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Ojibwe Language and Cultural Instructor

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date June 29, 2024
Deadline July 12, 2024
Type Full Time
Company Curve Lake First Nation
Salary $55,619 - $59,327 - Annual
Location Curve Lake, ON
Category Instructor
Client Curve Lake First Nation
Contact Information

As outlined in the Curve Lake First Nation Human Resource Management Manual, applications are now being accepted for the following Full Time Permanent position:

Ojibwe Language and Cultural Instructor
Oshkiigmong Early Learning Centre Buildings

This position is to provide Ojibwe Language instruction and cultural activities to day care children and staff. To provide in and out of day care educational, cultural, language programs and learning activities for children

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

1. Educational

  • Responsible for providing Ojibwe language instruction for Curve Lake Day Care 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 Curve Lake First Nation Child Care facilities.

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.
  • 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.

3. Other

  • Performs such other related duties as may reasonably be required by the Manager of the OELC and / or Day Care Centre Supervisors.


Education & Experience:

The incumbent to this position will meet the minimum requirements that include:

  • Willingness to learn and speak Ojibwe Language
  • Strong appreciation of, and empathy with, the needs of children
  • Sensitivity to Native issues
  • Exhibits a high degree of initiative and self-direction; good oral and written communication skills; good organizational skills and ability to work in a group setting
  • Must enjoy working with and being with children; requires a sense of humour and good health
  • 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



  • 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 Permanent position beginning immediately. Annual range for this position is $55,619 – $59,327 based on a 39.5 work week.


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 currently employed with Curve Lake First Nation, references from most recent Supervisor / Manager will be required). Please submit application package to the Government Services Building Receptionist to the attention of:

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

Deadline for Applications: Friday July 12th, 2024 at 12:00pm Noon

Please ensure application is date stamped by the Curve Lake Government Services Building Receptionist, if applying in person. 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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