Job Posting – Director of Programming / Offre d’emploi– Directeur/Directrice de la programmation

Date: May 9, 2018

Job Posting – Director of Programming

Aboriginal Curatorial Collective/Collectif des commissaires autochtones (ACC-CCA)

Job Type: Full-time (Permanent)
Term: 1-year contract renewable
Required education: Post-Secondary Diploma/Certificate (or equivalent experience)
Salary: $58,000 – $68,000 yearly (based on experience)
Location: As determined by the successful candidate
Closing Date: June 8th, 2018

ACC-CCA is a National Indigenous Arts Service Organization that supports, promotes and advocates on behalf of Indigenous curators, critics, artists and representatives of arts and cultural organizations. The ACC-CCA develops and disseminates curatorial practices, innovative research and critical discourses on Indigenous arts and culture. ACC-CCA focuses on the development of both artistic and organizational outcomes, encouraging growth within the Indigenous arts community while establishing healthy infrastructures for an Indigenous arts industry.

Over the past 12 years, ACC-CCA has engaged in a variety of artistic and cultural activities, programming conferences and festivals, and facilitating many expressions of Indigenous art. Our primary focus is to create greater opportunities for Indigenous artists and curators while establishing new frameworks for Indigenous cultural interaction within Canadian artist-run centres, art galleries, and cultural institutions. ACC-CCA organizes  many initiatives that present artistic and cultural activities to the public, which emphasize intergenerational exchange and peer support between Indigenous arts professionals to encourage critical discourse and community development.

Position Overview: As part of the ACC-CCA team, acting as a manager and primary staff member, the Director of Programming will work with the Executive Director, Board of Directors and Partnering Organizations to plan, facilitate, and coordinate many aspects of ACC-CCA’s ongoing programming. This role requires detail-oriented execution, flexibility, initiative, and a very strong collaborative approach. The position is permanent with 1-year renewable terms and can be based anywhere in Canada.

Job Duties:

  • development and implementation of the organization’s programming and artistic activities, following the strategic direction as laid out by the Board of directors, and executed in collaboration with other staff, stakeholders, and community members
  • Represent ACC-CCA as part of a leadership team, engaging organizations, governments and stakeholders in discussion and developments within/pertaining to the Indigenous arts communities nationally.
  • Collaborate with ACC-CCA’s Executive Director and Board on the development of organizational goals and initiatives.
  • Network with curators, artists and arts organizations both within Canada and throughout the world to develop, promote and facilitate ACC-CCA objectives.
  • Communicate progress on all programming initiatives, both internally to ACC-CCA and publicly through appropriate channels.
  • Participate in the hiring and management of support staff as needed for projects.
  • Coordinate travel, accommodations, catering, venues and more for specific programming events.
  • Ensure all program records (paperwork, documentation, promotional materials, etc. are organized and well maintained.
  • Ensure programming archives are established and maintained.
  • Research funding and resources as needed to ensure programming success.
  • Prepare organizational proposals or grant applications with ACC-CCA staff as needed.
  • Researching and pursuing sponsorship opportunities.
  • Enhance ACC-CCA’s profile through communication, dissemination, and outreach.
  • Conduct regional meetings ensuring ACC-CCA representation is maintained for the respective province, territory or locality.

Qualifications & Skills:

NOTE: It is strongly encouraged that only Indigenous candidates apply.

  • College Diploma or University Degree (or equivalent experience) in the Arts, Administration, Curatorial Studies, Indigenous Studies, or a related field with a minimum of five years of arts-related work experience.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) including critical writing and grants-based proposal writing. Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), as well as current social media and web-based platforms.
  • Proven ability to coordinate multiple demands and requests in a fast-paced, highly professional environment, adaptability, and strong problem solving skills.
  • Proven time management skills and a strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently.
  • Knowledge of contemporary Indigenous arts practices.
  • Ability to communicate in Indigenous languages is an asset.
  • Driver’s License & Passport are an asset.
  • Ability to communication in French is an asset.

All interested applicants must submit an electronic cover letter and résumé to the ACC-CCA by email to by 5 pm (EST) on June 8th, 2018 with the subject line “ATTN: Director of Programming Position”. Submitted documents must demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position, and must be formatted as .doc or .pdf files.

The ACC-CCA is an equal opportunity employer, and accessibility accommodations are available for the recruitment and selection process. The successful candidate must be legally entitled to work in Canada, and the offer of employment is conditional upon receipt of a Criminal Records Search, Vulnerable Sector Screening.

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.