Cultural Worker

Cultural Worker

Cultural Worker

Permanent Full Time

North Vancouver - Community Development Office

Community Development

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JOB SUMMARY: 

Under direction of the Cultural Program Manager, the Cultural Worker are responsible for completing a hybrid of office and field-based tasks related to operations in the Community Development Department, as well expected to directly oversee and witness the capacity-building initiatives of Culture, Language, and Community Development departments. Support workers will participate in culture curriculum development, work with youth attending TWN school, work with Elders and other community members to organize cultural workshops and events, and learn about office skills and how to apply them in a company setting while directly experiencing and facilitating the growth of the Culture and Language Programming.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Immerse yourself into the Nation’s Cultural capacity building plan and be mentored and developed and, in turn, provide mentorship and manage cultural capacity building programs with students, elders, and the community.
  2. Working collaboratively with the Cultural Committee and relevant teams to ensure the revitalization of cultural practices, traditional laws, provide cultural teachings, support and formalize appropriate Tsleil-Waututh cultural protocol
  3. Perform office reception duties for Cultural Department
  4. Support cultural events, ceremonial and spiritual planning, as directed, and embracing traditional ways of knowing and doing.
  5. Under the guidance of the Cultural Manager, coordinate external and internal cultural requests from between departments and external relations, this includes relationship building experience.
  6. Coordinating details for a variety of cultural programming such as curriculum development, formalizing department protocol, organizing cultural community events, these can include virtual programming, and coordinating opportunities for Knowledge Holders to mentor internally and externally within the Nation
  7. Research, collect and analyze data related to Traditional Knowledge and collaboratively develop material to build day-to-day traditional knowledge sharing within TWN
  8. Working cohesively with Community Development team, building relationships with community, leadership, Elders, and other departments as necessary.
  9. Be a support in cultural events, ceremony within community, significant external events for TWN, and as a team member of Community Development.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • TWN Community Member, preferably on-reserve resident, or in recognized communities/community lands.
  • Graduated, or expecting graduation in high school. Desire or intention of post-secondary schooling in complementary disciplines.
  • Combination of formal and informal education, work and lived experience, and cultural knowledge skills will be considered
  • Unemployed or underemployed preferred;
  • Successful completion of criminal record check – vulnerable populations
  • First Aid certificate an asset
  • Class 5 Driver’s licence preferred

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Punctual, reliable, positive, and able to work cohesively with a team;
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated, with the ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Strategic long-term thinking to oversee the growth of the Culture and Language department as well as some degree of cultural competency
  • Excellent organizational skills and reliable;
  • Sensitivity and empathy;
  • Ability to build strong relationships with students, staff, parents and the community;
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and get along well with others;
  • Ability to work independently with demonstrated initiative;
  • Some level of social skills as there are constant levels of interaction with all age groups in the community
  • Diplomatic skills as there will be levels of relationship-building

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Physical Demands

  • Comfortable working with students and adults of all ages and abilities, in all weather conditions.
  • Willing and able to work a physically demanding position and available to work occasional evenings, overnights and weekends.
  • May involve sitting at a desk or typing for extended periods of time.

Mental Focus

  • May deal with children and youth who can, from time to time, be demanding and challenging. Must be able to remain patient and committed to teaching, and may have to engage in conflict resolution or crisis management at times.
  • May have to manage/coordinate a number of projects/events at one time, and may be interrupted frequently to meet the needs of children, youth, elders, and organizations.

Environmental Conditions

  • Interacts with community members, employees, management and the general public.
  • Noise levels may escalate during activities, events and outings.
  • Weather and conditions in the outdoors are unpredictable and can be wet, cold, uncomfortable

 

If you are interested in this role, please send your resume and cover letter to:

jobapplications@twnation.ca

Or,

Drop off your resume and cover letter at the Front Desk of the TWN Administration Office.