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Avataq Cultural Institute is a non-profit organization, created in 1980, dedicated to protecting and promoting the Language and Culture of the Inuit of Nunavik (Northern Quebec). The organization has its head office in Inukjuak, Nunavik, and an administrative office in Westmount, Québec.

AVATAQ is currently seeking a professional and dynamic candidate for the following position: Coordinator for Aumaaggiivik – Nunavik Arts Secretariat.

Under the general supervision of the Director of Aumaaggiivik, the Coordinator maintains activities of the Secretariat, contacts Nunavik artists, and manages the grant programs and promotional activities for Nunavik artists:

- Receive and evaluate the grant programs applications, make sure the applications meet the grant programs requirements, and follow up on application and grant reports with artists;

- Support artists in applications and portfolio preparation;

- Promote the Secretariat’s grant programs as well as programs from governmental organizations;

- Write press releases, biographies, articles and newsletters on artists and art in Nunavik;

- Manage and feed the Facebook page and any other social networks of Aumaaggiivik, and develop and consolidate with dynamism the network around Aumaaggiivik;

- Develop new activities for the Nunavik arts;

- Write requests for funding for the Secretariat’s projects;

- Make reports and budgets and participate in jury organization;

Job requirements:

- Studies in Management, Communication and/or Art, Art History or equivalent;

- Three (3) years of experience in program management or relevant domain;

- Experience in public relations and press;

- Knowledge of computers, word processing, spreadsheet and social networking;

- Strong experience in Nordic environment;

- Cultural understanding of issues related to the Art domains (definition, training, practice & market) for the Nunavik;

- Experience in supervising staff, volunteers;

- Mastering of Inuktitut and English, spoken and written, knowledge of French is an asset. Strong writing skills;

- Budget management skills;

- Organized and detail oriented;

- Punctuality, autonomy and leadership;

- Willing to travel in Nunavik and elsewhere for stays that can extend up to two weeks;

- Good communicational skills and team player.

Additional information:

- Working schedule: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (35 hours/week);

- Salary: According to experience and education;

- Location: Westmount Office;

- Deadline to submit resumes: October 27, 2017.

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. AVATAQ is an equal opportunity employer.

Submit applications to:

Michel Patry, Office Manager

4150, Ste-Catherine St. W. suite 360

Westmount, Québec, H3Z 2Y5

Fax: 514 989-8789

E-mail: michel.patry@avataq.qc.ca

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Avataq Cultural Institute is a non-profit organization, created in 1980, dedicated to protecting and promoting the Language and Culture of the Inuit of Nunavik (Northern Quebec). The organization has its head office in Inukjuak, Nunavik, and an administrative office in Westmount, Québec.

AVATAQ is currently seeking a professional candidate for the following position: Indexer-Transcriber (contract work).

Reporting to the Director of the Research, Archives and Documentation, the candidate will be responsible for the indexing of oral history recordings and on occasions for selected transcriptions, and will perform the following tasks:

- Listen to the Inuktitut recordings of the Avataq Oral History collection and write summaries of their contents in English;

- According to the current projects, may be asked to transcribe selected material in Inuktitut;

- Assist occasionally other staff members in other tasks when required.

Job requirements:

- Three years of experience in transcription or in a relevant domain;

- Secondary five or equivalent;

- Strong knowledge of Inuktitut and English writing skills;

- Computer skills (word processing) preferably on Macintosh environment;

- Data bases software (FileMaker Pro) knowledge an asset;

- Interest in Inuit history and culture is an essential asset;

- Punctual, responsible and reliable.

Additional information:

- Working schedule: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (35 hours/week);

- Salary: $20.00/hr;

- Location of work: Westmount Office;

- Deadline for submission: September 15, 2017

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. In an interview, the candidate should expect to demonstrate manual skills. AVATAQ is an equal opportunity employer.

Submit applications to:

Michel Patry, Office Manager

4150, Ste-Catherine St. W. suite 360

Westmount, Québec, H3Z 2Y5

Fax: 514 989-8789

E-mail: michel.patry@avataq.qc.ca