The Inuit Art Foundation (IAF)
Work From Home / Remote (All Provinces)

Marketing and Communications Manager

The Inuit Art Foundation (IAF) is seeking a Marketing and Communications Manager to join our Inuit Art Foundation Administrative team!

The Marketing and Communications Manager is responsible for advancing and supporting the IAF's communications plan to enhance the organization and its programming to national and international audiences. This position is a part-time 20 hour a week position currently with the potential of becoming a full-time role in the future.

Established in 1987, the Inuit Art Foundation is a non-profit, Inuit led charitable organization providing support to Canada's Inuit arts communities. The sole national body mandated to promote Inuit art within Canada and internationally, the IAF undertakes advocacy work on behalf of artists and realizes a number of strategies aimed at enhancing the appreciation and interpretation of Inuit art. The Inuit Art Quarterly is the sole magazine dedicated to Inuit and circumpolar Indigenous art. In addition to its role as the publication of record for Inuit artists, it is one of the few sustained platforms profiling Inuit voices to the broader public through published interviews, authored articles and through featured artistic works. The IAQ is an award-winning industry leader in the cultivation and promotion of Indigenous arts writers and is committed to nuanced, dynamic, and multi-vocal writing on the contemporary and historical work of Inuit artists.

While our office is located in Toronto, this position may be located anywhere in Canada.


The Role:

A key member of the team, the Marketing and Communications Manager will be responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing an annual communications plan to enhance the IAF's visibility within regional, national and international arts landscapes, and monitors success against established metrics;
  • Developing and implementing marketing and engagement plans for each of the IAF's programs to maximize the individual goals of each, and monitors success against established metrics;
  • Developing and maintaining a list of press contracts, stewarding relationships with media outlets and seeking;
  • Overseeing marketing budgets for the IAF and individual programs;
  • Managing the IAF's branding for the organization and across individual programs, ensuring consistency while strengthening the IAF's identity within its stakeholder communities; and
  • Managing other communications team members (currently the Social Media Coordinator).
  • Creating and distributing e-newsletters, press releases, website updates and other communications for the IAF;
  • Approving social media content produced by the Social Media Coordinator; and
  • Tracking analytics and measuring progress across communication platforms against established targets



  • Minimum of two years managing direct reports
  • A diploma or degree in Marketing or Communications is considered an asset
  • Experience in a Marketing role
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including Google Suite
  • Interest in Inuit artistic practice
  • Strong ability to think critically and prioritize
  • Interest in learning and growing professionally


If you do not possess all the skills listed above but are enthusiastic about the position, please do not hesitate to apply! We value employment equity and prioritize applications from Inuit, and especially encourage those living within Inuit communities to apply. Other Indigenous, Black and racialized people; people with disabilities; all genders; and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community are also encouraged to apply. If you require accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting us at


Why Join Us

Becoming the Marketing and Communications Manager is a unique opportunity to support Inuit artists throughout Canada and internationally in a workplace that also prioritizes wellness. Your work will directly support Inuit artists and make positive impacts across the country and beyond.

At the IAF, we have a motivated and engaged team located throughout Canada. Each member brings a unique approach and skillset, and together we are committed to supporting and sharing the work of Inuit artists working across all media. We strive to create a welcoming and supportive environment, rooted in mutual respect, where all team members have a passion for excellence and are encouraged to achieve their career ambitions. We prioritize Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit to ensure our work reflects Inuit values in all respects, and value curiosity and creative problem solving.

In addition to working with our dedicated team to transform lives through the arts, employees all receive:

  • Extended health, dental and vision care for those who qualify.
  • Minimum of six weeks of paid vacation, including office closure during the year-end holidays.
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program.
  • Regular professional development through hands-on training, workshops, mentorship, conference attendance and travel opportunities to support lifelong learning.
  • Internal resource groups, trainings, and Indigenous leadership at all levels of the organization.

Our programs, as well as employees, are national in scope with special emphasis on Inuit Nunangat. By joining the IAF you gain the opportunity to take part in meaningful and impactful work.


About Us:

The Inuit Art Foundation is an Inuit-led charity providing support to Inuit artists working throughout Inuit Nunaat and beyond. As the sole national organization promoting Inuit art within Canada and internationally, we advocate for Inuit artists to be involved in all aspects of the marketing, promotion, and distribution of their work, as well as fair pricing, and copyright remuneration.

The IAF's team works remotely and onsite at its newly renovated offices in Toronto, ON in an accessible, converted heritage building adjacent to the West Toronto Railpath. Our main office is located on the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabe and the Huron-Wendat, the original owners and custodians of this land. Today, this place is home to many, including a diverse urban Indigenous community of Inuit, First Nations and Métis. We are proud to have team members from coast to coast to coast.

Status: Permanent, Part Time (20 hours per week)

Salary: $60,000 pro-rated to 20 hours a week, plus benefits

You will find the full job description and an opportunity to submit you cover letter and resume.

If you are passionate about joining the Inuit Art Foundation and cannot submit your resume through the above link, please email your resume to Kristen Slade, People and Culture Partner at:

We look forward to meeting you!

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Additional Details

Category: Advertising / Marketing
Location: Work From Home / Remote (All Provinces)
Posted: Aug 08, 2023
Deadline: OPEN
Type: Full-time
Experience: Senior
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