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Front Desk Assistant

 

Job Duties

· Assist with Front Desk reception, welcoming guests and conducting Covid Screenings

· Answer phones, take messages, and transfer calls

· Assist with responding to questions on topics such as: Tours, Museum Bookings, Save the Evidence, and general inquiries about the Woodland Cultural Centre

· Accept payments using POS system for museum admissions and items being purchased

· Assist with receiving, documenting and processing donations

· Be familiar with the Centre’s programs and upcoming events

· Assist the Visitor Services Coordinator with various tasks regarding the museum reception area, gift shop, Orange Shirt Sales and Packaging, and inventory management

· Administrative duties and tasks as assigned, including photocopying, printing, and filing

· Promote a positive image of Woodland Cultural Centre to the community and the public

 

Qualifications:

· Be able to communicate effectively

· Attention to detail, professionalism, confidentiality, strong communication & interpersonal skills

· Knowledge of relevant computer software (emphasis on Microsoft Word and Excel)

· Excellent organizational skills, and willing to learn in an office environment

· Time management skills, and completion of assigned projects

· Ability to take direction as required

· Ability to adapt to fast-paced working environment while maintaining priority focus

· Organized with attention to detail

· Willing to work within a public environment

 

Submission Process:

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:

Administrative Assistant

Woodland Cultural Centre

184 Mohawk Street, Brantford ON N3S 2X2

519 759-2650

administration@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

 

Nia:wen/Thank You

 

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Curatorial Research Assistant

Job Purpose:

The Woodland Cultural Centre is seeking a youth to assist in research for an upcoming exhibition. This position requires a highly motivated and self-directed individual who is interested in gaining experience in research, curation, museums, the creation of visual support materials, and basic administration. This position is supervised by the Arts and Museum Curator.

 

Job Duties:

· Undertake research based on the recommendation of the Guest Curator for the Exhibition 1924 and Beyond

· Compile primary and secondary source material

· Create lists of documents and photos from the time period of 1924 to present day

· Create a list of artefacts relevant to the exhibition, contact various museums to prepare temporary loan requests

· Occasional front desk reception, 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

 

Submission Process:

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 to:

Administrative Assistant,

Woodland Cultural Centre

184 Mohawk Street, Brantford ON N3S 2X2

519 759-2650

administration@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

Nia:wen/Thank You

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$250 Grand Prize for the Logo Contest for the new Dwadwenaga:dat Language Centre at Woodland Cultural Centre!

What does language mean to you? Woodland Cultural Centre is excited to be moving towards the opening of our new Language Centre.

Exciting things are happening here at the Dwadwenaga:dat Language Centre. (pronounced Dwad-wen-ah-ga-dot) which roughly translates to “Let’s Interpret” or more specifically “let us all interpret/orally translate between two languages”.

Our team feels this is very fitting for the world we live in today as Onkwehonwe, in our attempts to preserve maintain languages and ceremonies for each of our languages in today’s modern times. We believe that each of our Onkwehonweneha (Our ways/our language) are just as important as the next.

We are offering a $250 Prize to the logo selected by our jury.

When creating your design think about this:

  • What does language mean to you?
  • How does language help people?
  • Why is it important to preserve indigenous languages?
  • What symbols, colours or pictures represent that?

Language preservation is a huge part of the work we do here and we are looking forward to reopening the centre with a new name and a new logo.

This logo will be shared on an International level as we continue to develop educational programs for Indigenous Language preservation.

Did you miss the Facebook Live we did introducing some of the new staff and initiatives coming from the

Dwadwenaga:dat Language Centre

Submission Details:

We will take all graphic entries in .jpg .png or .pdf format for our jurors to evaluate. Please submit all logo entries to language@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

Deadline: October 1st, 2021 at 4PM

 

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Weekend Custodian

 

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Building and Grounds Maintenance, the Weekend Custodian will perform custodial duties on weekends and holidays and some weekdays/evenings as required. The position start date is as soon as possible.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Completes systems and security checks for both buildings on site as well as the grounds.

• Responsible for ensuring the buildings are secure and locked at end of day.

• Monitors surveillance camera equipment and footage for both buildings, and saves footage from the camera systems as needed for any incidents.

• Performs cleaning functions specific to the assigned facilities and/or based on seasonal/project requirements.

• Performs snow removal, ice removal and spreading ice melter, lawn mowing, garden care and other grounds maintenance.

• Completes general, routine custodial duties, to include disinfecting, dusting, mopping, vacuuming, cleaning restrooms, and restocking paper and soap supplies.

• Empties trash receptacles, disposes trash into compactors and/or dumpsters, and bags trash for proper disposal.

• Performs routine maintenance to custodial equipment and supplies.

• Reports needs and concerns to appropriate staff, which may include submitting or recommending work orders and checking supply levels.

• Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.

• Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

 

REQUIRED: Considerable physical activity. Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects weighing over 50 pounds. Valid license required. Knowledge of operating a lawn mower and tractor or willingness to learn.

 

SUBMISSION PROCESS: All applicants for this position MUST SUBMIT a cover letter, resume, and three references.

All applicants for this position must submit a complete application with all parts mentioned above.

Applications which are missing any of the necessary documents as listed will be considered incomplete.

Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous heritage.

The Woodland Cultural Centre welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

 

Closing Date: September 15th, 2021 at 4:30 pm

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

Please Note:

• Only those applicants who meet the qualifications will be contacted for an interview

• Police Record Check will be required at the time of Offer of Employment

Nia:wen/Thank You

 

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CULTURAL INTERPRETER

 

SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Curator, the Cultural Interpreter assumes responsibility for guiding tours of the Woodland Cultural Centre’s museum, facilitate residential school presentations as well as workshop instruction. The Cultural Interpreter will work within the policies and procedures established by the Woodland Cultural Centre.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Facilitate Museum Education workshops and presentations to public as requested, which may include craft workshops, traditional music/dance, sports; individually and cooperatively as needed.

• Conduct guided tours of the Centre; including the museum, art galleries

• Be able to provide outreach presentations and workshops

• Present residential school information sessions

• Preparing craft kits and workshop materials ahead of group visits

• Maintaining workshop materials by keeping inventory up to date and storing in an organized manner

• Familiarizing self with federal and provincial curriculum

 

SUBMISSION PROCESS:

All applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references.

 

Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous heritage.

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

 

Please Note:

  • 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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Registration is Officially Open for Orange Shirt Day 2021 Virtual Programming!

Our team at Woodland Cultural Centre has been working hard to organize virtual programming for all grades this year as well as the public at home. We wanted to provide some new and exciting programs as a way to show our appreciation to our community for the overwhelming support you have shown us the past couple of months.

Programs are being offered from September 20 – September 30, 2021 with 2 time slots available per day!

 

Orange Shirt Day 2021 Virtual Programming and Events:

Thanksgiving Address: Ages 5-13, 1 Hour

This workshop will endeavour to pass on the knowledge of the importance of embodying the teachings from The Thanksgiving Address in our daily lives.

Virtual Tour of the Former Mohawk Institute Residential School: Grade 6+, 1.5 Hours

The virtual tour will guide you through the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School, giving the history of the institution over its 140 year history.

Truth and Reconciliation: Grade 9+, 1.5 hours

This comprehensive presentation, developed by Woodland Cultural Centre’s Education Department, covers topics from the Imperial Context, Canada’s Indigenous Policy, The Indian Residential Settlement Agreement, to United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The presentation allows for an in-depth understanding of TRC’s final report, its 10 Principles and 94 Calls to Action.

 

Space is Very Limited! Book Now to Ensure Your Spot!

 

Click Here to Register for Orange Shirt Day 2021

 

Interested in learning more about Orange Shirt Day 2021 and the programs we’re offering? Click Here to download our Educational Package!

 

All questions regarding Orange Shirt Day Virtual Programming registration can be sent to administration@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

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Save the Evidence August Newsletter Released by Woodland Cultural Centre With Project Updates and What’s Coming Up

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:

  • Message from our Executive Director, Janis Monture: Stay up to date on the progress of the Save the Evidence Campaign
  • Donor Stories: Monthly donors make a big difference and WCC has been overwhelmed with the support of our community
  • WCC in the News!: Check out our media coverage and the opportunities we’ve been given to share our story!
  • Educational Enhancement Project: Saving Survivor Stories: An introduction to our new project, generously supported by The Slaight Family Foundation

 

Subscribe your Email to our E-Newsletter and get all of our private invitations to screenings, openings, tours, and events.

 

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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SPECIAL PROJECT MANAGER

 

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Special Project Manager will be responsible for the oversight and coordination of the Mohawk Institute Residential School Phase Three Renovation Project. The candidate must possess exceptional communication, organizational, and multi-tasking skills. The chosen candidate will serve as a first point of contact for all contractors and stakeholders connected with the project.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead project planning sessions
  • Coordinate staff and internal resources
  • Manage project progress and adapt work as required
  • Ensure project meet deadlines
  • Manage relationships with Council and stakeholders
  • Design and sign off on contracts
  • Oversee all incoming and outgoing project documentation
  • Participate in tender process i.e. design, submission and review
  • Design risk mitigation plan
  • Conduct project review and creating detailed reports for executive staff
  • Optimize and improving processes and the overall approach where necessary
  • Manage large and diverse teams
  • Coordinate with Marketing & Programming Supervisor to provide project updates to media
  • Manage budget and track related expenses
  • Complete project grant interim and final reports

ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • A strong work ethic with a focus on accuracy and attention to detail.
  • The ability to perform well under pressure and to assess and prioritize workload.
  • Proactive with the ability to problem solve and anticipate needs.
  • Demonstrated professionalism and an understanding of the importance of confidentiality.
  • Ability to embrace and champion change.
  • Reliable and able to work independently.
  • Ability to handle the public with tact, discretion, and with a pleasing personality.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Solid experience in planning, cost estimating, scheduling, cost controls, administration and contract management.
  • A Post-Secondary Diploma/Degree in Project Management, Marketing or a Finance related business field and seven (7) years’ work-related experience in Senior Management; 
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of budgeting principles and processes.
  • Management skills relating to working with contractors and sub-contractors
  • Exceptional organization skills, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task with multiple tasks and deadlines. 
  • Solid computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, iCloud, and Accounting software.
  • Effective planning for prioritizing work activities and anticipating shifts in priorities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate across all levels within and outside the organization.
  • Willingness to learn, accept change, and adapt to new ideas, business concepts, and cultures.
  • Must pass a police record check.
  • Flexible (extra hours may be required on occasion).

IMPACT OF ERROR

Error in judgement may lead to loss of credibility, poor public relations, public confidence and misinformation resulting in embarrassment and potential liability to the Woodland Cultural Centre.

CULTURE

Woodland Cultural Centre serves to preserve and promote Indigenous history, art, language and culture.

EXTERNAL/INTERNAL RELATIONSHIP

Community Members, Contractors, Government Agencies, Council Members and Stakeholders, WCC Staff, Tourism Partners, Business Partners, and Vendors.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • This position requires normal physical effort. 
  • This position requires normal visual/sensory effort. 
  • This position typically operates in a generally agreeable work environment.
  • Mental Stress: There is regular deadline pressure from various sources.
  • Mental Stress: This position involves dealing with sensitive and emotionally difficult subject matters.

DIMENSIONS (FINANCIAL/STAFF)

Budgets/ Financial reporting 

REPORTS TO

Executive Director

 

 

SUBMISSION PROCESS:

All applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references.

 

Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous heritage.

Closing Date: September 3, 2021 at 4:00 pm

 

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

 

 

Please Note:

  • 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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SPECIAL PROJECT COORDINATOR 

 

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Special Project Coordinator will perform various administrative functions for the coordination of the Mohawk Institute Residential School Phase Three Renovation Project to support the Executive Director. The candidate must possess exceptional communication, organizational, and multi-tasking skills. The chosen candidate will serve as a first point of contact for the office of the Executive Director and work within the policies and procedures established by the Woodland Cultural Centre.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Organize and schedule meeting logistics; prioritize requests and adjust calendar to accommodate requests.
  • Act as first point of contact for the Office of the Executive Director. Answering, screening calls, and responding to general inquiries as it pertains to the Phase Three Renovation Project.
  • Assist Executive Director in preparing/reviewing proposals/tenders/contracts by conducting research, collecting and analyzing data.
  • Represent the Executive Director by attending meetings in the Executive Director’s absence.
  • Handle sensitive and confidential information relating to the activities of the Phase Three Renovation Project.
  • Prepare presentations as well as compose and edit first drafts of various correspondence (letters, invoices, reports, memos, etc.).
  • Book meeting space and organize travel arrangements, agendas and itineraries.
  • Prepare meeting packages and other information packages – identify, collect, collate and forward materials (may include internal staff as well as other stakeholders).
  • Act as secretary/recorder at meetings to prepare minutes as well as provide other logistical support for committees and working groups.
  • Reconcile and prepare expense reports and input into expense reporting system.
  • May provide information/materials for website updates.
  • Other Administrative duties as required.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • A strong work ethic with a focus on accuracy and attention to detail.
  • The ability to perform well under pressure and to assess and prioritize workload.
  • Excellent time management skills. 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proactive with the ability to problem solve and anticipate needs.
  • Demonstrated professionalism and an understanding of the importance of confidentiality
  • Ability to embrace and champion change.
  • Reliable and able to work independently.
  • Ability to handle the public with tact, discretion, and with a pleasing personality.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE 

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • A Post-Secondary Diploma in Business Administration or Secretarial Arts or Finance related business field and two (2) year work related experience; 
  • Possess keyboarding speed of 40-60 wpm.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and iCloud applications or willing to learn.
  • Experience managing schedules and booking meetings.
  • Must pass a police record check.
  • Willingness to learn, accept change, and adapt to new ideas, business concepts, and cultures.
  • Flexible (extra hours may be required on occasion).

IMPACT OF ERROR

Error in judgement may lead to loss of credibility, poor public relations, public confidence and misinformation resulting in embarrassment and potential liability to the Woodland Cultural Centre.

CULTURE

Woodland Cultural Centre serves to preserve and promote Indigenous history, art, language and culture.

EXTERNAL/INTERNAL RELATIONSHIP

Community Members, Contractors, Government Agencies, Council Members, Woodland Cultural Centre Staff, Tourism Partners, Maintenance Contractors, Business Partners, and Vendors.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • This position requires normal physical effort. 
  • This position requires normal visual/sensory effort. 
  • This position typically operates in a generally agreeable work environment.
  • Mental Stress: There is regular deadline pressure from various sources.

DIMENSIONS (FINANCIAL/STAFF)

Policy development, business analysis. 

REPORTS TO

Executive Director

 

SUBMISSION PROCESS:

All applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references.

 

Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous heritage.

Closing Date: September 3, 2021 at 4:00 pm

 

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

 

 

Please Note:

  • 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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