Indigenous Legacies Project
Museum London Centre at the Forks
Co-sponsored with At’lohsa Native Family Healing Services
Funded by London Community Foundation, Community Vitality Grant
The Centre at the Forks Indigenous Legacies Project will use art and culture as the primary vehicle to address the issues of the project and the Truth and Reconciliation report. Drawing on the wealth of First Nations knowledge and talent in London and the region, the project will highlight the history of First Nations in our area as well as feature the richness of contemporary indigenous culture through dance, visual art and music.
The Centre at the Forks Indigenous Legacies Project will have at its core the mandate of educating our community about the history and culture of the First Nations in London and region. It is our intention as well to co-create a permanent installation at the Forks that articulates and draws attention to this history and culture for future generations.
$50,000 per annum (contract position)
30 hours per week
The Project Manager will report directly to Executive Director, Museum London. This position will start in early 2018 and run through December 31, 2019.
Organize monthly meetings and collaborate with community leaders and influencers to review priorities and strategies to achieve project benchmarks and ensure project outcomes (Advisory Committee).
Work with Project Assistant to develop monthly research and project reports.
Help identify community partner organizations for longer-term project sustainability.
Oversee community relationships and project engagement activities (such as community consultations, focus groups etc.).
Ensure that the presentation components tied specifically to the local communities are accurate.
Develop presentations to targeted schools, institutions and community groups.
In collaboration with community advisors and partners, develop presentations and exhibitions reflecting the diverse histories and values of London and areas indigenous and First Nations population.
Work to build audience engagement in local regions that will result in goodwill, support and understanding among those who experience the presentations or are reached through email, media and promotional channels.
Organize and manage events to communicate the richness of contemporary indigenous culture through dance, visual art and music.
Work with the Museum London staff and community groups to gather data on cultural programs and school programs related to serving diverse population throughout the year.
Qualifications and Skills Required
Minimum Qualifications: B.A. in First Nations Studies, Diversity & Intercultural Studies, Community Development or equivalent.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the languages, creation stories, traditional ways, history and cultures of the Indigenous population in the London region
Demonstrated experience and knowledge of working with Indigenous populations
Superior oral and written interpersonal communication skills
Minimum of three years building successful relationships and working with diverse populations and traditionally underserved communities in a large, urban city.
Strong project management skills required.
Demonstrated understanding of the principles of diversity and inclusion in planning, program development and exhibition design; excellent written skills; excellent presentation skills; excellent interpersonal skills; excellent computer skills.
Ability to professionally represent the Museum at community partner programs and meetings (will be an ambassador for the Museum in different cultural structures).
Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary indigenous and First Nations arts and culture with community work and some knowledge of digital learning experiences.
Only applicants who qualify for an interview will be contacted. Preference will be given to Aboriginal people. Museum London is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 12, 2017 to:
421 Ridout Street North
London, Ontario N6A 5H4