Indigenous Cultural Heritage Planner

  • Full Time
  • B.C.

Website First Peoples' Cultural Council

Indigenous Cultural Heritage Planner –
FPCC Cultural Heritage Program

Located (in B.C., this position can be worked remotely)

ABOUT THIS ROLE
The First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) supports B.C. First Nations communities to maintain, preserve and restore their languages, arts and cultural heritage 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 FPCC, this position has responsibilities throughout the province and the successful candidate will:
• Assist in the preparation and implementation of studies and research projects pertaining to heritage matters such as best practices in conservation, funding mechanisms, heritage conservation and management, infrastructure development and revitalization;
• Carry out data collection and analysis, monitoring and evaluation of FPCC grant programs;
• Provide general assistance with Indigenous heritage planning to FPCC and our 204 First Nation communities in B.C.;
• Support implementation of the FPCC Cultural Heritage grant program at its various stages which can include drafting guidelines, report templates, criteria, peer review committee materials.
• Support grant applicants through the grant application and process and navigating FPCC’s grant portal;
• 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;
• Review, create and maintain content and activities for the FPCC online Resource Centre and the First Peoples’ Map of B.C.;
• Assist in drafting and presenting reports, briefing notes and recommendations;
• 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 may be considered;
• At least three (3) years of experience in senior heritage planning;
• Experience in leading complex projects, working groups with BC First Nations;
• 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 in a fast-paced working environment;
• 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.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
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 lightyourpath@telus.net by June 8, 2022 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.

The First Peoples’ Cultural Council is located in Brentwood Bay and is grateful to have our home in the beautiful traditional unceded territory of the W̱SÁNEĆ Nation people, in the village of W̱JOȽEȽP.

FPCC values all employees and the communities we serve, and the health and safety of the work environment is a top priority. As a condition of employment, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated or be able to provide a medical exemption.

To apply for this job email your details to lightyourpath@telus.net.