Instructor of Métis History & Culture - Louis Riel Institute

Reporting to the Cultural Programming Manager, the instructor of Métis History & Culture is responsible for researching, developing, planning and implementing Metis History & Cultural programming, including instructing on-site in the physical classroom environment and implementing and facilitating web-based courses. This position may require varying hours based on the needs of the department, students and other duties as assigned.

Job Duties/Competencies:

  • Research, develop and deliver Métis History and Cultural training and resources
  • Continual learning of Métis History and Culture
  • Deliver course content in a variety of ways including direct in-person classroom instruction and web-based learning
  • Use a variety of creative and motivating approaches to stimulate learning within a distributed teaching-learning classroom environment
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs, abilities, and interests
  • Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations
  • Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration
  • Recommend and implement any changes needed to deliver a consistently quality program
  • Act as liaison with affiliates and maintain industry relationships
  • Provide historical teaching and support to team members
  • Provide support to Riel House Supervisor
  • Track and maintain cultural inventory and all items used in the program
  • Adhere to budgets and create reports on projects as requested
  • Support planning events as requested, including attending, teaching and facilitating

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Highschool diploma required, and University/College Education or equivalent work experience preferred
  • Post-Secondary or equivalent life learning of Métis History and Culture required
  • Knowledge of the Michif Language preferred
  • Self-motivated with the ability to meet deadlines while multitasking
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent communication skills: both written and verbal
  • Experience working with youth and large groups
  • Experience working in a not-for-profit organization and Indigenous community considered an asset
  • Knowledge of Métis culture, LRI programs and services is a definite asset
  • General knowledge of MMF programs, services, and governance
  • Ability to travel, valid Manitoba Driver's license with access to a reliable vehicle
  • Must hold valid criminal record and child abuse registry checks

LRI offers comprehensive benefits package including; health, dental, vision, pension and vacation.


LRI requires a satisfactory criminal record check prior to commencement of employment. LRI will accept existing criminal record checks if dated within 3 months of your start date. Obtaining this document is not a guarantee of employment.

Qualified Métis applicants are encouraged to apply and self-identify on their resume. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Salary Range: Dependant on education and experience.

Closing Date: Until filled

Please forward cover letter and resume to:

Louis Riel Institute



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