Two Exciting Opportunities at KIAC

We’re Looking for a Culture Quest Fund Administrator AND a Summer Events & Festival Assistant

Closing dates for both positions are Thursday, May 27th at 4:30pm


Starting Date: June 7th, 2021                                   
Duration: term position ending March 1st, 2022       

Wage (hourly): $21.00
Hours: 20 hours per week                     

Are you a highly organized administrator who is passionate about supporting the success of cultural and artistic endeavours in the Yukon? We are seeking a Culture Quest Fund Administrator.

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Culture Quest Fund Administrator is a flexible position that provides oversight of the Culture Quest funding program including program development, implementation, marketing, budget management, and communications. 

The Administrative Officer must be highly organized, self-motivated, and able to work independently and cooperatively in a dynamic environment. The successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills, demonstrated experience in an administrative setting, and an ability to work within important deadlines.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter & resume clearly demonstrating the qualifications below:

Essential Qualifications

  • Arts, culture, or administration related work experience, or equivalent education.
  • Knowledge and experience in granting or program planning, administration, and evaluation. 
  • Based in or able to relocate to Dawson City, Yukon and available to work occasional evenings or weekends, and ability to work remotely as needed.
  • Experience with budget preparation and revision, financial management and reporting.
  • Digital literacy in word-processing, spreadsheets, pdf creation, Google Suite, etc.
  • Highly self-motivated, with ability to work independently but also able to take direction and work cooperatively with fellow staff, volunteers and the public. 

Additional Assets

  • Experience with Facebook Ads, print ads, and promotion.
  • Experience liaising and coordinating with territorial government, and stakeholders.
  • Ability and willingness to travel; drivers’ license and access to a vehicle is an asset.


Starting Date: June 7, 2021               
Hours: 35 hours per week              
Duration: 13 weeks      
Tues-Sat 9:00am-5:00pm
Wage (hourly): $20.00                       

Are you a youth (between 15 and 30 years old) who is passionate about Arts & Culture? We’re looking for dynamic and energetic youth to join our team!


Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Festival & Events Assistant works closely with all KIAC staff to assist summer performing arts programming and events. The challenging and rewarding nature of the work requires individuals who are energetic, passionate, innovative, organized, self-motivated and able to work cooperatively in a dynamic arts and cultural environment. 

The incumbent will assist with promoting and advertising of events and programs through social media, web, and print media as well as perform general administrative tasks related to the programs and events such as reception and correspondence. This position will play a large role assisting with the Yukon Riverside Arts Festival, including but not limited to recruiting and scheduling volunteers, organizing photos and videos, and site set up. In addition, the assistant will work Saturdays to oversee the Artist Market and Odd Gallery.

To apply for this position, submit a cover letter and resume demonstrating the following:

Essential Qualifications

  • Must be between the ages of 15 and 30 years old at the start of employment; 
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or a person who has refugee status in Canada and legally entitled to work in the Yukon;
  • Working experience or familiarity with the arts and culture sector;
  • Possess effective verbal and written communication skills and have the ability and experience in dealing with the public in an arts and/or cultural environment;
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to work independently, as well as cooperatively;
  • Experience organizing and leading community events or programs;
  • Must be available to work Tuesday to Saturday, with occasional work outside regular scheduled hours. 

Additional Assets

  • Familiarity with WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Suite.
  • Knowledge of various social media platforms. 
  • Knowledge of Dawson City, its services, and its resources.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Dawson City Arts Society (DCAS) aims and objectives in the context of Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture (KIAC) operations.