We're Hiring a Summer Student: Community Relations Coordinator

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; plan and implement a website content review, update, and expansion project; collaborate with various stakeholders to coordinate network- and profile-building events; and position YHMA to select and implement a constituent relationship management (CRM) software solution by planning and implementing a research and data preparation project.

Additional opportunities for professional development and networking will be identified and explored with the successful candidate.

YHMA welcomes participation from equity groups and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage content distribution to social media channels;
  • Produce and distribute weekly e-bulletin;
  • Produce and distribute organizational newsletter;
  • Review and update current website content for accuracy and completeness;
  • Develop and publish expanded website content in previously identified areas;
  • Monitor and prepare bi-weekly reports on traffic and user engagement for online communications channels using integrated analytics functions;
  • Collaborate with YHMA team members, partners, and other stakeholders to plan, promote, deliver, and report on special events that support the goals of community building and promotion for the Yukon heritage sector, including managing budgets;
  • Work with the Executive Director to identify desired parameters for CRM software;
  • Research and prepare a comparative report on CRM software options including analysis of strengths and weaknesses of each option;
  • Identify, locate, and compile data for entry into CRM software;
  • Assist with basic building and grounds maintenance;
  • Assist with basic administrative tasks such as filing, record keeping, and organizing the office space;
  • Participate in ongoing evaluation and adjustment of projects/tasks; and
  • Prepare a final report outlining projects/tasks completed and results.


Essential Qualifications

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 will require the successful candidate to be able to navigate stairs without difficulty.

This position will be funded in part by the Young Canada Works program of the Department of Canadian Heritage and/or the Canada Summer Jobs program of Employment and Social Development Canada. Funder criteria states that a candidate must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada;
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
  • not have another full-time job (over 30 hours/week) while employed in this job;
  • have been a full-time student in the semester preceding this job and intend to return to full-time studies in the fall.


Desired Qualifications

  • Enrolled in post-secondary studies in a related field, including but not limited to: museum studies/museology, curatorial studies, collections management, archival studies, conservation, cultural/heritage resource management, history, Aboriginal studies, arts administration, or non-profit management;
  • Strong interest in heritage, especially Yukon heritage, and the heritage sector;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently as well as in a team setting;
  • High level of comfort working and communicating with diverse individuals;
  • Experience in research, marketing and communications, event planning, and/or report writing;
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, email, and online research capabilities;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Publisher, social media, and/or website management an asset; and
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR certification an asset.


Hours: 37.5 hours/week including occasional evenings and weekends
Term: 12-16 weeks, May 7-August  24 (approximate, dependent on funding)
Rate: $16-18/hour, dependent on experience
Closing Date: April 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm PDT [extended from April 8, 2018]


Apply with cover letter and résumé by email to:

Lianne Maitland
Executive Director
Subject: Community Relations Coordinator application