Photos by Kris Tynski
The Biosphere is located on Cape Breton Island – Unama’ki, in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people.
Please join the Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere Region Association at the first Biosphere Expo & Artisan Market. Together with some local artisans, music and refreshments, there is sure to be something of interest for everyone, whether a resident or a business. Learn about the Biosphere - the association’s projects and initiatives, various partners and annual events. You will discover that the Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere Region is always within reach to explore, enjoy and nurture. ... See MoreSee Less
Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village is Nova Scotia’s Provincial Museum and folk life centre for the Gaelic Nova Scotia story. It is part of the Nova Scotia Museum, operated locally by the Nova Scotia Highland Village Society. Our vision is to be the leading Gaelic folklife centre, recognized in Nova Scotia, nationally and internationally as an essential institution for continuing development and representation of a vital and sustainable Gaelic community. Each year, museum visitors come to Baile nan Gàidheal to experience the language, culture, and history of Nova Scotia Gaels, through first person (role playing) animation, storytelling tours, special programs, workshops, hands-on activities, and outreach. The museum also leads and collaborates with initiatives that advance the Gaelic Nova Scotia community.
Competition #: 202302 - Visitor Experience Manager (Term)
Reporting to the Director, the Visitor Engagement Manager provides leadership in the planning, implementation, administration, and evaluation of authentic, dynamic, and engaging programs that provide a meaningful visitor experience and enhance understanding of Gaelic language, culture and heritage, through the medium of the living history/folklife animation, special programs events, and social media channels. Applicants must possess an academic degree in a related discipline; have knowledge of museum interpretation and programming best practices, strong customer service skills including the use of visitor/customer best practices and service standard; demonstrated leadership skills, organizational and project management skills; knowledge of adult education principles; demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, including giving and receiving constructive feedback, being respectful and present a positive attitude; ability to manage and coordinate human resources effectively and efficiently; strong communication skills, both verbal and written; and demonstrated competency in computer software usage including word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentations, creative, etc. Knowledge of, and interest in, Gaelic language & culture is an asset. This is a full time (40 hours a week) 10-month term position, with a possibility of becoming a permanent position. Benefits are available. Salary is currently under review.
Competition #: 202303 - Carpenter
Reporting to the Manager of Operations, the Carpenter is responsible for undertaking carpentry construction and restoration work in accordance with maintenance program of the Museum. Applicants must have experience in proper construction & maintenance techniques, experience working on older buildings, knowledge of safety regulations, knowledge of professional museum standards, practices and procedures, demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, including giving and receiving constructive feedback, being respectful and present a positive attitude, strong communication skills, both verbal and written, demonstrated ability to interact well with people using tact, and listening skills. Knowledge of, and interest in, Gaelic language & culture is an asset. This is a full time (40 hours a week) permanent seasonal position - 5 to 6 months per year. Benefits are available. Salary is currently under review.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Director, Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village, 4119 Highway 223, Iona, NS, B2C 1A3 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Please ensure you demonstrate in your application how you meet the above qualifications. Applications must be received no later than 4 pm on Wednesday, May 31st, 2023.
• Offers of employment are conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer - including but not limited to Criminal Records Check.
• We support workplace diversity that is representative of the people we serve. We welcome applications from all candidates including (but not limited to) Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), Persons with Disabilities and LGBTQ2+ individuals. If you identify as a member these equity groups, you are encouraged to apply and may self-identify on your application if desired.
• We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village is a part of the Nova Scotia Museum and is operated in partnership with the Nova Scotia Highland Village Society. The Nova Scotia Highland Village Society is an equal opportunity employer. ... See MoreSee Less
Hosting the Regional Biosphere gathering at Long Point Eco-Adventures & Marshview Patio. Delegates had the pleasure of meeting former Chief and Elder Carolyn King of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. Delegates participated in doing an act of treaty with the The Moccasin Identifier Initiative team by stencilling moccasin’s
This session was very engaging and educational. ... See MoreSee Less
NAIG Canoe Relay Event tomorrow at the Eskasoni Fisheries. We will have live
entertainment from 3pm-4pm. Free BBQ & prizes to be won! Everyone is welcome to join us in celebrating our NAIG athletes!
*Updated poster* ... See MoreSee Less
Family square dance at the Iona Legion this Saturday night (May 20th), with Kenneth MacKenzie, Mac Morin and Katherine MacDonald! Workshop 6-7pm, dance 7-10pm.
An dòchas gum faic sinn ann sibh! | Hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less