Executive Director

Date Posted: Jun 09, 2021
Application Deadline: Jun 25, 2021
Start Date: Jul 05, 2021

Hourly From: $30/hr To $30/hr
Province: Yukon
City: Whitehorse
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Part-time
Career Level: Upper management

Organization Description

Yukon Art Society

Yukon Art Society is a non-profit organization that strives to build the arts community in Yukon by inspiring the enjoyment of art and supporting those who make art to grow and access opportunities. Through our community space, Arts Underground, we are committed to offering a welcoming and inclusive place where those that love art in any way can come together to develop their own skills, explore their imaginations, express themselves, learn from one another, and share with each other.

Job Description

Job Description/Duties:

The Yukon Art Society is a non-profit organization that fosters the creative development of Yukon artists at all levels. Through our community space, Arts Underground, we strive to offer inclusive studios and galleries where Yukoners can come together to develop their skills, explore their imaginations, and express themselves.

We’re seeking a new leader for our organization. Reporting to the volunteer Board, the Executive Director is in charge of the day-to-day management of our amazing staff, writing grants and reports, keeping the finances in order, and building strong relationships with our members and stakeholders.

The ideal candidate would be a self-starter with solid financial and administrative skills, and a passion for building the Yukon’s visual arts community.


Essential Qualifications:

  • Experience with grant proposal and report writing
  • Management experience – including people, budgets and marketing
  • Proficiency in the use of computers for word processing, financial management, and e-mail communication
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Relevant post-secondary education or comparable experience in a relevant field will be considered.

Additional Info:

Desired Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience working with non-profit organizations and/or reporting to a board
  • Social media, website management, graphic design training and/or experience
  • Facility management and/or retail operation experience
  • Ability to think strategically, prioritize, and problem solve
  • Ability to build positive relationships internally and externally
  • Ability to work independently and in a team situation
  • Proficiency with Sage or other accounting software
  • Knowledge of Yukon visual artists and the Yukon arts community
  • Comfortable working in an environment with frequent interruptions
  • Experience or training in the visual arts and/or curation would be an asset

How to Apply:

How to Apply:

If this is you, please send in a resume with a cover letter to the email listed below. Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions.

Yukon Art Society / Arts Underground
15 - 305 Main Street
Whitehorse YT Y1A 2B4
Phone: (867) 667-4080

For more information, visit www.artsunderground.ca/about

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