EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Communications and Development Coordinator


Communications and Development Coordinator

Gain valuable work experience with four Yukon heritage organizations!

The Yukon Historical & Museums Association, Copperbelt Railway & Mining Museum, the Old Log Church Museum, and the Yukon Transportation Museum are teaming up to provide an intensive 8-month internship. The intern will spend two months with each institution and undertake a variety of activities designed to increase their understanding of how museum operations relate to one another, and the function of museums within broader social and economic contexts. The intern will gain practical experience in the areas of marketing and communications, exhibit development, and collections management as they are exposed to daily museum operations and the overall activities of the Yukon museums sector. Additional opportunities for professional development and networking will be identified and explored with the successful candidate.

The ideal candidate is a Canadian citizen who is an unemployed or underemployed post-secondary graduate (within the past 24 months) in museum studies/museology, curatorial or collections studies, art studies, conservation, arts administration, heritage conservation, communication, education or a related field of study. The successful candidate will have experience in museum operations, collections management, conservation, planning, program development, marketing, communications or a combination of these. Candidates do not require experience in all tasks included in the internship, but should be self-motivated, well-organized, able to multi-task and enjoy learning. As the successful candidate will be interacting with the public and stakeholders, strong interpersonal skills and a friendly disposition are considered definite assets.

Candidates will require excellent computer skills, specifically Word, Excel and online research capabilities. Familiarity with database operation, social media and website management is considered an asset, however training will be provided. Candidates should have access to a vehicle for the duration of their internship. Candidates must reside in the Whitehorse area, or be willing to relocate for the duration of the internship. Applicants from outside of Yukon are welcome; assistance to find housing will be provided, however housing is not guaranteed.

Participation from equity groups is welcome and encouraged.

Please note this position is dependent on funding.

Job Term (approximately): June 16th, 2014 to February 23rd, 2015 (32 weeks)

Wages: $17-19/hour

Apply by e-mail with cover letter and CV to info@heritageyukon.ca by May 23, 2014.

Applications may also be mailed to: Yukon Historical & Museums Association, 3126 Third Avenue, Whitehorse YT, Y1A 1E7