Indigenous Programmer - Visual Arts

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail pour une carrière vouée au patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Indigenous Programmer - Visual Arts
  • Nom de l’organisme : Audain Art Museum
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Whistler, Colombie-Britannique
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-09-11 à 2018-01-26 (20 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 20,00 $

POSITION: Indigenous Programmer – Visual Arts (YCW Internship)

SUPERVISOR: Education and Volunteer Manager

HOURS: 35 hrs per week

TERM: Full-time – 20 week term (October 10, 2017 –February 23, 2018)

Possibility of extension, grant dependent

SALARY: $20.00/hr

LOCATION: Audain Art Museum, Whistler, British Columbia

JOB SUMMARY: This is professional programming work performed at the Audain Art Museum. The incumbent develops public and school indigenous centered engagement programs, evaluates and re-develops current programs related to indigenous content where applicable; develops indigenous focused outreach education kits; engages in a variety of research activities; develops, in consultation with the Education and Volunteer Manager, lesson plans, program instruction manuals and interpretive material for related programming; provides tours to museum visitors and maintains program records. The incumbent exercises considerable independence of judgment and action within established guidelines while unusual and policy matters are referred to a superior who reviews work performance in terms of effective maintenance of programs and the efficiency of services provided.


• High School Diploma or GED equivalent required;

• University Degree in Education, Museum Studies, History, Indigenous Studies, Visual Arts or a related discipline is highly desirable;

• Minimum 2-3 years’ experience working in a museum, art gallery or cultural setting.

• Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada;

• Note: Non-Canadian students or graduates holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible;

• Be legally entitled to work in Canada;

• Be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;

• Have finished the school term at the start of employment;

• Be registered in the YCW online candidate inventory;

• Be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;

• Not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with YCW.


• Engages in research activities under the direction of the volunteer and programs manager; locates, assembles, analyzes, consolidates, and presents information on a variety of indigenous topics; prepares lesson plans, didactic material, and other related program information for publication;

• Assists with the administration of the museums public and school program; implements methodology for and ensures the accurate recording of attendance and evaluation in the museum’s programming areas;

• Develop new indigenous focused public programs related to the collection;

• Develop new indigenous focused in-house school programs (K-12) related to the collection

• Develops indigenous focused outreach art kits for K-12

• Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts; as directed, attends meetings and represents the museum;

• Answers general enquiries regarding the museum’s collection and donation and loan procedures.

• Assists in preparing budgets; obtains estimates; as required, assists with developing and writing grant applications; makes recommendations regarding policies and procedures for program development.

• Leads tours of permanent collection when required;

• Recordkeeping, research, and data entry tasks; plans and carries out orientation and on-the-job training of new staff;

• Develops didactic and interpretive material related to indigenous artwork in museum;

• Travel may be required;

• Other duties as required.


• Knowledge of British Columbia indigenous artwork, history and culture;

• Working knowledge of museum’s public and school programing methods and techniques, such as those relating to cross generational and indigenous approaches to engagement;

• Understanding and working knowledge of program development and execution;

• Working knowledge of computerized recordkeeping methods and techniques related to the work performed;

• Working knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques applicable to the display and interpretation of objects;

• Ability to conduct research and to prepare reports, lesson plans and related school and public based informational material;

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts and to represent the gallery on external committees as required;

• Superior attention to detail;

• Keyboarding skills and ability to use Word, Excel, Outlook, the Internet, and other computer programs as required;

• Ability to work with a variety of audiences and to speak comfortably in public;

• Ability to meet deadlines, maintain program and administrative priorities, and adapt to shifting priorities and timelines.


• Valid B.C. Driver’s license;

The successful candidate will be required to complete/provide:

• Three recent work related references;

• Applicants must be able to work in Canada;

• Criminal Records Check will be required by the successful candidate.

Interested candidates should forward their resume with a cover letter to:

Indigenous Programmer – Visual Arts Competition

Subject line: Indigenous Programmer Visual Arts Competition

Interviews for is position will take place at the Audain Art Museum in October of 2017.

Application deadline: October 6, 2017. The Audain Art Museum is a fully accessible institution. We thank all candidates for their interest and application; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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