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Aboriginal Program Coordinator


The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild, with partial funding from Service Canada, is seeking an Aboriginal Program Coordinator for a 12 week summer term position. The successful applicant will be responsible for developing all aspects of programming for Aboriginal writers, including networking with First Nations and Métis communities, holding forums, establishing partnerships, and creating databases of relevant information.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; (preference given to university students, particularly those in Indian Communication Arts, Administration, English, or Journalism studies)
  • have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
  • be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and (preference given to Saskatchewan residents)
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.


  • Hold forums with the Aboriginal Constituency regarding programming
  • Network with agencies, organizations and establish liaisons and partnerships
  • Research sources for funding for Aboriginal writing programs and activities
  • Connect with Aboriginal writers provincially and nationally
  • Create a database to facilitate operating SWG’s Aboriginal programming
  • Determine and create workshops, programs and events, including national events
  • Research potential markets and information on the business of writing for Aboriginal participants
  • Determine cultural awareness protocols and connections to implement Aboriginal programming
  • Research current writing programs and services in Saskatchewan that serve Aboriginal people
  • Work with Programming Team
  • Write and distribute materials for related documentations
  • Prepare reports and documents as requested by SWG’s funding agencies


  • Familiarity with writing programs, events throughout Saskatchewan
  • Education and/or experience in writing and the arts
  • Experience in developing cultural programming
  • Strong background with Aboriginal artistic communities and community development resources
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal literature, publishing
  • Experience with research and collection of data
  • Awareness of First Nations & Métis cultures and languages
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in organizing meetings and holding forums

Salary & Hours:

  • $12/hour, 30 hours per week

Start Date: Immediately

Application Deadline:

12:00 noon Friday, June 3, 2011.

(Only those selected for interviews will be notified.)

To apply please forward a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to:

Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild
Box 3986
Regina, SK S4P 3R9

Online applications may be sent to: info@skwriter.com


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