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Exciting Career Opportunities with Yukon Arts Centre

Exciting Career Opportunities with Yukon Arts Centre

Have you dreamed of being part of an exciting, daring, adventurous and caring team of people?  Have you wanted to belong to people who come together to face any challenge, any adversity, handling their part of the task by relying on their expertise?  Star Trek doesn’t corner the market on good team adventure!

The Yukon Arts Centre is offering two positions:  Marketing and Development Coordinator and Accounts Coordinator.  Come be part of one of the coolest, and hardest working teams of Arts Presenters in the Territory.  You’ll be challenged.  You’ll be asked to use your skills, your expertise, your creativity, but you’ll have a team of people that have your back, and together you’ll make arts productions happen. 

Follow this link to learn more how you can be a part of Starfle---um, the Yukon Arts Centre.

http://yukonartscentre.com/programs/careers
 

Gallery Arts Administration Internship

Gallery Arts Administration Internship

Gallery Arts Administration Internship

28 weeks (September 18, 2012 – March 31, 2013) with a possibility of extension
Full time - $17.27 / hour (plus $0.72/ hour for health benefits)

The Internship will offer a 28 week work opportunity at the Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery in presenting/developing visual art exhibitions, managing art programs, and working in collection and arts administration. Particular focus for this job is event planning and coordination for special public events, workshops and community engagement through Culture Days, art talks, winter festival visual art events and assisting the Arts Centre with the upcoming National Museum Conference to be held in Whitehorse. Hands-on experience will be gained through working on exhibitions, events and education programs as part of the Gallery Team at the Yukon Arts Centre, with our programming partners in the community and directly with local and visiting artists.

A knowledge and understanding of the emerging artist community in the Yukon will be beneficial, as will the candidate's intention to build a career in the growing cultural industry sector.

Requirements: This position is funded through Young Canada Works and the Cultural Human Resource Council which states that students must be recent graduate who has graduated from college or university within the last 24 months at the start of employment; are between 16 and 30 years of age; legally entitled to work in Canada; and not be working 30 hours or more at another job. Students with disabilities, Aboriginal students and students who are members of a visible minority are encouraged to apply.

Applications (cover letter and resume) may be submitted by July 31, 2012:

Preferably by e-mail to Visual Arts Engagement, Jessica Vellenga (867) 393-7109
Or by mail to Box 16, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5X9
Or dropped off at the Yukon Arts Centre, 300 College Drive, Whitehorse

 

Photo: bgottsab

 

Technical & Operations Director

Technical & Operations Director

The Technical Director is responsible for technical services at the Mainstage and Studio and provides technical leadership to the Old Fire Hall team.  The Technical Director and his team provide technical support to the Art Gallery.  The Yukon Arts Centre also programmes into the smaller communities throughout Yukon, and the Technical Director will support that programming as required.
Additional responsibilities include:
• act as liaison with the Properties Management Department,
• oversee minor facility maintenance and the custodial contractor,
• supervise maintenance of  all stage equipment,
• manage infrastructure and systems projects,
• oversee health and safety programmes,
• develop and train a corps of casual stage crew,
• develop and train a corps of volunteer stage crew.

The ideal candidate will be a graduate of a post secondary live performance technical programme with at least five years working experience. 

Key strengths will include leadership skills, a willingness to work in a flexible team environment and the ability to work with a wide range of external and internal clients. Given the high level of activity at YAC (typically 75% of the available Mainstage dates are used) efficient staff and resource scheduling is very important.

Technical skills should include;
• lighting design,
• live sound operation,
• strong computer skills in either MAC or PC or ideally both,
• a knowledge of CAD (Vectorworks),
• stage rigging,
• experience with finances, including the preparation of budgets.

Applications should be submitted to:
Al Cushing, CEO
Yukon Arts Centre
By e-mail to ceo@yac.ca
By mail to Box 16, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5X9
By facsimile to 867-393-6300

Please include résumé, references and an indication of salary expectation.

Applications will be accepted up until 22 June 2012.  Please note that we may only be able to reply to the individuals selected for interview.
Start date would be as soon as possible but no later than 13 August 2012.

http://www.yukonartscentre.com

Administrative & Accounting Assistant Job Posting

Administrative & Accounting Assistant Job Posting

Administrative & Accounting Assistant

Term Position for 12 months, 20 hours per week
Starting wage:  $15,99/hour increasing to $16.81/hour following six month probation period  (plus $0.72 per hour for health benefits)

This is a new and evolving position that will provide administrative support to the Accounts Coordinator, the Director of Marketing and Development, and the CEO.

Responsibilities will include:
• assisting with the cultivation of gallery and theatre sponsors and donors,
•  processing accounts receivable and payable
• assisting with grant preparation and reporting
• records management

Requirements:
• a solid understanding of computer technologies and a willingness to learn new software,
• highschool  graduation or better
• enrollment in, or completion of an arts or business administration certificate or degree programme or other relevant post secondary education
• precise and detailed oriented
• excellent communication skills

It would be useful, but not necessary, to have experience with the Adagio accounting software or Theatre Manager box office software.

Applications may be submitted up to 01 June 2012
Preferably by e-mail to Accounts Coordinator, Adrienne Hill at accounts@yac.ca
Or by mail to Box 16, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5X9
Or dropped off at the Yukon Arts Centre, 300 College Drive, Whitehorse

 

Photo credit: Andrew Michaels

Summer Student Job

Summer Student Job

Gallery Summer Outreach - Summer Student Position

May 30, 2012 - August 31, 2012 (extension into September is a possibility)
Full time - $16.59 / hour (plus $0.72/ hour for health benefits)

The Internship will offer up to a 16 week work opportunity at the Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery in presenting/developing visual art exhibitions, managing art programs, and working in collection and arts administration. Particular focus for this job is Outreach art programming and promoting the Gallery through social media. Hands-on experience will be gained through working on exhibitions, events and education programs as part of the Gallery Team at the Yukon Arts Centre, with our programming partners in the community and directly with local and visiting artists.

A knowledge and understanding of the emerging artist community in the Yukon will be beneficial, as will the candidate's intention to build a career in the growing cultural industry sector.

Requirements: This position is funded through Young Canada Works and the Canadian Museums Association which states that students must be registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year; intend to return to secondary or post-secondary school on a full-time basis during the next academic year; are between 16 and 30 years of age; legally entitled to work in Canada; and not be working 30 hours or more at another job. Students with disabilities, Aboriginal students and students who are members of a visible minority are encouraged to apply.

Applications may be submitted by May 25, 2012:

Preferably by e-mail to Visual Arts Engagement, Jessica Vellenga (867) 393-7109
Or by mail to Box 16, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5X9
Or dropped off at the Yukon Arts Centre, 300 College Drive, Whitehorse

 

Photo: bgottsab