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Culture & Language Coordinator

Position Summary

Job Type:                     Permanent, full-time

Hours of Work:            8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Reporting to:                Culture and Heritage Manager

Department:                Education

Remuneration:            Negotiable, based on qualifications

Reporting to the Director of Education, under the direction of the Culture & Heritage Manager, the Language and Culture Coordinator provides ɬaʔamɩn cultural programming and organizes and supports ʔayʔaǰuθəm language revitalization within t̓išosəm and the qat̓ᶿɛt region.

Key Responsibilities

Key responsibilities of the Language and Culture Coordinator include but are not limited to the following:

  • Organizing and/or leading a wide variety of cultural activities, projects, and workshops for the ɬaʔamɩn community
  • Being a resource person related to ɬaʔamɩn culture for the broader qat̓ᶿɛt region
  • Helping to organize elders, knowledge keepers, speakers, and community members to respond to requests for the sharing of ɬaʔamɩn stories, protocols, stories, and practices within the qat̓ᶿɛt region
  • Working with community organizations within the qat̓ᶿɛt region to support and/or offer cultural enhancement activities and learning opportunities for children, youth, and adults to promote awareness and appreciation of Indigenous ways of being and knowing (ex. sharing cultural songs, drumming, stories, crafts, and ʔayʔaǰuθəm in classrooms and school events)

*Mentoring with the Nation’s Culture and Heritage Manager will be possible, as needed.

  • Providing community-based support for language learners to promote and facilitate use of ʔayʔaǰuθəm
  • Creating and maintaining culture and language resources
  • Collaborating with the Language Coordinator to administer language programs
  • Co-planning and leading regular working group meetings
  • Collaborating with a team of Nation staff, elders, fluent speakers, and community members in the development of a long-range community language plan
  • Collaborating on writing of grant proposals to secure partnerships and funding for culture and language initiatives
  • Attending meetings as directed
  • Performing all duties and responsibilities in accordance with Tla’amin laws, regulations, policies, practices, and procedures as directed by the Director of Education


Training, Knowledge, Experience

  • Successful Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector screening
  • Class 5 B.C. Driver’s License and acceptable Driver’s Abstract

 Skills, Abilities

  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to speak in public or willingness to develop this ability
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to respect and meet expected deadlines
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as part of a team

Working Conditions

  • Work hours are generally Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 with a one hour paid lunch break. Some adjustment to scheduled hours will be required based on programming needs.
  • Work will take place both in an office as well as in a variety of environments within the community and region.
  • Benefits include extended health care, sick leave, and paid time off, as well as support for professional development.
  • Adherence to all WorkSafe regulations and safe work practices is required.
  • Competitive pay will be offered commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to Apply

Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter by email to:  jobs@tn-bc.ca, noting “Language and Culture Coordinator” in the subject heading of your email, or drop-off/mail to: Human Resources Department, Tla’amin Nation, 4779 Klahanie Rd., Powell River, BC, V8A 0C4

This posting will close on October 7th, 2022.

Thank you to all applicants, only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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