Closing Date 28 June 2013

The Yukon Arts Centre is a not for profit charitable organization that is dedicated to the development of the arts as an important cultural, social and economic force in the Yukon.  We intend to be model for the development of the arts in the north and a stimulus for a vibrant and creative Territory.

We are seeking a like minded team player who can help us achieve our goals: an enthusiastic, innovative but precise individual who will fill the full time position of Marketing and Development Coordinator.

This is an opportunity for a creative, self-motivated, creative and engaging individual The Marketing and Development Coordinator will take leadership in institutional and event marketing, sponsorships and individual giving including the shaping of a strategic marketing and development plan. The successful candidate will strive to increase the Yukon Arts Centre’s base of community financial support, audience and client base, heighten its visibility and, increase gallery visitations.

The Marketing and Development Coordinator is responsible for:
• Developing and implementing a multi-year marketing/development plan and with that plan:
o Developing publicity, fundraising and communications materials:
o Developing and servicing an effective sponsorship programme:
o Developing and servicing an effective individual donor programme:
o Marketing the corporate image/brand:
o Guiding all departments in the use of a common style for all communications:
• Nurturing and coordinating media relations.
• Creating and seizing opportunities to keep the Yukon Arts Centre in the public’s eye.
• Working with the Yukon Arts Centre Foundation on fundraising initiatives.
• Marketing all Yukon Arts Centre presentations, including Mainstage, Old Fire Hall, Galleries and community outreach.

The Marketing and Development Coordinator will report to the CEO and work closely with and support the Artistic Director, the Gallery Director and the Community Programming Director. The Marketing and Development Coordinator will have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and will be able to exploit the power of social media. The work is challenging and requires excellent time management and the ability maximize the impact of the available resources. Relationship building and maintaining clear, precise records are essential.  Considerable computer literacy and the ability to use Microsoft Office and the many available social media tools are required.

The successful candidate will have University or College level training or the equivalent, in any of the following; Communications, Fundraising or Marketing, and with at least two years experience working in one those rolls.

This is a full time position starting no later than July 29th and requires a willingness to work flexible hours as dictated by the needs of job. Evening and weekend work will be necessary.

To apply, please forward your resume in confidence to:
Al Cushing
Executive Director
Yukon Arts Centre
email - Al Cushing
or by mail to
Box 16
Whitehorse, YT
Y1A 5X9

Deadline for application: 28 June 2013

We thank all interested applicants in advance, but will only be contacting those selected for an interview.