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Save the Evidence May Newsletter Released by Woodland Cultural Centre with Important Updates on the Project

The Save the Evidence campaign is an initiative launched by the Woodland Cultural Centre to raise awareness and support for the restoration of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School building. The vision is to turn the building into an Interpretive Historic Site and Educational Resource. The Mohawk Institute building itself is only one of a handful of Residential School buildings left standing in Canada, and the only one in Ontario that offered guided tours until its closure for repairs.

In this Issue:

  • The Last Phase: Executive Director Janis Monture, gives an update on the progress of the Save the Evidence campaign. She shares the plans for interpretation of the Mohawk Institute Residential School and reopening timelines.
  • Great Canadian Giving Challenge: As we approach the final phase of the campaign, this June we ask the community to come together again and help us cross this finish line together. Read how every $1 donated could potentially help us win the $20,000 grand prize on July 1st.
  • Monthly Donor Stories: Monthly donors make a big difference and this issue we asked some of our Monthly Donors to share their personal stories. These community members have made a commitment to stand with us to Save the Evidence and we celebrate them!
  • Donor Quotes, Orange Hoodies, and so much more!

 

 

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If you are already on our E-Newsletter list or would rather not subscribe your email, simply check out the resources under Save the Evidence here.

 

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Museum Jobs at Woodland Cultural CentreStudent Job Posting

Job Title:          Fundraising Assistant

Duration:         Starts Immediately*, 8-week contract

Wages:             $14.25/hour, 36.25 hours per week, 246.5 total contract hours

*This position will be accepting applicants until filled

Description:

The Woodland Cultural Centre is seeking an individual to assist with Fundraising initiatives, including the Save the Evidence Fundraising Campaign. This position requires a highly motivated individual who is interested in gaining experience in database management, tracking of donations, development, partnership development, fundraising strategy, social media marketing, monitoring emails, managing phone calls and booking calendars, and administration.

Job Duties:

  • Assist in all stages of fundraising endeavors, including the Save the Evidence Fundraising Campaign
  • Assist the Projects and Development Coordinator in maintaining our fundraising files and databases
  • Assist with major fundraising initiatives like Great Canadian Giving Challenge and Orange Shirt Day
  • Administration related to donor management, including thank you letters and website updates
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of fundraising Social Media and Marketing strategy
  • Possible front desk reception coverage, welcoming guests as they come in and using the POS
  • Be familiar with the Centre’s programs and upcoming events
  • Promote a positive image of Woodland Cultural Centre to the community and the public

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with excel, and working knowledge of basic excel formulas and functions
  • Knowledge of relevant computer software (emphasis on Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Teams)
  • Good organizational skills, and willing to learn in an office environment
  • Access to reliable internet, and ability to work remotely (position can be done fully remotely)
  • Effective verbal and listening communication skills
  • Time management skills, and completion of assigned projects
  • Able to work as a team as well as independently
  • Applicants MUST be under the age of 25, residents of Ontario, eligible to work in Canada, have been students in 2020-21, be returning to full-time education in September 2021

Assets:

  • Experience working on a fundraising campaign
  • Experience working with CanadaHelps, or any donor management software
  • An understanding of the impact of Residential Schools, and/or experience working with Survivors
  • Knowledge of one or more Indigenous Languages

All applicants for this position should submit a current CV or resume, cover letter, and two references.

Preference will be given to Indigenous applicants. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Please send cover letter and resumé with references to:

administration@woodlandculturalcentre.ca    (519) 759-2650

Woodland Cultural Centre, 184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON N3S 2X2

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Guest Curator
Woodland Cultural Centre Contract until March 31, 2023 30hrs/week

Reporting to the Curator, the Guest Curator will be responsible for the development, implementation, and management of the 1924 Exhibition tentatively titled ‘Six Nations Struggle for Sovereignty, 1924 and Beyond’ which supports the Woodland Cultural Centre as a leader in the field of Indigenous material culture education and programming (including exhibitions, critical writing, artistic events, and performances) both locally for Woodland’s support communities and nationally. The Guest Curator will work within the policies and procedures established by the Woodland Cultural Centre.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Creates, develops and coordinates the 1924 historic exhibition at Woodland Cultural Centre and with other partner institutions.
  • Researches and creates plans for executing the 1924 exhibition, interpretation, and other supporting content.
  • Ensures the proper development, storage, shipping and preservation of the artifacts to be included into the exhibition.
  • Identifies key contacts and organizations which could assist the Centre in meeting the 1924 exhibition objectives.
  • Manages finances for the 1924 exhibition including creation of budgets, tracking expenses and revenues, and financial reports.
  • Works with the Marketing & Programming Supervisor to create engaging marketing, media, social media and community engagement campaigns for the 1924 exhibition.
  • Hires guest writers for the exhibition catalogue
  • Hires education specialist for the creation of a curriculum resource guide
  • Report writing as directly related to this project (summaries for marketing, and narratives

    for reporting purposes)

  • Perform other administrative duties as required

OVERVIEW OF REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • Degree in Museum Studies/History/Visual Arts, or a related discipline, with a minimum of 5 years experience at the Director/Curator level.
  • A dedication and interest in contemporary Indigenous art and the preservation of history, and ideally a knowledge/understanding of the Indigenous Civilizations of the Eastern Woodland including their history, geography, cultural practices and language.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple assignments effectively, problem solve and set priorities in an environment with multiple competing deadlines.
  • A history of solid fiscal management, and be well versed in the creation of budgets and budget tracking.
  • A curatorial track record of solid collections management, acquisition, research, publications, interpretation and exhibition creation, fabrication and installation.
  • An in-depth knowledge of curatorial and educational programming.
  • A working knowledge of Museum methods and techniques, such as those relating to the

    identification and cataloguing of objects.

  • High degree of professionalism with outstanding ability to work effectively and efficiently

    with colleagues at all levels of management.

SUBMISSION PROCESS:

 

All applicants for this position must submit a cover letter, resume, and three references. Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous heritage.

Closing Date: May 28, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Please Note:

If interested, please send cover letter and resumé with references to:

Woodland Cultural Centre
184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON, N3S 2X2

Administrative Assistant
(519) 759-2650 administration@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

  • Only those applicants who meet the qualifications will be contacted for an interview
  • Police Record Check and copies of education will be required at the time of Offer of Employment

    Nia:wen/Thank You

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Mask Bidding Now Closed: Watch the Replay on Facebook Live and hear the stories behind the artists.

 

 

Woodland Cultural Centre raised a total of $4775 from community bids on the collection of 17 masks created by Indigenous Artists across Turtle Island and over 2000 people have seen the Auction. “Being a part of this auction was important to show the resiliency and creativity of our Indigenous Artists.” – Logan Staats, Musician

The live event was fun, exciting, and engaging and had many moments from artists sharing why Indigenous Arts needs our support and to see the special shout outs and stories from the designers.

 

 

 

Click on the names of our incredible artists to see their page and to learn more about the artist and the process behind their mask making!

 

Item #1 – Kelly Greene Final Bid $100

 

 

Item #2 – Maxine Brake Final Bid $200

 

Item #3 – Santee Smith Final Bid $250

 

 

Item #4 – Santee Smith Final Bid $155

 

 

Item #5 – Mary Clause Final Bid $550

 

 

Item #6 – Logan Staats Final Bid $450

 

 

Item #7 – Layla Black Final Bid $175

 

 

Item #8 – Jessie Hill Final Bid $100

 

 

Item #9 – Laura Martin Final Bid $200

 

 

 Item #10 – Sherry Lickers Final Bid $150

 

 

Item #11 – Nikki Hill Final Bid$175

 

 

Item #12 – Amanda Roy Final Bid $220

 

 

Item #13 – Corrine Chappell Final Bid $250

 

 

 Item #14 – Natesa Medlicott-Kappo Final Bid $400

 

 

Item #15 – Theresa Marie Mt.Pleasant Final Bid $300

 

 

  Item #16 – Taalrumiq Final Bid $900

 

 

Item #17 – Carley Gallant-Jenkins Final Bid $210

 

 

Don’t forget to watch our Facebook Live to see some amazing stories from the artists!

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Job Description

Job Title:          Education Program Assistant

Duration:         June 21 – August 20 2021, 8-week contract

Wages:             $14.25/hour, 36.25 hours per week, 246.5 total contract hours

 

Job Purpose:

The Woodland Cultural Centre offers an opportunity for an individual to assist in various educational facets of the Centre.  This position requires a highly motivated student who is interested in gaining practical work experience in creating curriculum guides, teacher kits, and teaching outcomes.  The Education Program Assistant will also assist in the facilitation of guided virtual tours for the Woodland Cultural Centre, including a presentation and Q&A on the Residential School (training provided).

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work with Education staff to enhance current virtual workshops to be compatible with curriculum objectives and learning outcomes
  • Help create teacher kits and classroom pre- and post-visit packages
  • Participate in Education workshop training, and learn to facilitate workshops and virtual tours
  • Possible front desk reception coverage, welcoming guests as they come in and using the POS
  • Be familiar with the Centre’s programs and upcoming events
  • Promote a positive image of Woodland Cultural Centre to the community and the public

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Courses in teachers college, teaching assistant, continuing education, early childhood education, or experience working in the school system
  • An understanding of the Ontario curriculum and teaching outcomes
  • Knowledge of relevant computer software (emphasis on Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Teams)
  • Good organizational skills, and willing to learn in an office environment
  • Access to reliable internet, and ability to work remotely if needed
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Time management skills, and completion of assigned projects
  • Able to work as a team as well as independently
  • An understanding of Haudenosaunee culture, as well as the impacts of Residential Schools
  • Knowledge of an Indigenous language considered an asset
  • Applicants MUST be under the age of 25, residents of Ontario, eligible to work in Canada, have been students in 2020-21, be returning to full-time education in September 2021

 

All applicants for this position should submit a current CV or resume, cover letter, and two references.

Preference will be given to Indigenous applicants. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Applicants shall submit a cover letter, resume, and two references
by 4 pm Monday June 7th, 2021 to:

Woodland Cultural Centre, 184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON N3S 2X2

administration@woodlandculturalcentre.ca    (519) 759-2650