Job Posting – Indigenous Cultural Advisor

Date posted: March 28, 2018

Indigenous Cultural Advisor

The Belfry is seeking an individual to work with us as a Cultural Advisor.

The advisor will have the flexibility to determine how they wish to engage and work within the Belfry to help us build a more complete understanding of an Indigenous world view and assist the Belfry in becoming a more welcoming facility and organization toward our Indigenous territorial hosts.

The key functions of the position are:

• to provide basic and on-going cultural competency training for the Belfry’s staff and Board,

• assisting us to ensure a supportive, safe and valuable space for participants of the Belfry’s Indigenous Learning Exchange program

• working with staff, to strengthen relationships and exchanges with our local Indigenous Nations.

Preference will be given to Indigenous applicants who have practical knowledge of the protocols of one or more of the local first nations communities, however applicants from any first nation who are willing to share their protocols and gain knowledge of the protocols of the South Vancouver Island First Nations are also encouraged to apply.

The position is anticipated to be a permanent part time position (the equivalent of approximately 18-20 hrs per week per year) with flexibility on work schedule to meet the needs of the selected candidate.

Applicants are asked to forward a brief cover letter expressing their interest and their ideas for how they would advance the key responsibilities set out above as well as their own vision of how to improve the liaison between the Belfry and our First Nations hosts.

Electronically (in word, rtf, html, pdf format) to:
Or by post or hand delivered to: 1291 Gladstone Ave. Victoria, BC V8T1G5 attn: Ivan Habel

Inquiries regarding the position can be directed via email to Ivan Habel, Executive Director at the email address

We will commence interviews for the position on or about April 08, 2018 and the posting will remain active until the position has been filled.

Info about the Indigenous Learning Exchange Program:

Indigenous Learning Exchange Program.
The Exchange Program is a reciprocal learning opportunity providing successful candidates a period of employment and skills development in an established venued theatre company, while providing the opportunity for the Belfry to learn from and create space for Indigenous artists, administrators, and/or crafts-persons.

A pdf version of this position is available here.