Career Opportunities

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

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Library Assistant

Location: Woodland Cultural Centre Wage: $18.00 per hour, 7 hr/day, 35 hours/week Deadline: December 15, 2022

Summary

Under the direction of the Librarian, assumes responsibility for the organizing of the library’s vertical files, cataloguing and processing materials related to the history, language, artistic practices and teachings of the Haudenosaunee culture and other First Nations of North America.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Library Assistant is responsible for working within the strategic operations of the Woodland Cultural Centre Research Library. This includes:

  • Program Administrative
    o Attend staff meetings
  • Program Delivery
    o Assist with organizing the library’s vertical files
    o Catalogue library materials on the WCC online catalogue
    o Process library materials for public access
  • Networking, partnerships, collaboration
    o Work with other WCC departments, researchers, and Residential School Survivors

Qualifications

  • Possess knowledge and understanding of Indigenous people, their culture, history and traditions, especially in Ontario
  • Detail oriented
  • Effective verbal and listening communication skills
  • Able to work as a team as well as independently
  • Time management skills and completion of assigned tasks
  • Familiarity with the Woodland Cultural Centre and its collection
  • Possess knowledge of the WCC’s mandate, programs, services, and resources
  • Library experience not necessary but is an asset

Physical Requirements:

  • The Library Assistant position is heavy in office work, however there are times when heavy lifting is required. This would be in the range of boxes of books that would be 25lbs or less.

Applicants must be 17 – 29 year old Indigenous youth to qualify for the funding of this position.

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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
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Project Administrative Assistant

Location: Woodland Cultural Centre Wage: $20.00 – 24.00 per hour, 7.5 hr/day, 37.5 hours/week Deadline: December 13, 2022

Summary

Reporting to the Special Project Coordinator the Project Administrative Assistant will perform various administrative functions for the Special Project Team. This includes but not limited to: the administration of the Mohawk Institute Residential School Phase Three Renovation Project; administration of various projects for the Woodland Cultural Centre; and financial administration with the Finance Coordinator. The candidate must possess exceptional communication, organizational, and multi-tasking skills. The chosen candidate will serve as a first point of contact for the Special Project Manager and work within the policies and procedures established by the Woodland Cultural Centre.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintaining up-to-date Project statistics, reports, and records.
  • Coordination and scheduling of meetings for Mohawk Institute Phase Three Renovation Project.
  • Organization and filing of documents and records for the Mohawk Institute Residential School Phase Three Renovation Project, including historical materials.
  • Recording meeting minutes as required.
  • Daily check-ins with the construction team.
  • Assisting with the creation and implementation of project files for the Woodland Cultural Centre.
  • Assisting with financial administration for the Finance Coordinator
  • Aiding with preparation of submissions to funding bodies.
  • Other Administrative duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Post-Secondary Diploma in Business Administration or Secretarial Arts or Finance related business field and two (2) year work related experience;
  • Possess keyboarding speed of 40-60 wpm.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and iCloud applications or willing to learn.
  • Experience managing schedules and booking meetings.
  • Must pass a police record check.
  • Willingness to learn, accept change, and adapt to new ideas, business concepts, and cultures.
  • Flexible (extra hours may be required on occasion).

Submission Process

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

  • Cover letter
  • CV or resume
  • 3 references
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Weekend Visitor Services

Location: Woodland Cultural Centre Wage: $18.00 per hour, 7 hr/week Deadline: Until filled

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
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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.
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