Career Opportunities

Join Our Team!

Woodland Cultural Centre has the following career opportunities available. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Village Art

Weekend Visitor Services

Location: Woodland Cultural Centre Salary: $17/hr. Deadline: August 29, 2022

Summary

The Woodland Cultural Centre is seeking a dynamic individual with exceptional customer service skills to greet visitors and provide them with information regarding the Centre and its activities. This individual should be a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for greeting visitors and keeping visitor statistics.
  • Provide information to visitors regarding the museum and exhibitions on display.
  • Use the museum POS system to collect payments for museum admissions and gift shop sales, and conduct day-end accounting.
  • Answer the telephone and provide information to the caller, or route calls to the appropriate staff member and place out-going calls.
  • Assist the Visitor Services Coordinator with various tasks regarding the museum reception area.
  • Promote a favourable image of the Centre at all times

Qualifications

  • Must have experience working in public relations and customer service
  • Must have experience working retail and handling transactions with a POS system and managing inventory
  • Must possess a thorough understanding of Indigenous cultures, histories and traditions, specifically within southwestern Ontario.
  • Must have reliable transport to and from the Centre. and a way to be reached in case of emergency

Submission Process

Please submit the 3 items listed below to administration@woodlandculturalcentre.ca with the job position in subject time

  • cover letter
  • CV or resume
  • 3 references
Download Full Job Posting Here

Language Centre Digitizer and Cataloguer

Location: Woodland Cultural Centre Salary: $20.25/hr. Deadline: Until filled

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Language Department with inventory, data-entry, and cataloging.
  • Digitize and catalogue the contextual collection of 110 audiocassette tapes.
  • Identify the Longhouse Speeches, Songs, and topics of conversation on the audiocassettes in Cayuga and Onondaga languages, and input this information into WCC Language’s PastPerfect database.
  • Some audio editing in Audacity and/or Adobe Audition.
  • Adhering to the guidelines set out for the Sacred and Sensitive Materials held at WCC.
  • Collection is almost entirely in the Cayuga language, with some Onondaga Language dialog – must be able to differentiate between the two languages.
  • Follow Woodland Personnel Policies, and Museum Policies.
  • Interact with the public in a professional and courteous manner.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Longhouse Protocols, Speeches, and Haudenosaunee cultural practices, including Ganǫhǫnyǫhk, Gei: Niyoihwa:ge:, and Gaihwi:yo.
  • The ability and knowledge to differentiate and distinguish between different Longhouse Speeches and Ceremonies in Cayuga with limited support.
  • Ability to speak, write, and understand spoken Cayuga language at an Intermediate level.
  • Experience digitizing audio-visual analog materials such as cassette tapes, or willingness to learn.
  • Experience editing digital audio files.
  • Experience with Audacity, PastPerfect Museum Software, Adobe Create Cloud Suite, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Teams are considered assets.
  • Understanding of Haudenosaunee cultural history and current issues.
  • Effective verbal and listening communication skills in English and Cayuga.
  • Familiar with both Mac & PC operating systems, or willing to learn.
  • Time management skills, and completion of assigned projects.
  • Able to work as a team as well as independently.
  • Research skills would be considered an asset.

Please note that this is position must be done on-site, and cannot be done remotely. In the case of closure due to COVID-19 restrictions, complementary work with the Language Department will be assigned.

Submission Process

Please submit the 3 items listed below to administration@woodlandculturalcentre.ca with the job position in subject time

  • cover letter
  • CV or resume
  • a sample of writing in an Ǫgwehǫ:weh Language on the topic of their choice
  • 3 references – references must include one reference who can attest to applicants level of proficiency and literacy in an Ǫgwehǫ:weh Language, one employment reference, and one personal or community reference.
Download Full Job Posting Here

Education Assistant and Tour Coordinator

Location: Woodland Cultural Centre Deadline: August 23, 2022

Job Purpose

Under the direction of the Manager of Education, the Education Assistant & Tour Coordinator assumes responsibility for all tour booking requests, scheduling, conducting tours and administrative work necessary for organizing tours and workshops for visitors to the Woodland Cultural Centre in an efficient manner.  The Education Assistant & Tour Coordinator will work within the policies and procedures established by the Woodland Cultural Centre.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Handles all booking requests, scheduling and confirmation of tours, workshops and presentations.
  • Acting as the main point of contact between the Woodland Cultural Centre and the booking group contact.
  • Informs Cultural Interpreters of scheduling changes
  • Assists in preparing of workshop materials when needed
  • Be ready and able to assist Cultural Interpreters in Education Department workshops
  • Conducts tours (in-person and virtual) to groups on the Museum and Mohawk Institute
  • Manages invoices for Education
  • Works with the Finance Department to process payments
  • Keeps Tour Calendar up-to-date
  • Maintaining up-to-date Education statistics as well as Education budget
  • Other office administration duties as needed
  • 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.

Submission Process

Please submit the 3 items listed below to administration@woodlandculturalcentre.ca with the job position in subject time

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • 3 references

Education Curriculum Developer

Location: Woodland Cultural Centre Salary: $26.00 – $28.50/hr. Deadline: Until filled.

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Education Manager, the Education Curriculum developer will evaluate and create

education curriculum-based programing and on the topic of the Indian Residential Schools for the Education Department. This will be used in Ontario Public and Private Schools from grades 1 to 12 and Post-secondary.

**The Data collected and utilized may be emotional and/or triggering due to the nature of Mohawk Institute Survivors stories.

This is part of the Educational Enhancement Project, where Mohawk Institute Survivor stories are gathered and used for the virtual tour and future interpretation tour. This will also give us data to create educational resources for the Woodland Cultural Centre’s Education Department.

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.

Submission Process

Please submit the 3 items listed below to administration@woodlandculturalcentre.ca with the job position in subject time

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • 3 references
download full job posting here