Elder in the School

Vuntut Gwitchin Government
Vuntut Gwichen First Nation
P.O. Box 94, Old Crow, Yukon, Y0B 1N0, Canada (Old Crow, YT)
Hours / week:
Not Specified
Wage / Salary:
Not Disclosed
Date posted:
Closing date:



Elder in the School


 Working as team member in the Gwitchin Services Department as an Elder in the School and under the general supervision of the Education Manager, this position is responsible for providing support services to School Staff and Students.  The position is to honor the teaching role that Elders have always had within the community of Old Crow and the goal is for students and staff to learn from Elders as they share their wisdom, knowledge, and experiences as well as their language.


Main Duties:

- Assist students in developing relationships with identity, culture and the land.

- Create, research and obtain materials and tools that help students learn.

- Help students to develop self-confidence in their daily assigned tasks.

- Assist school staff in understanding traditional culture.


  • Experience working with school age children
  • Ability to share traditional knowledge (e.g. language, food, activities)
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and direction


Closing Date:  SEPTEMBER 29, 2022


Candidates will need to complete a Criminal Records Vulnerable Sectors check prior to start of employment.


Please submit a cover letter and resume (one document) or VGG Casual Employment Application to:     


Human Resources Department

Vuntut Gwitchin Government

            Email: jobs@vgfn.net

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