Arts Manager, West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative


Arts Manager

Location: Kinngait (Cape Dorset), Nunavut
Closing Date: Monday 29 November 2021

The West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative is seeking to hire an Arts Manager to administer the printmaking, drawing and carving programs at Kinngait Studios in Kinngait, Nunavut. The successful applicant for this position will oversee all studio operations and related programming. The Arts Manager will report directly to the General Manager while working in collaboration with his or her colleagues at Dorset Fine Arts in Toronto. An important member of the management team, the Arts Manager provides related reports and contributes expertise to the cooperative Board of Directors and the Arts Advisory Committee. The Arts Manager is responsible for the supervision of one direct report along with printmakers and support staff at Kinngait Studios.

Candidates will possess the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrated expertise in a range of printmaking processes
  • Possess a background in artmaking, preferably drawing, painting and printmaking
  • Experience in management of an artmaking studio or equivalent supervisory experience
  • Possess an ability to work with culturally diverse artist stakeholders
  • Willingness to function collaboratively with colleagues
  • Detail oriented with excellent communication skills
  • Possess a post-secondary degree in fine arts or a related field

Other Details:

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • If required, relocation assistance and subsidized staff housing are available
  • Candidates must provide a portfolio of professional artwork
  • This employment opportunity is open to all applicants
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted
  • Résumé and professional portfolio, or questions about this call for applications, can be submitted using the contact information below

Established in 1959, West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative has enjoyed an international reputation for the exquisite prints, drawings and carvings created by its Inuit artist members. In addition to operation of the Kinngait Studios at the Kenojuak Cultural Centre in Kinngait, the cooperative maintains a Toronto marketing office and wholesale showroom, Dorset Fine Arts, which is responsible for interfacing with galleries, museums, cultural professionals, Inuit art enthusiasts and the art market globally. The mandate of West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative includes public relations, promotion, advocacy, government relations and special projects relating to Kinngait Inuit art. Governed by an all-Inuit Board of Directors, the organization also maintains a local retail grocery/hardware store, a restaurant, rental properties and various utility contracts. As a community owned organization, practically all Kinngait adults are shareholders, profits are distributed back to the community in the form of annual dividends.

William Huffman, Marketing Manager
West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative
P: 416-985-0452 | F: 416-961-7749