Who We Are

Pinnguaq Association, a not-for-profit organization, incorporates STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) into unique learning applications that promote storytelling, health, wellness and growth with rural, remote and Indigenous communities. At its core, Pinnguaq embraces diversity and creates opportunities for community-based connectivity, equity and sustainability.

At Pinnguaq, we are committed to best practice workplace equity as an early adopter of Canada’s 50/30 challenge. Hiring qualified and passionate people to fill positions contributes to the overall success of our organization. We value hiring people with diverse backgrounds who reflect the local communities we serve; this core value helps build programming and resources that are grounded in trust, sustainability, active community participation, local economic development, and meaningful skill development.

We believe an equitable workplace is a healthy workplace; we welcome and advocate for diversity of perspectives and backgrounds to ensure our ongoing development is intersectional. We especially welcome Indigenous people, women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. We aim to cultivate a community that is collaborative and innovative, while prioritizing the well-being of our team members.

Pinnguaq Perks

We understand the importance of work-life balance. We want our employees to be healthy and feel supported, have access to resources they need, and be immersed in a positive work environment.

  • Comprehensive Benefit Package; including Employee Assistance Plan
  • 10 Paid Sick Days
  • Generous Vacation Days
  • Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Education Leave
  • Flexible Work Arrangements & Virtual Workplace Opportunities

For more information, read our reports and internal policies.

Available Positions

Junior Finance Administrative

As a member of the Finance team, you will be working with professionals who are comfortable with making financial decisions, delivering high-quality financial reporting and budgeting for organizational use. Pinnguaq provides an environment for you to thrive and succeed, joining the team will give you an enabling environment to grow your career.

Adult Digital Skills Educator (Iqaluit)

As a member of our delivery team, you’ll engage directly with youth and adult learners, helping them understand new concepts, explore possibilities within STEAM, and develop new digital skills.

Social Media Specialist

We have an incredible story to tell, and we need an incredible person to help us do it in social media. Working alongside rural, remote, Indigenous and other communities, Pinnguaq supports the development of STEAM skills – What’s “STEAM”? It stands for Science Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, and STEAM education develops those skills through an interactive, play-based learning approach.

Makerspace Lead and STEAM Educator (Kawartha Lakes)

We need a lead at the Kawartha Lakes (Lindsay) Makerspace, helping create the next generation of STEAM learners and providing unique community and cultural connections across the Kawartha Lakes for youth and adults.

STEAM After School Counsellor (Kawartha Lakes)

We are looking for enthusiastic and curious youth staff for our Lindsay Makerspace! Join Pinnguaq and deliver amazing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) experiences to young and enthusiastic learners.

E-Commerce Advisor (Nunavut)

E-commerce advisors will have the opportunity to work with small businesses in Nunavut to assess their needs and values, using the information you have learned, you will advise businesses on what digital strategy will work best to grow their business online by adopting a new e-commerce plan and deploying new digital strategies.

Part-Time S.T.E.A.M Educator: Iqaluit Makerspace

Engage directly with children and youth learners, helping them understand new concepts, explore possibilities within S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math), and develop new digital skills.

Jr. Interactive Game Designer

Support the game development team and build play experiences for Pinnguaq programming and our partners/clients. Requires working knowledge of the Unity Engine.

Recruitment Process

At Pinnguaq we have a three-step hiring process. 

Step 1: Quick Phone Chats with Candidates 
Selected candidates will be asked to participate in a 15–20 minute phone conversation. During this conversation we want to take the opportunity to learn more about you and your interest in working for Pinnguaq! This is also your opportunity to ask us any clarifying questions about the role and organization. 

Step 2: Video Interview
Candidates selected for video interviews will be asked to meet with our hiring committee for a 45 minute interview. 

Step 3: One-on-One Meeting with Hiring Manager 
The selected candidate will be requested to meet with the hiring manager for a final conversation regarding the position. 

Pinnguaq Association is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our organization. We welcome applicants who will contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, Indigenous people, women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

Pinnguaq is engaged in ongoing self-reflective practice to ensure inclusive, barrier-free recruitment, selection processes and work environments. Please inform us should accommodation be required at any point in the recruitment process.

Pinnguaq will support candidates who require childcare during their interview process by being flexible with accommodating an interview time, or providing a subsidy to help cover any childcare costs.