NWIA Job Posting: Artistic Producer





Native Women in the Arts (NWIA) is Canada’s leading arts organization for Indigenous women artists working at the intersection of traditional and contemporary practices. NWIA supports multi-disciplinary artistic expression by connecting, training and presenting emerging, mid-career and established female artists whose work reflects a commitment to art, culture, community, and the advancement of Indigenous people. Thought focused on the development of Indigenous women as creators, our projects are inclusive of youth, men and two-spirited artists, and our programming connects to a diverse participant and audience base, predominantly in Toronto and across Ontario.

NWIA is currently seeking a dynamic and creative professional with experience in Indigenous arts to become our new Artistic Producer. This is an exciting position with a great deal of creative freedom. The role includes taking a leadership role on artistic and community projects, the management of a small team of staff, grant writing and reporting, working with a dedicated Board of Directors, and allows for creative and professional growth including occasional travel opportunities. This position offers a starting annual salary of $41- 45K depending on experience, and is a 4-day per week position that includes paid vacation, sick days and cultural leave.

Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • Strong leadership, organizational and communication skills.

  • A deep understanding of, commitment to and engagement with the vision of Native Women in the Arts.

  • 3 years of experience in a management and/or production in the arts and culture sector.

  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience within Indigenous arts and culture.

  • Experience in producing community-engaged arts projects or programs.

  • Success in grant writing, with an understanding of the current arts funding climate.

  • Fundraising experience will be considered an asset.

  • Demonstrated experience-managing budgets, including budget preparation, forecasting and reporting.

  • Demonstrated project management, administration and organizational skills.

  • Collegiality

In brief, duties include but are not limited to:

Curation and Production

  • Curates and coordinates Native Women in the Arts projects: performances, concerts, exhibits, symposiums, and community development projects. (See www.nwia.ca for recent projects)

Fundraising and Grant Writing

  • Identifies opportunities and prepares grant applications for funding from arts councils and other public funders.
  • Works with the Board of Directors and consultants to develop fundraising strategies for donors and a small selection of corporate donors.


  • Manages a small team of staff, delegating responsibilities in areas related to their employment contract.

  • Oversees budget, payment of staff, and project related invoices.

  • Oversees, with oversight and support from the Policy and Operations Committee, hiring of new staff, employee reviews, and exit interviews if requested.

Community Liaison

  • Builds a positive profile for NWIA by developing community-based partnerships with Indigenous and arts focused organizations, and liaising with funders, artists and arts presenters.

Promotion & Marketing

  • Promotes and publicizes all projects, events and activities at NWIA with the assistance of the Events Committee and NWIA Staff.


  • Prepares project and operating budgets and reporting with assistance from our Bookkeeper.

How to Apply:

Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter that highlight your relevant experience no later than January 3rd, 2018 to hiring@nwia.ca. No phone inquiries, please. Due to the high-level of applications, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contact Info: Hiring Committee, hiring@nwia.ca
Website: http://www.nwia.ca

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