Job Opportunities

Chaperone Application

Essential Qualifications

  • Experience working with and supervising youth
  • Passion for the Arts
  • Up to date criminal record check (or willingness to obtain one)
  • Current first aid training
  • Must be Dawson based or able to meet bus in Whitehorse

How to apply

  1. Fill in online chaperone application form.
  2. Successful applicants will be notified and provided with additional paperwork by Feb 23rd.

Applications must be submitted by Friday, Feb 16th at 4:30pm.

Once you’re approved as a chaperone

If you’re approved as a chaperone, you will need to obtain an up-to-date criminal record check. This can take up to 6 weeks, so we suggest starting the process as soon as possible.

Your responsibilities during the program

As one of 4 chaperones, you will be responsible for up to 8 youth, ages 14-18, throughout the duration of the program (March 19-22, with travel days from Whitehorse being March 18 and 23).

Your responsibilities during the program include:

  • Everyone coming from Whitehorse makes it on the bus, going to and from Dawson (travel dates are March 18 and 23).
  • Everyone attends all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • Everyone attends their chosen workshop.
  • Everyone participates in evening activities.
  • Everyone makes it back to the hotel for curfew.

Payment and Perks

You will receive either $180/day for a duration of 5 or 6 days.

Your transportation, meals and accommodation are paid for by KIAC.

You have the opportunity to participate in one of the following workshops:

  • DIY Printmaking and Screenprinting with Rian Lougheed- Smith
  • Collage and Mixed Media with Meshell Melvin
  • Stop Motion Filmmaking with Angela Edmunds






Chaperones will attend one workshop for the duration of the program. Please select your First Choice, Second Choice and Third Choice.
Lead by local DIY print-master, this immersive workshop will run through a variety of basic concepts that are part of many different printmaking techniques. You'll work with stencils, stamps, block printing, and screen printing, giving you the skills to print your own posters, shirts, art, signs, stamps. Once you learn these basic skills, the skies the limit! The focus will be on experimenting, "Do It Yourself" skills and recycled and re-purposed tools. In this workshop you will: make stamps, make stencils, learn to silkscreen, and combine techniques to make mixed media pieces.
This workshop takes a painterly approach to collage, building images in new ways with familiar materials. Collage technique is an excellent vehicle for learning and practicing the elements and principals of design. The mixed media portion of the program takes the collage one step further, incorporating drawing, painting and relief.
Have you ever wondered how they create Wallace & Gromit or those countless Lego movies on YouTube? Come find out! From storyboarding to editing, this workshop will provide participants with a technical introduction to the art of stop motion animation. During the course of the week, participants will experiment with various materials, including felt, wire, Plasticine and Lego, to create their own short stop motion film.


Transportation to Dawson

The Department of Education will assist us with travel arrangements from Whitehorse to Dawson by bus. Out of town students and chaperones will leave Whitehorse mid-day on Sunday, March 18, arriving in Dawson that evening. Workshops begin the next morning. Students and chaperones will return to their communities on the evening of Friday, March 23.


Students and chaperones stay at The Downtown Hotel. Chaperones are given individual rooms and are placed between student rooms to ensure adequate ability to supervise. Students share hotel rooms (max 4ppl per room). Chaperones receive their own rooms, close to the students under their supervision.


KIAC provides all meals for the duration of the program, as well as a bag lunch for the bus ride home on Sunday. Please note dietary restrictions/allergies on your application. It is recommended that you pack a lunch and/ or dinner for the trip up to Dawson, as no food is provided this day.

After Classes

Students break after classes to relax, eat dinner and then participate in our evening programming. You will learn more about our evening activities in the YAE Program you will receive upon arrival in Dawson. Curfew is at 10pm with lights out at 11pm. Chaperones are welcome to adjust curfew to an earlier time if needed. It is recommended that you pack a lunch and/ or dinner for the trip up to Dawson, as no food is provided this day.


1. Successful applicants will be notified and provided with additional paperwork by Feb 23rd.
2. Contract must be submitted by Mar 2.
Questions? Contact Ange and Marie-Claire at (867)993-5005 or
We look forward to hearing from you!


Applications must be submitted by Friday, Feb 16th at 4:30pm