Job Posting

Arts Manager

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 Cape Dorset, 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 Co-operative 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
  • Willingness to relocate

Other Details:

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • 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


Hourly Wage, Salary or Salary Range: 
$80,000 to $100,000 annually
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Start Date: 
Monday, September 9, 2019
Type of Work: 
Full Time
Cape Dorset
Education Level: 
University (Graduate)
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
By E-Mail

Employer Details

West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative

William Huffman
Box 240
Cape Dorset, NU X0A 0C0

Established in 1959, West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative 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 Cape Dorset, the cooperative maintains a Toronto office, Dorset Fine Arts, which is responsible for interfacing with galleries, museums, cultural professionals, Inuit art enthusiasts and the art market globally. The role of West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative has significantly expanded to include communications, promotion, advocacy, government relations and special projects as related to the Inuit art of Cape Dorset. The cooperative is equally engaged with the business of art sales as it is with functioning as a resource centre and archive while at the same time developing meaningful and ongoing relationships with a variety of organizations across Canada, the United States and Europe. Governed by an all-Inuit Board of Directors, the organization also maintains a local retail grocery/department store, a restaurant, rental properties and various utility contracts. As a community owned organization, 90% of Cape Dorset adults are shareholders, profits are distributed back to the community in the form of annual dividends.