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WOODLAND CULTURAL CENTRE MUSEUM EDUCATION

FULL-TIME CONTRACT

EDUCATION OUTREACH CULTURAL INTERPRETER

 

Summary

The Woodland Cultural Centre is seeking a highly motivated individual to assist in the Museum Education department.  The role of the Education Outreach Cultural Interpreter will be to provide off site presentations and workshops based on the Haudenosaunee and Ongwehonweh culture.

 

Preference will be given to applicants of First Nations ancestry.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research and become familiar with the Education Department, the Cultural Centre’s museum facilities, workshops that we provide and information of the Residential School.
  • Research and become familiar with the traditional lifestyles and cultural objects.
  • Become familiar and be able to present existing presentations and workshops
  • Research and create other presentations to address current First Nations issues.
  • Present residential school information sessions
  • Be able to conduct guided tours of the Centre; including the museum, art galleries, outdoor exhibits, facilitate craft workshops and all other supplementary tour activities; individually and cooperatively as may be needed.
  • Complete other tasks (i.e. clerical, craft preparation, etc.) as assigned.

 

Qualifications and Skills:

    • Possess good communication skills
    • Comfortable with public speaking
    • Possess knowledge of Residential School, specifically Mohawk Institute.
    • Have understanding of history of Six Nations and Haudenosaunee culture.
    • Reliable and demonstrate interpersonal and problem solving skills

 

  • Understand the social and political context of the Woodland Cultural Centre Museum, Education program and Art galleries to First Nations
  • A degree in First Nations Studies or equivalent work experience

 

    • Confident in Cultural knowledge an advantage

 

  • Ability to speak languages of the Haudenosaunee an asset

 

 

Must have own transportation

 

Application Deadline:

Monday August 21, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Contract Start date:

Monday August 28, 2017

Full-time yearly contract subject to the availability of funding

 

$15/hr. x  30 hours weekly

 

If interested, please send cover letter and resumé to:  

Woodland Cultural Centre

184 Mohawk Street

Brantford, ON   N3S 2X2    Attn:  Lorrie Gallant

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

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