Job Posting: Youth Cultural Guardian
Competition number NCCYCG012022
The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) is seeking applications for a Youth Cultural Guardian based in the south coast area of Cartwright. Reporting to NCC’s Research, Education and Culture department, this position will coordinate and support aspects of cultural knowledge and planning in NunatuKavut as it relates to NunatuKavut Inuit and their relationship with Akami-Uapishkᵁ-KakKasuak-Mealy Mountains National Park Reserve. The Youth Cultural Guardian will work to promote Inuit culture and heritage through the celebration and revitalization of important culture-based traditions and activities, they will also assist in leading the coordination and implementation of activities related to environmental, historical and archaeological research.
This is a full-time, temporary position until March 25, 2022.
NunatuKavut means “our ancient land” and refers to the territory of Inuit who reside primarily in south and central Labrador. NCC is a rights-based governing body that represents NunatuKavut Inuit. We are a dynamic, fast-paced, and growing team that strives to meet the priorities, interests and needs of our people. Our governing vision demonstrates commitment to community and culture as we seek “to govern ourselves, provide and care for one another, our families and our communities while nurturing our relationship with our lands and waters.” We foster an open and transparent working environment which incorporates Inuit values of caring, fairness, respect, accountability, and teamwork.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Assist in community outreach regarding the protection of cultural and natural resources.
- Coordinate and deliver cultural content within communities as it’s related to NunatuKavut Inuit history and culture.
- Assist in the development and implementation of diverse Inuit culture and heritage activities throughout NunatuKavut.
- Lead and coordinate research activities related to Inuit history and culture.
- Act as a cultural resource and support as required.
- Other related duties as required.
The ideal candidate should possess the following skills or competencies:
- Knowledge of Indigenous communities
- Awareness of Inuit culture, history and ways of life
- Strong communication, writing and organization skills
- Effective interpersonal, analytical skills and problem-solving skills
- Must be willing to work flexible hours
- Must be based in Cartwright and able to travel
- Must have experience using Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
Education and Experience Requirements
Successful completion of post-secondary education and a minimum of two years’ experience in a related occupation, or an acceptable combination of education, training, and experience.
Preference may be given to qualified members of NunatuKavut Community Council.
How to Apply
Please submit resume, cover letter and three references to:
Chelsea Dyson, HR Coordinator
Nunatukavut Community Council
In Person: 200 Kelland Drive, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
Application deadline is January 31, 2022.
Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.