Employment Opportunity: Cultural Programs Coordinator

Employment Opportunity: Cultural Programs Coordinator

Position Overview

YFNCT seeks a dedicated, energetic, highly organized individual to serve as our Cultural Programs Coordinator. This position is ideal for someone looking to develop a career in the arts and cultural sector and be a part of dynamic organization and a vibrant and growing sector.  

The Cultural Program Coordinator provides key support for YFNCT senior staff and assists with the planning and delivery of key programs and initiatives including the Adäka Cultural Festival, artistic and business training workshops, tradeshows and exhibitions, and other events and conferences. 

Characteristics of the Successful Candidate

The successful candidate:

  • Values community building and sustainable development in the arts and tourism sectors;
  • Can adapt to change, and handle challenges with ease
  • Can help organize key events including Adäka Cultural Festival and others;
  • Is organized, strategic and efficient in their work;
  • Is motivated to be a part of an incredible arts, culture and tourism story; and
  • Is ready to learn and work together in a team environment to further the goals of the organization.

Job Responsibilities


  • Assist with the planning and coordination of all aspects of the Adäka Cultural Festival;
  • Assist with the planning and coordination of the annual Bead, Hide and Fur Symposium; and
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of pop-up exhibitions, trade shows, and other key events.


  • Coordinate training/workshops to support youth, emerging and master artists and entrepreneurs; and
  • Assist with the research and development of resources and materials related to artist and sector development.

Artist Development Program

  • Serve as the point person | liaison for YFNCT artist members; and
  • Manage YFNCT artist database and resource library.

Artist Marketing Support 

  • Assist with the coordination and management of digital assets including artist vignettes, photoshoots, and more.


  • Assist with artist outreach and engagement in key programs and activities;
  • Assist in program planning, marketing and promotion;
  • Assist in developing and implementing regular social media and communications content; and
  • Other related administrative duties in support of a successful team, program and organization.


The Programs Assistant:

  • Has strong community outreach and interpersonal skills;
  • Understands how to develop training workshops for artistic, skill and business development related to visual arts and traditional craft;
  • Has excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; and
  • Is proficient in the use of current office productivity software i.e.: Microsoft Office suite of products – specifically MS Excel

Essential Qualifications

  • Is knowledgeable about First Nations arts and culture;
  • Has proven experience in supporting community programming and event planning;
  • Education or training in the fields of Event Management, Cultural Resource Management, Heritage, Education, Administration, or Anthropology studies, etc.;
  • 2+ years in program planning, administration or arts or heritage sector;
  • Understanding of the Yukon arts, culture and heritage sectors; and
  • Previous experience working with artists, galleries, cultural centres, events and the like.


  • YFN Knowledge of history and culture, and traditional territories; and
  • Valid drivers license – if not, willing and able to obtain.


Working at YFNCT, you share values of Yukon First Nations, teamwork, innovation, productivity, fun, strong work ethic and learning.

Job Acceptance

  • With job offer, job description would be signed off by the candidate together with the Executive Director or Humane Resources lead.

How to apply

Please email your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience to:   

Charlene Alexander, Executive Director 

Deadline for application: 4pm, December 14, 2021

The Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association (YFNCT) is a non-profit, stakeholder-based organization that is committed to growing and promoting vibrant and sustainable arts/culture and tourism sectors.  Our vision is for arts and culture to unify and strengthen Yukon First Nations communities creating pride, renowned artists, and inspiring experiences that attract visitors from around the world.