The Fraser River Discovery Centre (FRDC) is a non-profit organization in New Westminster that shares the stories and diversity of the Fraser River. The centre has exhibits and programming to show the river’s gifts to the life, history and future of British Columbia.
In December 2020, Musqueam and the FRDC signed a memorandum of understanding. Specifically, this letter set an intention to develop a place of learning about Indigenous history of the Fraser.
As a result of this partnership, the FRDC is seeking a Musqueam community member to become their first Indigenous Education and Engagement Coordinator. The role will directly support the partnership and development of the place of learning.
Indigenous Education and Engagement Coordinator
The FRDC’s new Indigenous Education and Engagement Coordinator will support the development of the new place of learning about Indigenous heritage and teachings of the Fraser River.
The coordinator will support the FRDC’s Indigenous Committee and Musqueam staff to:
- develop education materials about Fraser River history using Musqueam’s existing education materials as a model; and
- lead engagement and outreach on the place of learning, first with Musqueam staff and community members and then with other Fraser River First Nations.
Coordinator responsibilities and qualifications
Responsibilities of the Indigenous Education and Engagement Coordinator include assisting with project planning and development of the place of learning, expanding Musqueam’s existing education materials, engaging with community to receive input on place of learning, and building relationships with other local Fraser River First Nations.
In addition, qualified candidates must be a Musqueam community member, and have knowledge of Indigenous culture, local traditions and protocols and a desire to share that knowledge with museum visitors. Experience in education, community engagement, and collaborating on planning, organizing and coordinating community-wide events and programs is desired.
Training or education in related fields, such as Indigenous studies, arts and heritage or archaeology, is an asset.
The position is a full-time contract from June 15 until December 2021, with possibility of extension depending on funding. Salary is $18 an hour, plus 4% in lieu of vacation pay.
Applicants can email their resume and cover letter to: Karen Lee, Director of Operations, [email protected]
Use the subject line “Musqueam Indigenous Education and Engagement Coordinator”.
The application deadline is Friday, June 11, 2021. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
This position is partially funded by contributions from the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. We thank the port authority for its continued support of the Fraser River Discovery Centre.