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Museum Assistant

The Woodland Cultural Centre is seeking a student to assist in the Woodland Cultural Centre’s Museum. Within the Museum program, the Museum Assistant assumes responsibility for assisting with the accessioning, cataloguing, photography, labelling, and inventory of artifacts within the collection of the Woodland Cultural Centre. The Aide will work in conjunction with the Collections Registrar in ensuring the care and handling of the artifact, art, and archives collection; and will also be called upon to lend assistance as needed in areas such as exhibition display, reception duties, and museum housekeeping.

Please note this position is available for an immediate start date.

Responsibilities:
• Research and become familiar with the Museum program, the Museum collection, the Cultural Centre, and the Care and Handling of Artifacts.
• Participate in training as deemed appropriate by the Collections Registrar, Museum Director and/or the Artistic Director.
• Help with the labelling of artifacts, do detailed condition reports of artifacts, take photographs of artifacts, store the artifacts appropriately, and aid in the annual inventory of collections.
• Work the reception desk on a rotating basis; this will include becoming familiar with the telephone system, money-handling procedures, customer service skills, and specific museum knowledge and general cultural information.
• Participate in and contribute to all staff and professional meetings required of the position.
• Complete other tasks (i.e., clerical, specialty cleaning of artifacts/collections storage area, etc.) as assigned.
• Ensure and maintain office space and equipment in a satisfactory manner.

Please see full job description for activities list.

Qualifications:
• Must be a Post-Secondary School student
• Must be highly organized and detail-oriented
• Good penmanship required as labelling and reports are by hand
• Able to function well independently as well as within a team setting
• Knowledge of Ongwehonweh culture an asset
• Knowledge of photography an asset
• Previous museum experience an asset

Parameters of Contract:
• Must be registered with Grand River Employment and Training Student Office
• Must be planning to return to school for the Fall Semester
• Wage is $14.00/hour for up to 532.5 hours (must have completed these hours before September 1, 2019)
[15 weeks at 37.5 hours per work minus unpaid holidays]
• Start Date – Immediately

 

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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

Attn: Tara Froman
Collections Registrar
(519) 759-2650
museum@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

Note: Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

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Community Outreach and Fundraising Assistant

The Woodland Cultural Centre is seeking a student to assist in Community Outreach, Fundraising, and Administrative organization at the Centre. This position requires a highly motivated individual who is interested in gaining experience in community engagement, partnership development, fundraising strategy, social media marketing, and administration. This position works directly with the Outreach and Administrative Coordinators.

Please note this position is available for an immediate start date.

This is an 8-week position with the possibility of a contract extension until August 30th.
Wages: $14.00/hour, 35 hours per week

Overview of Duties:
• Assist in all stages of fundraising endeavors, including off-site activities
• Assist the Outreach Coordinator in developing a database and expanding our community partnerships
• Assist the Administrative Coordinator in filing, and organizing the Google Drive
• Assist in the planning and implementation of a fundraising Social Media and Marketing strategy
• Assist in preparations for Orange Shirt Day and our upcoming Survivors Gathering
• Occasional front desk reception, welcoming guests as they come in and using the POS
• Be familiar with the Centre’s programs and upcoming events
• Promote a positive image of Woodland Cultural Centre to the community and the public

Qualifications:
• Interest in helping the Woodland Cultural Centre develop and expand community partnerships
• Knowledge of relevant computer software (emphasis on Microsoft Office and Google Drive)
• Good organizational skills, and willing to learn in an office environment
• Effective verbal and listening communication skills
• Time management skills, and completion of assigned projects
• Able to work as a team as well as independently
• Experience working on a fundraising campaign would be considered an asset
• A full G licence with reliable access to a vehicle would be considered an asset
• Knowledge of one or more Indigenous Languages would be considered an asset
• Applicants MUST be returning to full-time education in September and be under the age of 30

 

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All applicants for this position should submit a current CV or resume, cover letter, and two references.

Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous ancestry.

If interested, please send cover letter and resumé with references immediately to:
Woodland Cultural Centre, 184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON N3S 2X2
Attn: Stephanie Pile, Projects Coordinator
(519) 759-2650 projects@woodlandculturalcentre.ca
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted

 

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Vandalism at the Mohawk Institute Residential School Building

It is with great disappointment that we must report the vandalism of multiple windows at the Mohawk Institute Residential School Building. The construction crew noticed damage to the ground level windows on May 16, 2019. The Brantford Police Department has been contacted and are aware of this unfortunate incident.
Since 2014 through our Save the Evidence campaign, we have been actively fundraising to repair the building as to preserve and to bring awareness of this dark part of Canada’s history. The Mohawk Institute building carries great significance not only to the increasing population of Canadians discovering the history of residential schools, but also for the Survivors and their families who continue to heal from its legacy. Through the years they have come back to reclaim this space to educate, spread awareness and share their truth, which speaks to their great resilience, strength and hope for future generations.
Sadly, despite its history, there are still others who do not understand what is happening here to give it the respect it deserves today. As a result of this act of vandalism, our campaign will have set-backs to an already large project. However, we are determined to persevere and continue our campaign to include new windows and increased security. If you would like to make a contribution to our Save the Evidence campaign, please contact our Outreach Coordinator Carley Gallant-Jenkins at ste@woodlandculturalcentre.ca or you can donate online at CanadaHelps.org

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Education Coordinator

The Woodland Cultural Centre is seeking a dynamic, creative and organized individual to
oversee the Education Department at the Woodland Cultural Centre. With thousands of
students visiting the Centre on an annual basis, we require the candidate to have excellent
organization skills, management experience and a passion for educating all about Indigenous
culture, history, art, and the residential school experience.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Education
Coordinator assumes responsibility for the development and delivery of strategic educational
programmes and initiatives related to the history, language, artistic practices and teachings of
Haudenosaunee culture.

OVERVIEW OF REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE: The Education Coordinator shall
have:
● Advanced communication skills.
● Computer literate, self-motivated & highly independent.
● Formalized education and/or a degree in education, museum studies or visual arts
from a recognized post-secondary institution.
● Experience in supervising staff and managing budgets.
● Knowledgeable in Haudenosaunee culture.
● Experience in Indigenous Education programming an asset.
● Experience in networking and public speaking an asset.
● Possessing a language or an artistic background an asset.

 

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

Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous ancestry.
Closing date: June 3, 2019

If interested, please send cover letter and resumé with references by Monday, June 3rd to:
Woodland Cultural Centre 184 Mohawk Street Brantford, ON N3S 2X2
Attn: Melanie Fernandez, Interim Executive Director
(519)759-2650 administration@woodlandculturalcentre.ca
Note: Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

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Language Director

The Woodland Cultural has for 35 years established a First Nations Language Department where Youth, Elders, Faithkeepers, students, and people of the Onkwehon:we Civilization can research, reaffirm, celebrate, learn, display and discuss their civilizations from the place of collective intellect that includes, languages, histories, the living Indigenous Arts and intrinsic moral intelligence. The areas of concentration of the Language Department include Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Research, Indigenous Languages and Spiritualities.

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Language Director assumes the responsibilities for the development of strategic partnerships, programmes and initiatives related to the documentation, research, stabilization, and promotion of Onkwehon:we languages. The Language Director takes leadership in local and national strategies, resources, education and policy development with a view to enhance Indigenous language acquisition, bilingualism and literacy that support the competencies of the Woodland Cultural Centre stakeholders.

OVERVIEW OF REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

The Language Director shall have:
– An in-depth knowledge of and sensitivity to the traits, characteristics, intelligences and institutions of the Onkwehon:we Civilization, including their languages and spiritualities.
– A thorough knowledge and understanding of the histories, ceremonies, protocols and aspirations of the Onkwehon:we Civilization and the Longhouse Faith.
– Be orally proficient and literate in at least one Onkwehon:we language, as the collection is centred around the Cayuga, Onondaga, and Mohawk languages.
– Understand the fundamentals of polysynthetic languages, language acquisition, and bilingualism.
– Use a community-centred approach for networking with language educators and advocates, who possess broad networks and knowledge of language infrastructures.
– Experience in language leadership, teaching, and program development and implementation.
– A track record of strategic approaches with proven results.
– Experience in fundraising in the public and/or private sectors.
– Proven ability to develop and implement community collaborations.
– The ability to manage projects, finances, timelines, deliverables and staff teams.
– The ability to communicate effectively to a range of stakeholders both verbally and in writing.
– Excellent interpersonal, staff management and time management skills.
– Have a sound understanding of the tenets, characteristics and attributes of the Longhouse including but not limited to: Ganohonyohk/Ohen:ton Karihwatehkwen; Gei: ni yoih wa: ge: /Kaie:ri Niiori:wake and Gaihwi:yo / Karihwi:io.

 

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All applicants for this position should submit a current CV or Resume, a sample of writing in an Onkwehon:we Language on the topic of their choice, and three references. References must include one community reference who can attest to applicants level of proficiency and literacy in an Onkwehon:we Language, one employment reference, and one personal reference.

Preference will be given to applicants of Onkwehon:we heritage.

Closing date: June 1, 2019

If interested, please send cover letter and resumé with references by Saturday, June 1st to:
Woodland Cultural Centre 184 Mohawk Street Brantford, ON N3S 2X2
Attn: Melanie Fernandez, Interim Executive Director
(519)759-2650 executive@woodlandculturalcentre.ca
Note: Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

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Brant Museum Crawl – Free Virtual Tour

 

 

Brant Museum Crawl is a community wide initiative presented by local graphic design and marketing firm Octopus Red. The month long event will showcase museums and galleries in City of Brantford, County of Brant, and Six Nations of the Grand River Territory.

Woodland Cultural Centre presents Virtual Tour Screening
An exclusive video screening and inside look at the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School. See never before seen areas of the school, exclusive interviews with survivors, and archival footage.

 

 

 

Thursday, May 9, 7:00pm | 184 Mohawk Street, Brantford
519-759-2650 | cgallant@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

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Good morning and good day to everybody!

We here at The Woodland Cultural Centre are pleased to announce that we are once again selling and now taking orders for Orange Shirt Day, 2019!

 

Orange Shirt Day first started in British Columbia, inspired by the memories of a survivor who recalled how her grandmother had purchased a brand new orange shirt for her first day at school, only to have it taken away and never seen again upon her admission. In honour of her and of all who attended residential schools, we now don orange shirts every September 30th. This striking visual reminder testifies to what was lost due to residential schools, but also works as a means for us to support our Survivors in their healing journeys, and to reassert our continued thriving existence as Indigenous peoples and their allies. You can read more about Orange Shirt Day’s origins here.

Orders for schools and classes are to be submitted by June 12, 2019. Organizers will be notified when their orders are ready to pick up.

Orders for organizations and businesses are to be submitted by August 23, 2019. Organizers will be notified when their order are ready to pick up.

All order forms and more information will be available for download at the bottom of this post.

Remember, the sooner you are able to submit your orders, the better to guarantee you will receive them in time!

 

100% of the proceeds from these sales will go to benefit the Save the Evidence campaign, which is working to raise support for the refurbishing and repair of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School building for use as an interpreted historic site.

 

Keep an eye out for when our shirts will be in stock for the general public!

 

If you need more information about orders, please contact Jessie Hill at frontdesk@woodlandculturalcentre.ca. If you have questions about the Save the Evidence project, contact Carley Gallant-Jenkins at ste@woodlandculturalcentre.ca.

 

 

 

 

Teacher Information Letter
Teacher Form 1
Teacher Form 2

Organization Information Letter
Organization Form

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We at the Woodland Cultural Centre wish to acknowledge the life and passing of long-time board member Wray Maracle.  Wray served as a Six Nations representative on the board for ten years, always providing guidance with charm and humour.  His presence will be greatly missed not only within our organization but for the Six Nations community as well.

 

Nia:wen Wray.

 

Sincerely the Woodland Cultural Centre Staff and  Board of Governors

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Join our Team!

Job Posting: Education Coordinator
Closing Date: June 3, 2019

The Woodland Cultural Centre is seeking a dynamic, creative and organized individual to
oversee the Education Department at the Woodland Cultural Centre. With thousands of
students visiting the Centre on an annual basis, we require the candidate to have excellent
organization skills, management experience and a passion for educating all about Indigenous
culture, history, art, and the residential school experience.
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Education
Coordinator assumes responsibility for the development and delivery of strategic educational
programmes and initiatives related to the history, language, artistic practices and teachings of
Haudenosaunee culture.

OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES: The Education Coordinator is responsible for
overseeing the strategic operations of the Museum Education Department of the WCC. This
includes:

● Day-to-day office administration, coordinating tours and workshops both onsite as well
as part of education outreach.
● Leading the Museum Education staff (Group Visits and Facility Registrar, Cultural
Interpreters) towards Museums Education department objectives.
● Supporting the Museum Education staff in preparation of the re-opening of the
Mohawk Institute building in 2020.
● Delivery of outreach presentations.
● Working collaboratively with other WCC departments, school boards and residential
school Survivors.
● Networking and fostering new partnerships, maintaining and strengthening
relationships with academic and support communities.
● Continual review and development of educational programming in compliance with the
Ontario Curriculum.
OVERVIEW OF REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE: The Education Coordinator shall
have:
● Advanced communication skills.
● Computer literate, self-motivated & highly independent.
● Formalized education and/or a degree in education, museum studies or visual arts
from a recognized post-secondary institution.
● Experience in supervising staff and managing budgets.
● Knowledgeable in Haudenosaunee culture.
● Experience in Indigenous Education programming an asset.
● Experience in networking and public speaking an asset.
● Possessing a language or an artistic background an asset.

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

Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous ancestry.
Closing date: June 3, 2019
If interested, please send cover letter and resumé with references by Monday, June 3rd to:
Woodland Cultural Centre 184 Mohawk Street Brantford, ON N3S 2X2
Attn: Melanie Fernandez, Interim Executive Director
(519)759-2650 administration@woodlandculturalcentre.ca
Note: Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.