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Museum Jobs at Woodland Cultural Centre

Ǫgwehǫweh/Onkwehonweh Language Advisor

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

  1. Oversee the creation of language resource material in the six languages of the Hodinǫhsoni Confederacy working alongside the Language & Cultural Coordinator.
  2. Consultation with Woodland’s support communities Six Nations of the Grand River, Wahta Mohawks and Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte.
  3. Support and advise the building of resources in the Cayuga and Mohawk languages that will assist teachers in using the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) assessment tools.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • An in-depth knowledge of Longhouse Protocols, Speeches, and Haudenosaunee cultural practices, including Ganǫhǫnyǫhk, Gei: Niyoihwa:ge:, and Gaihwi:yo.
  • Be orally proficient and literate in at least one Ǫgwehǫ:weh language, as the collection is centered around oral recordings in the Cayuga and Onondaga languages.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of language learning methodologies and linguistics.
  • Experience in language leadership, teaching, project coordination, and program development.
  • The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Have a good knowledge base of the proficiency levels and methods used within the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

 

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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Museum Jobs at Woodland Cultural Centre

Associate Director

 

JOB PURPOSE

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Associate Director is responsible for successful implementation of the Woodland Cultural Centre’s objectives and programs as outlined in Woodland’s Strategic Plan. The individual will possess practical experience in organizational management, program implementation and donor relations. The Associate Director will work closely with the Executive Director in administering all day-to-day operational aspects of the Centre, including the implementation of its program policies, strategy and the development of systems and procedures for the effective implementation of its activities. The Associate Director will work within the policies and procedures established by the Woodland Cultural Centre.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Assist the Executive Director in the day-to-day operational and strategic management of the Centre.
• Support the development of the internal management policies and procedures.
• Work closely with the Departments in ensuring that expectations are met, and all Centre programs are run in coordination with these stakeholders.
• Support the logistics and organization of the Centre’s meetings and engagements.
• Assist in coordinating outreach and marketing.
• Assist in managing the Centre’s budget and reporting.
• Assist in identifying potential funders and coordinate potential meetings as necessary.
• Coordinate with the Executive Director in ensuring that the submission of new proposals and funding applications are implemented in conjunction with the strategic and fundraising plans.
• Support the process of identifying new partnerships and development of grants and funding applications.
• Serve as the supplementary contact for issues related to the Centre

 

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

 

Download Full Job Description Here 

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Museum Jobs at Woodland Cultural Centre

Manager of Education 

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Manager of Education will implement the Woodland Cultural Centre’s objective to move towards educational programming that makes a personal connection with students and advances understanding of, and respect for, Indigenous cultures, languages, histories, rights and perspectives. The Manager of Education will lead a team of hands-on cultural interpreters to create exceptional and engaging school experiences – online, in-person and in asynchronous learning activations. Working closely with the Executive Director, the Manager of Education will help to guide Woodland’s learning strategy, and operationalize that strategy through school engagement.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Manage the daily operation of the Education team. Responsible for the hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of the directly reporting positions (full and part-time). Ensure compliance with Woodland policies and practices including the departmental child protection protocols.
• Develop strategy and operational plans, implement delivery, manage budgets, and maintain financial control and reporting for programs, projects, and activities within the team. Work with team and leadership to ensure that revenue and attendance targets are met. Develop strategies and plans for virtual and in-person learning experiences for teachers and students.
• With the Executive Director, lead the review of existing educational resources and the development of new learning assets in accordance with Woodland’s strategic plan objectives.
• Work closely with various managers and managing directors of various teams to ensure that departmental activities are efficiently coordinated. Liaise with external departments, contractors, and consultants to ensure that Learning programs are properly supported.
• Develop school offerings in keeping with provincial curriculum, working with stakeholders such as the Ministry of Education and Ontario School Boards. Ensure quality of delivery of education programs and appeal of programs to teachers, students and the general public.
• Work with Visitor Services and Marketing to effectively promote the education department.

 

SUBMISSION PROCESS:

All applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references by December 2, 2021 at 4:00PM

 

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

 

Download Full Job Description Here 

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1926. Do you know why that year was significant on Six Nations?
Join Dr. Rick Monture as he discusses his research about 1924 and the implementation of the elected band council.
Following the presentation there will be time for a guided community conversation. Participants are welcome to bring stories and questions about this historical moment to share with the group.
This is a free community discussion. Please share with your networks and register here:
Photo courtesy of Six Nations Public Library Archives

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Last Chance for INDIGENOUS ART 2021.
We encourage you to browse the work on our website if you can’t make it in person and support Indigenous Artists by proudly displaying their work.
This piece comes alive at you when you look at it.
“Spirit Song” by Bridget Melody
Read Artist Bios, photographs of their work, and download the pricelist here:
Have you voted for your People’s Choice Selection yet? Visit the website to vote online or come see the Exhibition

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Save the Evidence November 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
  • Giving Tuesday 2021 is announced!: This year, Giving Tuesday will be Tuesday November 30th, and Woodland Cultural Centre is hoping that you will support the work of the Centre and Phase 4 of the Save the Evidence campaign
  • Donor Stories: Support communities step forward to take action and make a big difference
  • Top 5 Fundraising Tips: Exciting and interesting ideas to incorporate into your fundraising from our Fundraising Assistant

 

 

 

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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Another one of our support communities stepping up in a big way and we want to give a big Nya:węh!
We were overwhelmed by the group effort from Wolf Energy from Wahta. They raised $50,000 for the #savetheevidence campaign!
“As the owner of Wolf Energy, I received most of the credit. The truth is, I had tremendous support from my staff to raise the $50,000. The money was raised through the sales of several items of Every Child Matters merchandise. For my part I mobilized my resources to secure as many shirts, hats, keychains, etc. as I could possibly purchase. From there it just took off like a wildfire. My business location was key as we receive thousands of cars a day. Once people saw our large variety of items and that 100% of the proceeds were going to charity, everyone embraced us. As a First Nations entrepreneur with resources, I felt a strong duty to contribute to this cause as much as humanly possible. It really broke my heart the more I was enlightened on the issue. Another reason I am so committed to making a change comes from my family. My grandfather Peter Montour was a philanthropist in the First Nations community and it impacted me greatly. My Grandfather and uncle Jerry Montour created the Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation which is the largest private First Nations charity in existence, so I have strong roots in philanthropy. My next goal is to contribute $100,000 in total to the Woodland Cultural Centre’s Save The Evidence Campaign. Until that goal is met, I will not be satisfied. I’m hoping my donation will raise more awareness for Save the Evidence Campaign, and inspire others to support the cause.” – Lenny Monture
#GivingTuesday is November 30th this year and we encourage you to come together and #dogood in some way for your community.
Read about the incredible matching donor for Giving Tuesday this year here:

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Attend our event on November 24th, 2021:
The Overthrow of the Six Nations Confederacy Council in 1924: A Community Conversation with Rick Monture
at 1PM
Join Dr. Rick Monture as he discusses his research about 1924; following the presentation there will be time for a guided community conversation, participants are welcome to bring stories and questions about this historical moment to share with the group.
Please share this post and tell your friends and family!

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Have you heard the voice of Aysanabee yet?
We’re excited to announce Aysanabee in this year’s UNPLUGGED concert. Originally from Sandy Lake First Nation, now living in Tkaronto (Toronto), Aysanabee has unique guitar style involving string tapping, harmonics and rhythmic percussion all while singing lyrics inspired by love, loss, dreams and lived experience.
Read more about the artists and get tickets now: