Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association
Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association
1-1109 Front St, Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 5G4 (Whitehorse, YT)
Part time
Hours / week:
30 hours/week
Wage / Salary:
Date posted:
Closing date:
Contact Info:
Mark Doucette


The Yukon First Nations Culture & Tourism Association (YFNCT) was formed in 2013 with the merging of the Adäka Cultural Festival and the Yukon First Nations Tourism Association (YFNTA). The merger of these two entities created a strong organization with a dual sector mandate: to work with all Yukon First Nations to promote and foster the development of vibrant and sustainable Indigenous arts/culture and tourism sectors. YFNCT has grown exponentially in the past 9 years and now has 8 full-time staff members and delivers a long list of programs, services and events including the annual Adäka Cultural Festival, the Bead, Hide and Fur Symposium, the Advancing Indigenous Tourism Conference and more. YFNCT is led by a strong Board of directors composed of YFN leaders in the arts/culture and tourism industries. 

Working with the Manager of Tourism Development , Manager of Training & Community Engagement and the Marketing Manager the Tourism Development Assistant will work to provide administrative, planning and coordination support to the Tourism Department and Marketing Manager.  Duties will include responding to email, phone and social media inquiries from visitors; updating the Indigenous Yukon website including calendar of events, artist and operator profiles, images and content; Mylio photo database management and organization; logistical coordination of familiarization tours, media tours, site inspections and community engagement tours; promotion and distribution of YFN Welcome Guide; and office support including filing and communications including the YFNCT tourism newsletter.


In addition to the ability to fulfill the position description responsibilities the following requirements and assets are sought from the successful candidate:


·       Familiarity with Yukon First Nations and communities outside of Whitehorse;

·       Proven organizational skills;

·       Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel and Apple Mail;

·       Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment;

·       Ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities and;

·       Excellent communication skills.


·       An understanding of the Yukon’s Indigenous tourism sector

·       Knowledge of Yukon First Nations history and culture, Final Agreements and traditional territories

·       Valid class 5 driver’s license

Additional Information:
14 week position to start early June
To apply:
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