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Digital Language Technician

The Tla’amin Nation is a modern, forward thinking, self-governing nation located on the beautiful upper Sunshine Coast (qathet Region). 

Position Summary

Job Type:                     Part-time (24 hrs./week), Temporary (until June 2024)

Hours of Work:            To be determined

Reporting to:                Culture and Heritage Manager

Department:                Education

Reporting to the Culture and Heritage Manager, under the direction of the Language Coordinator or designate, the Digital Language Technician works with a small team to support the digital recording of the ɬaʔamin language within a collaborative project funded by the First People’s Cultural Council.

Key Responsibilities

Key responsibilities of the Digital Language Technician include but are not limited to the following:

  • Editing Elder interviews using the Audacity audio editor and recorder
  • Uploading digital media and inputting data into the First Voices website
  • Assisting with scheduling Elder interviews via phone and email
  • Compiling list of words and phrases to be recorded for the First Voices website
  • Maintaining orderly files
  • 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.
  • Performing other related duties as required.

Qualifications

Training, Education, Experience

  • Completion of a Digital Media certification from a recognized educational institution *Equivalent education and/or experience will be considered
  • Being of ɬaʔamin ancestry
  • Successful Criminal Record Check
  • Previous experience working independently and in a group setting
  • Previous experience working with Elders would be an asset

 Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Knowledge of the ɬaʔamin language
  • Well-developed verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Skilled at listening and paying attention to details
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to respect and meet expected deadlines
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as within a collaborative structure

Working Conditions

  • Work is part-time (24 hours/week) and is performed primarily in an office or recording studio type environment.
  • Adherence to all WorkSafe regulations and safe work practices
  • Follows the Nation’s Covid-19 safety policies and protocols which may be amended from time to time
  • Competitive pay offered commensurate with qualifications and experience

How to Apply

Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter by email to: Jessie Peters, HR Manager at jobs@tn-bc.ca and Sophie Call Director of Education at sophie.call@tn-bc.ca noting “Digital Language Technician” in the subject heading of your email, or drop-off/mail c/o Human Resources Department, Tla’amin Nation, 4779 Klahanie Rd., Powell River, BC, V8A 0C4

Closing Date: August 5, 2022 

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

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