Job Posting

Communications Manager

CARFAC is looking for candidates for a Communications Manager position for our Indigenous Protocols in the Visual Arts project.

This is a short-term paid internship position ($30/hour, 40 hours/week), ending March 31, 2022. Candidates may work remotely from any location.

Project Brief:

Since 2019, CARFAC has been involved in a community engagement initiative to create an Indigenous Protocols Toolkit for the visual arts sector. The Toolkit includes respectful guidelines for the use and protection of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis visual art and cultural material. This includes information about who has the right to reproduce, present, and reference traditional and contemporary images. The project is led by an Advisory Circle of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis artists and cultural workers, and a core project team of contract staff who work remotely.

We are looking to hire a Communications Manager for this project, to help us with updating contact lists, web development, social media engagement, and promoting public presentations.

CARFAC is committed to fairness, equity, and diversity in all employment opportunities, and we provide a supportive work environment for our staff. Indigenous candidates are strongly encouraged to apply and to self-identify when applying. We also encourage applications from candidates who identify with diverse gender and sexual identities (including LGBTQ2+), those living with dis/ability, etc.

The Communications Manager will be responsible for the following tasks: 

– developing, updating, and monitoring content on the project website;

– coordination of registration and promotion of webinars for community partners;

– driving traffic to the project website through social media;

– developing and updating contact lists of Indigenous artists and organizations, journalists, and community partners.

We are looking for applicants who:

  • have strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • are able to manage competing priorities;
  • work well independently and with a small team;
  • have strong communication skills; and
  • are able to learn new skills quickly.

Familiarity with social media and other digital technologies in a professional capacity is an asset. The ideal candidate will have education and experience in the arts, communications, and/or web design – or an industry equivalent. Fluency in more than one language is an asset, but not required.

This position is designed to help youth enhance and develop digital skills, including digital marketing and design, basic web development, and digital project management. Training and support will be provided by Pinnguaq and other project staff.

This position is funded by the Government of Canada’s Digital Skills for Youth program, and as such all candidates must:

* Be under the age of 30 at the start of the internship
* Be legally entitled to work in Canada
* Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada
* Must not be in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) during the internship
* Self-assess as unemployed or underemployed, meaning they are employed below their level of education and/or hold part-time employment

To apply, please send a resume and expression of interest by email by December 8th to Liz Barron: We thank all candidates for your interest. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Canadian Artists’ Representation / Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) is the national professional membership association for visual artists. We represent professional  artists of all ages and stages of their artistic careers, living from coast to coast to coast. We believe that artists, like professionals in other fields, should be paid fairly for their work. We educate the visual arts community about artists’ economic and legal rights, and we offer professional development opportunities through conferences,  workshops,  and publications. CARFAC strives to be an inclusive and safe space for all, and to accurately reflect the diversity of the artist communities that we serve.

Hourly Wage, Salary or Salary Range: 
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Start Date: 
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Type of Work: 
Education Level: 
High School
Additional Languages: 
Fluency in more than one language is an asset, but not required.
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
By E-Mail

Employer Details


April Britski
2 Daly Avenue, Suite 250
Ottawa, ON K1N 6E2

Established in 1968, CARFAC is the national association for Canada’s visual artists. As the national voice of Canada’s professional visual artists, CARFAC defends artists’ economic and legal rights, and educates the public on fair dealing with artists.