The Musqueam Indian Band (MIB) and the University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus (UBC) are seeking a motivated UBC student to work as a Musqueam Historical Timeline Project Assistant. The Project Assistant will play a key role in the development and delivery of the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) grant “Developing a UBC-Aboriginal Timeline with Musqueam content – Time and Place at UBC: Our Histories and Relations” (More information). As part of the TLEF project team, comprising partners from MIB and UBC, the Project Assistant will work to enhance the Time and Place at UBC: Our Histories and Relations (http://timeandplace.ubc.ca ) digital timeline by creating a new line with the history of the Musqueam Nation, including the community’s relationship with UBC.
Employment date: late June 2016 – April 2017, requiring an average of 10 – 12 hours/week
Application deadline: June 17, 2016 at 4:00PM
Job Summary: The Kwakiutl Band is seeking a motivated individual to assist in the design and delivery of a new digital-mapping initiative in support of Land and Marine Use Planning. The purpose of the GIS Technician is to provide direct technical support in the development, expansion and implementation of the Kwakiutl Traditional Use Study. This includes specific duties and responsibilities such as: building in-house GIS mapping capacity; enhancing Kwakiutl Traditional Use Study (TUS); supporting the referral working group; managing in-house GIS mapping requests, geo-database creation and maintenance, and quality control for geospatial data and processes; assisting in the creation of a Kwakiutl consultation framework, assisting in the development of a Kwakiutl Lands & Resources Plan; and working closely with others to assert KFN’s Aboriginal Title, rights and treaty rights.
Must possess a Diploma in GIS or have at least 3 years “direct” experience as a GIS Technician and have a high proficiency with ESRI software. Must have detailed knowledge and direct working experience with GIS software platforms and Google Maps software (Google Earth Pro, Maps API, Maps Engine, etc.) and have a clear understanding of how it relates to the planning and operational management of lands and resources.
This “TERM” position is a full-time, 6-month term that may be extended at the sole discretion of the band as funding permits. Applicants are strongly encouraged to request & review the full job description for this posting. Please submit a resume and cover letter by midnight on Tuesday, November 11th attention: Tom Child, Lands and Resource Coordinator via fax 250-949-6066, or email to Tom_Child@kwakiutl.bc.ca