Director of Mi’kmaw Language and Culture


We are a unified team of chiefs, staff and educators who advocate on behalf of and represent the educational interest of our communities, and we protect the education and Mi’kmaw language rights of the Mi’kmaw people.

 Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey is currently seeking applicants for the position of Director of Mi’kmaw Language and Culture. This position will be based out of Membertou, N.S.

 The role of the Director is to lead Language and Culture services to deliver on the objectives established by the Board of Directors of Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey. The Director will ensure that traditional Mi’kmaw values are reflected in all programming aimed at increasing the number of, and proficiency of, Mi’kmaw language speakers particularly in elementary and secondary schools, but also secondary school programs, engaging with education Directors, Principals and community educators. The Director will operate proactively in an environment sensitive to external influences (residential schools, colonization of Indigenous peoples, aging population of speakers) and involve and engage Elders and Knowledge Holders in initiatives to create and sustain Mi’kmaw language and cultural resources. Participate as part of the senior management team to contribute to strategic objectives supporting oral proficiency.


Qualified applicants will have a high degree of fluency in Mi’kmaw (oral, reading, writing) and English, M.Ed. (or equivalent), people management, and experience in education administration/leadership with classroom experience in an environment helping people acquire language. A teachers’ license is required (candidates without a teaching license with significant experience in curriculum development may be considered). A full job description and complete requirements may be found at the link below. Interested candidates should forward a letter of application, a current resume including three work related references to Candidates who wish to submit their application in Mi’kmaw are encouraged to do so.

 Term of Employment: Full-time, permanent

 Interview: Portions of the interview will be in Mi’kmaw and include a writing test.

 Anticipated start date: November 2018

 Deadline for application: October 11, 2018, 4:00 p.m.

 If you have questions, contact Justine Paul at 902-567-0336, x 5610 or e-mail

 We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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