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ADVISOR, EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM / INDIGENOUS VOICES AND RECONCILIATION

As Canada’s public producer and distributor, the National Film Board has been sharing our country’s stories and pioneering breakthroughs in audiovisual storytelling since 1939. A world-renowned creative laboratory with a mandate to tell stories that reflect the full spectrum of Canadian lives, perspectives and experiences, the NFB has been recognized for its leadership in gender parity, Indigenous media and working with creators from underrepresented communities to explore issues that matter – in documentary, animation, interactive and immersive works.

The NFB’s new Indigenous Voices and Reconciliation Learning Program is being designed to honour Indigenous traditions, celebrate Indigenous lives and teach the truth about Canada’s colonial history with Indigenous peoples. Anchored in the NFB’s rich First Nations, Métis and Inuit film collection, the resource will inspire. Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners to take action and work toward achieving reconciliation in their schools and communities.

YOUR OPPORTUNITY:

  • A full-time, 6-month term position in the Education department at the head office in Montreal;
  • Develop content for the educational market, with emphasis on designing and developing resources from Indigenous perspectives that will foster empathy and understanding amongst learners and make a positive impact on the next generation;
  • Develop resources designed to inspire Indigenous and non-Indigenous students alike, in becoming changemakers;
  • Act as the lead writer for the NFB’s Indigenous Voices and Reconciliation educational resource, developing and reviewing content including lessons and media assets;
  • A salary in the range of $68,217 to $86,368 (2017 salary);
  • Flexible work arrangements are available;

ABOUT YOU:

You possess:

  • a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in curriculum and/or educational content development;
  • a minimum of five (5) years of teaching experience;
  • a strong connection to your Indigenous culture, knowledge, practices, protocols;
  • extensive lived experience in an Indigenous community or communities;
  • strong knowledge of principles of inquiry and competency-based learning;
  • strong knowledge of historical events and contemporary issues that impact Indigenous communities across Canada;
  • a strong understanding of the current discourse taking place in Canada regarding Indigenous Truth and Reconciliation and how it relates to the education sector;
  • fluency in French or English. Fluency in both official languages is an asset.


If you are interested in this position and possess the above qualifications, we invite you to apply in writing, including a copy of your resumé, to rh-hr@nfb.ca, BY JUNE 4, 2018, citing competition number JS-000126319.

The NFB is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce that’s reflective of Canadian society. It promotes initiatives such as employment equity and encourages candidates to voluntarily indicate in their cover letter if they are a woman, an Indigenous person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible-minority group.
The NFB is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. Feel free to advise us of any accommodation needs.


Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.