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Fundraising Assistant

Location: Woodland Cultural Centre

Duration: 8 weeks, starting July 4th, 2022

Wages: $15/hour, 35 hours per week (7 hours per day, 5 days per week)

Application Deadline: Monday June 27, 2022 by 4pm

 

Description:

The Fundraising Assistant will work with the Development Coordinator and assist in all stages of the Centre’s fundraising initiatives. This individual will be highly involved in maintaining administrative duties for fundraising endeavors, including database management, tracking donations, sponsorship records, acknowledgment letters to funders, fundraising strategy, and will maintain a digital and paper records management system.

 

Job Duties:

  • Assist in all stages of fundraising endeavors
  • Assist in maintaining our fundraising files and databases
  • Assist with major fundraising initiatives and events like Orange Shirt Day
  • Administration related to donor management, including thank you letters and website updates
  • Attend meetings and events with community donors and partners and gain experience in developing new partnerships in the community
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of fundraising Social Media and Marketing strategy
  • Be familiar with the Centre’s programs and upcoming events
  • Promote a positive image of Woodland Cultural Centre to the community and the public

 

SUBMISSION PROCESS:

All applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references.

 

Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous heritage.

If interested, please send cover letter and resumé with references to:

Woodland Cultural Centre

184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON, N3S 2X2

Administrative Assistant

(519) 759-2650

administration@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

 

Please Note:

  • Only those applicants who meet the qualifications will be contacted for an interview

Niá:wen/Thank You

 

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Education Curriculum Developer

Location: Woodland Cultural Centre

Hours: 35 hrs/week

Rate Range: $26.00 – 28.50 /hr

Deadline: June 30 @ 4:00 pm.

Job Duties

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop special programming, lesson plans, instructional videos, slideshows, and documents for instructors/teachers that is curriculum based.
  • Develop the structure, content, and objectives of each level from primary- post secondary.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail for review and editing
  • Make sure the content meets Ontario, Ministry of Education Standards
  • Collaborate with the round of teachers for feedback on content

 

Qualifications

  • Excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Time Management skills, the ability to establish priorities, meet deadlines efficiently and within stated timelines.
  • To work independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team, to accomplish the project’s goals and objectives.
  • The ability to communicate clearly, effectively both verbally and in writing in order to collect, exchange, and provide information in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Have or willing to obtain a vulnerable sector check.

Education

  • University Degree in Education, and/or Indigenous Studies
  • Background knowledge of Indian Residential Schools and an understanding of historical trauma

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Museum Jobs at Woodland Cultural Centre

Join our Team!

 

Development Administrative Assistant

Location: Woodland Cultural Centre

Deadline: June 27 @ 4:00 pm.

Job Duties

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with the administration of capital fundraising campaign working alongside our marketing and communications team and track/report the effectiveness and results
  • Work with the Executive Director to manage Advisory Committees’ engagement in fundraising activities
  • Updating the donor management software and maintaining donor lists
  • Preparing minutes and scheduling meetings for the Advisory Committee
  • Assist with the creation of case statements, proposals, sponsorship decks, and stewardship materials
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

  • A University Degree or College Diploma in Indigenous Studies, Marketing/Communications, Business Administration or related field
  • Ability to successfully execute multiple, simultaneous projects on time with quality results
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work independently but also collaboratively while organizing and prioritizing work and deadlines for yourself and others
  • An understanding of the non-profit and social services sector is an asset

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Cultural Interpreter

Location: Woodland Cultural Centre

Deadline: June 24 @ 4:00 pm.

Job Duties

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The Cultural Interpreter will lead guided tours of the Woodland Cultural Centre and the Mohawk Institute.
  • Present interpretive programs, activities, workshops and other cultural events that will promote an understanding and appreciation of Indigenous culture.
  • Demonstrate the highest standards of excellence in the practice, presentation and interpretation of programs, activities, workshops and other programs offered by the Woodland Cultural Centre.
  • Will be responsible for preparing supplies for workshops, educational programs; inventorying and resupply of education kits as needed.
  • Maintaining a clean and safe working environment
  • Contributes to improving the Centre’s cultural resources and educational programs, projects, and procedures with practical ideas, creativity and innovation.
  • Must be dependable and exercise good judgement
  • Comply with all WCC’s policies and procedures.

 

Qualifications

  • Ability to coordinate, control and organize multiple functions and activities.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and problem-solving abilities
  • Time Management skills, the ability to establish priorities, meet deadlines efficiently and within stated timelines.
  • To work independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team, to accomplish the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Must have pleasant, courteous, professional manner and interact positively with others.
  • The ability to communicate clearly, effectively both verbally and in writing in order to collect, exchange, and provide information in an accurate and timely manner.
  • The ability to sit, stand and or walk for extended periods of time.
  • Have or willing to obtain a vulnerable sector check.

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June 3, 2022, (Brantford/Six Nations, ON): The Woodland Cultural Centre (WCC) is pleased to announce a new exhibition, Sense of Belonging: A Place Called Home. The exhibition features three contemporary Indigenous lens-based women artists whose artistic practice weaves painting, beadwork, photography to connect the notions of identity, family, community and land. Personal experiences as a modern woman narrate individual journeys through visual storytelling celebrating language, culture and history. Curated by WCC Curator, Patricia Deadman, the interconnectedness and inter-generational artworks are both inspiring and beautiful. The exhibition opens June 4 continues to August 13, 2022.

The Artists

Rosalie Favell is a photo-based artist, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Drawing inspiration from her family history and Métis (Cree/English) heritage, she uses a variety of sources, from family albums to popular culture, to present a complex self-portrait of her experiences. Over the course of her long career, Favell’s work has appeared in exhibitions in Canada, Scotland, France, Taiwan and Australia. A graduate of Ryerson Polytechnic Institute, Rosalie holds a Master of Fine Arts  from the University of New Mexico and a PhD (ABD) from Carleton University in Cultural Mediations.

 

Alex Jacobs-Blum, Lower Cayuga Nation of Six Nations of the Grand River Territory and German, navigates the Indigenous-colonizer hyphen of her identity through transformative experiential learning and critical self-reflective storytelling. Alex’s work has been exhibited at the University of Ottawa, Woodland Cultural Centre and Critical Distance Centre for Curators and Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea. A recipient of the Canon Award of Excellence for Narrative Photography she holds a Bachelor of Photography from Sheridan College (2015) and currently the Indigenous Curatorial Resident at Hamilton Artist Inc.

 

Shelby Lisk is a multidisciplinary artist, filmmaker and photographer with roots in Kenhtѐ:ke (Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory). Shelby explores complicated contemporary issues enmeshed in Indigenous and mixed-race identity by pointing her camera inward as an artist and outward as a journalist to

capture people’s connection to culture, land, and one another – especially through stories of Indigenous people in Canada. Shelby holds a degree in Fine Arts, University of Ottawa (2015); diploma in Photojournalism, Loyalist College (2019) and a certificate in Mohawk Language and Culture from Queen’s University and Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na (2020).

WCC is a leader in the preservation and celebration of Indigenous traditional knowledge and cultural heritage and is a resource, both nationally and internationally, for cultural Education, Museology, Arts, Languages and Histories for everyone to enjoy. For updates on exhibition programming, please visit our website at woodlandculturalcentre.ca and our social media platforms.

 

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For further inquiries contact:

Kira Gibson, Curatorial Assistant

arts.assist@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

519.759.2650

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This June, Woodland Cultural Centre is giving one of our lucky supporters the chance to win a FREE VIRTUAL TOUR!

Every $1 donated to our Great Canadian Giving Challenge donation page, is an entry to win a virtual experience for a classroom from K-University/College. The winning educator will have until March 31, 2023 to use their free virtual tour.

Enter to win this amazing opportunity for your classroom or to nominate a classroom you know! Funds raised will go to support the development of new curriculum-based outreach education programs for support schools in Six Nations of the Grand River, Wahta Mohawks, and Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte communities, as well as, school boards, and Universities and Colleges.

Help us to continue to develop new and exciting programming related to Indigenous cultures, languages, stories, and the impacts of the residential school system.

If you have any questions, please email development@woodlandculturalcentre.ca or call at 519-759-2650 x 232!

 

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(Brantford/Six Nations)- Woodland Cultural Centre is excited to announce they are participating in the Great Canadian Giving Challenge in the hopes of winning the grand prize of $20,000 for the development of new curriculum-based outreach education programs. Funds raised will go to support schools in Six Nations of the Grand River, Wahta Mohawks, and Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte communities, as well as, school boards, and Universities and Colleges.

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge happens every June and is a month-long fundraising initiative to bring awareness and support to charities. Every dollar donated to WCC in June, via CanadaHelps.org or CanadaHelps fundraising tools, is an entry for a chance to win $20,000.

The Woodland Cultural Centre education department fearlessly took on the challenge to establish virtual education programs during a time when the world shut down and moved to an online reality. They have been diligently working on creating and implementing the highest quality programs to school aged groups and other organizations. Help us to continue to develop new and exciting programming related to Indigenous cultures, languages, stories, and the impacts of the residential school system.

“One of the Woodland Cultural Centre’s strategic priorities is to advance life-long learning initiatives to continue the dialogue and understanding of Hodinohsho:ni culture, language, history and the arts.  The donations raised during the Great Canadian Giving Challenge will assist Woodland in developing more education programming that is integral to deepening the relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.” – Janis Monture, Executive Director.

Woodland Cultural Centre is honoured and grateful to announce the support of an anonymous matching donor, who will match the first $5,000 of your donations.

This June, the Woodland Cultural Centre staff are thrilled to offer the chance for a classroom to win a free virtual tour or workshop! Every $1 donated to the Woodland Cultural Centre Great Canadian Giving Challenge donation page, is an entry to win a virtual experience for a classroom from K-University/College. Enter to win this amazing opportunity for your classroom or to nominate a classroom you know.

 

To learn more about the Great Canadian Giving Challenge and to support Woodland Cultural Centre, visit their website and social media.   

 

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Media Contact:
Janis Monture
Executive Director
marketing@woodlandculturalcentre.ca | 519-759-2650

 

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The Save the Evidence initiative was launched in 2015 to restore the Mohawk Institute Residential School, one of the last residential schools standing in Canada

 

BRANTFORD/ SIX NATIONS, ON – Ahead of National Indigenous Appreciation month, the Woodland Cultural Centre (WCC) announced their success in reaching their fundraising goal of $23.5 million for the Save the Evidence campaign – an initiative to restore the Mohawk Institute Residential School, one of the last residential schools standing in Canada. Since 2015, the WCC, a philanthropic organization dedicated to informing, educating and promoting Indigenous culture, history, language, and arts, have worked to support the Mohawk Institute Residential School in their fundraising efforts that will allow the organization to continue working towards the completion of the Save the Evidence restoration project.

In addition to the capital costs of the restoration, Woodland will leverage the funds raised to travel throughout the communities they support to collect, record and preserve stories of Survivors and generational Survivors.

“Protecting oral histories are integral to the campaign and will encourage the children of future generations to hear stories told by Survivors, who as children themselves, endured traumatic conditions and experiences,” said Janis Monture, Executive Director, Woodland Cultural Centre.

The total budget for the restoration of the Mohawk Institute Residential School Building was CAD 23.5 million. With the assistance and support of Six Nations Elected Council, City of Brantford, SC Johnson, Ontario’s Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs, Ontario’s The Journey Together: Ontario’s Commitment to Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, and the Federal and Provincial governments’ Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. Additionally, just over CAD one million from private donations were received over the last six years, which have greatly benefited the last phase of the campaign. All continued donations raised will help the WCC reach their target goal of completing this historic and monumental project to preserve the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School as a “site of conscience” for all future generations.

Monture continued, Woodland would like to thank the Survivors of the Mohawk Institute Residential School who were forced to be at this institution. Woodland cannot thank these individuals enough for trusting them with their truths and for the guidance these last six years. WCC will continue to tell these truths and Share the Evidence with the rest of the world in late 2024, when they hope to re-open the building as a testament to this dark chapter in history.

As they look towards the future, Woodland Cultural Centre is excited to launch a new capital fundraising campaign for a new cultural centre entitled ‘Acknowledging Our Story’. This new campaign is led by a Capital Committee whose members include Ava Hill, Ron Jamieson, and Kathleen Wynne, and honourary chair Robbie Robertson. The committee is looking towards a formal launch in October to raise CAD 65 million for the development of a ‘centre of excellence’ and state-of-the-art cultural hub. It is important that this building is a steward of the territorial lands of the Six Nations of the Grand River, therefore it must leave as small of a carbon footprint for the future – for those ‘faces yet to come.’ This new building will be integrated to meet current museum and gallery Class A standards for 35,000 items in the collection.

Woodland Cultural Centre greatly appreciates the community’s support in helping spread awareness about this initiative. For more information please visit woodlandculturalcentre.ca.

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Welcome to Woodland Cultural Centre Donor News! We are so excited to announce our brand new quarterly e-newsletter that is packed with updates on all WCC programming, exhibitions, and events. 

The Woodland Cultural Centre is the premier destination to explore, learn, and share the rich histories and contemporary cultures of Indigenous people of the Great Lakes region. The Centre offers educational programs and resources to schools, school boards, universities and colleges, community organizations and our public audience. We need your support in order to develop and deliver educational programs related to Hodinǫ̱hsǫ:ni cultures, language, stories, and the impacts of the residential school system.

In This Issue:

  • A special message from our Executive Director, Janis Monture on how to support the Woodland Cultural Centre
  • Support WCC in the Great Canadian Giving Challenge this June: Find out more information on our campaign
  • Indigenous Art Partnership: Meet our new partner for the Indigenous Art exhibition
  • Fundraise for the Woodland Cultural Centre: Learn more about community fundraising in 2022

Nya:węh for continuing to support the Woodland Cultural Centre, we couldn’t do this important work without you.

 

 

Subscribe your email to our E-Newsletter to stay connected with the Woodland Cultural Centre and get all of our private invitations to screenings, openings, tours, and events. We are so excited for what’s to come and we hope you join us on the journey!

 

Nya:węh Go:wah to all our incredible supporters