Events and Communications Coordinator

  • Program stream: Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage
  • Job title: Events and Communications Coordinator
  • Organization name: Yukon Transportation Museum
  • Job location: Whitehorse, Yukon
  • Length of assignment: 2020-09-28 to 2021-03-31 (26 weeks)
  • Hourly wage: $20.00

The Yukon Transportation Museum is looking for a person to fill the role of Communications/Marketing Coordinator at the Yukon Transportation Museum. We are looking for an excellent communicator who can help us meet the COVID-19 challenges with creative outreach initiatives. Do you love working on exciting projects that impact your community and do you want a position that provides you with the freedom to stretch your creative legs? Do you wish to stretch your skills, challenge yourself?

About You

- You’re proactive.

- You’re highly motivated.

- You’re a storyteller and a dynamic communicator.

- You absolutely love all things digital, and can’t help but look at the world through social-media-tinted glasses.

- You have a good idea of how the web works and you want to grow that understanding and apply it to a not for profit museum focussed on Yukon transportation

About The Position

- The ideal candidate will be able to communicate complicated ideas effectively, have some hands-on experience in social media management, content management systems, be data-driven with an emphasis on storytelling

- Confidence, accountability and an action-oriented attitude are keys to success in this position

Key Responsibilities

- Learn everyday!

- Manage day-to-day content creation on social media and website and forecast using an editorial calendar.

- Support the museum staff with coordination, creation, organization and delivery of marketing and outreach campaigns.

- Handle social media administration and coordination across multiple platforms. This may include daily writing, editing, publishing, and updating content on the pages.

- Collaboratively recommend strategy, planning and execution of digital initiatives through both direct and indirect channels.

- Collaborate with partners to develop content and other digital assets.

- Assist in the development of product strategies to elevate brand awareness, enhance product positioning and deliver value-add materials to digital channels.

- Produce regular reporting on user accounts and project status.

- Manage tracking and reporting using Google Analytics.

- Stay current with online trends and best practices, including online marketing techniques, site/user experience optimization, social media, metrics/measurement and conversion techniques.



1. English speaking. Good speaking skills and excellent written skills. French, Indigenous language, German, or Japanese as a first or second language would be considered an asset.

2. Good knowledge of Yukon history or geography (or a willingness to learn).

3. Friendly, outgoing, and self-motivated.

4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

5. Understanding of current digital marketing concepts, strategy and best practices.

6. Time management for multiple and competing priorities.

7. Creative writing and/or social media community building.

8. Experience with social media.

9. Experience with Google Analytics, AdWords (Google Suite Certification is an asset).

10. Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite is an asset.Experience with content management systems.

11. Remote working is an option due to COVID-19, must be self-motivated and task oriented

12. A completed degree in a related field, such as tourism, marketing, administration, management, or arts (or related training and experience).

The Yukon Transportation Museum is committed to hiring women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and Aboriginals.

The start date for this position is Sept 28, 2020 at the Yukon Transportation Museum, with an end date of March 31, 2021.

Participants must also meet all requirements of the Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage program and be registered on the YCW website. The selected candidate must:

-be a Canadian citizen, be a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada; and are legally entitled to work in Canada;

-be between the ages of 16 and 30 at the start of employment;

-be willing to commit to the full duration of the work period, not have another full-time job during the program, and not receive EI benefits while in the program;

-be an unemployed or underemployed college or university graduate who is not employed full-time or a recent graduate that has graduated from college

-have not participated in or been paid under YCWBCH or any other Career Focus internship program funded under Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy.

Application Requirements:

Applications may be sent by email, mail, or hand delivered to the Yukon Transportation Museum, and must include:

1) Resume

2) Short cover letter introducing the applicant

3) A facebook post tagging the museum (@goYTMgo) showing your ability to engage and your understanding of the museum’s mandate and a focal topic

Address cover letter to Janna Swales, Executive Director.

37.5 hrs per week at $20/hr

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