Full-Time Curator of Community Engagement
The Inuit Heritage Trust Incorporated (IHTI), established by Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated to implement Articles 33 and 34 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, is seeking to fill the following position, based in Iqaluit, Nunavut.
Curator of Community Engagement
Reporting to the Director of Projects, the Curator of Community Engagement is responsible for developing collections, exhibitions, interpretation, and education initiatives in collaboration with heritage sites throughout Nunavut, and museums, galleries, and universities in Canada and internationally where appropriate.
The position requires an undergraduate degree in anthropology, archaeology, history, native studies, or a related field plus a graduate degree or diploma in museum studies, heritage management, conservation, cultural resource management or a related field or a combination of education and experience. The applicant should have a minimum of three to five years’ experience in the heritage field with extensive knowledge of museum and archival standards.
A high degree of cross-cultural sensitivity is essential for the position.
Willingness to travel inside and outside the territory is essential. Travel to and work in remote communities as well as southern partner institutions can take up to 25% of the work time.
Furthermore, the position requires familiarity with indigenous issues and current approaches to decolonize museums (and archives).
As the IHT is working closer towards the establishment of a Nunavut Heritage Centre the curator is expected to increasingly become familiar with the Nunavut collection and take the lead role in designing the permanent exhibits at the Nunavut Heritage Centre.
The Curator of Community Engagement will be self-motivated, able to work independently with limited supervision with a strong interest in educational outreach, Inuit collections and ethnography. The incumbent must be a team player with good coordination, organization and communication skills.
Fluency in Inuktut will be an asset.
Inuit Heritage Trust offers a competitive salary and benefits package including housing and northern allowance, group medical and dental insurance, vacation travel assistance, and a pension plan.
The benefits package also provides support for life-long professional development.
The position is located in Iqaluit. Relocation assistance is available.
Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, April 02, 2021.
How to Apply
If you like to obtain a detailed job description and if you like to apply with your resume and cover letter please contact:
Director of Projects
Inuit Heritage Trust
P.O.Box 2080, Iqaluit, X0A 0H0
The Inuit Heritage Trust Incorporated I committed to employment of the Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. Only candidates receiving interviews will be contacted.
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