Job Opportunities

Workshop Instructor

Each year, we offer workshops in a variety of different mediums and skill levels, from beginner to working professional, ranging from afternoon classes to multi-day intensives. Examples of past workshops: Intro to Screen Printing, Mosaic Birdhouses, Tap Dancing for Adults, Kids Dance, Watercolour Painting, Stained Glass, Soundscape Composition, Ceramics, and much more!
Workshop Instructor wages are $25-$30/hr depending on experience.
Interested in hosting a workshop? Click here for more information!

Summer Programming Assistant

Closing Date: 4:30pm, Thursday, May 9th, 2019

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: KIAC offices and other venues and event sites

Reporting Responsibilities: the Programming Assistant reports directly to the Executive Director

A.         Summary

The KIAC Programming Assistant works closely with the programming staff to assist as required in all areas of KIAC summer programming including children/youth art programs, community courses/programs, special events and particularly, the Yukon Riverside Arts Festival. 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.

B.         Scope of Duties and Responsibilities:

1.         Yukon Riverside Arts Festival

  • Assist the Events Coordinator with facilitation of activities related to the Yukon Riverside Arts Festival, including the Gallery Hop
  • Perform general administrative tasks related to the Arts Festival such as reception, financial reporting and correspondence
  • Promote and advertise the festival
  • Recruit and schedule volunteers

2.         Youth Art Programs

  • Assist Program Managers with development, promotion and facilitation of youth art programs
  • Facilitate youth (toddler, child, teen) workshops/programs as required

3.         Special Events

  • Assist KIAC staff with summer concerts, and film screenings
  • Assist DCAS Board with fundraising and other special events
  • Promotion and communications
  • Volunteer recruitment and scheduling

**This is an evolving position and duties/responsibilities may shift over time.

C.         Essential 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.

Interested candidates should demonstrate that they 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.         Ability to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes that lead to behaviour and communication that are both effective and appropriate in intercultural interactions and collaborations (aka, Intercultural Competence).

D.        Additional Assets

1.         Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress and Mailchimp.

2.         Knowledge of social media.

3.         An understanding of basic financial record keeping procedures.

4.         Knowledge of Dawson City, its services, and its resources.

5.         Knowledge and understanding of Dawson City Arts Society (DCAS) aims and objectives in the context of Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture (KIAC) operations.

E.         Disclaimers

1.         This is an evolving position and duties/responsibilities may shift over time.

2.         This position may require some occasional physical labour.  Eg. Assisting in movement of tables and chairs for event set up.

3.         This position may occasionally require the Programming Assistant to work flexible hours, outside normal workday (week nights, weekends).

In addition to joining a fantastic team, you’ll find this to be an amazing opportunity for you to develop your community programming and event producing skills, foster meaningful relationships within the arts and culture sector, and connect to the Dawson Community in a unique and lasting way. To introduce yourself and illustrate your hopes for the summer, please include a cover letter with your resume, outlining your most relevant experience and why you are interested in this opportunity.

For more information, and/or to apply, contact:

Marie-Claire Findlay-Brook, KIAC Executive Director

(applications may also be dropped off in person at the KIAC office)


Closing Date: 4:30pm, Thursday, May 9th, 2019