Indigenous Program Manager
Accepting applications until February 15, 2019 (extended)
The focus of this position will be to assist the Whyte Museum in deepening its relationship with the Indigenous communities of the Treaty Seven territory in particular with the Stoney Nakoda community and the Bow Valley communities. The role will take the lead in developing new and refining existing Museum education and outreach activities specifically with the Stoney Education Authority and the Canadian Rockies School Division.
A vital member of the Whyte Museum’s program team, the incumbent will provide the necessary expertise to develop, deliver and support the ambitions of the Museum’s Strategic Plan and the Building Bridges initiative. The incumbent will also contribute to the development of exhibitions, education and community engagement programs. Reporting to the Museum Director, the incumbent is responsible for balancing the program aspirations with the operational requirements necessary for the Museum to function effectively.
The Indigenous Program Manager is a new role at the Whyte Museum that has received generous support from the Calgary Foundation and the Peter and Catharine Whyte Foundation. Beginning March 1, 2019, this is a full-time, one-year term contract with the possibility for extension.
Leadership and Influence
Qualifications and Educational Requirements:
5 + years of proven collaborative and inclusionary leadership;
Related university degree with a deep understanding of Indigenous cultural and/or art education Grades 6-12;
Demonstrated knowledge of the cultures and history of the Canadian Rockies;
Background or interest in working in a museum environment;
Experience in community relations, education and interpretation program design;
Previous experience in setting a compelling vision and utilizing creativity, innovation and business acumen to deliver this vision;
Demonstrated networking ability within Alberta and the western Canadian Indigenous cultural and arts community;
Active member of Indigenous cultural and arts organizations and groups;
Operational awareness (planning and organization to develop and oversee multiple projects including, budgets, grants and fund raising);
Highly motivated and energetic – forward looking, while honouring the legacy of the Museum’s founders and the cultures of the Bow River valley;
Effective communication and presentation skills;
Please see associated document at whyte.org/about-us for a complete job description, details on Building Bridges and information on the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.
Please forward by February 15, 2019 (extended) your cover letter, resume and three references to:
Vincent J. Varga, Museum Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.