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Gwich'in Tribal Council

Language Teachers

Language Revitalization · Inuvik, Northwest Territories
Department Language Revitalization
Employment Type Part-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

The Gwich’in Tribal Council and The Children First Society in Inuvik have partnered to create an immersion language program to create a Gwich’in language learning opportunity for preschool children in Inuvik. The program will offer full days of immersion for children and evening classes for their families. We are seeking fluent speakers to work with the children and to teach the evening class for families in Inuvik, NT. 

Experience and Qualifications 

We are seeking someone with strong language skills to teach evening classes. It is not necessary that you have certification in teaching, however, experience with teaching and ability to read and write Gwich’in are an asset. You are passionate about passing on the Gwich’in language, helping to create the next generation of speakers. You are willing to work with other speakers and program staff to create the best program for families of your community. You are patient and you enjoy working with adults and youth to help them learn Gwich’in. You are willing to participate in the training opportunities the program will provide.  

Personal Suitability 

Working as a dynamic team member, your energy and creativity helps you to play with, and guide youth and parents in exploring beginner level language. Your compassion and understanding for the Gwich’in language and culture assist you to increase understanding and knowledge in all the program participants. Your dedication to children and their families motivates you to continue on in this demanding yet rewarding position.  

Compensation 

We are offering very competitive rates and a flexible work schedule.   

Deadline to Apply: Open until position filled

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  • Location
    Inuvik, Northwest Territories
  • Department
    Language Revitalization
  • Employment Type
    Part-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level