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Cultural Heritage Technician - Nicola Tribal Association

Nicola Tribal Association/TmixResearch is currently hiring a  Cultural Heritage Technician: (Summer Student)  for 13 weeks with Aboriginal Skills Employment & Training Strategy (ASETS). Please note that applicants must have been a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge of culture and plant identification
  • Filing, recording and organizing data
  • Research methods
  • Strong computer skills
  • Enter data for TUS Library
  • Fieldwork to include AIA and PFR assessments
  • Assist with data entry and analysis of Referrals

Posting Date: May 25, 2017

Closing Date: June 1, 2017 4:30pm

For more information call or email resumes to Casey Holmes This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please drop off resume at the Nicola Tribal Association front desk






Secwépemc Child and Family Services, a delegated aboriginal agency providing child welfare services to children and families living with the Secwépemc Nation territory, is seeking an administrative assistant for up to a 16 week term. Working under the guidance of the Executive Director’s assistant, the successful candidate will gain practical office administrative experience and play a key role in providing administrative support to the various departments within the Agency.


  • Maintain confidentiality on all matters relating to the affairs of the agency
  • Performing day-to-day administrative/clerical duties, including filing, photocopying, faxing, scanning, processing correspondence, reports, e-mails and other documentation
  • Preparing for meetings including organizing agendas, notifications, compiling documents and preparing packages
  • Creating forms for use by the Agency
  • Answering incoming telephone calls, addressing visitors, directing inquiries, referring calls to appropriate person, and taking messages as required
  • Taking minutes at specific meetings; typing and distributing minutes to appropriate parties
  • Planning and organizing events and participating as required
  • Assistance with on any other administrative tasks, as needed.
  • Other duties as directed.


  • Currently attending a Post-Secondary Institution and returning to studies in the Fall 2017
  • Intermediate knowledge in all Microsoft Office programs is preferred (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and Internet Explorer
  • Ability and willingness to work as a team player and takes initiative.
  • Possess a valid Driver’s License. (provide a drivers abstract)
  • Committed as a self-starter and able to work under minimal supervision.
  • Familiarity with the seven Secwépemc communities affiliated with the agency.

HOURS OF WORK:  Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

PAY GRADE: $19.20/hour

ASETS receives funds from Human Resources & Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) to provide training and employment opportunities to Aboriginal people within the Central Interior of British Columbia.

Interested candidates must meet with an Aboriginal Training and Employment Centre Counselor to determine if they meet the eligibility requirements for the position prior to be considered for this opportunity.


Bill Bouthot, Human Resources Manager, Phone: 250.314.9669

300 Chilcotin Road, Kamloops, BC V2H 1G3

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Closing Date: May 24th, 2017

Citxw Nlaka’pamux Assembly (C.N.A.) - Cultural Programs Coordinator


Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager, the Cultural Programs Coordinator is responsible for the development and/or delivery of cultural and community projects and programming that will integrate cultural teachings and balance the mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects of culture, along with working with programs within the Eight Participating Bands of the Citxw Nlaka’pamux Assembly. The Cultural Programs Coordinator will ensure that Citxw Nlaka’pamux Assembly (C.N.A.) programs reflect all stages of life child, youth, adult and elder. This position is responsible for ensuring various relationships are established and maintained, and for liaising members of the Eight Participating Bands of the Citxw Nlaka’pamux Assembly within the urban and rural community. The position also implements, monitors, evaluates, and reports on programming in accordance with identified annual plans or work plans, and the overall organizational plans and priorities. A primary function of this position is also to develop funding applications and proposals, including budgets related to cultural projects and programs within C.N.A. The position is responsible for securing additional funding when required, and developing implementation and annual work plans, as well as working in a team environment with the Participating Bands to identify programming gaps and develop solutions and strategies to relieve these gaps. This position may supervise seasonal and project staff from time to time, as required.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Develops, plans and co-ordinates significant operational initiatives to advance the identity of Nlaka’pamux people and nationhood through the C.N.A. as a cultural program clearing house within the territory through development of a variety of projects and initiatives.
  2. Responsible for assisting in work planning, project coordination and delivery, and participating in project teams when required.
  3. Engages with and responds to community needs, as well as Cultural priorities.
  4. Evaluates, receives feedback and determines the most appropriate design of projects to meet community development needs, and ensures community-level implementation of projects and/or programs.
  5. Participates in multi-stakeholder partnerships, and advises, facilitates and assists in the development and implementation of cultural and community programs within the Participating Bands of the Citxw Nlaka’pamux Assembly to ensure that program objectives are effectively met.
  6. Fosters and maintains positive and respectful communications and relationships with Participating Bands of the Citxw Nlaka’pamux Assembly, government officials, non-governmental/community organizations (i.e. First Nation Health), and Participating Bands of the Citxw Nlaka’pamux Assembly to advance cultural industries, pursuits and economies in the area.
  7. Uses qualitative and quantitative research methods to analyze projects, programs and strategies that target a number of different community members and stakeholders.
  8. Assists in the development of evidence-based reports, evaluation, and communications, and provides feedback concerning the success of project initiatives.
  9. Supports the growth and capacity development of Participating Bands of the Citxw Nlaka’pamux Assembly by developing programs and budgets, based on the strategic plan and direction from the Participating Bands that will create cultural programming that meets the needs of community.
  10. Supervises seasonal staff for specific projects related to cultural programming and heritage resources, as required.
  11. Provides policy, project, and program advice to the Manager to implement the mandate, goals, and objectives of C.N.A. with respect to advancing programming and program participants.
  12. Performs administrative functions such as reporting, evaluating and monitoring budgets, programs, projects and initiatives.
  13. This position ensures that appropriate measures of project strategies, plans and initiatives are in place and that projects have a positive impact on client and community needs and issues.
  14. The position is also expected to develop successful applications, proposals and budgets, as well as access funding for cultural and community projects, based on strategic and annual plans and priorities.
  15. This position requires an individual who is passionate about heritage and cultural programming, community development.

Reports To
Citxw Nlaka’pamux Assembly General Manager

Closing Date
May 26th, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

Position to Start June 2017

Qualifications Education & Experience:
The successful applicant will have outstanding interpersonal skills, as well as exceptional oral and written communication
skills, including coordination and facilitation skills. The applicant will possess a high degree of cultural competency,
including recent and significant experience working in cross-cultural environments. The applicant will also have a strong
ability to problem solve, negotiate, and resolve challenges, and will be required to work co-operatively and facilitate the
development of a team environment.

  • Post-secondary education in First Nations Studies, Cultural Resource Management, anthropology/archaeology,
    museums studies or other related social science and/or significant experience in community-based, First Nation
    focused/directed programming (i.e. First Nations health/wellness, culture, or education, etc.).
  • An acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience will be equally considered.
  • Experience in project and financial management, including planning, developing, implementing and evaluating
    community-based programming.
  • Experience in research and analysis and the application of research and evaluation materials to support community
    programming and development.
  • Experience in liaising, consulting and/or collaborating with multiple stakeholders and/or governments.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects with tight deadlines and potentially competing interests.
  • Knowledge of and experience in working with First Nations heritage, language, traditional and/or cultural resources.
  • This position works in an office environment but travel is required within the Territory on a regular basis.
  • Possession of a valid Class 5 Drivers License and own vehicle
  • Criminal Records Check
  • Occasionally, flexible work hours are required to accommodate evening and weekend activities

Please submit your cover letter and resume to:
Wayne Kaboni, Manager
Citxw Nlaka’pamux Assembly
Mail: P.O. Box 618, Merritt, B.C. V1K 1B8 or
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Fax: 250-378-2910 or
In Person: 2187-A Coutlee Avenue in Merritt

Shuswap Nation Tribal Council - Employment Counselor

Position:         Employment Counselor – Lillooet BC

Reporting to:       Program Manager West

The Aboriginal Skills Employment and Training Strategy (ASETS) is seeking an Employment Counsellor to work out of the Lillooet office. S/he will be responsible for providing career/employment counseling support to clients as well as promoting employment and training programs. This position will be required to travel to Lytton and surrounding communities in Lillooet as required. The applicant will be motivated and willing to work closely with the Aboriginal community, clients and employers in the area, building positive communications and relationships.

POSITION PROFILE:  The successful candidate will be part of an Employment and Skills Development Services team and will promote the ASETS Employment and Training Programs. S/he will serve as an advocate and link for clients. S/he will work closely with the local communities in the area where the office is located. The Employment Counsellor will work as a team with the other ASETS Employment Counsellors to maintain the Accountability and Resource Management Database and complete Labour Market Research. The Employment Counsellor assists unemployed, or underemployed individuals to obtain employment opportunities within the community by performing duties such as assisting clients to identify suitable job options, become job ready, locate prospective employers and facilitate employment placements.   

This is a term position requiring 28 hours per week. This position may involve frequent travel so a valid driver’s license and vehicle are required. Applicants will be required to submit a driver’s abstract.

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Terms of Employment:

Term Position: Ends March 31, 2018

28 hours per week starting June 12, 2017

Location:        Lillooet. Head Office is located in Kamloops, BC.

To Apply:        Please submit your resume and cover letter citing salary expectations.

Mail:    Administrative Assistant, ASETS, Shuswap Nation Tribal Council, 680 Athabasca Street West, Kamloops, BC V2H 1C4 with the note, “Confidential”.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the “Employment Counsellor”

Facsimile: 778-471-5804 with a cover page noting “Employment Counsellor”

Closing Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

In accordance with the SNTC Human Resource Policy, the preference will be to hire persons of Aboriginal Ancestry pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code. Only those who qualify will be contacted.

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