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.   

Reporting to the Director, Stiùiriche na Gàidhlig is responsible to lead Baile nan Gàidheal’s Gaelic language and cultural program (plan, create, build, implement, administer and evaluate), including on-site and community interpretation and programming, research, community Gaelic leadership and capacity building initiatives, and collaboration with Mi'kmaq and other cultural identity communities.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a high level of fluency and literacy in the Scottish Gaelic language as well as advanced cultural skills and knowledge of Nova Scotia Gaelic arts and traditions. Applicants must demonstrate creativity and an ability to inspire others. Other skills sought include: demonstrated leadership skills, strong communication skills, experience conducting field work and primary research, knowledge of adult education principles, strong team working skills, and experience managing and coordinating human resources effectively and efficiently. Applicants should hold an academic degree in Celtic or Gaelic studies. 

This is a full time year round salaried position with benefits. Salary is currently under review.  


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