INDIGENOUS ARTS AND CULTURE CURATOR
(from approx. November 30, 2020 to December 1, 2023)
Competition #: 20-U099
Web Site: tol.ca
Join a “Community of Communities” – the Township of Langley, home to over 135,000 residents, is committed to providing progressive business, housing, and recreational opportunities, while balancing its unique mix of urban growth and rural beauty. A truly fun and beautiful place to work, the Township of Langley offers competitive salaries; excellent benefit packages; municipal pension plan; employee wellness programs; and, opportunities for professional development and career growth.
The Township of Langley is recruiting for a temporary full-time Indigenous Arts and Culture Curator (from approx. November 30, 2020 to December 1, 2023) to join our team of professionals in the Arts, Culture and Community Initiatives Division. Reporting to the Cultural Services Manager, in this unionized position you will plan, develop and produce exhibitions and related programs in our community. In this position, you will maintain and care for the Indigenous art, artefacts and archaeological collections that the museum holds in trust.
- Plan, develop, implement and evaluate the department’s museum and exhibition programs and extension exhibition programs
- Accession, catalogue, index and store the collection of artefacts, specimens, fine art and archival materials related to indigenous culture
- Conduct research into local history and prehistory and provide reference services to researchers
- Develop material for publication and assist in the planning, development and implementation of arts and cultural programs at various sites and facilities throughout the community
- Establish and maintain effective communication with local First Nations, Indigenous and community cultural groups, arts and culture societies, primary/secondary schools, universities and colleges, professional colleagues and others, as required
- Develop operating budgets for assigned activity areas and prepare grant/scholarship applications
- Perform related work as required
- Education will include university graduation with a degree in Indigenous Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Fine Arts, Museology, Cultural Resource Management, or other related disciplines, experience working with First Nations Communities, Indigenous Groups and People or an equivalent combination of curatorial training, education and experience
- Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, philosophy and objectives to museums, art galleries, archives and heritage conservation, as they relate to the work performed
- Considerable knowledge of the methods, practices and techniques used in the acquisition, identification, documentation, conservation, exhibition and interpretation of museum artefacts, specimens, art works and archival materials
- Considerable knowledge of the procedures, legislation, methods and practices applicable to the preservation of cultural heritage
- Considerable knowledge of Indigenous repatriation principles and of British Columbian Indigenous archaeological and ethnographic collections
- Considerable knowledge of historical and contemporary Indigenous arts and culture
- Previous museum experience will be considered an asset
In order to be considered for this position, candidates must have the following valid and current certifications/licenses (must be valid at the time the posting closes) and these must be attached with your application. Applications without the attached required documents below will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered. Please title your attachments with the number of this competition and have these documents ready to upload when you apply:
- BC Class 5 (full-privilege) driver’s license or equivalent driver’s license for where you reside. You must include with your application a current Personal Driving Record (select the 5 year option if obtaining online) that has been obtained within 6 months of the closing date. To obtain a copy of your Personal Driving Record, please contact ICBC directly or the driving authority where you reside. Please note that a copy of your Driver’s Licence or Driver Factor Report will not be accepted.
- Serving it Right Certificate (can be obtained online)
This position is defined by the Township of Langley as a Position of Trust (Child Safety). The successful candidate will be required to have a Police Information Check as a condition of employment (Note – not required as part of the application process, however will be required upon consideration for employment).
The CUPE rate of pay for this position is $34.27 – $40.35 per hour (5 steps, 2020 rates) plus 13% in lieu of benefits. The hours of work are Tuesday to Saturday 8:30am – 4:30pm; non-standard hours and non-standard work week.
If you wish to pursue this exciting career in a growing community, please visit tol.ca/careers to apply.
Internal closing date for this competition: October 28, 2020
External closing date for this competition: November 10, 2020
We appreciate all applications; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.