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Job Title Cultural Interpreter
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Company Name Woodland Cultural Centre
Company Website woodlandculturalcentre.ca
Location Ontario
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Job Description

The Woodland Cultural Centre is an Indigenous educational and cultural centre. It was
established in 1972 to protect, promote, interpret, and present the history, language,
intellect and cultural heritage of the Anishinaabek and Onkwehon:we. This mandate is
from our member Nations: Wahta Mohawks, Six Nations of the Grand River and the
Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte. The Woodland Cultural Centre demonstrates the highest
standards of excellence in the practice, presentation, interpretation and collection of
resources in Education; Museology; Arts; Language and Cultural Heritage in order to
foster an appreciation of the intellect and promote an accurate image of Indigenous
people.

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Educational Coordinator the Cultural Interpreter will assume
responsibility for leading guided tours of the Woodland Cultural Centre’s Museum and
the Mohawk Institute Residential School. They will present workshops, educational
programs, to K – 12 school groups, summer camps, community organizations and
individuals. In addition to conducting research related to educational programming.
Using object-based learning, inquiry-based learning to explore Indigenous art, history,
culture and residential schools.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Cultural Interpreter will lead guided tours of the Woodland Cultural Centre
    and the Mohawk Institute Residential School.
  • Present Interpretive programs, activities, workshops and other cultural events
    that will promote an understanding and appreciation of Indigenous culture.
  • Demonstrate the highest standards of excellence in the practice, presentation,
    interpretation.
  • Will be responsible for preparing supplies for workshops, educational programs;
    Inventorying, resupply of education kits as needed.
  • Maintaining a clean, safe, environment
  • Contributes to improving the Centre’s cultural resources and educational
    projects, procedures with practical ideas, creativity and innovation.
  • Must be dependable and exercise good judgement
  • Comply with all WCC’s policies and procedures.

Qualifications

  • Ability to coordinate, control and organize multiple functions and activities.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and problem-solving abilities.
  • Time management skills, the ability to establish priorities, meet deadlines
    efficiently and within stated timelines.
  • To work independently and as part of a team, to accomplish the organization’s
    goals and objectives.
  • Must have a pleasant, courteous, professional manner and interact positively
    with others.
  • The ability to communicate clearly, effectively both verbally and in writing in
    order to collect, exchange, provide information in an accurate and timely
    manner.
  • The ability to sit, stand and or walk for extended periods of time.
    Education
  • Certification, diploma and/or degree in Museum Studies, Museum Education,
    Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Art History and/or related fields of study.
  • Have an understanding/knowledge of Indigenous/Haudensaunee culture.
    Experience
  • One to three years experience in a museum and/or educational setting.
  • An understanding of the functions of a museum, its methodologies and practices.
  • Experience in the field of Interpretive theory; techniques such as object-based
    learning, inquiry-based learning, storytelling, demonstration and guided tours.
  • Knowledge of contemporary Indigenous art, history, culture and Residential
    schools.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous language is an asset; not a requirement.

The Cultural Interpreter’s regular hours are from 9:00am-4:30pm, Tuesday to Friday.
All applicants for this position shall submit a cover letter, a current resume, and three references by 4 pm Monday January 6th , 2020 to:

Woodland Cultural Centre
Attn: Cultural Interpreter Job Application
184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON N3S 2X2

(519) 759-2650

administration@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

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

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