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Art Director:
Inuit Art Foundation
Toronto, ON
August 20 2019
Application Deadline: August 6, 2019 at 5 PM

The Inuit Art Foundation is seeking a part-time Art Director for the Inuit Art
Quarterly with exceptional attention to detail and a proven acumen for design
for arts and culture clients. The Art Director will oversee and design four print
issues of the IAQ annually and all related collateral to ensure brand consistency
across print and digital platforms. Published four times a year, the Inuit Art
Quarterly is the sole magazine dedicated to Inuit and circumpolar Indigenous
art. The Art Director will work closely with the Editorial Director and Managing
Editor, as well as the entire editorial team, to ensure brand consistency and
accuracy in the magazine.

Reporting to the Editorial Director, the primarily responsibilities of the Art
Director will include:
• Design four print issues of the IAQ annually, as well as any collateral or
special issues throughout the year, ensuring brand consistency
• With the Managing Editor, ensuring production schedules are
• Collaborating with editorial team on art for sections and brainstorming
ideas and concepts;
• Liaising with the editorial team and any outside agencies involved in
image production, colour correction or photography;
• Producing captivating in-house advertising for IAF programs where
needed; and
• Ensuring that all design work showcases the artwork featured in the
magazine in the best possible light.
A successful candidate’s qualifications will include:
• Proven track record of successful design experience, including prior
experience with magazine publishing;
• Proficiency in InDesign, InCopy, Photoshop, Illustrator and the rest of
the Adobe suite;
• Strong understanding of print design and print production;
• Proven ability to manage complex projects successfully;
• Excellent written English communication skills;
• Previous experience working with digital platforms;
• Ability to work independently and cooperatively and to juggle diverse
• Enthusiasm for working creatively with a diverse group of contributors
from various experience levels and with a range of perspectives; and
• Proven ability to consistently meet deadlines.

Knowledge of contemporary art and Inuit art and/or culture will be considered
a strong asset.

Rate: $40,000 annually (24 hours per week)
Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent, resume and samples of
recent work or links to portfolio as a single pdf with the subject “Art Director” to by 5PM on August 6, 2019. Your interest in this
opportunity is appreciated; however, only those candidates selected for an
interview will be contacted.

About the Inuit Art Foundation and Inuit Art Quarterly

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.
Editorial: [5 postings]
Managing Editor
- Toronto, ON
Art Director
- Toronto, ON
- Toronto, ON or Simcoe, ON
Online Editor
- Toronto, ON
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