Employment opportunity

Instructor(s), Yukon First Nations Arts Certificate Program

Competition number
HR 19.75
School of Academic & Skill Development
Hourly rate: $35.23 to $39.62. Based on 45 hour modular delivery per art category, OR 24 hours bi-weekly.
Casual position from: August 12, 2019 to May 1, 2020
Ayamdigut (Whitehorse) Campus
Initial review date

Instructor(s) required to teach the following:
• Beadwork
• Sewing
• Traditional Footwear
• Carving
• Fine Craft Work (porcupine quillwork, tufting, fish scale art)
• Nature Crafts and Product Development

The Yukon First Nations Arts Certificate Program’s focus is to enhance students’ artistic abilities in the development of unique, innovative, traditional and contemporary indigenous arts and crafts. Reporting to the Chair, School of Academic and Skill Development, this position will be responsible for planning, organizing and delivering lessons using tactile instruction to develop indigenous arts and crafts.  Duties will also include assigning, reviewing, and evaluating student art projects and maintaining accurate records.

We are looking for applicants who enjoy working in a student-centered environment and being part of a dynamic team. The ideal candidate will have a degree in Fine Arts or a Native Cultural Arts Instructor Certificate with a combination of a degree or relevant training in Education and extensive experience teaching art in an adult learning environment. Candidates with an acceptable combination of post-secondary education and training with related experience may also be considered.

For additional information please contact:

Erica Bourdon, Chair, Academic and Skill Development

Email: ebourdon@yukoncollege.yk.ca

Phone: (867) 668-8608


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.

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.