The Yukon Historical & Museums Association (YHMA) is seeking an energetic, outgoing, and organized Communications and Event Coordinator. The successful candidate will be passionate about heritage and a post-secondary, full-time student working towards a degree or diploma in a heritage field, communications/marketing, event planning, non-profit management, or a related field.
The primary responsibilities of the Communications and Event Coordinator will be to manage communications with members and the public, and to assist with the coordination of engaging special events that celebrate the organization’s 40th anniversary. Within these areas of responsibility, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop and pursue projects/tasks of personal interest in addition to those identified by the Executive Director and Board of Directors.
The Communications and Event Coordinator will report to the Executive Director. The successful candidate will also work with the Executive Director to create and monitor a work plan and mentorship goals. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about Yukon’s heritage, make new connections, and have some fun while developing your skills and gaining valuable job experience!
Please note this position is dependent on funding. Only successful candidates will be contacted.
Duties and Responsibilities
Desired Knowledge and Skills
Hours: 37.5 hours a week including occasional evenings and weekends
Term: approximately 14-16 weeks (dependent on funding)
Closing Date: April 14, 2017 at 5pm PST
Anticipated Start Date: May 1 or 8, 2017
Apply by email with cover letter and résumé to:
Subject: Communications and Event Coordinator application
YHMA is a registered charitable organization founded in 1977 that serves to connect and support the Yukon’s heritage community through education, networking, advocacy, and partnerships.
Our membership reflects the scope and diversity of the Yukon heritage community. Our institutional members include museums, First Nation cultural centres, interpretive centres, historical societies, art galleries, archives, historic sites, and a zoo. Our individual members include museum employees, contractors and consultants, Board members and volunteers, and others actively involved in the heritage sector or who have an interest in heritage.