Executive Director, Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC)

Employment Opportunity:

Executive Director, Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC)

Dawson City, Yukon, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Territory

Initial Application Review Date: Friday, March 5th, 2021
Position will be advertised until filled.

Starting Date: ASAP, flexible start date.

The Executive Director is Dawson City Arts Society’s (DCAS) chief operating officer, and in partnership with the DCAS Board of Directors, is responsible for the success of the DCAS operating arm, the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC). Together, the Executive Director and the Board assure the accomplishment of KIAC’s mission and vision.

This position has a wide range of responsibilities including the management of human and financial resources of the organization and the care and maintenance of the KIAC facility. The position represents the organization in the community and is the liaison with many community stakeholders and partners.

Essential Qualifications

  • A combination of post-secondary education (preferably arts management related) and demonstrated management or senior administrative experience, ideally in an arts related and/or not-for-profit environment reporting to a Board of Directors.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management, including administration related to project-based and core funding, annual budget preparation, cash flow management, payroll.
  • Demonstrated experience in human resource management, including ability to train, supervise and motivate staff and volunteers.
  • Willing and able to work in a multicultural, diverse and inclusive organization and community. Knowledge and understanding of Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in and/or Indigenous cultures in Canada.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including, but not limited to, word-processing, spreadsheets, email, and media relations.
  • Leadership experience at a senior level with the ability to balance day to day responsibilities while executing high level strategic objectives; effective time management skills.

About Klondike Institute of Art & Culture
Located at the edge of the arctic circle in Dawson City, Yukon, KIAC is: ODD Gallery; Dawson City International Short Film Festival; Yukon Riverside Arts Festival; Macaulay House Artist in Residence Program; The Natural & The Manufactured project; The Dawson Daily News Print & Publishing Festival; Performing Arts Series, Community and youth programs, workshops and courses. With Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation and Yukon University, KIAC is a partner of the Yukon School of Visual Arts.

Looking for more information? Please see the downloadable detailed job description.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to the Dawson City Arts Society at hr@kiac.ca

Position: Executive Director
Details: 37.5 hrs per week, permanent position
Salary: $64,000 annually
Location: Klondike Institute of Art & Culture, 902 2nd Avenue, Dawson City, Yukon
Starting Date: ASAP, flexible start date.

Initial Application Review Date: Friday, March 5th, 2021
Position will be advertised until filled.

The venue includes:

  • Ramp access to enter at the back of the building (no automatic doors)
  • Accessible washrooms on each level
  • Elevator to access the second level
  • There is no accessible parking

Klondike Institute of Art & Culture
Dënäkär Zho
(867) 993 5005

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Images by KIAC (clockwise left to right):
Dawson City International Short Film Festival workshop with Neil McDonald, 2019 / Youth Art Enrichment Program, 2019 / Jillian McDonald Artist Talk in the ODD Gallery, 2019 / Susu Robin at DCMF Songwriter-In-Residence Concert, 2020