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Work with Virago Nation

Exciting times at Virago Nation! As we continue to grow, we are on the lookout for passionate individuals ready to join our team. 

Administrative Assistant

Virago Nation Indigenous Arts Society

Location: Remote

Job Type: One Year Contract, 20 hours per month
Contract Date: March 1, 2024 - February 28, 2025 with a possibility of an extension.

Pay: $25/hour

About Us: Virago Nation Indigenous Arts Society (VNIAS), established in May 2016, is an all-Indigenous collective of women/femme/two-spirited artists using burlesque, theatre, music, and spoken word to reclaim Indigenous sexuality from the impacts of colonization. Through humour, seduction, and political engagement, we challenge stereotypes and promote diverse expressions of Indigenous sexuality.

Our work involves embracing Indigenous knowledge, fostering community connections, and empowering Indigenous individuals' rights to control their bodies (body sovereignty) and identities. We emphasize intersectionality, with a particular focus on disability justice and solidarity within the 2SLGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities.

Job Description: VNIAS is seeking a detail-oriented and organized Administrative Assistant to join our team. We’re seeking a proactive individual with excellent communication skills, the ability to multitask and work independently. The ideal candidate will play a key role in ensuring the smooth day-to-day operations of our organization. If you have a passion for decolonization, intersectionality, and anti-oppression, we invite you to apply.


Administrative tasks (50%)

  • Provide administrative support to the management team

  • Manage and organize office operations and procedures

  • Answer and direct emails and inquiries

  • Coordinate and schedule meetings, appointments, and travel arrangements

  • Prepare and edit documents, reports, and presentations

  • Maintain accurate and organized filing systems in Google Workspace

  • Donor relations - recording donor information and gift amount, donor stewardship

  • Perform other duties as assigned

External Communications (50%)

  • Assist in managing social media content, with space for creative input (Instagram, Facebook)

  • Assist in creating social media campaigns to advertise upcoming events

  • Assisting in creation and distribution of external communications for events   

  • Update and maintain website 


  • Access to their own equipment (stable internet at least 25Mbps upload speed, able to have Zoom or video calls, laptop or WFH)

  • Proven experience as an administrative assistant or in a similar role

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Google Workspace, Slack, Canva, MailChimp, and more

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently

  • Professional demeanor and strong work ethic

  • Ability to think creatively and generate innovative ideas

  • Proven expertise as a social media strategist, with a track record of successful online campaigns

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as critical thinking, problem-solving, and conflict resolution abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and manage time effectively under tight deadlines

  • Familiarity with burlesque, drag, or other performing arts productions is preferred

  • Previous experience in non-profit arts administration is a valuable asset

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to Please include "Administrative Assistant Application" in the subject line. 

We strongly encourage folks of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply, including Indigenous people, racialized people, queer people, disabled people, and gender diverse people.

Deadline: Applications close February 12, 2024, 11:59pm PST.

Interviews: Interviews will be held between February 20-23rd via Zoom. Please let us know in your application if you are interested in this position but unable to attend interviews during this timeframe.

Thank you to all applicants. While we appreciate every submission, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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