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Advisor, Arts & Traditional Economy

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Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
21 July 2017

Indeterminate (If there is no successful Nunavut Inuit this position will be offered as a 2 year term)

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Manager, Community Economic Development, the Advisor, Arts & Traditional Economy supports the development of the arts and traditional economy in the Kitikmeot Region – including but not limited to, the arts & crafts, subsistence hunting & fishing and other economic activities based on the culture and traditions of the people of the Kitikmeot Region. The incumbent provides information, analysis, advice and guidance to the Department on the current position of the arts & traditional economy in the Kitikmeot and on the measures needed to ensure arts and traditional activities serve a productive role within the economy as a whole.

The position is responsible for a small O&M budget, but may be required to administer and monitor regional grants and contributions made by the Department to third party agencies – such as the Nunavut Arts & Crafts Association (in the arts economy), the Kitikmeot Hunters and Trappers Association and local HTOs (in the traditional economy) and the Kitikmeot Economic Development Corporation (in both the traditional and arts economy). Broad, Nunavut-wide programs, such as the Iglu Tag Program, involving the administration of a project budget, may also be a shared responsibility of this position.

The responsibilities of the position require a specialized knowledge of arts and traditional economic activities in the Kitikmeot; experience in the operations of one or more of the cultural and traditional activity industries; direct experience in the management of an arts or traditional activities-related organization or art or traditional-related business enterprise such as an art gallery, hunters & trappers organization; excellent communication skills, and project management skills.

The incumbent should have a degree or diploma-granting program in arts administration, cultural industries, economics, business, commerce, wildlife management or a related field or Grade 12 with 4 years of related work experience. Equivalencies consisting of a combination of education, knowledge, skills and abilities equal to the formal education and experience requirements will be considered.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French.

Ability to communicate in Inuinnaqtun or Inuktitut is an asset.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset. 

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Department of Finance (Cambridge Bay)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 2377, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut X0B 0C0
Phone: (867) 983-4058
Toll free: 1-866-667-6624
Fax: (867) 983-4041