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Aboriginal Sports Circle NWT
November 7, 2022
Yellowknife, NT
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  • $65,000 - $70,000


Aboriginal Sports Circle NWT

Established in 1999, the Aboriginal Sports Circle of the Northwest Territories (ASCNWT) was created through a national consensus building process. ASCNWT was created as one of 13 Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal Sport Bodies (PTASB) in response to the need for more accessible and equitable sport and recreation opportunities for Aboriginal peoples across Canada.

ASCNWT’s mandate is to develop Indigenous culture, sport, athletes, and coaches across the Northwest Territories (NWT). ASCNWT achieves these goals through several community programs and events along with territorial and national partnerships.


The internship will have several different responsibilities over the course of their contract, to offer as wide a range of experience as possible. Some of these responsibilities include:

A. Games Management – The internship will be used as a support staff position to help deliver Team NT to the 2023 North American Indigenous Games in Halifax, NS.

B. Event Management – The Intern will work alongside the Events Manager in organizing, planning, and delivering all ASCNWT key events.

C. Leadership Development – Work alongside the Leadership Development Coordinator to help plan and navigate the Aboriginal Coaching Modules and the leadership workshops.

D. Governance – The Intern will work alongside the Executive Director to help with the governance of the organization.

E. Other Programs – The Intern will support other work areas of ASCNWT as needed.


A. Education • Preference given to candidates with post-secondary diploma or degree in sport and recreation, business, event management, Indigenous studies, communications, or a related field. • Internship is designed to be an opportunity for recent graduates to gain work experience.

B. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities • Knowledge of community cultures, traditions, and history. • Knowledge of the political landscape of the communities in the NWT. • Knowledge/experience of event planning. • Knowledge/experience working in or with remote communities • Ability to strategically plan for future growth. • Ability and experience speaking to and facilitating large groups. • Knowledge/experience of social media, website management and creating electronic publications.

C. Proficiency and use of computers for: • Microsoft Office (Excel, Power Point, Word) • Email • Internet • Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) • Experience with Illustration programs are considered an asset

D. Additional Requirements • Satisfactory criminal records check, and vulnerable sector check required. • Extensive travel may be required to deliver certain ASCNWT programs. • Successful applicant must be of Indigenous descent.

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