We're Hiring a Summer Student: Communications and Event Coordinator

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

  • Compiling and distributing organizational newsletter and weekly e-bulletin;
  • Managing organizational social media accounts;
  • Updating organizational website;
  • Assisting with the management of a cooperative marketing program;
  • Securing event sponsors, partners, and volunteers;
  • Developing event programming;
  • Coordinating event marketing, registration, and logistics;
  • Staffing events;
  • Assisting with basic office tasks and maintenance.


Essential Qualifications

  • Post-secondary student working towards a degree or diploma in a related field;
  • Registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;
  • Intend to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;
  • Between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.


Desired Knowledge and Skills

  • Interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Organizational and project management skills;
  • Knowledge of basic marketing practices;
  • Ability to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to follow a project budget;
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently as well as in a team setting;
  • Proficiency with social media platforms, website management tools, and/or other e-communication tools;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel; proficiency with Microsoft Publisher an asset;
  • Previous experience in communications, marketing, and/or event planning an asset;
  • Previous experience working or volunteering for a non-profit organization an asset;
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR Level C certification an asset;
  • Familiarity with Yukon heritage and communities an asset.


Hours: 37.5 hours a week including occasional evenings and weekends
Term: approximately 14-16 weeks (dependent on funding)
Rate: $20/hr
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:
Lianne Maitland
Executive Director
Subject: Communications and Event Coordinator application

About YHMA
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.