous women in the arts with the announcement of our 2022 Indigenous Women’s Arts Conference. We are also the facilitators for the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, Remember Me, Parliament Hill, September 30th.

We are seeking an Indigenous women with the capacity to elevate our artist membership presence and promote IndigenARTSY.com and our Virtual Indigenous Arts Auction, live Marketplaces and traditional Indigenous art workshops.

Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • development of a multi-channel social media campain, including expansion of existing channels,
  • campain development increasing viewership of both on line and in person marketplaces,
  • creation of engaging content using existing media (drawing from the IACC library of images and websites),
  • creation of engaging content using new material (creative candidates should be able to make their own video and image content to engage viewers),
  • creating and posting videos/live streams with IACC membership artists including demonstrations and workshops.

The candidate for this position must: 

  • grow our community through creative day-to-day conversations and fresh content,
  • consistently interact with our online communities, monitor and respond to on line conversations,
  • build relationships with new artists, viewers and customers of Indigenous arts and cultures,
  • create and implement a comprehensive social media content calendar, 
  • coordinate with IACC team to produce engaging and trending content,
  • be creative with photography and videography and create a catalog for IACC use,
  • understand and facilitate live streaming and create/edit videos for on line content,
  • capacity to maintain and expand Google Ads and other advertising an asset.

Additionally, the candidate for this position must:

  • have strong reading and writing skills,
  • have a good understanding of budgets and money management,
  • have exceptional computer skills (Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Premiere Pro .),
  • have or be willing to learn some WordPress skills for uploading content, 
  • be strong enough for physical work during events (candidate will be expected to attend events and record/photograph material for creative content).

The IACC values education and understands that in Indigenous cultures, education and learning comes in many forms and that no matter how we have learned our skills, our capacity to retain, practice and teach with good mind, is invaluable.  We choose to decolonize education and be leaders in accepting the diversity of our combined skills regardless of their origins. Therefore, we do not require formal education and accept self taught candidates that are willing to learn and open to taking direction. 

We are open to both mature and young Indigenous women and welcome 2SLGBTQI+. Please note that we retain the right to protect Indigenous women. The Indigenous Women’s Arts Conference workshops are safe spaces for Indigenous women to collaborate, share and create and are not open to those who do not identify as Indigenous women.

Résumés and cover letters can be emailed to: board@indigenousartscollective.org

To request a verbal interview instead of submitting a résumé, email: board @indigenousartscollective.org

Deadline May 19th, 2022

Welcome to new ways of caring, empowering and embracing the brilliance and resilience  of Indigenous women.

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