The Capilano Review is seeking an Associate Editor to curate its new “Indigenous Places and Names” series, a project which aims to highlight work by Indigenous authors and artists exploring notions of place, language, naming, and identity. The position is open to Indigenous writers, artists, teachers, scholars, cultural workers, and elders. We are looking for a candidate with strong ties to Indigenous communities across Canada who will use their editorial vision to shape The Capilano Review’s content and readership. The ideal candidate will have editorial and/or publishing experience in the literary or visual arts. We especially welcome individuals from the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations to apply, on whose traditional territories The Capilano Review’s offices primarily operate, as well as Indigenous candidates living in the Metro Vancouver area.
The contract will run from November 30, 2022–April 30, 2023, during which the Associate Editor will assemble a series of 3-4 critical and/or creative works by Indigenous artists and writers that speak to themes of appropriation, naming and renaming, cultural and territorial theft, as well as gestures of redress, refusal, and resurgence that oppose and reform these manifestations of colonial violence. Contributions may also include interviews and conversations.
The Associate Editor will receive a $3,000 honorarium for their work in curating this series, with access to an additional budget to put toward contributor fees for the works they solicit. The Editor will commit a total of 50 hours to overseeing the project, including a minimum of one monthly meeting with TCR’s editorial team. The editorial team will offer additional support in the areas of transcription, copyediting, and production, as needed. Work may be completed remotely or in-office, according to the Associate Editor’s preference.
The position may be extended past April, pending successful project funding and review.
The “Indigenous Places and Names” series stems from the magazine’s larger reflection on its appropriative use of the name Capilano—an anglicization of the Indigenous name qiyəplenəxʷ—which, until recently, had been used without acknowledgement since the magazine’s foundation at Capilano College (now University) in 1972. It is our hope that this series will shape TCR’s approach to the questions raised by the magazine’s historical and contemporary presence on Indigenous land, and direct how we might attend respectfully, humbly, and radically to the communities we serve.
TCR is an equal opportunity employer that invites applications from LGBTQIA2S+ individuals; women, femme, and non-binary people; and disabled people. Candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.
This position has been made possible with the support of the City of Vancouver.
How to apply:
Email your CV and one-page cover letter detailing your interest in the position, relevant experience, and a brief description of your anticipated approach to curating the series to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, November 18, 2022.
We thank all candidates for their interest, but only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.