[Job News] 'Marriage migrants' wanted for cultural teacher roles
Posted : 2017-02-16 14:45
Updated : 2017-02-16 18:27
Women from multicultural families try making rice cake dough in a cultural experience event celebrating the Chuseok ― Thanksgiving Day ― holiday season, at the Seongdong-gu Office in Seoul in August 2014. / Korea Times file
By Ko Dong-hwan
Municipal authorities supporting multicultural families across Korea are hiring "marriage migrants" to teach others about their culture.
It is part of the nation's effort to help Koreans and others understand the cultural backgrounds of female migrants who came here to marry Korean men.
The Health Family Support Center at the Sejong Government Complex is hiring 20 marriage migrants who have lived five years or more in Korea.
The authority is accepting applications until Feb. 27.
It plans to train the women in March and April on why understanding multicultural families matters, instruction methods and case studies for different countries.
Support centers in Dalseong-gun district in the city of Daegu are hiring marriage migrants specifically from China, the Philippines, Russia, Uzbekistan and Mongolia. Those selected will work at the city's childcare facilities from April until December.
Seoul's western Gangseo-gu district is accepting applicants until Feb. 20. It will select 20 women and train them on Feb. 21-23, teaching them about their roles, how to develop class content and how to deliver effective storytelling.
Nam-gu district in the city of Ulsan wants to train 50 teachers and is accepting applications until Feb. 24.