Indigenous Relations Liaison [Peterborough]

Indigenous Relations Liaison



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Indigenous Relations Liaison




The Canadian Canoe Museum


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Peterborough, ON


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$50, 000 to $75,000 commensurate with experience.


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The Canadian Canoe Museum is looking for an Indigenous Relations Manager to strengthen and expand First Nations, Métis and Inuit community relationships while strategically taking the organization onto the national and international stage. A key and valuable member of the senior management team, the Indigenous Relations Manager will lead The Canadian Canoe Museum’s engagement and consultation strategy with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities across Canada. The successful candidate will build an integrated engagement and consultation plan and then carry out the activities of the plan including planning, coordinating and executing the plan. This is a roll up the sleeves position!


• Lived experience as an Indigenous person, and experience working with Indigenous communities and/or community organizations
• Post secondary degree in related field is an asset
• Strong knowledge of Indigenous culture and traditions
• Working knowledge of an Indigenous language is an asset
• 3-5 years experience working in related field.
• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships
• Excellent abilities to care for and nurture existing relationships
• Warm, approachable, and professional
• Ability to multitask, take action and work through the unknowns and challenging situations.
• A sense of humour is an asset and appreciated.
• Keen interest and willingness to immerse oneself into the many cultural aspects of canoe, kayak and other paddled watercraft.
• The position requires evening and weekend work to meet the objectives of the role. Must possess a valid driver's license, have access to a car and willing to travel within Canada.


This is a management level, full-time salaried position reporting to the museum’s Curator. The main place of work is at the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ontario. However, occasional travel to communities across the province and Canada will also be inherent to the work.

This position has an immediate start date and is offered as a 3-year term with the possibility to renew. The compensation range for this position is $50, 000 to $75,000 commensurate with experience.

The Canadian Canoe Museum is an organization that strives to embrace the spirit of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise our Human Resources if you require an accommodation. We thank you for your application, but please be advised that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Qualified applicants should send cover letter and resume to the attention of Jeremy Ward at by October 11th, 2018.