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Career opportunity:


Yellowknife, NT

Taylor Architecture Group (TAG) is a Northern-based architecture and engineering firm with a focus on community design work, especially for First Nation and Inuit communities, throughout the Far North.

We have an immediate opening for a Communications Specialist in our Yellowknife office.


The ideal candidate will be socially conscious, open minded, and willing to learn about the aspirations, needs and lifestyles of our diverse clients. At TAG you will have the opportunity to explore design responses to issues like Indigenous/settler reconciliation, climate change, and social justice. You will also gain hands-on experience with project delivery in some of the most logistically challenging environments anywhere on earth.

In Yellowknife, you will find a vibrant community of young professionals with high levels of civic engagement. Cross-country skiing is popular in winter with many hundreds of kilometers of trails to explore. In summer, Northerners enjoy camping and canoeing on the many lakes and river systems directly accessible from in town. 

TAG's project work ranges through community engagement, planning frameworks and feasibility studies, along with the design of large-scale civic facilities, residential work, and renovations or upgrades. TAG’s projects are located in communities across the Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. Travel on small aircraft and remote winter roads will be a requirement of the position.


  • Support the Manager of Research and Development at TAG in undertaking interviews and documentation for projects that are currently underway

  • Contribute written content to reports and proposals

  • Support pre-design phases of architectural projects through involvement in the planning process, or research such as cultural, material and site investigations

  • Support community outreach activities, including coordinating, promoting and preparing for engagement sessions

  • Update and maintain public web-based content

  • Work will include occasional travel to remote communities in the Arctic and Sub-arctic; candidate should be comfortable with travel in small airplanes.


Credentials and Skills:

These skills would usually be attained through a university degree in Communications, Urbanism, Journalism, Geography, or similar, in combination with 2+ years of work experience in Northern Canada.

  • Understanding of Northern and Indigenous issues especially as they relate to housing, land, education or community development

  • Excellent written communication skills

  • Ability to work sensitively in cross-cultural environments

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; fluent in written and spoken English

  • Interest in the impacts of the built environment on community well-being

  • Ability to think creatively and develop flexible responses to project challenges

  • Experience preparing proposals or funding applications

  • Experience using InDesign and other Adobe software

  • Competency in graphic design is an asset

  • Project management experience is an asset

  • Experience in the industry of architecture/engineering/design is an asset


Length of Contract:

Candidate will begin as soon as possible in 2023. This is a full time (37.5 hr/week), one-year contract located in Yellowknife, NWT. Part-time or flexible hours could be negotiated with the right candidate.

Moving Costs:

A moving expense stipend will be provided by TAG. Temporary housing is available upon arrival in Yellowknife until the candidate secures permanent housing.


Salary and benefits:

Salary and benefits to be commensurate with experience; full benefits package available.


How to apply:

Please submit your CV and samples of work to

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