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Events Manager - Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre

This is a Temporary, Full-time position.

Category: Management
Province: Whitehorse, Yukon
Position: Events Manager
Deadline: March 28, 2019
Posted: March 13, 2019

Job Description / Duties

Events Manager
Position: Events Manager – Maternity Leave Cover Position

Type: Full Time, Term Position, 12-16 Months
Closing Date: Thursday, March 28 at 5:00 pm

The Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre is seeking an Events Manager for a 12-16 month, maternity leave cover term.

The Events Manager (EM) is responsible for booking, organizing, planning and implementing events in the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre including receiving and directing rental inquiries, managing the overall bookings calendar, conducting rental client tours, coordinating event intakes, creating event sheets, quotes and contracts, organizing event plans and schedules, maintaining and updating event paperwork, and communicating with clients.

The successful applicant will have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, and a strong ability to work as part of a team as well as independently. This position requires exceptional attention to detail and time management skills, as well as strong organization and information management skills.

The incumbent will possess strong knowledge and experience in event planning and management, and have a passion for providing outstanding customer service and ensuring the success of every event.

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Kwanlin Dün Cultural Society’s Human Resources Preferential Hire Policy will be in affect – please be sure to clearly self-identify.

Qualifications / Required Skills


Post secondary education in Business, Communications, Performance Arts, Tourism, First Nation Studies combined with extensive experience in event planning/management or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Minimum of 5 years of event management experience;
Strong knowledge of the local conference and events planning industry;
Excellent verbal, public and written communication;
Efficient, consistent team player;
Marketing and promotional skills;
Innovative problem solving and puzzle solving skills;
An out-going, people-oriented personality;
Project management experience;
Demonstrated planning and organizational skills;
Excellent attention to detail;
Ability to manage a heavy workload and establish priorities;
Mediation and dispute resolution skills;
Well-developed time management skills;
Employee and HR management skills;
Ability to take on responsibility and use initiative to prioritize and work effectively, under pressure and to tight deadlines;
Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment.

Knowledge of Kwanlin Dün’s First Nation history, culture, goals and aspirations is required for success in this position.

Additional Information

A full job description can be found here

Salary: Annual = $52,650

Contact Information

Please submit your resume, cover letter and references no later than 5:00pm PST on Thursday, March 28, 2019 to

Ms. Heather McIntyre, Executive Director at