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Job (Ottawa): Director – Canada Council for the Arts

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Job (Ottawa): Director – Canada Council for the Arts

The Canada Council for the ArtsDirector, Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples

Closing date: September 21, 2016

This is a targeted position for an individual who self-identifies as Indigenous and has knowledge of Indigenous arts practices. The Canada Council for the Arts may inventory the information received from candidates for other similar positions.

About the role:
A member of the First Nations, Inuit or Métis Peoples, the Director, under the supervision of the Director General, Arts Granting Programs, plays a leadership role to enhance the Council’s capacity to develop and manage an integrated approach – from conceptualization to delivery – of multi-faceted initiatives to promote and foster First Nations, Inuit and Métis artistic expression in respect of cultural protocols and Indigenous rights. The Director ensures that the Council’s interventions respect the principles of cultural sovereignty and self-determination of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples.

The Director is responsible for shaping, directing and advancing a holistic Council approach to better supporting First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists, communities and arts organizations in the realms of creation, production, presentation and professional development. The Director will ensure that the Council stimulates the emergence of new artists and new artistic endeavors for diversified publics, and will ensure the inclusion and participation of minorities, deaf, disabled and other vulnerable members of Indigenous communities in their artistic and cultural endeavors, in all regions of Canada and internationally.

For a complete description, please click here.

How to apply:
Send the complete Application Form quoting the competition number listed above and a copy of your resume to the attention of Mylène Mougeot, Human Resources, prior to the closing date by email at [email protected].

For more information, please contact Mylène Mougeot at 613-566-4414 or 1-800-263-5588, ext. 4124 or by e-mail at [email protected].

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