The Job :
Reporting to the Education & Recreation Director, the Coordinator will be responsible for
coordinating this years’ Culture Camp from April 8 30 in partnership with the Education
Support Worker Old Crow. Start Date March 4 - April 30
The ideal candidate will be expected to perform the following duties :
Engage in effective communication with the staff to ensure coordination of cultural
services and attainment of the project’s cultural and service objectives;
Develop and plan program activities with incorporate traditional Gwich’in harvesting,
hunting, gathering, trapping and fishing practices and knowledge;
Demonstrate and explain to participants how to field dress, prepare and store traditional
food, and explain wildlife management practices;
Conduct field trips to share traditional knowledge on the identification, collection,
preparation and storage of berries, medicinal plants, and wood types;
Incorporate the Gwich’in language in program activities;
Identifies Gwich’in Elders and traditional advisors for the provision of culturally
appropriate knowledge for staff and students as it relates to Gwich’in history and cultural
Ensures that staff and students are aware of the cultural resources available to maintain
their cultural identities and practices;
Assist Program staff as a resource or provides resources to ensure that cultural
knowledge and practices are maintained within the camp;
Oversee the daily operations of the camp;
Supervise the camp cook, guides and attendants;
Ensure teachers, parents and resource persons are presented with the pre-camp
Organize materials and supplies needed for camp;
Must be able to maintain confidentiality; and
Prepare a final written evaluation report upon completion.
Applicant must have on-the-land experience as it relates to Gwich’in history, culture,
traditions, values, knowledge of traditional lands; and be familiar with the Gwich’in
language and have the capacity to communicate and work alongside camp workers or
others who have diverse cultural and educational backgrounds.
Must be reliable and on-site at all times while camp is in progress;
Must have the ability to interact and maintain good working relationships with all
Must complete a Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check;
Must have a Valid Wilderness First-Aid.
Wage : 32.31 per hour
Closing Date : February 21, 2020 4 : 00 P.M.
If you are interested in working with the Education team please submit cover letter and
resume to : Human Resource Manager
Vuntut Gwitchin GovernmentBox 94, Old Crow, YT Y0B 1N0
Phone : (867) 966-3261 ext. 256Email : jobs vgfn.net
Priority Consideration will be given to qualified beneficiaries of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation.
We thank all who apply but only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.