Published On: October 28, 2019Categories: Employment

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Language Manager

The Woodland Cultural Centre’s Language Department has worked for 35 years to preserve, promote, and document Ǫgwehǫ:weh languages. The Language Manager takes a leadership role in ensuring that the Language Department continues to meet the needs of the community. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Language Manager assumes the responsibilities for the development of strategic partnerships and initiatives related to the documentation, research, stabilization, and promotion of Ǫgwehǫ:weh languages. The Language Manager is responsible for working with community and language stakeholders to develop project objectives, investigating funding sources for language-based initiatives, and oversee the day-to-day operations of the Language Resource Centre.

• An in-depth knowledge of Longhouse Protocols, Speeches, and Haudenosaunee cultural practices, including Ganǫhǫnyǫhk, Gei: Niyoihwa:ge:, and Gaihwi:yo.
• Familiarity with community language initiatives, and the ability to develop respectful partnerships with language stakeholders in the community.
• Be orally proficient and literate in at least one Ǫgwehǫ:weh language, as the collection is centred around oral recordings in the Cayuga and Onondaga languages.
• Have a basic knowledge of language learning methodologies and linguistics.
• Use a community-centred approach for networking with language educators and advocates.
• Experience in language leadership, teaching, and program development.
• Ability to develop and implement community collaborations.
• The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
• Experience in project management and report writing are considered assets.



All applicants for this position should submit a current CV or Resume, a sample of writing in an Ǫgwehǫ:weh Language on the topic of their choice, and three references. References must include one reference who can attest to applicant’s level of proficiency and literacy in an Ǫgwehǫ:weh Language, one employment reference, and one personal or community reference.

Preference will be given to applicants of Ǫgwehǫ:weh heritage who are proficient in the languages of Cayuga or Onondaga.


Please send cover letter and resumé with references by 4 pm on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, to:

Attn: Executive Director
Woodland Cultural Centre
184 Mohawk Street
Brantford, ON N3S 2X2
(519) 759-2650


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


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