The Woodland Cultural Centre is seeking a highly motivated individual to assist in the Museum Education department. The role of the Education Outreach Cultural Interpreter will be to provide off site presentations and workshops based on the Haudenosaunee and Ongwehonweh culture.
Preference will be given to applicants of First Nations ancestry.
Research and become familiar with the Education Department, the Cultural Centre’s museum facilities, workshops that we provide and information of the Residential School.
Research and become familiar with the traditional lifestyles and cultural objects.
Become familiar and be able to present existing presentations and workshops
Research and create other presentations to address current First Nations issues.
Present residential school information sessions
Be able to conduct guided tours of the Centre; including the museum, art galleries, outdoor exhibits, facilitate craft workshops and all other supplementary tour activities; individually and cooperatively as may be needed.
Complete other tasks (i.e. clerical, craft preparation, etc.) as assigned.
Qualifications and Skills:
Possess good communication skills
Comfortable with public speaking
Possess knowledge of Residential School, specifically Mohawk Institute.
Have understanding of history of Six Nations and Haudenosaunee culture.
Reliable and demonstrate interpersonal and problem solving skills
Understand the social and political context of the Woodland Cultural Centre Museum, Education program and Art galleries to First Nations
A degree in First Nations Studies or equivalent work experience
Confident in Cultural knowledge an advantage
Ability to speak languages of the Haudenosaunee an asset
Must have own transportation
Monday August 21, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
Contract Start date:
Monday August 28, 2017
Full-time yearly contract subject to the availability of funding
$15/hr. x 30 hours weekly
If interested, please send cover letter and resumé to:
Woodland Cultural Centre
184 Mohawk Street
Brantford, ON N3S 2X2 Attn: Lorrie Gallant
Note: Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Woodland Cultural Centre wants to say nya:węh/niá:wen to our giving community for your generosity on #GivingTuesdayCA. We are overwhelmed with gratitude for your continued support of the Centre and the work we do! Executive Director Heather George writes “Our supporters and donors have once again displayed their generosity and that they, like all of us at Woodland, are passionate about cultural reclamation, preservation, and celebration. Your support of our language department is an act of true kindness and love. Our languages are so much more than words on paper – language frames deep philosophical and relational understandings that help all of us engage in kinder, more compassionate ways and is an important part of our healing from the trauma of residential school. Like many not-for-profit organizations that participate in #GivingTuesday, charitable donations form an important part of our financial wellbeing and they are also an important indication that you believe in us and the work we do. Wa’tkwanonhwerá:ton’ (I to you all, sending forth embracing, celebratory, good energy)”Thanks to your generous contributions we were able to raise $25,352 in support of the preservation of Hodinohsho:ni languages and the important revitalization work being done at Woodland. Nya:węh/Niá:wen to the Dufresne-Ray Family Fund at Hamilton Community Foundation, which for the fourth consecutive year in a row has matched the first $5,000 of your donations. We are so grateful to have your continued support and generous contribution. To find out how you can support Woodland, visit our website: woodlandculturalcentre.ca/support-us/ #OnHeritage #OntarioHistory #Indigenous #IndigenousVoices #IndigenousArt #IndigenousEvents #FirstNations #FN#IndigenousKnowledge #IndigenousCulture #BrantOnt #TruthandReconciliation ... See MoreSee Less