Situated in the Great Bear Rainforest and BC's central coast is a pristine and beautiful area known as the Bella Coola valley. This unique region offers 70km of winding highway through the mountains and villages - beginning at Tweedsmuir Provincial Park and ending at the ocean inlet of the Bentick Arm. The traditional people of the Bella Coola valley are the Nuxalkmc and about 1,500 people belong to the Nation. The valley is accessible through road, boat, or air - with direct flights daily from Vancouver.
Outdoor enthusiasts will thoroughly enjoy the coast mountain range, as both winter and summer recreational activities are abound in and around the valley. Within Tweedsmuir park the local ski-club operates a ski hill as well as cross country trails throughout the winter months. During the summer months one can drift a river, watch the salmon run, observe the grizzlies, or take on one of the numerous hikes inside the valley. Amenities include two grocery stores, local boutiques, coffee shops, and organic market and a farmers market once a week with a large variety of local products. Many people travel great distances to enjoy all that Bella Coola has to offer - and we invite you to do the same!
Yaw Smatmc! (Hello Friend)
Nuxalk Acwsalcmlslayc Academy of Learning Society office is located at 4-Mile Subdivision in Nuxalk territory. Acwsalcta School is one of the most architecturally beautiful schools in BC, and features exquisite design by local Nuxalk artists. Our school is a K-12 school, and boasts a nursery program, along with a separate Adult Education Centre. Acwsalcta School is an independent school, and offers many locally developed courses along with the Ministry of Education's graduation program.
Acwsalcta School offers a large range of programs including Outdoor Education, Traditional Foods and Nuxalk Language and Culture classes.
Acwsalcta means “A Place of Learning”. At Acwsalcta, students are provided with opportunities and support to develop strong personal identities as Nuxalkmc. Our dynamic cultural program is a foundation upon which they can build the skills, knowledge, values and attitudes that will inspire them to become lifelong learners and to find bring success for each of them in meeting the challenges of a complex and rapidly changing future.
Acwsalcta School has one teaching opportunity for the remainder of the 2019- 2020 school year, in the high school English and Humanities division.
The classes taught in this position include English and Social Studies.
This is a position with the possibility of continuing.
-must have a Bachelor of Education and a current BC Teaching Certificate
-must be willing to work collaboratively with other staff members to meet school goals and vision
-demonstrates a knowledge and understanding of First Nations culture, and a willing to learn and implement Nuxalk teachings into the classroom
-demonstrates the understanding of a community school, and involves the community and families in the school events
-experience with high school or intermediate grades is preferred
-experience with English and/or Humanities is preferred
Please send your resume and supporting documents to Brittany Hughes, Acwsalcta Principal via email: email@example.com.
Learn more about our school at www.acwsalcta.ca . We look forward to your application!