Cultural Director – Lennox Island

SEASONAL JOB OPPORTUNITY

Cultural Director

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Cultural Programs Coordinator is responsible for the development and delivery of cultural and community projects and programming that integrate traditional teachings and balances the mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects of culture. The Cultural Programs Coordinator will ensure that Lennox Island Cultural Centre programs reflect all stages of life child, youth, adult and elder. This position is responsible for ensuring various relationships are established and maintained, and for liaising within the community. The position also implements, monitors, evaluates, and reports on programming in accordance with funding agreements, identified work plans, and organizational plans and priorities. A primary function of this position is also to develop funding applications and proposals, including budgets related to cultural projects and programs within the Lennox Island Cultural Centre. The position is responsible for securing funding and developing implementation and work plans, as well as working in a team environment to identify programming and sustainability gaps and develop solutions and strategies to mitigate these gaps. This position supervises seasonal and project staff, as required.

Statement of qualifications:

 Post-secondary education in First Nations Studies, Cultural Resource Management,

anthropology/archaeology, museums studies or other related studies considered an asset and/or

significant experience in community-based, First Nation focused/directed

programming (i.e. First Nations health/wellness, culture, or education, etc.). An

acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience will be equally

considered.

Experience in project and financial management, including planning, developing,

implementing and evaluating community-based programming.

 Experience in research and analysis and the application of research and evaluation

materials to support community programming and development.

 Experience in liaising, consulting and/or collaborating with multiple stakeholders

and/or governments.

 Experience writing successful funding proposals and negotiating service contract agreements

 Ability to handle multiple projects with tight deadlines and potentially competing

interests.

 Knowledge of and experience in working with First Nations heritage, language,

traditional and/or cultural resources.

 Knowledge of First Nation Government (land claim & self-government agreements,Indian Act, etc.), and social and historical issues impacting First Nation communities.

 Knowledge of Federal, Territorial and other funding sources and a proven successful history of writing funding proposals and accessing resources.

 Excellent communication and strong inter-personal skills, strong written communication skills, effective analytical skills, initiative, strong leadership skills, willingness to be a team player.

 Must be comfortable in a cross-cultural setting.

 Must be willing to travel and be available outside regular office hours; must have a valid drivers license.

Submit a resume to:

Corinne Dyment

Band Administrator

Email: corinne.dyment@lennoxisland.com

Telephone: 902-831-2779

Fax: (902) 831-3153

The deadline for resumes is May 11, 2015.

Applicants screened in will be contacted for an interview.