Indigenous Cultural Heritage Planner – FPCC Cultural Heritage Program
This is a one (1) year full-time contract position from September 2019 until September 2020
Located in Kamloops, B.C.
ABOUT THIS ROLE
The First Peoples’ Cultural Council supports B.C. First Nations communities to maintain, preserve and restore their languages by providing funding, training and capacity building, and advocacy for language immersion, collaboration, planning, language and culture, and archiving programs. We distribute provincial and federal funding and administer immersion-focused programs.
In an Indigenous context, cultural heritage refers to ideas, experiences, objects, artistic expressions, practices, knowledge and places that are valued because they are culturally meaningful, connected to shared memory, or linked to collective identity.
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING
This is an excellent senior opportunity for a dedicated professional who will report to the Manager of the Cultural Heritage Program at First Peoples Cultural Council, this position has responsibilities throughout the province and focuses on:
• Assist in the preparation and implementation of special planning studies and research projects pertaining to Indigenous heritage matters such as best practices in conservation, funding mechanisms, heritage conservation and management, infrastructure development, and revitalization;
• Carry out data collection and maintenance analysis including the maintenance of the FPCC’s planned Heritage Properties Register;
• Provide planning information and advice to members of the public and assist in general with Indigenous heritage planning;
• Support the FPCC Heritage grant program at its various stages which can include drafting guidelines, report templates, criteria, jury materials.
• Guide grant applicants through the approval process and navigating FPCC’s grant application system;
• Assist in preparing FPCC Heritage related proposals and reports;
• Support the work of the FPCC Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee;
• Manage multiple tasks with changing priorities and present information and issues in a clear and concise manner;
• Perform a variety of duties related to sites, landscapes and cultural materials of heritage significance, review proposals for alteration and provide technical and research support and advice on heritage planning policies, guidelines and objectives to the Indigenous communities and members;
• Review, create and maintain content and activities for FPCC’s proposed Heritage Resource Centre;
• Assist in drafting and presenting reports and recommendations to First Peoples Cultural Council’s foundation, staff, advisory groups and partners;
• Support the organization and implementation of focus groups, roundtables and conferences; and
• Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
• Degree (or higher) in a field related to Heritage Conservation, Cultural Resource Management, Museum Management, History; archaeology, anthropology, ethnographic research, OR other related education maybe considered;
• At least three (3) years of experience in heritage planning;
• Experience in leading complex projects, working groups, negotiation and resolution of complex/controversial issues with Indigenous Peoples;
• Experience in museum operation and artifact collection management an asset.
• Must demonstrate competencies: Customer/Client Development, Results
Orientation, Organizational Awareness, and Teamwork/Cooperation.
*A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
SKILLS, ABILITIES, WORK DEMANDS
• Superior oral and written communication skills;
• Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office software;
• Ability to manage multiple tasks with changing priorities;
• Ability to present information and issues in a clear and concise manner to committees and working groups;
• Effective interpersonal skills;
• Well-developed facilitation, teamwork and problem-solving skills;
• Experience in leading teams and in project management.
• Ability to work within a team environment and within defined timelines.
• Demonstrated ability and experience in negotiating and conflict resolution.
• Working knowledge of the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada.
• Understanding the principles of conservation plan development, heritage evaluation, Statement of Significance document, and the concept of Heritage Revitalization Agreement as an important conservation tool.
Cover Letter: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
A competitive compensation package is offered for this position. Please submit your cover letter and resume to HR@fpcc.ca by 3:30 pm on October 4, 2019 with Indigenous Cultural Heritage Planner in the subject line.
Submissions from applicants with Indigenous ancestry are strongly encouraged to apply. We thank all who submit; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. All applications will be treated with strict confidentiality