ARTS ADMINISTRATOR RESPONSIBLE FOR WORKS ON PAPER
Dorset Fine Arts is seeking to hire an arts administrator with a background in fine arts to oversee its works on paper department.
This is a multifaceted, hands on and active position that is an opportunity to be an integral part of a small and cohesive staff devoted to the marketing, administration and distribution of original works of art by some of Canada’s most revered Inuit artists.
Located on Broadview avenue south of Queen St West in Toronto, the office/showroom of Dorset Fine Arts is a casual but steady paced working environment.
Dorset Fine Arts was established in Toronto in 1978 as the wholesale marketing division of the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative. The Co-operative is in Cape Dorset, Nunavut and is unique among the Arctic Co-operatives for its focus on the arts and artists of the community. The Annual Graphics Collection from Cape Dorset has been released since 1959 and the Co-operative also represents many acclaimed sculptors and drawing artists. Dorset Fine Arts was established to develop and serve the market for Inuit fine art produced by the artist members of the Co-operative. Sales and exhibitions of prints, drawings and sculptures are made through the Dorset Fine Arts showroom in Toronto to galleries around the world.
Packing prints and drawings for shipment to gallery and exhibition venues
Inspection, documentation and proper storage of incoming works on paper
Number, title and collate full print editions
Maintain and organize print drawers and other storage systems
Become familiar with the history of Cape Dorset art and artists, the prints in inventory, the techniques and mediums ofCape Dorset art making
Establish and maintain a friendly working relationship with existing client base
Show selected prints and drawings to visiting gallery clients with the aim of generating sales and opportunities
Respond to telephone and email requests in a timely fashion
Collaborate with in house designer/technician for photographs of individual pieces, catalogue resources etc.
Email photos and information of specific drawings or drawing exhibitions to gallery clients
Liaison with Studio manager in Cape Dorset via email or telephone
Collaborate with colleagues in Toronto and Cape Dorset on marketing strategies and futureinitiatives
Conceive and facilitate production of annual wall calendar
Support other staff members when necessary to facilitate sculpture orders, shipping and receiving etc.
restore smudged drawings, creased prints and other minor damage to works on paper
Fine arts background
Genuine interest and appreciation of Inuit art
Proficiency and experience handling works on paper.
A good eye for colour and design elements
Manual dexterity and facility with packing tools and materials
Good writing and verbal communication skills
Moderate level of fitness, agility and stamina
Basic computer literacy including some knowledge of Photoshop editing and FileMaker Pro
Excellent interpersonal skills
Willingness to learn
Diplomacy and forbearance
This is a full time job with a starting salary of $44,000
A competitive health benefit package is available following an initial 3 month probationary period
Workdays are between 10 and 6, Monday to Friday
The starting date is July 31th, 2017
HOW TO APPLY:
Send a copy of your resume with a cover letter addressing the necessary qualifications for the position to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for receiving applications is July 7th, 2017
We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.