3 May2021

Indigenous Outreach Coordinator


Job Description

Storytellers of Canada – Conteurs du Canada (SC-CC) is seeking an Indigenous Outreach Coordinator to actively engage with Indigenous storytellers, both members and non-members, to help promote our organization’s activities and programs. They will create new inroads and strengthen existing connections between the SC-CC and Indigenous tellers, artists, and arts organizations.

The ideal candidate is an Indigenous artist or arts supporter who has familiarity or experience with storytelling and able to work remotely with a reliable internet connection. The position reports to a designated Board Director and works closely with the Indigenous Advisory Council and the Administrative, Membership & Programming Coordinator.


Key Responsibilities

  • Respond on behalf of SC-CC to inquiries from Indigenous artists, members and public, and Indigenous organizations.
  • Initiate and maintain correspondence with Indigenous storytellers and story keepers, both internally to SC-CC members, and externally to relevant groups and organizations
  • Promote SC-CC programming and membership with those groups.
  • Organize semi-regular gatherings for SC-CC Indigenous tellers to foster community, share information, and improve networking.
  • Research and propose possible new membership benefits and resources specific to Indigenous tellers.
  • Research partnerships, collaborations, and potential funding resources and services for Indigenous members.


Skills, Abilities and Requirements

  • Knowledge of Canadian Indigenous Arts community, storytelling, and oral history.
  • Professionalism and adherence to confidentiality in dealing with members, public, service providers, funders and staff.
  • Project management, organization, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and self-directed.
  • An understanding of the art of storytelling.
  • An understanding of non-profit organizations.
  • Bilingualism in French or Indigenous language is an asset but not mandatory.


Additional Details:

Location: Remote – applicants can be located anywhere in Canada

Hours of Work: 10 hours per month (potential to increase when budget allows)

Rate of Pay: $25.00 (increase when budget allows)

Job Type: Part-time independent contractor

Term: Renewable Contract – 13 months, from June 2021-August 2022


Organization Description

Storytellers of Canada – Conteurs du Canada (SC-CC) is devoted to connecting people, reflecting culture, and inspiring learning and creativity through the art of storytelling.

We Value: The roots of storytelling as an oral tradition to pass on one to another; Oral storytelling as a performing art, and storytellers who have professional aspirations; Oral storytelling reflecting diversity and intangible cultural heritage; Listeners of all ages hearing stories told in a variety of settings, languages and for different purposes; Storytellers and supporters working together for artistic excellence, creation and innovation.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume in one PDF document to Erin Beaubien, Administrative, Membership and Programming Coordinator.

Email: admin@storytellers-conteurs.ca

Re: Indigenous Outreach Coordinator application


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

Job Categories: Non-profit. Job Types: Part-Time. Job expires in 20 days.

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