Type: Full-Time, Open Competition

Responsible To: Director – Community & Tourism Development

Summary:

Pemiska Tourism, a 100% Indigenous owned tourism operation located within the culturally, and historically rich Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, is seeking a passionate and experienced individual to join our team as an Experience Development Officer. This role presents a unique opportunity to contribute to the growth and sustainability of Indigenous tourism while showcasing the vibrant traditions, culture, and history of our community.

Job Description:

As the Experience Development Officer, you will play a pivotal role in the development, promotion, and management of Indigenous tourism experiences within the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation. You will collaborate closely with community members, stakeholders, and partners to create authentic and immersive experiences that celebrate our cultural heritage and natural landscapes.

Responsibilities:

  1. Designing and implementing innovative tourism experiences that reflect the unique traditions, stories, and values of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation.
  2. Developing strategic partnerships with local businesses, government agencies, and tourism organizations to enhance the visibility and accessibility of Indigenous tourism offerings.
  3. Managing day-to-day operations, including staffing, scheduling, budgeting, and logistics, to ensure exceptional guest experiences and operational efficiency.
  4. Conducting market research and analysis to identify emerging trends, customer preferences, and opportunities for growth in the Indigenous tourism sector.
  5. Overseeing marketing and promotional initiatives, including website content, social media campaigns, and print materials, to attract visitors and increase brand awareness.
  6. Providing leadership, guidance, and support to staff and community members involved in tourism-related activities, fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment.

Qualifications:

  • Post-Secondary Education in Business Administration, Native Studies, History, Tourism, or related field.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in tourism development, management, or related field, with a strong understanding of Indigenous culture, history, and traditions.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to engage and inspire diverse audiences through storytelling, public speaking, and interpersonal interactions.
  • Proven experience in team project coordination, and stakeholder engagement.
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify opportunities, overcome challenges, and achieve long-term objectives.
  • Proficiency in computer applications and digital marketing tools, such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and social media platforms.
  • Knowledge of local tourism trends, and industry best practices, with a commitment to sustainable tourism practices and cultural preservation.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants are invited to submit a covering letter, resume, a list of three professional references, and proof of all required qualifications (copies accepted) to:


Human Resources Officer

            Re: Experience Development Officer – Pemiska Tourism

            Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation

            PO Box 340

            Duck Lake, SK  S0K 1J0

            Email: dsanderson@beardysband.com

            Fax: 306-467-4404


Start Date: As soon as possible.

Job Location: Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation

Applications can also be dropped off with our receptionist in-person at the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Band Office.

Closing date for submissions is 12:00 pm (noon) on Friday, June 14th, 2024.