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Associate Program Officer / Program Officer

Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples

Closing date : 17 April 2017
Competition : 2017-04 (Internal/External)
Status : Regular Full-time
Salary Scale : Associate Program Officer: $64,928 to $78,295, Program Officer: $71,139 to $85,825
Location : Ottawa

This opportunity is open to Canadian Citizens who self-identify as Indigenous.

This competition will be used to fill several positions within the Creating, Knowing and Sharing Program, including one specialized in Inuit arts. The results of this competition may also be used to fill other similar vacancies, on a temporary or regular basis.

About the Canada Council for the Arts

Join our team and play a role in supporting Canadian creativity. The Canada Council is a dynamic, highly-respected federal Crown corporation with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and production of works in, the arts for the benefit of all Canadians. We offer competitive salaries and benefit package. For more information about the Canada Council for the Arts, please visit our website at www.canadacouncil.ca.

About the Associate Program Officer role

As a member of the First Nations, Inuit or Métis Peoples, the Associate Program Officer reports to the Program Manager and administers internal assessment committees of well-defined programs of assistance for individual artists, groups, and arts organizations, according to established policies and procedures.

As the Associate Program Officer, you will:

  • chair and participate in working groups and committees;
  • provide assessments in internal committees;
  • coordinate logistics for internal assessment committees;
  • provide general information and support to applicants and the public regarding eligibility and information about the program;
  • prepare eligibility and result letters for review and approval of Program Officer or Manager;
  • support Program Officers in the peer assessment process by taking notes and preparing draft reports;
  • review project expenses, financial data, final reports and financial statements in the CADAC (Canadian Arts Data / Données sur les arts au Canada) system;
  • contribute towards the development of policies and the improvement of procedures;
  • perform general administrative duties and other related duties.

You may be required to travel up to 10 days per year and on occasion, work irregular hours.

About the Program Officer role

As a member of the First Nations, Inuit or Métis Peoples, the Program Officer reports to the Program Manager manages the delivery of grants or funds to individual artists, arts groups, and/or arts organizations in accordance with established policies and procedures, including Equity policies and priorities.

As the Program Officer, you will:

  • contribute to the development and modification of initiatives and programs to respond effectively to the needs of Indigenous artists;
  • work to ensure access for professional Indigenous artists and arts organizations to Council programs and services
  • assess the eligibility of applicants and projects and follows-up as needed;
  • chair or participate in working groups and committees;
  • provide assessments in internal committees;
  • provide information and impartial commentary during peer assessment committee meetings;
  • contribute to advancing program outcomes, Council’s strategic direction and the development of Council policies;
  • sustain relationships in the arts communities and share knowledge of artistic practices;
  • review artistic profiles and grant applications for eligibility;
  • provide financial and organizational analysis;
  • propose committee composition;
  • make recommendation for grant recipients and amounts;
  • represent the Council at various events;
  • validate reporting data, including CADAC statistical data, and perform other related duties.

You may be required to travel up to 30 days per year and on occasion, work irregular hours.

Basic requirement of the positions

Experience

For the Associate Program Officer position:

  • Three (3) years of experience directly related to the principal responsibilities of the position
  • One (1) year of experience in Indigenous arts
  • Experience analyzing financial and statistical data
  • Experience in varies artistic disciplines would be an asset

For the Program Officer position:

  • Five (5) years of experience in the arts directly related to the principal responsibilities of the position
  • Three (3) years of experience in Indigenous arts
  • Experience in a national context in the production and dissemination of work by Indigenous artists;
  • Experience analyzing financial and statistical data
  • Experience in varies artistic disciplines would be an asset

Education

For the Associate Program Officer and Program Officer positions:

  • An undergraduate degree in arts practices, arts administration or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience related to the responsibilities of the position

Knowledge

For the Associate Program Officer and Program Officer positions:

  • Strong knowledge of Inuit arts would be an asset
  • An understanding of the interrelationships and complexities of the artistic milieu, inclusive of the Inuit community including the organizations and institutions in the discipline
  • General knowledge of diverse Indigenous arts groups and communities of Canada
  • Strong knowledge of one or more artistic disciplines
  • Knowledge of the current state of the arts in Canada and of trends and new developments in the arts, including more recent forms such as digital arts
  • An understanding of the interrelationships and complexities of the artistic milieu, including the organizations and institutions

Skills & Competencies

For the Associate Program Officer and Program Officer positions:

  • The ability to speak Inuktitut would be an asset
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, team working, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent judgment, time and priority management, organizational and leadership skills
  • High degree of professionalism, diplomacy, tact and sensitivity
  • Ability to perform analysis of financial statements and statistical data
  • Ability to synthesize information, write reports, analyze budgets and understand financial statements
  • Ability to facilitate consensus and resolve conflicts
  • Ability to chair and manage committees

Bilingual Requirements

For the Associate Program Officer and Program Officer positions:

  • This position requires the use of both official languages. The requirements in the second official language are: an intermediate level in oral, reading comprehension and in writing.

These positions are located in Ottawa.

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 competition@canadacouncil.ca. If possible, please send all documents as one PDF file.

For more information please contact Mylène Mougeot at 613-566-4414 or 1-800-263-5588, extension 4124 or by e-mail at competition@canadacouncil.ca.

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview and/or a written exam will be contacted.

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We value diversity in our workforce and encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups:  women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities.

We are committed to providing a workplace that is inclusive and accessible to all.  Should you require accommodation  during the staffing process, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Human Resources team.

Application Forms

You will need Acrobat Reader to view and print the form. This form cannot be completed on your computer screen, but must be printed out and completed by hand.

PDF Application Form [PDF, 149.5 KB] 

Send the completed form to:

email: competition@canadacouncil.ca


Human Resources, The Canada Council for the Arts,
150 Elgin Street, P.O. Box 1047,
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5V8.