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Land-Based Training Coordinator

Location:    Weengushk Film Institute, M’Chigeeng, ON

Position Type:    Full-Time Position

Posting Date:    November 15th, 2021

Application Deadline:    November 30th, 2021

Start/End Date:    January 10th, 2022 to December 23rd, 2022   (possibility of extension pending funding availability).

 

Job Description:

 

WEENGUSHK FILM INSTITUTE (WFI) is a non-profit, artist-focused media arts training centre dedicated to unlocking the creative potential of Indigenous and diverse youth -- primarily from rural and isolated communities in Canada.  We provide education in audio-visual arts through the provision of immersive hands-on training, innovative film production, professional mentorships, traditional land-based training, and the celebration of cultural, ethnic, and artistic vitality.  We aim to change dominant cultural narratives, contribute to narrative sovereignty, and give artists who have been silenced - a voice.

 

The Land-Based Training Coordinator will work with the WFI team to implement and evaluate the Indigenous Land-Based Learning Program and related projects in partnership with WFI staff, and participating partners. The program coordinator will be responsible for coordinating successful delivery and evaluation of indoor and outdoor educational experiences that focus on Indigenous culture, language, community and food, and which meet or exceed current ON provincial curriculum standards.

 

The coordinator will work in collaboration with Indigenous educators, Knowledge Keepers, elders and other program staff to ensure successful, on-budget delivery of indoor and outdoor educational experiences at WFI, and other locations as required.

 

The coordinator will also work with funders, school administrators, teachers, educational assistants, support workers, and Indigenous student advocates to plan, fund, organize, deliver and evaluate programming. This position reports to the Education Director.


 

Qualifications:

 

Ideal candidates will have completed one or more of the following educational requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree (preferably in Education); ON Teaching Certificate or Master’s Degree in Education will be considered a strong asset.

  • Developmental Standard Term Certificate in Anishinaabemowin Language & Culture will be considered a strong asset.

  • High School graduation, supplemented by completion of a post-secondary diploma, certificate or other training program in First Nations Culture (e.g. First Nations life skills programs, substance abuse healing programs, traditional counseling strategies such as talking circle, medicine wheel).

  • Experience in utilization of Traditional Ecological Knowledge or cultural knowledge within education forums/settings, K-12 and/or post-secondary.

 

Ideal candidates will possess the following skills and abilities:

  • Strong organization and time-management skills related to communications, gathering and filing information, scheduling, and routine office work.

  • Excellent communication skills, including a strong bilingual background in English and Anishinaabemowin.

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and collaboratively as required.

  • Ability to balance and bridge traditional Indigenous perspectives, priorities and protocols with those of contemporary education systems.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with the use of common office computer software (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google docs, Google Sheets, Google Drive).

  • Comfortable and capable of working in indoor and variable outdoor conditions.

 

Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate experience with the following:

  • Experience in curriculum development and delivery of educational programming, with specific experience in Aboriginal education or Indigenous studies.

  • Experience developing and delivering educational programming that incorporate Ojibwe culture and Anishinaabemowin language elements.

  • Understanding of Indigenous communities and having personal involvement with Ojibwe culture and Anishinaabemowin language.

  • Experience working with youth (e.g., cultural camps, friendship centres, First Nations youth programs, school-based Aboriginal support programs).

  • Education project/program evaluation utilizing both quantitative and qualitative measures.

  • Creating, using and evaluating personalized teaching tools and techniques used in outdoor experiential education and cultural education activities.

  • Experience leading or coordinating training or Professional Development events and workshops.

  • Social heath experience will be considered an asset.


 

Successful applicants must consent to complete a Criminal Record Check and meet our organization’s Employee Code of Ethics requirements.

A valid ON driver’s license is required.

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Salary/Wages:

$45,000.00 per year

 

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should drop off an application package to Weengushk Film Institute Centre or forward an application package to the address below by November 30th, 2021. Please include the following documents in your application package:

  • Resume or CV, including names and email addresses of 3 references (references must be current/former supervisors).

  • Copy of applicable certifications (e.g., diploma or degree certificates)

We wish to thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an

interview will be contacted.

 

Weengushk Film Institute      Tel: (705) 377-6011      Email: inquire@weengushk.com

Tom Peltier Training Centre      5494 HWY 540 Box 357      M'Chigeeng, Ontario      P0P 1G0

Communication Manager

Location:    Good Influence Films

Position Type:    Part-Time Position

Posting Date:    November 15th, 2021

Application Deadline:    November 26th, 2021

Start Date:   December 6th, 2022

The ideal candidate for this part-time position will be a self-motivated, creative communications professional who will be play a critical role in shaping the way our company and it's initiatives are perceived by key audiences. You will drive brand awareness and be involved in all stages of the communications process from concept to message development to result oriented evaluation.

 

You will also be responsible for implementing the release campaigns for the Indigenous 150+ podcast series. This will include a number of campaigns throughout the year which will involve recruiting candidates for the training programmes. Your role will include community outreach, as well as growing audiences as well as developing and implement various campaigns for the podcast series.

 

The candidate will have a wide degree of creativity including graphic design and branding experience. You will be responsible for newsletters, website content and other copywriting that may be required for the promotion of the Indigenous 150+ podcast series including print and online advertising, email marketing, building and implementing social media content, media releases, media kits and communications with community partners. Video and sound editing experience an asset. The Communications Manager will lead and oversee all communications for Good Influence Films. 

Communication Manager's Skill Set:

  • Strong writing, editing, proofreading, layout and design. Professional online digital campaign experience is essential

  • Creative thinking and problem solving

  • Must possess excellent project management, planning skills, organizational and time management skills

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media and experience implementing social media campaigns

  • Knowledge and experience running targeted ads

  • Experience executing and monitoring email campaigns and building media kits

  • Graphic design and branding skills

  • Self motivated and positive minded

  • Software proficiencies: Adobe Suite software, google docs, Canva, mailchimp, Survey Monkey are desirable

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop PR and external comms strategies in collaboration with the founder and initiative partners to advance social impact and business objectives

  • Coordinate the production of promotional materials including releases, media kits, and presentations

  • Use social media to tell our story in creative and inspiring ways that resonate with target audiences

  • Manage website content and design to ensure delivery of clear and creative content

 

Ideal Candidate:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Communications

  • 3+ years' of experience in communications operations

  • Experience posting and formatting content using a Content Management System (CMS)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Knowledge of or experience working with Indigenous cultures/traditions is an important asset

 

Language Requirements: 

  • English required. Indigenous languages and/or French an asset.

 

Location: 

  • All training is online, so candidates can be located where there is a stable and secure internet connection. 

 

Good Influence Films is committed to helping dismantle systemic racism and building inclusivity in the Canadian media industry. We are a signatory of the Producer’s Pledge and committed to racial equality and inclusivity for providing inclusive and safe space employment opportunities to diverse creatives.

 

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter, CV and two references to connect@goodinfluencefilms.com by Sunday November 28th at 5pm EST. Only applications with cover letters will be considered.