Central Okanagan Public Schools (School District No. 23), Kelowna BC, provides education services to 22,000 students in the communities of Peachland, West Kelowna, Kelowna, Lake Country and the Regional District of Central Okanagan. We invite applications for the position of:
INDIGENOUS CULTURAL PRESENTER
Under the direct supervision of the District Principal of Indigenous Education, and working closely with the District Indigenous Education Team, this position will plan, implement and coordinate Cultural Programming in all K-12 classes throughout the District. Students will be provided with culturally-relevant activities, diverse instructional strategies, dynamic cultural presentations, and a variety of field trips to enhance instruction
Applicants must have the following qualifications:
- Successful completion of Grade 12 (Senior Secondary School Graduation);
- One (1) year post-secondary education to include courses in psychology, sociology, human services worker or equivalent;
- Thorough knowledge of Okanagan First Nations culture and history with awareness of cultural protocols;
- Demonstrated experience working with the Indigenous community, Indigenous students and their parents;
- Experience working with Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in a classroom setting and school;
Experience in planning cultural activities and events;
Demonstrated organization, scheduling, planning and development skills, including assisting in planning and implementing large events for students and teachers;
Ability to communicate and build effective working relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders including administrators, teachers, staff, parents, community members, and students;
High level of computer skill; particularly in Microsoft Office products.
Preference may be given to Indigenous applicants of Metis, First Nations and Inuit ancestral descent
who can demonstrate knowledge of, and commitment to, Indigenous culture and ancestry (as per Special Program with the BC Human Rights Tribunal).
This is a full-time (35 hours per week) 10-month unionized position, offering a wage rate of $26.40 per hour, plus a comprehensive employee benefit package including extended health and dental coverage, short term and long term disability insurance and participation in a defined benefit pension plan.
Qualified candidates are invited to apply online complete with cover letter and resume outlining relevant background and work experience and 3 references.
The Central Okanagan Public Schools thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.