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Office Administrator

Deadline for applications is Thursday March 30, 2023 at 4:30pm Yukon Time.                                

Start Date: May 1, 2023 (or earlier if available)
Wage (hourly): $24.00    
Duration: Term position ending August 31st, 2023, with potential for extension
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Location: Dawson City, Yukon   

Are you an energetic, organized, people person who is passionate about supporting the success of a cultural and artistic hub in the Yukon? The Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture is seeking its next Office Administrator.

The Office Administrator is the first point of public contact who works closely with all staff to ensure smooth and effective operations of the organization. As Office Administrator, the employee ensures the day-to-day operations, undertaking a broad range of front of house administration, financial administration, facility administration, and promotional administration.

The Office Administrator must be highly organized, self-motivated, professional, personable and able to work independently and cooperatively in a dynamic environment. The successful candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills, and demonstrated experience in an administrative setting.

Please see the full Office Administrator Job Posting for more details and application instructions.

Events & Programs Assistant

Deadline for applications is Thursday March 30, 2023 at 4:30pm Yukon Time.                                

Start Date: May 1, 2023
Wage (hourly): $21.00    
Duration: 1 year term position
Hours: 20 hours per week, including evenings and weekends
Location: Dawson City, Yukon   

Do you love performing arts and community events? Do you want to gain experience working professionally in the arts? KIAC is seeking an Events & Programs Assistant!

The Events & Programs Assistant will work with KIAC staff to assist with festivals, programs, performing arts concerts, bar and concession sales, venue set-up, volunteer support, gallery sitting, and events.

KIAC is seeking a post-secondary graduate who wants to gain experience in community and professional arts and culture. The Events & Programs Assistant must have experience in the service industry or event organization and are able to quickly troubleshoot problems as they arise.

Applicants must be between 19 – 30 years of age.

Please see the full Events & Programs Assistant Job Posting for more details and application instructions.

Artist in Residency Coordinator

Start Date: Flexible
Wage (hourly): $24.00    
Duration: Permanent Year-Round Position
Hours: 7.5 hours per week
Location: Dawson City, Yukon

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Accepting applications until the position is filled

The KIAC Artist in Residency program has been in operation since 2000 and has hosted over 300 artists. Artists come to Dawson City for periods of 4-12 weeks to work on their practice and engage with the community. This is a dynamic position, interacting with a wide variety of International and Canadian artists. The Residency Coordinator manages the program, which includes hosting the artists and assisting them with their needs in the community, coordinating upkeep of the Macaulay Residence House (owned by Parks Canada), and managing the call for artists and the selection process. The Artist-in-Residency program is a partnership between the Dawson City Arts Society (DCAS) and Parks Canada. This is a part time (7.5 hours per week) year-round position. Work hours are flexible. 

The incumbent must be self-motivated and able to work cooperatively and productively in a dynamic environment. Organizational experience is imperative. General knowledge and understanding of regional, national, and international visual arts activities and issues as well as some technical ability related to the installation of gallery exhibits and presentations would be helpful.

The Residency Coordinator has responsibility for a broad range of activities related to the Macaulay Artist Residency including planning, facilitating, and reporting on activities.

Please see the full Residency Coordinator Job Posting for more details and application instructions.        

Programs Manager

Upcoming Employment Opportunity

Term: June 2023 – June 2024
Wage (hourly): $24.00    
Duration: 1 year term position
Hours: 37.5hrs/week *some evenings and weekends may be required
Location: Dawson City, Yukon


KIAC is seeking a Programs Manager, an enthusiastic, organized individual who will plan, implement, and deliver our exciting educational and artistic programs. This includes community courses and workshops, youth programs, and seasonal activities such as the demo tent at the Yukon Riverside Arts Festival and the Youth Art Enrichment program. 

The ideal candidate has strong leadership skills, is highly organized, self-motivated, and able to work cooperatively in a dynamic environment with a wide range of individuals and community stakeholders, including professional and emerging artists, volunteers, parents and families, and more.   

Please see the Programs Manager Job Posting for more details.   

Workshop Instructors

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-$35/hr depending on experience.
Interested in hosting a workshop? Click here for more information!

Live Modelling

KIAC is always on the search for live models of any and all body types and experience levels. We call on models at various times throughout the year for different events and drop-ins. Want to know more? Please contact us at or give us a call at 867-993-5005.

Music Instruction

KIAC seeks music instructors for eight week fall, winter, and spring sessions. We are open to piano, vocals, guitar, and pretty much anything else! Lessons typically run in half-hour sessions between 3:30 and 7 PM once a week (up to six students per week).

Want to know more? Please contact us at or give us a call at 867-993-5005 or check out the full job description.

Event Support

Have event or meeting support experience? Add your name to our list of event contractors!

KIAC / Dënäkär Zho not only brings colour to Dawson City through arts residencies, exhibitions, events, and programs but we are a vital hub for community events. Our renters often express a need for support during their events so we are compiling a list of contractors.

To get more info, or to get added to the list of contractors, please visit this page