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Research Lead

Saskatchewan Arts Alliance, Regina
Deadline: July 14, 2022 - August 15, 2022


Name: Em Ironstar

Phone: 3065503463




August 15, 2022

The Saskatchewan Arts Alliance (SAA) provides a collective voice for artists and arts organizations in Saskatchewan.

We’re in a time of renovation and renewal at the SAA; and entering into an exciting new phase. We have a new Executive Director and strategic plan. Our research and advocacy for the arts and artists in Saskatchewan is more important now than ever. For the first time, we are offering this Research Lead position full-time, and in-house at the SAA.

We’re looking for someone with experience designing, deciding, and delivering on research projects, the skills to engage with and respond to artists and art organizations, and a demonstrated ability to share research findings in meaningful and compelling ways with a variety of audiences.

The right person will have these qualities: exceptional knowledge and technical expertise in research; a genuine interest in and love for the arts; a full toolkit of communication skills; personal and professional authenticity; and strong organizational skills.

We hope this is you!

Here’s what we asking for:

This position reports to the SAA Executive Director, and works in close collaboration with other staff, Board, volunteers, and our members.

You’d be responsible for designing and delivering research projects that respond to the needs and interests of the arts community in Saskatchewan. Your role is to understand the needs of the artistic community in Saskatchewan, and to collect Saskatchewan-specific data, and present these data in compelling ways to advocate for SAA’s goals.

While meeting established ethical standards and excellence in research methods, you will contribute to shaping SAA’s advocacy strategy, develop the research framework and goals in response to the advocacy strategy, and carry out SAA’s research.

Your work will be about talking with and listening to the arts community, mobilizing those conversations, designing and conducting research, and communicating research results clearly and simply to the arts community, SAA members, decision-makers, and the public.

Here’s the skills, knowledge, and experience we hope you have:

- Masters or PhD degree, with a strong foundation in research practice and methodology. Other relevant experience will be considered.

- Experience designing and leading both qualitative and quantitative research projects.

- Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods.

- Knowledge of research methods such as focus groups, interviews, and surveys.

- Knowledge of evaluation processes.

- Strong analytical skills.

- A passion for the arts.

- Sound knowledge of how to locate data and information on the issues related to arts and the arts community.

- Excellent people skills.

- Wonderful writing across genres - from academic literature to blog posts.

- An understanding of how research supports advocacy.

- A full understanding of research ethics and practices.

- Experience in community engagement is considered an asset.

- Experience writing successful funding grant applications is also an asset.

Please find out more about the application process and view the full job description on our website at:

Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.