Employment opportunity

Program Director, Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA)

Competition number
HR 18.03
Applied Arts Division
Salary: $86,386 to $102,841 per annum based on 75 hours bi-weekly.
Start Date: June 1, 2018
Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA), Dawson City
Initial review date

The Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA) is an accredited post-secondary art school located in the historic town of Dawson City.  Through a partnership between the Dawson City Arts Society, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation and Yukon College, the school offers a unique Foundation Year arts program integrating studies in traditional and contemporary art practices, history and theory. The SOVA Foundation Year is entering its twelfth year of programming.

Yukon College is seeking a highly motivated Program Director to work with the College and the SOVA Governance Council to lead SOVA into the next phase of its development.  The Program Director will be responsible for meeting student recruitment targets, developing and implementing strategic plans for marketing and recruitment, and building the profile of SOVA locally, nationally and internationally through relationship building, community outreach, and evolving partnerships with other arts and cultural institutions.  Academic management and continued growth and development of SOVA programming are also key responsibilities of this position.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum Master’s degree in Fine Arts, Education or related field. Candidates with equivalent work experience may be considered. Candidates must have a track record in successfully managing and coordinating post-secondary education programs and people in a cross-cultural environment. 

Experience teaching Visual Arts in a post-secondary institution, applying for arts funding, and writing successful grant proposals will be considered assets.

Quoting the competition number, please send your cover letter and resume to:

Human Resource Services Yukon College, Box 2799
Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5K4
Fax: 867.668.8896
Email: hr@yukoncollege.yk.ca

Applicants should clearly outline all relevant qualifications since selection for interview will be based on applications submitted. A statement of qualifications, which outlines the selection standards, and a position description are available in PDF format for all Bargaining Unit positions, by following the links above.

Please be prepared to provide official transcripts upon request.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.