Manager, Arts Programing

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Closing date: Jun 22, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: ITI Arts & Crafts

Job Code: 15486

Salary: $91,358 - $109,064

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) works through wide-ranging partnerships and initiatives to deliver quality programs and services that promote and support economic development, diversification and prosperity in the interest of Northwest Territories residents  – their businesses and communities.


Job Information

The Manager, Arts Programing is responsible for development, implementation and management of programs, policies and activities that support and encourage the production and marketing of arts and fine crafts linked to the cultural heritage of the North.

The Manager, Arts Programing reports to the Director, Economic Diversification and is responsible for leading the development, implementation and evaluation of strategies, polices, programs and financial supports designed to support and encourage participation in the arts and fine crafts promoting the sectors at the territorial, national and international levels; developing and managing programs and supports to ensure that NWT Artists have access to supplies and materials, markets and distribution channels to allow for the production, display and sale of art products; developing and maintaining the online website, a directory of NWT Artists; and managing the human resources, financial and administrative functions of the unit.

The incumbent is responsible for supervising staff within the unit including yearly interns and summer students.  Supervision includes providing on the job training, monitoring, task assignment and assessment, as well as performing final evaluations.  The Manager, Arts Programing is responsible for administering and levering annual budget allocations that promotes the sector development.

Incumbent must have:
•Knowledge of the arts industry, traditional knowledge and the cultural traditions relevant to the Northwest Territories;
•Knowledge and experience in evaluating product promotion and developing and implementing marketing strategies;
•Knowledge of the fundamentals of economic development, financial management, marketing techniques and knowledge of the economy;
•An understanding of NWT community dynamics to include political structures, socio-economic circumstances and the NWT economy;
•Knowledge of Aboriginal groups, land claim issues and resource development activities throughout the Northwest Territories;
•Knowledge of Territorial and Federal legislation, regulations and industry standards in the arts and fine crafts sectors;
•Knowledge of Territorial and Federal strategies, policies and programs relevant to the arts and fine crafts sectors;
•Knowledge of national and bi-lateral arts and crafts and performing arts sectors;
•Knowledge of funding and contribution agreements;
•Knowledge of public participation and consultation processes;
•Knowledge of and respect for traditional and local knowledge

***As there is a special emphasis placed on the expertise of working in the Traditional knowledge settings of the Northwest Territories and with cultural societies, it is critical that the incumbent have proven abilities to effectively communicate and interact in traditional Aboriginal settings and communities.***

Typically, the qualifications required for this position are attained by a relevant Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in an educational discipline such as administration or management of arts and/or fine crafts sectors combined with at least five (5) years of related experience in arts and fine crafts administration and three (3) years of business policy development or business program delivery experience (which could be concurrent).


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Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $46.85 per hour to $55.93 per hour (approximately $91,358 - $109,064) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.


Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.


Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 15486         

Closing Date: June 22, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

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Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445