Truth and Reconciliation Advisor

Date: Aug 25, 2022

Leighton Art Centre is a place for creative expression and artistic endeavor. Situated on 80 acres of foothills landscape 15 km southwest of Calgary, the Leighton Art Centre features the historic home of artists Barbara and A.C. Leighton and operates a museum, galleries, and education centre focused on the relationship between art and nature.
Land Acknowledgement: The privilege of Leighton Art Centre’s presence on 80 acres of foothills landscape within Treaty 7 territory is combined with respect, humility, and responsibility to be caretakers of the land. We acknowledge the people of these traditional lands which include the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Kainai, and Piikani, as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. We welcome all people who make their home in the Treaty 7 territory of Southern Alberta and who act as respectful stewards to this land, where we learn, create, and build relationships in meaningful ways.
Contract Details: This contract is funded through the Alberta Museums Association at $30 per hour for 400 hours. Due to our location, candidate must possess reliable transportation. Occasional flexibility to work on weekends or holidays is an asset. This is a contract position with flexible working hours. Applications will continue to be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.
We’re looking for a person with deep knowledge of local Indigenous culture and a passion for creating connections, to help our team build skills and knowledge around Indigenous relations and Truth and Reconciliation.
Team Collaboration and Sharing of Knowledge: The Truth and Reconciliation Advisor will work closely with Public Programs, Communications, and Exhibition & Events staff, as well as the Executive Director, to:

  • Develop written information (including information to be shared orally) and didactic materials that further the centre’s goals of framing its history within a colonial context.
  • Work with our Education Centre staff to develop inclusive narratives and better resources for school field trips, guided tours, and workshops.
  • Develop written information (including information to be shared orally) and information panels that include visuals to share Indigenous knowledge about the centre’s landscape and the Foothills ecosystem and humans’ interconnectedness with this land and its other-than-human inhabitants.
  • Review and develop policies and procedures for the staff and board that address TRC calls to action.
  • Advise LAC on appropriate ways of observing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
  • Lead information sessions that share Indigenous perspectives, stories, and experiences of injustice with the Leighton Art Centre staff and facilitate open and meaningful discussions surrounding Truth and Reconciliation.
  • Identify additional sources of Indigenous knowledge that could be accessed as we move forward through our Truth and Reconciliation journey.
  • Identify opportunities for Leighton Art Centre to strengthen its role as an ally in the Foothills community.

 
The Ideal Truth and Reconciliation Advisor will:

  • Hold a deep knowledge of local Indigenous culture and history.
  • Have an excellent knowledge of Canadian art history
  • Have a passion for creating connections and sharing knowledge.
  • Work collaboratively with Leighton Art Centre staff.
  • Possess good communication skills and be able to take initiative and work under minimal supervision.

 
Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to christinac@leightoncentre.org.
We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

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