The Woodland Cultural Centre is an Indigenous educational and cultural centre. It was established in 1972 to protect, promote, interpret, and present the history, language, intellect and cultural heritage of the Anishinaabek and Onkwehon:we. This mandate is from our member Nations: Wahta Mohawks, Six Nations of the Grand River and the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte.
The Woodland Cultural Centre demonstrates the highest standards of excellence in the practice, presentation, interpretation and collection of resources in Education; Museology; Arts; Language and Cultural Heritage in order to foster an appreciation of the intellect and promote an accurate image of Indigenous people.
Under the direction of the Educational Coordinator, the Cultural Interpreter will assume responsibility for leading guided tours of the Woodland Cultural Centre’s Museum and the Mohawk Institute Residential School. They will present workshops, educational programs, to K – 12 school groups, summer camps, community organizations and individuals. In addition to conducting research related to educational programming. Using object-based learning, inquiry-based learning to explore Indigenous art, history, culture and residential schools.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Cultural Interpreter will lead guided tours of the Woodland Cultural Centre and the Mohawk Institute Residential School.
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, interpretation.
Will be responsible for preparing supplies for workshops, educational programs; Inventorying, resupply of education kits as needed.
Maintaining a clean, safe, environment
Contributes to improving the Centre’s cultural resources and educational projects, procedures with practical ideas, creativity and innovation.
Must be dependable and exercise good judgement
Comply with all WCC’s policies and procedures.
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 and as part of a team, to accomplish the organization’s goals and objectives.
Must have a 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, provide information in an accurate and timely manner.
The ability to sit, stand and or walk for extended periods of time.
Certification, diploma and/or degree in Museum Studies, Museum Education, Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Art History and/or related fields of study.
Have an understanding/knowledge of Indigenous/Haudenosaunee culture.
One to three years experience in a museum and/or educational setting.
An understanding of the functions of a museum, its methodologies and practices.
Experience in the field of Interpretive theory; techniques such as object-based learning, inquiry-based learning, storytelling, demonstration and guided tours.
Knowledge of contemporary Indigenous art, history, culture and Residential schools.
Knowledge of Indigenous language is an asset; not a requirement.
The Cultural Interpreter’s regular hours are
from 9:00am-4:30pm, Tuesday to Friday.
All applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, a current resume, and three references by 4:00pm February 7th, 2020
The Woodland Cultural Centre wants to say nya:węh/niá:wen to our giving community for your generosity on #GivingTuesdayCA. We are overwhelmed with gratitude for your continued support of the Centre and the work we do! Executive Director Heather George writes “Our supporters and donors have once again displayed their generosity and that they, like all of us at Woodland, are passionate about cultural reclamation, preservation, and celebration. Your support of our language department is an act of true kindness and love. Our languages are so much more than words on paper – language frames deep philosophical and relational understandings that help all of us engage in kinder, more compassionate ways and is an important part of our healing from the trauma of residential school. Like many not-for-profit organizations that participate in #GivingTuesday, charitable donations form an important part of our financial wellbeing and they are also an important indication that you believe in us and the work we do. Wa’tkwanonhwerá:ton’ (I to you all, sending forth embracing, celebratory, good energy)”Thanks to your generous contributions we were able to raise $25,352 in support of the preservation of Hodinohsho:ni languages and the important revitalization work being done at Woodland. Nya:węh/Niá:wen to the Dufresne-Ray Family Fund at Hamilton Community Foundation, which for the fourth consecutive year in a row has matched the first $5,000 of your donations. We are so grateful to have your continued support and generous contribution. To find out how you can support Woodland, visit our website: woodlandculturalcentre.ca/support-us/ #OnHeritage #OntarioHistory #Indigenous #IndigenousVoices #IndigenousArt #IndigenousEvents #FirstNations #FN#IndigenousKnowledge #IndigenousCulture #BrantOnt #TruthandReconciliation ... See MoreSee Less