Job Posting

Workshop Developer

CARFAC is seeking candidates for a Workshop Developer position for our Indigenous Protocols in the Visual Arts project.

This is a 6 month contract starting in January, with the possibility of extension. The rate of pay is $35/hour for 35 hours/week. Alternatively, a longer part-time contact may be considered. Candidates may work remotely from any location from coast to coast to coast.

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 Workshop Developer, to prepare and deliver virtual workshops on Indigenous Protocols for the arts community. The workshops will provide practical guidance on how to make ethical decisions that consider the rights and obligations of artists and presenters, and to encourage respectful engagement procedures for working with Indigenous Nations and communities. Different workshops may be available to Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, and employees of public galleries.

The Workshop Developer will review the toolkit materials and work with the Advisory Circle in the development of the workshop content, and with local Indigenous Knowledge Keepers and community liaisons on the delivery of the workshops.

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.

We are looking for applicants who:

  • are closely connected to Indigenous communities;
  • have first-hand knowledge about First Nations, Inuit, and/or Métis cultural Protocols and procedures, recognizing that they vary between Nations and communities;
  • have an ability to facilitate conversations with different audiences;
  • have excellent organizational and leadership skills and a keen interest in relationship-building;
  • have considerable knowledge and experience in the arts sector;
  • have strong written and oral communication skills;
  • are proficient working with common communication tools such as Zoom and GSuite; and
  • work well independently and collaboratively with a small team

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.