Indigenous Peoples Experience Programming Advisor


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We have an exciting and creative opportunity for an Indigenous Peoples Experience Programming Advisor to build programming for the new and highly anticipated Indigenous Peoples Experience, opening in May 2021.

This role will have the opportunity to work in close collaboration with the Indigenous Peoples Experience media team, Fort Edmonton Park’s interpretive staff, MOU Partners, Indigenous communities and other stakeholders. The role will focus on building engaging programming that is historically and culturally appropriate and reflects the diversity of Indigenous perspectives across Alberta.

The Successful Candidate will be able to:

  • Lead in the development of both public and educational programming for the new Indigenous Peoples Experience in Fort Edmonton Park;
  • Ensure that all new and existing Indigenous programming is respectful of cultural protocols and promotes respective engagement with visitors;
  • Must be able to utilize prior information gathered from Indigenous Engagement sessions in program development;
  • Must be able to research and utilize new and existing interpretive tools as part of program development;
  • Must be able to develop operational budgets with an emphasis on forecast margins. May also require the ability to develop business cases for specialized programs;
  • Build and maintain strong, respectful relationships with internal teams, Indigenous communities and other stakeholders; and
  • Provide support to Fort Edmonton Park’s marketing department on promoting new IPE programs.

The Successful Candidate will also have:

  • Minimum Master’s degree in education or education related field;
  • 5+ years’ experience in developing successful learning programs;
  • 5+ years’ project management experience within Indigenous communities and/ or organizations;
  • 5+ years’ experience in public programming which may include creation and facilitation of specialized workshops, presentations, etc.;
  • Experience working in performing arts/fine arts or other interactive programming;
  • Current experience working in Indigenous Communities as an active member of the community;
  • Proven cultural competence in working in Indigenous communities, people, and knowledge of cultural diversity;
  • Knowledge of regional Indigenous cultural protocols and cultural event planning;
  • Ability to liaise effectively with diverse stakeholders, including Indigenous communities, traditional knowledge keepers, and Indigenous organizations; and
  • Ability to work independently with audio/visual equipment when required to do so.

Things to know about this role:

  • This is a temporary position ending on or before October 2020;
  • Non-standard working hours will be required to meet the needs of the communities we work with, including evenings and weekends;
  • Some travel is expected to remote rural areas, which may include overnight stays to visit multiple Indigenous communities during one trip;
  • Role can be physically demanding including frequent standing, walking, crouching;
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs on a regular basis to transport supplies, audio/visual equipment and travel items;
  • Working both indoors and outside in a variety of weather conditions with periods of standing and/or walking;
  • Demonstrate traditional and contemporary Indigenous technologies related to programming as part of the role, including but not limited to tipi construction and ceremony;
  • An original Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector check completed which is acceptable to the employer will be required as a condition of employment;
  • Valid Alberta Class 5 driver’s license or provincial equivalent and a 5 year drivers abstract may be required at the time of offer;
  • Applicants must be willing to sign a media consent form;
  • Applicants will be required to arrange their own transportation as the site often operates outside of standard public transportation hours;
  • Access to reliable transportation for travel within Alberta required; and
  • All newly hired employees must be eligible to work in Canada for any employer.

Interested applicants are invited to forward their cover letter and resume to Brittany Cherweniuk at prior to the posting closing on October 4, 2019.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we encourage all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity, however, only those candidates being considered for the position will be contacted.