Position: Executive Director, Music Yukon
Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Wage: $30/hour, 30 hours/week
Anticipated Start Date: January 20, 2019

Music Yukon, a not-for-profit society, is at the heart of Yukon’s emergence as a national leader in the creation, production, presentation, sale and distribution of music by Yukon artists.

Music Yukon exists to:

  • Help artists achieve their artistic, career and business goals including musicianship, professionalism, business success, economic self-sufficiency and cultural expression.
  • Develop and improve the market for Yukon musicians and northern music industry.
  • Enhance the presence of music and Yukon’s music sector in the community and the nation as a source of economic opportunity, cultural identity, community quality of life and entertainment.
  • Represent the interests of the Yukon’s music sector locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

The Executive Director is the only full-time permanent staff person for the association and is therefore expected to perform a variety of tasks in fulfillment of the organization’s mandate.

The Executive Director reports to and is supported by the association’s Board of Directors.


  • Previous experience in not-for-profit administration, preferably in the arts sector;
  • Experience advocating for a membership at both the national and local level;
  • Familiarity with the Canadian and Yukon music industry,
  • Experience managing Human Resources, with an understanding of the Yukon Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations;
  • Proven track record of effectively establishing and maintaining budgets;
  • Preparation and analysis of financial statements and budget tracking and reporting;
  • Experience in fundraising and revenue generation including the development of grant applications, administration and stewardship of funds and report preparation;
  • Ability to manage projects;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks;
  • Proven success in problem-solving and conflict resolution;
  • Experience working with and reporting to a Board of Directors;
  • Strong computer and office skills, including basic marketing and social media competency; and
  • Experience in event planning and management.


  • Candidate will be expected to live in Whitehorse or a Yukon community for the duration of their employment;
  • Candidate will be expected to travel throughout Canada and abroad from time-to-time as required by the position; and
  • Candidate will be expected to work irregular hours as required.

For more information, please view our website at www.musicyukon.com or email jobs@musicyukon.com.

Cover letters and résumés should be submitted via email as a single PDF document to jobs@musicyukon.com by December 14, 2018 by 5:00p.m. PST. Electronic applications only.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.