Now Hiring a Summer Programming Assistant! New Deadline – May 13th!

The Programming Assistant works closely with KIAC programming staff under the direction of the Executive Director. This position will assist with children and youth programs, the Yukon Riverside Arts Festival, special events and other community programming. 

Duration: 14 weeks, May 15th to August 21st, 2019
Hours: 35 hours a week (occasional evening and weekend work will be required)
Wage: $17.00 an hour
Location: Dawson City, Yukon (KIAC offices and other venues and event sites)
Reporting Responsibilities: the Programming Assistant reports directly to the Executive Director

Qualifications: The successful candidate must meet the Canada Summer Jobs requirements: (a) be between the ages of 15 and 30 years old at the start of employment; (b) a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or a person who has refugee status in Canada; and (c) legally entitled to work in the Yukon. THIS IS NO LONGER A STUDENT ONLY POSITION.

Interested candidates should have some, or all, of the following:
1. Working experience or familiarity with visual and/or performing arts.
2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
3. Ability and experience in dealing with public in an arts and/or cultural and/or educational environments.
4. Excellent time management skills with the ability to work independently, as well as cooperatively, in a dynamic environment.
5. Experience organizing events and/or community programming.
6. Experience working with youth.
7. Intercultural Competence.

KIAC is a non-profit, volunteer based organization with a mandate to promote the arts. The society employs administrative, programming and management staff to operate a centre for development and delivery of arts related programming. The challenging and rewarding nature of the work requires individuals who are passionate, innovative, organized, self-motivated and able to work cooperatively in a dynamic arts and cultural environment. We are lucky to have a really great team- and we look forward to meeting our new Programming Assistant!

All interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Our hiring practices give priority to youth who self-identify as being part of groups which are underrepresented or have additional barriers to the labour market, such as: new Canadians, indigenous Canadians, women, lgbtq2s+ persons, persons with disabilities, and self-identified minorities.

For additional information, please see the detailed job description here

Closing Date for Applications:  4:30 pm, Monday May 13th, 2019

Send Cover Letter and Resume to: Marie-Claire Findlay-Brook at executivedirector@kiac.caOR drop them off in person at KIAC (Attention: Marie-Claire Findlay-Brook, Executive Director).
All applicants will receive a confirmation email indicating receipt of application, if you do not hear back by May 10th, please contact our office at 867.993.5005.

This position is funded in part by Canada Summer Jobs.