Arts Teacher – Matawa Learning Centre

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date August 28, 2018
Type Full Time
Company Matawa First Nations
Location Thunder Bay, ON
Category Education / Teaching - K-12 and other training
Client Matawa First Nations
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Positions: Arts Teacher – Matawa Learning Centre


Formed in 1988, Matawa First Nations Management (Matawa) is a Tribal Council providing services to nine member communities in Northern Ontario. The organization is dedicated to providing its members with advisory and support services in the areas of communications, economic development, education, finance and business, health, membership and technical services.

At this time, Matawa invites applications from qualified applicants for an Arts Teacher position in the Matawa Learning Centre (MLC). The MLC located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, provides a unique learning environment to support students as they move toward the successful completion of their secondary education and continue on their pathways to work, training or post-secondary education programs.

Position Summary:

The MLC Teachers will provide instruction and student support in a variety of subject areas, and assist with the on-going development of courses and enrichment of curriculum to meet the needs of the MLC’s students. The successful candidates will hold, or be eligible to hold, an Ontario Certificate of Qualification and Registration and be a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers. Expertise or experience in alternative education, Aboriginal education and/or cooperative education would be beneficial.

These positions are based in Thunder Bay, with some travel required to Matawa First Nation communities. The successful applicants will be required to submit a current Criminal Record Check, including vulnerable sector, and current “negative” result TB skin test. This a contract position to June 28, 2019, with possibility of extension, pending funding and a successful performance review.

Preferred Qualifications/Requirements:

  • A degree in Education, and 3 years secondary teaching experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Intermediate-Senior Qualifications to teach visual arts at a secondary level.
  • Knowledge and understanding of First Nation education
  • Knowledge of and experience teaching in a private secondary school, including course preparation and record keeping,
  • Experience teaching in multi-grade classrooms
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with staff, parents, administration, government and First Nation organizations
  • Knowledge of Ojibway will be considered an asset
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and teaching skills
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license

For additional information, including specific qualifications for the position, please view the Job Descriptions at the Matawa website:

Salary: We offer competitive salary commensurate with education and work experience.

Duration: Full-time contract to June 28, 2019

Please submit cover letter with resume and three employment references to:

Matawa First Nations Management
Suite 500, 28 Cumberland Street N.
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A 4K9
Fax: (807) 768-3301


Closing Date: September 10, 2018 @ 4:30 p.m. ET

Thank you for your interest in working with the Matawa Learning Centre, however only successful applicants will be contacted.

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