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Welcome to Woodland Cultural Centre Donor News! We are so excited to announce our brand new quarterly e-newsletter that is packed with updates on all WCC programming, exhibitions, and events. 

The Woodland Cultural Centre is the premier destination to explore, learn, and share the rich histories and contemporary cultures of Indigenous people of the Great Lakes region. The Centre offers educational programs and resources to schools, school boards, universities and colleges, community organizations and our public audience. We need your support in order to develop and deliver educational programs related to Hodinǫ̱hsǫ:ni cultures, language, stories, and the impacts of the residential school system.

In This Issue:

  • A special message from our Executive Director, Janis Monture on how to support the Woodland Cultural Centre
  • Support WCC in the Great Canadian Giving Challenge this June: Find out more information on our campaign
  • Indigenous Art Partnership: Meet our new partner for the Indigenous Art exhibition
  • Fundraise for the Woodland Cultural Centre: Learn more about community fundraising in 2022

Nya:węh for continuing to support the Woodland Cultural Centre, we couldn’t do this important work without you.

 

 

Subscribe your email to our E-Newsletter to stay connected with the Woodland Cultural Centre and get all of our private invitations to screenings, openings, tours, and events. We are so excited for what’s to come and we hope you join us on the journey!

 

Nya:węh Go:wah to all our incredible supporters

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Museum Jobs at Woodland Cultural Centre

Arts Administrative Associate

Location: Woodland Cultural Centre

Job Status: Full-Time

Hours of Work: 37.5 hrs/week

Salary Range: $35,00 – $41,00/year

Deadline: May 31 @ 4:00 pm

Job Duties

  • Works closely with the Curator as well as participating artists to coordinate exhibitions and events throughout 2022-2023,
  • Maintaining up-to-date department statistics, reports, and records and filing of documents and contracts
  • Aides with the preparation of submissions to various funding bodies and foundation grants
  • Assist with the exhibition and event preparation including: writing artist contracts, assist with the preparation of promotional images and text, work with staff and designers to create template and schedules for social media marketing to promote online and in person programs
  • Coordinates all internal and external meetings for the Curator
  • Assists with departmental budget tracking and financial reporting
  • Promotes programs to Woodland’s support communities.

 

Qualifications

  • Must be a recent post-secondary graduate, with focus on Arts Administration
  • Interest in Indigenous multi-disciplinary art
  • Effective communication skills (written and oral)
  • Experience with social media marketing

Job Submissions:

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

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • 3 references

See Full Job Post Here 

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Museum Jobs at Woodland Cultural Centre

Fund Development Associate

Location: Woodland Cultural Centre

Job Status: Full-Time

Hours of Work: 37.5 hrs/week

Salary Range: $35,00 – $47,00/year

Deadline: May 31 @ 4:00 pm

Job Duties

  • Execute the administration of fundraising campaigns working alongside our marketing and communications team and track/report the effectiveness and results
  • Work with the Executive Director to manage Advisory Committees’ engagement in fundraising activities
  • Updating the donor management software and maintaining donor lists
  • Preparing minutes and scheduling meetings for the Advisory Committee
  • Assist with the creation of case statements, proposals, sponsorship decks, and stewardship materials
  • Other duties as required

 

Qualifications

  • A University Degree or College Diploma in a related field
  • Experience using CanadaHelps Donor Management System, Grant Management Systems, and other peer-to-peer fundraising software
  • Ability to successfully execute multiple, simultaneous projects on time with quality results
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work independently but also collaboratively while organizing and prioritizing work and deadlines for yourself and others
  • An understanding of the non-profit and social services sector is an asset
  • An adaptable and flexible skill-set that can work in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities

Job Submissions:

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

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • 3 references

See Full Job Post Here 

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Museum Jobs at Woodland Cultural Centre

Curatorial Assistant

Location: Woodland Cultural Centre

Job Status: Full-Time Contract for 2 years

Hours of Work: 37.5 hrs/week

Salary Range: $35,00 – $41,00/year

Deadline: May 31 @ 4:00 pm

Job Duties

  • Works closely with the Curator as well as participating artists to develop exhibitions throughout 2022-2024
  • Works with the community and artists to develop community engagement exhibitions and multi-disciplinary programming.
  • Participates in all phases of public programming and exhibition, including research invitations to the speaker(s)
  • Develops layout and supports exhibition designs in collaboration with the Curator and Artists.
  • Leads several public programs
  • Writes promotional texts and didactics
  • Promotes programs to Woodland’s support communities.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in art history, art education, museum education, or a related discipline (e.g. cultural studies, education, etc.)
  • Familiarity with visual art is required; knowledge of Indigenous art
  • Effective communication skills (written and oral)
  • Experience with research, writing, copy-editing, proofreading; excellent research skills with a high level of critical/logical and creative/innovative thinking is desirable

Job Submissions:

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

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • 3 references

See Full Job Post Here 

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Brantford/Six Nations, ON – In 2021, Woodland Cultural Centre (WCC) received a $128,200 grant from the Government of Ontario’s Community Building Fund – Operating stream. This grant, delivered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), is assisting Woodland through the COVID-19 pandemic, helping the organization retain many Education staff who would have been laid-off due to pandemic-related closures throughout the Tourism sector.

 

“In my first few weeks after being elected as MPP, I toured the Woodland Cultural Centre,” said Brantford-Brant MPP Will Bouma. “The education that I received in those few hours will last me a lifetime as we continue to work together. I will always remember the kindness, understanding and warm welcome I received and I am so pleased the Community Building Fund grant came through.”

 

COVID-19 restrictions have limited WCC’s ability to offer in-person programming and education. The organization has been developing digital tours, and support from OTF has helped WCC retain staff to conduct these tours virtually and help provide much needed revenue and access to educational programming.

 

“This funding has been instrumental to ensure that Woodland Cultural Centre is able to still provide virtual programming to our audiences during this pandemic,” said Executive Director, Janis Monture. “This funding is so crucial when the arts and cultural sector was unable to open our doors to our patrons for months and as we prepare to re-open it provides our visitors with peace of mind that we are doing everything in our power to keep our visitors and staff feel safe.”

 

This grant has also provided urgently needed cleaning supplies, personal protection equipment and physical distance signage for staff who are working on-site during shutdowns and in preparation for in-person visitors as the reopening process begins.

 

The OTF has graciously offered this funding support until September of 2022. Through their generous contribution to educational programming with wage contributions and cleaning and PPE supplies, the OTF has allowed Woodland Cultural Centre to safely continue its important work in providing quality Indigenous programming.

 

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. Last year, nearly $112M was invested into 1,384 community projects and partnerships to build healthy and vibrant communities and strengthen the impact of Ontario’s non‐profit sector. In 2020/21, OTF supported Ontario’s economic recovery by helping non‐profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID‐19. Visit otf.ca to learn more.

 

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Media Contact:

Janis Monture | Executive Director

jmonture@woodlandculturalcentre.ca | 519-759-2650

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Museum Jobs at Woodland Cultural Centre

Curatorial Assistant

Location: Woodland Cultural Centre

Job Status: Full-Time Contract for 2 years

Hours of Work: 37.5 hrs/week

Salary Range: $35,00 – $41,00/year

Deadline: April 22 @ 4:00 pm

Job Duties

  • Works closely with the Curator as well as participating artists to develop exhibitions throughout 2022-2024
  • Works with the community and artists to develop community engagement exhibitions and multi-disciplinary programming.
  • Participates in all phases of public programming and exhibition, including research invitations to the speaker(s)
  • Develops layout and supports exhibition designs in collaboration with the Curator and Artists.
  • Leads several public programs
  • Writes promotional texts and didactics
  • Promotes programs to Woodland’s support communities.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in art history, art education, museum education, or a related discipline (e.g. cultural studies, education, etc.)
  • Familiarity with visual art is required; knowledge of Indigenous art
  • Effective communication skills (written and oral)
  • Experience with research, writing, copy-editing, proofreading; excellent research skills with a high level of critical/logical and creative/innovative thinking is desirable

See Full Job Post Here 

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(Brantford/Six Nations, ON) – Woodland Cultural Centre is pleased to announce a new exhibition by artist Anong Migwans Beam from the Campbell House Museum with Guest Curator Elka Weinstein. The enriched and inspiring art of Anong Migwan Beam will be on exhibit from March 19th, 2022 – May 21st, 2022.

 

Anong Migwans Beam grew up on Manitoulin Island, M’Chigeeng First Nations Reserve. Beam was born to two artist parents, Carl Beam, and Ann Beam. She was raised with a meaningful connection to both her artistic family roots and her rich ancestral heritage. Her work formats large oil paintings incorporating a multitude of image making approaches, including photo transfer, printmaking and collage which have been inspired by the physical history of her home, the natural landscapes, and the relationship between water and memory. Anong has not only used her homeland as an inspiration for her work but also for creating the actual paints that she uses.

Anong Beam writes: “I have been painting memories, my practice has always centered around water and how it holds and contains us and is silent witness again and again to all events, constantly renewed and present in us, as it was for our ancestors.” Anong uses her paintings to reclaim images of where she lived. All around her home, even on the reserve the waterfront belongs to non-native families, who have held them for years. Beam states: “It’s strange to live somewhere and be of a place so fundamentally, but seeing it in a way that isolates my culture”. These paintings are to reclaim where she lives and relate them back to herself and culture.

 

Thirteen works is a travelling exhibition coming from the Campbell House Museum. A downloadable exhibition catalogue is available. The largest painting Anong has worked on was the gesso layer for her dad Carl Beams painting ‘Time Warp’ when she was five. It’s currently in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada. Anong says, her largest work by far is ‘Deluge’ can be viewed in this exhibition.

 

A Meet & Greet will take place in-person on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 2:00pm (pending Covid restrictions).

 

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Media Contact: 

marketing@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

519-756-2650