Competition #23-24-48 Curator and Indigenous Collections Specialist

Mar 4, 2024

Regular Full-Time                   

Salary: Level 7 – $74,405.05 – $87,043.38

Robust Benefits and Pension Package

Location: Haines Junction

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Cultural Education Manager, the Curator and Indigenous Collections Specialist is responsible for developing and implementing a Dan K’e approach to the Collections Management and Exhibit Development. This position is responsible for documenting, researching and managing the CAFN’s collections. This includes cataloguing, significant assessment, storage, objects movements, object research, display installation, record photography, procurement, promotion and all aspects of the collection documentation. Planning, organizing and participating in the design of exhibit displays and special projects of the Da Ku Cultural Centre Dakwäkäda and other CAFN communities, utilizing deign techniques to produce desired visual effect and educational messages, and performs other related duties as required.

Education and Experience:

Diploma in a discipline appropriate to museums, such as museum management, curatorial, cultural resource management, collections management, archival studies, and conservation or related field.  Considerable experience in the management of museum collections and exhibition design are required. Proficiency in MS Office is required. Experience using a collection database would be an asset. An equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience may be considered.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Criminal Record Check.
  • Valid Yukon Class 5 driver’s license would be asset.
  • Willing and able to travel within Yukon communities, and outside Yukon as requested.
  • Willingness to work variable hours, including evenings and weekends, as required.
  • Ability to lift and carry objects such as exhibits, artifacts, cultural objects, supplies, equipment, laptops, etc.
  • Mandatory confidentiality is a condition of employment for all CAFN personnel.
  • All Champagne and Aishihik First Nations employees are expected to conduct their duties in a harmonious and cooperative manner intended to enhance the First Nations efforts to build a strong and prosperous Government.


CAFN is an equal opportunity employer, however, qualified CAFN Citizens will be given priority and under fills will be considered. Please self-identify in your cover letter or resume.

Please note that selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume. We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Temporary Assignments may be considered. Please ensure you have supervisor approval before applying.

An eligibility list will be created from this posting.

Job description:Curator and Indigenous Collections Specialist JD Sept 1 2020

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Send current resume and supporting documents to:

Megan MacKellar

Human Resources Officer

Phone: (867) 634-4200 ext. 245