Gain valuable heritage sector work experience in Canada’s beautiful North!
The Yukon Historical & Museums Association (YHMA) is seeking an engaged, self-motivated individual to join our team as Community Relations Coordinator, focusing on strengthening YHMA’s relationships with its members and other stakeholders, enhancing the Yukon heritage community network, and raising the profile of YHMA and the greater Yukon heritage community with the public.
The successful candidate will gain experience in and develop skills related to non-profit heritage organization management, develop a professional network in the Yukon heritage community, and gain a deeper understanding of the overall heritage sector.
Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Community Relations Coordinator will manage YHMA’s online communications channels and newsletter; collaborate with various stakeholders to coordinate network- and profile-building events, including one to two field trips to heritage attractions in Yukon communities outside Whitehorse, the Culture Days festival, and one to two small public events; and develop and implement a member satisfaction survey.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop an individualized training plan and to participate in additional opportunities for professional development and networking where possible.
Duties and Responsibilities
This position is located in Whitehorse, Yukon. Candidates must reside in Whitehorse or be willing to relocate to Whitehorse for the duration of the position. Assistance in locating housing will be provided if needed.
This position is partially funded by the Young Canada Works (YCW) program of the Department of Canadian Heritage. Candidates will need to meet the following criteria for to be eligible for this position:
YHMA welcomes participation from equity groups and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
Hours: 37.5 hours/week including occasional evenings and weekends
Term: 12-16 weeks, May 13-August 31 (approximate, dependent on funding)
Rate: $16-18/hour, dependent on experience
Closing Date: April 28, 2019 at 11:59 pm PDT
Apply with cover letter and résumé by email to:
Subject: Community Relations Coordinator application
Visit our About Us page for more information on YHMA.
Characteristics of City/Region
The City of Whitehorse, located on the traditional territory of Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, was built by stampeders on their way to the Klondike during the Gold Rush in the late 1800s. Named after the historic rapids once located near the townsite, Whitehorse was a natural stop on the Yukon River and the town quickly grew as a trade hub. It became the capital city of the Yukon in 1953.
Today, Whitehorse is a vibrant tourist destination with a population of approximately 26,000 and featuring a variety of museums, world-class restaurants, and other attractions as well as a thriving arts and culture scene. The area is host to numerous events and festivals year-round. Spring/summer events include the Adäka Cultural Festival, Fireweed Community Market, Arts in the Park music festival, Yukon River Quest canoe race, and Yukon Culinary Festival. Known as the “Wilderness City,” Whitehorse is surrounded by beautiful scenery, forests, and wilderness; there are many different hiking, camping, cycling, and other outdoor opportunities right in our backyard.
The Yukon is home to over twenty museums, First Nations cultural centres, and interpretive centres which share the territory’s rich and diverse heritage with residents and visitors from around the world. For more information, explore our website or visit www.travelyukon.com.