Artist Services Manager, Inuit Art Foundation

Artist Services Manager, The Inuit Art Foundation

Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Inuit Art Foundation (IAF) is seeking an Artist Services Manager to join our Inuit Art Foundation Inuit Art Quarterly Magazine team! This position is open to Indigenous applicants only.

The Artist Services Manager is an important member of the IAF’s team, responsible for ensuring that the IAF’s programs meet the needs of Inuit artists across Inuit Nunaat.

This position is hybrid in nature and can be completed from anywhere within Canada. If living in the Greater Toronto Area you will be required to work in our Toronto Office 1 – 2 days per week.

The Role:

A key member of the team, the Artist Services Manager will be responsible for:

  • Oversee and manage the IAF’s suite of artist services programs, including grants, awards, scholarships, workshops, archives, portal and international showcase opportunities;
  • Ensure that the IAF’s programs best serve artists’ needs across disciplines, regions and career stages, and work with staff to adapt as necessary;
  • Create and manage annual program timelines and performance targets and ensure they are met;
  • Plan and approve assignments to external participants, including workshop leads, jury members and more, in collaboration with departmental staff;
  • Ensure grant-funded activities are completed on time and in alignment with relevant funding agreements;
  • Effectively manage and support a team of at least 3 people;
  • Coordinate and run departmental meetings;
  • Effectively manage the department’s annual budget and any project-specific budgets, including reviewing and approving invoices; and
  • Assisting with creating a culture of gratitude and philanthropy by participating in donor thank you calls and related outreach;
  • Attending both internal and external events, which may involve travel;
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • At least five years of professional experience working with artists, with direct experience in service delivery considered a strong asset;
  • A working knowledge of contemporary art landscape, with experience working with circumpolar Indigenous artists considered a strong asset;
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel, as well as Google Suite, with previous experience with Salesforce considered a strong asset (training will be provided if required);
  • Experience managing departmental and project budgets;
  • Experience meeting and reporting on grant deliverables;
  • Excellent project management skills; and
  • Experience in a supervisory role.

If you do not possess all the skills listed above but are enthusiastic about the position, please do not hesitate to apply! We value employment equity and prioritize applications from Inuit, and especially encourage those living within Inuit communities to apply. Other Indigenous, Black and racialized people; people with disabilities; all genders; and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community are also encouraged to apply. If you require accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting us at

Why Join Us:

Becoming the Artist Services Manager is a unique opportunity to support Inuit artists throughout Canada and internationally in a workplace that also prioritizes wellness. Your work will directly support Inuit artists and make positive impacts across the country and beyond.

In addition to working with our dedicated team to transform lives through the arts, employees all receive:

  • Extended health, dental and vision care for those who qualify.
  • Minimum of six weeks of paid vacation, including office closure during the year-end holidays.
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program.
  • Regular professional development through hands-on training, workshops, mentorship, conference attendance and travel opportunities to support lifelong learning.
  • Internal resource groups, trainings, and Indigenous leadership at all levels of the organization.

Our programs, as well as employees, are national in scope with special emphasis on Inuit Nunangat. By joining the IAF you gain the opportunity to take part in meaningful and impactful work.

About Us:

The Inuit Art Foundation is an Inuit-led charity providing support to Inuit artists working throughout Inuit Nunaat and beyond. As the sole national organization promoting Inuit art within Canada and internationally, we advocate for Inuit artists to be involved in all aspects of the marketing, promotion, and distribution of their work, as well as fair pricing, and copyright remuneration.

The IAF’s team works remotely and onsite at its offices in Toronto, ON.

Status: Permanent, Full Time (35 hours per week)
Salary: $70,000 based on 7 hours a day

Application Deadline: Open until filled

You will find the full job description and an opportunity to submit your cover letter and resume here.

If you are passionate about joining the Inuit Art Foundation and cannot submit your resume through the above link, please email your resume to Kristen Slade, People and Culture Partner at:

We look forward to meeting you!

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