Job Posting 85972

Administrative Assistant
Inuit Art Foundation
Toronto Metro area
closed 4 days ago (Sat, 13 Aug)
part time  •  $27,500 annually

The Inuit Art Foundation (IAF) is seeking an Administrative Assistant to join our newly established and ever-expanding Administration Team!

As our Administrative Assistant, you will assist with administrative tasks to support all aspects of the IAF’s programs. The Administrative Assistant works to ensure

efficient and timely operations to support and enhance the work of the organization.

Established in 1987, the Inuit Art Foundation is a non-profit, Inuit led charitable organization providing support to Canada’s Inuit arts communities. The sole national body mandated to promote Inuit art within Canada and internationally, the IAF undertakes advocacy work on behalf of artists and realizes a number of strategies aimed at enhancing the appreciation and interpretation of Inuit art. The Inuit Art Quarterly is the sole magazine dedicated to Inuit and circumpolar Indigenous art. In addition to its role as the publication of record for Inuit artists, it is one of the few sustained platforms profiling Inuit voices to the broader public through published interviews, authored articles, and through featured artistic works. The IAQ is an award-winning industry leader in the cultivation and promotion of Indigenous arts writers and is committed to nuanced, dynamic, and multi-vocal writing on the contemporary and historical work of Inuit artists. 

Our office is located in the Junction Triangle in Toronto, ON in an accessible, converted heritage building adjacent to the West Toronto Railpath. The candidate will be expected to work in the office for the majority of the week with limited opportunity to work from home based on a schedule agreed upon with the IAF.

The Role

A key member of the team, the Administrative Assistant will:

  • Execute administrative procedures, including general external communications maintaining and IAF’s Salesforce database of subscriber and donor information, and maintaining procedural guides
  • Manage incoming communications, answering general email or phone inquiries or directing them to the appropriate staff member, as necessary
  • Prepare and deliver mail-outs, including official correspondence, thank you notes, donor tax receipts, subscription fulfillment, and individual issue sales

Qualifications:

  • Proficient in Microsoft excel and has an eye for detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19

If you don’t possess all the skills listed above but are enthusiastic about the position, please don't 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 HR@inuitartfoundation.org.

Why Join Us

Becoming the Administrative Assistant 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.

At the IAF, we have a motivated and engaged team located throughout Canada. Each member brings a unique approach and skillset, and together we are committed to supporting and sharing the work of Inuit artists working across all media. We strive to create a welcoming and supportive environment, rooted in mutual respect, where all team members have a passion for excellence and are encouraged to achieve their career ambitions. We prioritize Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit to ensure our work reflects Inuit values in all respects, and value curiosity and creative problem-solving.

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
  • Up to six weeks of paid time off including vacation personal time off and 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, training 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, 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 newly renovated offices in Toronto, ON in an accessible, converted heritage building adjacent to the West Toronto Railpath. Our main office is located on the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabe and the Huron-Wendat, the original owners and custodians of this land. Today, this place is home to many, including a diverse urban Indigenous community of Inuit, First Nations and Métis. We are proud to have team members from coast to coast to coast.

Status: Permanent, Part-time

Salary: $27,500 annually, plus benefits

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