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Métis Crossing

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Métis Crossing is Alberta’s first major Métis cultural interpretive center. As a major initiative of the Métis Nation of Alberta, Métis Crossing shares the authentic Métis story with all people! Construction of the new Métis Crossing Cultural Gathering Centre is scheduled to be completed in November 2019, launching Métis Crossing as a year-round attraction for the first time.

Reporting to the Métis Crossing General Manager, the Experience Development Coordinator will have the primary responsibility to plan and implement Métis experiences for multiple audiences including other Métis people, Alberta students, local and international tourists! Métis Crossing is designed to be an anchor Indigenous attraction in Alberta, and this position will be an integral part of the small team tasked with achieving that end.

Key Responsibilities

  • Research Métis culture, history, and traditions to ensure authenticity of all information.
  • Design, plan and implement interpretive experiences to share the Métis culture with all people.
  • Participate in all aspects of interpretive planning throughout Métis Crossing.
  • Engage with Métis community members to participate in experience development and implementation.
  • Manage budgets to ensure program success.
  • Engage with stakeholders in the travel trade to identify trends and build experiences.
  • Engage with stakeholders in Alberta’s education system to design and implement curriculum relevant programs.
  • Identify trends in experience development to engage multiple audiences.
  • Supervise interpretive team. 
  • Contribute to overall goals of Métis Crossing.

Skills and Competencies

  • Knowledge of Métis history, culture and communities
  • Knowledge of Métis traditional skills
  • Public engagement and presentation skills
  • Experience working with children and adults
  • Program development skills
  • Excellent written, oral, presentation, and report writing skills
  • Excellent budgeting abilities

Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in related field including Indigenous Studies, Recreation, Tourism, Education, or other, and
  • A minimum of 1-year experience in program planning and implementation.

Other Requirements

  • Successful candidate must be able to work in Smoky Lake County at Métis Crossing.
  • Availability to work a flexible evening and weekend schedule as required.
  • Travel within Alberta, and less frequently, out-of-province may also occur, with notice.
  • Political sensitivity and ability to deal with confidential information.
  • Must have a driver’s license as well as an operational vehicle.
  • Must be able to obtain a Clear Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • Must be able to obtain a Clear Child Intervention Record Check required.

Apply online here.