Toronto and York Region Métis Community

Heritage York Curatorial Assistant (Indigenous)

Heritage York
June 7, 2022

Heritage York, a heritage society with registered charity status, manages and programmes Lambton House, a designated heritage site, and former stagecoach stop and hotel, located on Old Dundas Street by the lower Humber River in Toronto.


Address: Lambton House, 4066 Old Dundas Street, York (Toronto), ON M6S 2R

Description: The Curatorial Assistant (Indigenous) will research the cultures, languages, and geographies of Indigenous peoples through the exploration of oral histories, from creation stories until present times, and the historical interplay of contemporary knowledge of the cultures, languages, and lands of the Indigenous peoples of the Greater Toronto and Humber River area. The objective is to research, rethink, and re-frame the dominant colonial lens of the interpretation of the lower Humber River and environs. This educational project is to be accessible to the public. Collaborate as needed with the on-site Archive Technician Intern and Curatorial Assistant. Answer telephone and in-person inquiries. Other light housekeeping duties as required.

The Curatorial Assistant (Indigenous) must have knowledge of the historical and contemporary experiences and geography of Indigenous peoples in Ontario, with an emphasis on the GTA and peoples. The research requires an understanding of Indigenous resilience, including the historical processes of diplomacy, alliances, and treaty-making, trade and relationships with settlers, and principles and ethics of Indigenous Knowledge.

The project requires an understanding of how to process information, and the vocabulary to communicate to a variety of audiences. The Curatorial Assistant (Indigenous) will need to work with one or more digital programs for print, electronic media and/or presentations. To achieve this, they may need to acquire new tools and applications.

Paid subject to the availability of a Canada Summer Job Grant at $16.00 for up to 10 weeks @ 35 hours/wk.

Anticipated Start Date subject to COVID-19 guidelines June 13, 2022

How to apply: By April 1, 2022 in writing including a c.v./resume and demonstrate how the job
requirements are met to: Heritage York c/o Margo Duncan, Secretary Treasurer, by email: or hardcopy to 4066 Old Dundas Street, York, ON M6S 2R6 (416) 767-547

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