Quill Work Business Apprentice ( 3 Positions)

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Quillwork Business Apprentice (3 positions)

Application Deadline:

April 7, 2016 at 12:00 pm. Interviews will take place on April 8, 2016.

Term of the Position:

April 11- August 26, 2016


Individuals will become apprentice quill workers, learning all the components to creating traditional Mi’kmaq porcupine quillwork along with the business skills necessary to promote, demonstrate and sell quality artwork.

Apprentices will learn traditional harvesting techniques for porcupine quills, birch bark, sweet grass and spruce root. Apprentices will learn how to provide demonstrations and workshops to the general public.

Job Description:

  • This is a term position offering up to 37.5 hours per week, ending August 26, 2016.
  • Location: Fisherman’s Pride Boardroom.
  • This is a targeted position for Lennox Island First Nation community members who are EI eligible and are interested in creating and selling Mi’kmaq quill & bark artwork.
  • Valid drivers license and vehicle considered an asset.


  • Must be able to work as a team member.
  • Must be friendly, personable and professional.
  • Must have effective communication skills.
  • Must be comfortable in the woods.
  • Ability to type and use social media.
  • Ability to be assigned tasks and to work independently to complete tasks.


  • Learn to take direction through written and verbal explanation;
  • Correctly harvest materials needed;
  • Prepare the product and materials according to traditional methods;
  • Measure, cut, shape and assemble materials made of wood and other materials, using required tools;
  • Prepare and practice mock workshops and help prepare for actual workshops, selling events and demonstrations on and off reserve.


Please submit a brief cover letter and resume outlining your qualifications to Cheryl Simon, Lennox Island First Nation, at PO Box 134 Lennox Island, C0B 1P0 or via email at cheryl.simon@lennoxisland.com. Applications will be reviewed by a hiring committee and interviews will take place April 8, 2016. Only those qualified applicants chose for an interview will be contacted. All qualifications being equal, preference will be given to Lennox Island Band Members. Applications can be dropped off at the Band Office or by email cheryl.simon@lennoxisland.com or fax 902-831-3153. Application deadline: April 7 at 1:00 pm.  Resumes received after this will not be considered.