ARTISTIC PRODUCER – NATIVE WOMEN IN THE ARTS
PLEASE SENT RESUMES WITH A COVER LETTER TO HIRING@NWIA.CA BY JANUARY 3, 2018
MISSION AND MANDATE:
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.
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone inquiries, please. Due to the high-level of applications, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.