● Routine detail cleaning of museum building: museum, gallery spaces, meeting rooms, offices, kitchen and washroom especially on weekend shifts
● Maintenance of grounds includes weed eating, leaf blowing, power wash etc.
● Some heavy lifting and moving
● Set up and take down for meetings
● Sanitization of high traffic areas and surfaces (PPE provided)
● Ability to take direction as required
● Self-starter working with minimal supervision
● Organized with attention to detail
● Willing to work within a public environment
This position is generously funded by the Pathways to Success Program through the Indigenous Professional Association of Canada. Applicants must be Indigenous youth, and be between the ages of 17-29 at the start of the contract.
Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants must have access to transportation to Woodland, and access to reliable internet in the case of working remotely.
Applicants shall submit a cover letter, resume, and two references by 4 pm Wed Sept 22, 2021, to:
On September 30, 1973, just 50 years ago, six-year-old Phyllis Webstad’s new orange shirt was taken away from her on her first day of the St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School in British Columbia. That act has come to symbolize how Indigenous culture has been stolen from generations of Indigenous Peoples, Communities and Nations across Canada, and the lasting damage this has caused. As Mohawk Institute Survivor Tony Bomberry reminds us, “residential school is the only school where you didn’t graduate – you survived.” Sadly, we know not all children who were brought to the Institute did survive. The National Day of Truth and Reconciliation provides the chance to reflect on this history and how the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples can be healed. It is not easy, and it will take time, but it is possible, provided there is a willingness to understand the hurt of the past and see the possibility of a new relationship. Truth requires the recognition of a dark history and its on-going impacts. Reconciliation (or as Metis Scholar David Garneau has pointed out the more appropriate term “conciliation”), requires an awareness and appreciation of “the other.” The word “Canada” comes from the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) word kaná:ta meaning a village. Based in a Rotinonhsyón:ni (Hodinohsho:ni) worldview, it means that everyone has a role and responsibility, that everyone is cared for, that no one goes without, and that we keep each other safe and maintain peace in our community. While the relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canada has often been at odds with the spirit of the word kaná:ta, at Woodland Cultural Centre we are grateful to all who are helping build a kinder, more inclusive, and just future for this territory. My hope is that we will all find truth and conciliation in kaná:ta. Heather GeorgeExecutive DirectorWoodland Cultural Centre#TruthandConciliation ... See MoreSee Less