Indigenous Outreach Coordinator 2021

Job title: Indigenous Outreach Coordinator
Language(s) of work: French and English
Term: June 7, 2021 – August 27, 2021

Organization Description:

The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) is a place for the curious to explore, support and experience the rich artistic heritage of Ottawa, its region and Gatineau – building a hub for creative conversations and connections. The OAG represents a coming of age for Ottawa and its arts scene. The OAG’s mandate is to be the most vital visual arts institution in Ottawa. As a leader in the arts community, we present new ideas and provide a cultural meeting place to actively promote relationships and exchanges between artists and various diverse facets of our community. We explore and reflect on diversity and social change through a spectrum of visual arts practice, focused on but not exclusive to the region in a national and international context.

Job Description: The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) is seeking to hire an Indigenous Outreach Coordinator in 2021. This position is open to applicants who self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit. Working in collaboration with the Learning and Engagement department, the assistant will work with a team to assist with the delivery of the Gallery’s key summer programs both in the community and online, including the Art Tent and Summer Art Camps. The coordinator will work to increase connections between OAG programming and Indigenous communities in Ottawa and beyond. The coordinator will also assist with the development of a new initiative focusing on teaching traditional Indigenous arts. The ideal candidate will be energetic, outgoing, creative, and collaboratively minded.

Skills & Experience:

  • Motivated, energetic and adaptable;
  • Works well independently and on a team;
  • Has experience working with children;
  • Has experience facilitating group activities;
  • Has experience working with traditional and contemporary art materials;
  • Knowledge and understanding of current realities facing Indigenous communities;
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities;
  • The ability to speak an Indigenous language and fluency in both French and English would be an asset;
  • Facility with social media and digital technologies;
  • Experience with digital video editing an asset;
  • Experience using Microsoft Office computer software an asset.

This position is offered through the YCW program. You are eligible for this job if you:

  • are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada;
    Note: Non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible.
  • are legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • will be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
  • will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with YCW;
  • have been a full-time student (as defined by your educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCW job;
  • Intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW job.

WAGE CONDITIONS: $16.50/hour, 35 hours per week, 12 weeks


The Ottawa Art Gallery extends a commitment to equity in every aspect of the organization and recognizes that structural inequalities create significant barriers to equal opportunity employment. We strongly encourage applications from equity-seeking communities, from individuals who identify as Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, Persons with Disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ and/or persons living at intersectionalities.


The OAG fully supports the inclusion of persons with disabilities in all of its operations. In accordance with the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the OAG strives to conduct its business in a way that is accessible, inclusive and responsive to the needs of persons with disabilities.

The OAG is committed to ensuring that employment opportunities are fully accessible to job candidates and employees with disabilities.

Should you require accommodation during the staffing process, please do not hesitate to contact Zoë MacNeil (


Due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, be assured that all personal protective measures will be taken to conduct job interviews in a safe manner. OAG will work with individual selected candidates to ascertain the safest and most effective way to conduct each interview, including options such as in-person using distancing and masks or via Zoom. 

Selected candidates will be invited to an interview with the Manager of Learning and Engagement and the Learning and Engagement Coordinator. All interviewees will be contacted with a final decision.

Please note that successful applicants will be required to provide a current valid Police Record Check from the Ottawa Police Service.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Michael Davidge, Manager of Learning and Engagement Be sure to reference the job you are applying to in the subject line of the email.

Thank you for applying. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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