(2) positions
Location: Anywhere in Ontario
Remote Work: Flexible (both in-office and remote-work required)
January 30, 2023
Starting Salary: $58,500 – $66,680, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $76,060 [2023 Rates]

All applicants are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to qualified applicants who meet the requirements for MNO Citizenship as per the MNO Bylaws and who are in good standing.

What We Offer

As an employer, the Métis Nation of Ontario offers a collaborative work environment with competitive salary.

Further, permanent employees benefit from:

  • Comprehensive employer-paid health benefits,
  • Pension plan,
  • 10 days’ vacation to start,
  • Annual paid two-week holiday closure in December-January,
  • 16 paid public and employer holidays,
  • Early closures on long weekends,
  • 15 paid health & wellness days (sick leave),
  • Employee Assistance Plan, and
  • Telemedicine plan.
  • Preferred membership pricing at Goodlife gyms.

The Role

As a subject matter expert, the Early Learning Documentation Specialist will be responsible for: Working with the Managers and Supervisors of ELCC to develop visual documentation that emphasizes grounded Métis-led early learning pedagogy, that is developmentally appropriate and upholds standards of practice.

The Early Learning Documentation Specialist will be responsible for developing resources, presentations, and extensions to ELCC documentation that connect to inquiry-based learning and utilize foundational early learning documents.

The documentation specialist will work with ELCC Programs & Services and Partnerships & Infrastructure teams to provide documentation expertise for projects and programs. The specialist will attend meetings as needed, to plan, review and discuss proposed documentation projects.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

ELCC Program/Event Documentation:

  • Work with ELCC staff to document all in-person/virtual events and online learning programs through photography and videography.
  • Work with ELCC staff to determine the appropriate documentation needed for each event/program. Documentation could consist of the following: creating highlight videos, power points, snapshot videos for social media, and instructional “how to” videos.
  • Develop required consent/media release documents for virtual and in-person events.
  • Provide documentation expertise to ELCC staff on what is required for documenting an event by providing operational/filming considerations to enhance production quality.
  • Meet with ELCC staff to review documentation projects, and provide strategic considerations for future documentation.
  • Work with ELCC staff on compiling all photos/videos and any feedback from each event, to shared storage space.
  • Work with the MNO Languages Team to include Key Michif words and French Translations for Resources when applicable.
  • Work with MNO’s Communication team as needed, to create content for the MNO Website and Social Media platforms.
  • Attend, record and document all virtual events/camps for the duration of the event. Attend planning meetings for events as required.
  • Attend and document all in-person events/camps/conferences for the duration of the event, including setting up.
  • For all events, set up and conduct interviews with key attendees/staff. Interviews could include: parents, educators, children, senators, MNO executives, and staff.
  • For ELCC family events, document via photography and video children’s play and learning without any intervention.
  • Work in collaboration with ELCC Specialists to develop a standardized process for all of ELCC to follow, ensuring that all documentation opportunities remain consistent across ELCC.
  • Work in collaboration with ELCC Advisors and Specialists to support the development of online learning opportunities and workshop content.
  • Attend meetings as needed, to plan, review and discuss proposed documentation projects.

Documentation Archive and Inventory:

  1. Develop an ELCC archive within MNO’s secure storage system for all completed documentation of projects, events, and programs.
  2. The archive will include a library of resources that have been developed and will contain all raw data and completed projects for future development, including:
    • All raw footage from documented events
    • All photos, videos, and PowerPoints
    • All completed highlight videos and snapshots
  3. Develop, maintain and monitor a supply list needed for all in-person and virtual events.
  4. Develop, maintain and monitor an equipment inventory. Equipment required for the inventory includes: physical equipment (cameras, tripods, and lighting rings) and digital equipment (Adobe Creative Suite, and other production programs).
  5. Determine secure storage and maintenance for all equipment. Create and maintain a maintenance checklist to ensure equipment remains in good condition.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:


  • Post-Secondary graduate of visual arts or media studies.
  • Ability to develop work plans and timelines independently.
  • Superior organizational skills.
  • Time priority management to guide program delivery and resource development.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to motivate and work effectively with others.
  • Ability to deliver high-quality documentation in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Works well under pressure and requires minimal supervision.


  • Knowledge of historical, cultural, and contemporary Metis perspectives.
  • Ability to work within planned deliverables and timelines.
  • Strong working knowledge of foundational ELCC documents which include:
  • How Does Learning Happen?
  • Ontario Kindergarten Program Document
  • Indigenous Early Learning Framework
  • Think, Feel, Act in the Early Years
  • Strong multimedia skills for different target audiences.
  • Creativity and ambition with and desire to learn to develop knowledge and skills.
  • Insuring consistency in style, tone, messaging, and quality to enhance projects and branding.


  • Post-Secondary Graduate of an ECE or Child Development Program
  • In Good Standing with the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators
  • Bilingualism
  • Knowledge of First Nations and Inuit perspectives and ways of knowing.


  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture


  • Minimum of 3-5 years working with multimedia platforms.
  • 3-5 years experience with:
  • Photography
  • Video/film
  • Illustration
  • Graphic design
  • Multimedia editing
  • Ability to oversee a project from concept to the finished product
  • Develop creative ideas and concepts to meet MNO ELCC objectives.
  • Strong understanding of media software for editing and modification i.e. Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Ability to lead a team for events and other production requirements.


  • Experience with documentation within ELCC settings. i.e. camps, child care programs, schools, and outdoor learning environments.
  • Experience in the organization of documentation materials for archive and future resource development.
  • Ability to adapt PowerPoint templates and presentations to other multimedia formats.
  • Manage multiple projects in various stages of production concurrently.
  • Capturing documentation via DSLR, GoPro, Smart Phones, Black Magic, Prosumer


  • Previous experience with ELCC documentation
  • Experience in ELCC pedagogy.

Positions at the MNO may require the following:

  1. Current CPR/First Aid certification or ability to obtain
  2. Completion and maintenance of Vulnerable Sector Verification
  3. A reliable vehicle (or ability to rent), driver’s license, $1,000,000 liability insurance, and a clean driving record
  4. Flexibility to work extended hours as necessary
  5. Ability to occasionally travel within Ontario for limited periods

Who We Are

In 1993, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) was established through the will of Métis people and Métis communities coming together throughout Ontario to create a Métis-specific governance structure and vision, encapsulated in the Statement of Prime Purpose. Today, the Métis Nation of Ontario represents over 25,000 Métis citizens.

The MNO delivers programs and services to its citizens through these branches: Healing and Wellness; Community Wellbeing; Education and Training; Housing; Lands, Resources and Consultation; Intergovernmental and Community Relations; Self-Government and Registry. Through these various branches, the MNO maintains 30+ offices and community spaces across the province, administers over $50 million annually, and employs about 350 staff across the province.

AODA Statement

The Métis Nation of Ontario commits to providing accommodation as required by the Ontario Human Rights Act, unless to do so would cause undue hardship. Accommodations will be provided in accordance with the principles of dignity, individualization, and inclusion. The Métis Nation of Ontario will work cooperatively and in the spirit of respect with all partners in the accommodation process. These accommodations will extend to all aspects of the employment relationship including recruitment and selection.

Please email if you require an accommodation during the hiring process.

Please note, all employees, regardless of role or location, are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless the employee has a valid medical exemption.  This condition of employment is effective for all employees, full or part-time, permanent or contract, whether working remotely or not, as of November 1, 2021.

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