Posted 19 Apr
Yukon First Nation Culture & Tourism Association

Assistant Coordinator

Whitehorse, YT Temporary
Salary: $15 - 20 Per Hour depending on Experience

The Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association is seeking an organized Assistant Coordinator for our Canada 150 Project titled: Traditional Watercraft of Canada's North. The successful candidate will have a strong interest in First nations Heritage and working with the public. Post-secondary full-time students studying in a related field such as museum studies, history, anthropology, archeology, First Nations studies, education, tourism or office administration are preferred.

The Assistant Coordinator, under the supervision of the Executive Director, will work in conjunction with the Project Coordinator to help develop and oversee programming and events related to the project. This will include planning and overseeing workshops, public lectures, interpretive tours and special events related to the project.

The project will include the design and construction of 4 watercraft including a dugout canoe, a birch bark canoe, a moose skin boat and an Inuit Qayak. The boat building will take place in downtown Whitehorse throughout the month of June in front of the SS Klondike. Programming will include public lectures, workshops, elders storytelling, and more. Upon completion the boats will tour to several communities across Yukon.

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

  • Studying in a related field including but not limited to museum studies, history, anthropology, archaeology, First Nations studies, education, tourism, or office administration;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Comfortable and willing to speak publicly;
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team;
  • Proficient in the use of computers including MS Office Word and Excel;
  • First Aid certification is considered an asset.

Hours: 37.5 hours a week including one shift on weekends
Term: 14 weeks
Rate: $15 - 20 Per Hour Depending on Experience
Closing Date: April 26, 2017 at 5 pm PST
Anticipated Start Date: May 1

Additional Application Instructions

Please submit resume and cover letter to: Charlene Alexander Executive Director - YFNCT Email:

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