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Ojibwe Language and Cultural Instructor

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date March 31, 2024
Deadline April 12, 2024
Type Full Time
Company Curve Lake First Nation
Salary $55,619 to $60,563 - Annual
Location Curve Lake, ON
Category culture
Client Curve Lake First Nation
Contact Information

As outlined in the Curve Lake First Nation Human Resources Manual, applications are now being accepted for the following Full Time Term position.

Ojibwe Language and Cultural Instructor
O’Shkiigmong Early Learning Centre

The purposes of this position are:

  • To provide assistance in Ojibwe Language instruction, educational programs and other learning activities for children within the policies and procedures established by Chief and Council, Chief Operating Officer and as directed by the Manager of the O’Shkiigmong Early Learning Centre

The duties and responsibilities of this position are categorized into three main functions:

1. Educational

  • Responsible for providing Ojibwe language instruction for O’Shkiigmong Early Learning Centre children and staff
  • Responsible for providing in and out of Day Care learning activities for children and staff
  • Responsible for supervising children on a one on one and group basis
  • Responsible for assisting in the operation of O’Shkiigmong Early Learning Centre facilities.
  • Working with RECE’s and Supervisors based on children’s interest.

2. Physical

  • Responsible for all manual preparations in regards to outings taking place at Kutang Island
  • Responsible for preparing a nutritious menu for the summer program at Kutang Island with supervisor’s assistance.
  • Responsible for storage and packing of supplies and equipment
  • Responsible for all health and safety requirements during cultural activities
  • Responsible for daily maintenance of boats and island.
  • Responsible for Island grounds and structural maintenance.
  • Teepee fires and maintenance.

3. Other

  • Performs such other related duties as may reasonably be required by the Manager of the O’Shkiigmong Early Learning Centre and / OELC Supervisors



  • First Nation Language Teacher Certification
  • Must be fluent in Ojibwe Language
  • A strong understanding of Curve Lake Anishnaabe Culture
  • Strong appreciation of, and empathy with, the needs of children
  • Must possess a Boaters Pleasure Craft License
  • Must possess a current First Aid/CPR Certificate
  • Must possess a current WHIMIS Certificate
  • Must possess a Food Handlers Course Certificate


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Sensitivity to native issues
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Exhibits a high degree of initiative and self-direction
  • Good organizational skills and ability to work in a group setting
  • Must enjoy working with and being with children
  • Requires a good sense of humor
  • Requires good health
  • Demonstrated ability to direct, instruct and care for children
  • Ability to deal with non-routine situations
  • Ability to handle emergencies, crisis, or hostile behavior
  • Ability to maintain control in frustrating situations
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others in a team environment
  • Ability to report non-routine situations to Supervisor
  • Ability to maintain neat and accurate records
  • Ability to carry/lift children and carry/lift/move moderately heavy items
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time; to work at the height of children
  • Willingness to work in conditions involving exposure to bodily fluids, infectious diseases, frequent high noise levels, occasional inclement weather
  • Ability to use professional judgment on a daily basis within the guidelines established by the Day Nurseries Act and program policies
  • Knowledge of the Day Nurseries Act, the Human Rights Code, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Canada’s Food Guide, Employment Standards Act, Health Act, the Child and Family Services Act, Local fire and health departments and the ability to meet the specifications of these Acts and any other regulations that apply to this position
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as required

Personal Suitability:

  • Be honest and trustworthy
  • Be respectful
  • Possess awareness and sensitivity to the history, language, culture and traditions of the people of Curve Lake First Nation
  • Be flexible
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics
  • Must demonstrate and ensure a high level of personal and professional conduct


This is a Full Time Term position beginning immediately for one year. Salary range for this position is $55,619 to $60,563


Application forms and position descriptions are available at the Reception of the Government Services Building. Application forms can also be obtained from the Employment Resource Centre or from the Curve Lake First Nation website ( under documents.

Application package must consist of a completed application form, cover letter, resume, required documentation, addresses and phone number of two most recent employment references (if employed with Curve Lake First Nation previously, references from most recent Supervisor / Manager will be required). Please submit application package to the Government Services Building Receptionist to the attention of:

Agnieszka Mlynarz, Human Resources Assistant
Curve Lake First Nation Government Services Building
Curve Lake, Ontario K0L 1R0
Phone (705) 657-8045 Fax (705) 657-8708

Deadline for Applications: Friday April 12th, 2024 @ 12:00pm (noon)

Please ensure application is date stamped by the Curve Lake Government Services Building Receptionist. While only qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview, not necessarily all qualified applicants will be offered an interview.

While Curve Lake First Nation appreciates all applications, as outlined in the Curve Lake First Nation Human Resources Management Manual, applicants will be considered in the following priority: Level I: Internal Applicant, Level II: Any First Nation Member Applicants (s. 16(1) CHRA), and Level III: Any Applicants.

The successful candidate must provide an acceptable Canadian Police Information Check (CPIC) with Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) prior to commencing work.

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