Job Position Available

Posted 16/04/20 in NEWS
The Woodland Cultural Centre First Nations Language Department is seeking one highly motivated individual to assist with: day to day Departmental and Language Resource Centre operations, on going research and archiving-cataloguing duties. The Ǫgwehǫweh/Onkwehonweh Admin Assistant/Research Cataloguer will report directly to the Language Program Director. For a full job description please contact Amos Key Jr. at: or request one in person at Woodland Cultural Centre Museum Reception. Preference will be given to applicants of Onkwehonweh /Ǫgwehǫweh First Nations ancestry. Basic Job Description: 1. Assists in designated administrative details using initiative and judgment as required. 2. Prepares and maintains filing system of all records, reports, correspondence, purchase orders, invoices and maintains data files. 3. Assists in designated administrative details using initiative and judgment as required. 4. Responds appropriately and professionally to a variety of questions regarding the Language Department from the general public. 5. Provides Notice of Meeting and prepares all materials for the Sweetgrass First Nations Language Council including: meeting binders, catering, Agendas and Minutes of the Council. 6. Maintains a current and up-to-date mail and digital contact list. 7. Functions constructively and positively as a Woodland Centre team member 8. Maintains contact with community Indigenous/First Nations language partners and stakeholders. 9. Participates in staff development training as required and recommended. 10. Endorses the goals and objectives of the Woodland Cultural Centre and adheres to the Centre's policies and directives established by the Board of Governors 11. Ensures quality of end product while meeting deadlines and working within a time frame. 12. Orders, records and files all expenditures of: Language Department and Resource Ctre. 13. Types/computes and assembles proposals to funders. 14. Assists with the development and formats on-going digital and print catalogues for Department Archive 15. Assists with the ongoing development and management of Language Resource/Reference Centre. 16. Digitizes, types, and formats files related to Field Notes, Audio and Video Recordings (analogue and digital) and Original Research in the Six Languages of the Ǫgwehǫnweh and/or English Languages. Qualifications  Must possess a post-secondary degree or diploma or minimum 2 years demonstrated related work experience in secretarial sciences or office assistance.  Must have strong communication and leadership skills.  Must have a solid work ethic.  Must be an organized individual  Must be able to work with minimum supervision  Must possess a strong knowledge of Six Nations Communities and their Languages  Must work well in group settings.  Due to location of office: Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle  Must be able to type/keyboard in Mohawk, Cayuga and Onondaga texts  Must be able to work in the Office Software Suite: Word, Excel, Power Point etc.  Must be able to work within the Apple/Mac O/S, (PC operating system will be considered an asset).  Willingness to train in data/archiving software will be an asset Closing Date to receive applications is: 12 NOON, APRIL 29, 2015 Please submit: cover letter, essay**, resumé and three letters of reference to: Woodland Cultural Centre 184 Mohawk Street, P.O. Box 1506 Brantford, ON N3T 5V6 Attn: Amos Key Jr., First Nations Language Director (519)759-2650 ** Note: ALL applicants must submit a short 300-700 word essay on the theme: Why do you think the Onkwehonweh/Ǫgwehǫweh should save and/or speak their language? All candidates will be required to demonstrate ‘key boarding’ in either Mohawk, Cayuga or Onondaga during their interview.