Indigenous Resources Intern
- Program stream: Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage
- Job title: Indigenous Resources Intern
- Organization name: Mount Allison University Libraries & Archives
- Job location: Sackville, New Brunswick
- Length of assignment: 2017-11-01 to 2018-03-21 (19 weeks)
- Hourly wage: $15.00
Indigenous Resources Intern
Organization: Mount Allison University Libraries and Archives
Job type: Term contract
POSITION TITLE: Indigenous Resources Intern
The Mount Allison University Libraries and Archives invite applications for a term position for an Indigenous Resources Intern.
Reporting to the University Archivist and the University Librarian, the Indigenous Resources Intern will identify and promote Indigenous resources held by the Mount Allison University Libraries and Archives. The position requires excellent research and writing skills, independent initiative, and organizational ability. This position is an opportunity for the successful candidate to develop skills that are key to advancement in a professional career, including time management, project management, interacting with stakeholders and working collaboratively with other professionals.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The project goal is to provide the Mount Allison Libraries and the broader research community (students, faculty and external researchers) with tools that document the breadth of the materials held by the University that relate to the Indigenous peoples of the Maritime Provinces. The aim of this project is to also include community engagement in this process so that what is learned can be shared and communicated with Indigenous communities beyond the campus.
The objectives of this position are to provide all the user communities identified in the process with the following:
• Research documents and online resources (LibGuides) that outline sources that are available at the Mount Allison University Libraries and potentially the broader communities served. It will provide context and document Indigenous history and culture within the Maritime Provinces. This research will form the contextual basis of the outreach portion of the position.
• Assistance in identifying organizations, appropriate Elders, and community groups to approach about engagement will be sought from the Mount Allison University Indigenous Affairs Co-ordinator.
• Development of outreach tools and presentations.
Tasks and activities involved with this project:
• Research and the writing of contextual documents
• Regular meetings to review progress and refine goals
• Facilitate engagement with user communities members
Education and Experience:
• Bachelor of Arts (minimum) in History, Native Studies, Anthropology, Conservation, Museum Studies or Bachelor of Communications or equivalent in a related field.
• Familiarity in producing scholarly essays, publications, or a thesis.
• Experience conducting research with a combination of the following resources: published materials, printed music, artifacts, artworks, archival records, sound recordings, oral histories and / or photographic materials.
• Proficiency with research regarding Canadian Indigenous peoples and their material culture.
Technical / Job Specific Knowledge and Abilities:
• Proficiency using Microsoft Word and Excel is required.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook is considered an asset.
• Excellent communication and writing skills will be expected.
• Demonstrated skills in time management, project management, and team work are considered assets.
• Experience with digitization practices are considered assets.
• The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience with data entry and exposure to one of the descriptive standards that are part of the work of information professionals (i.e. Resource Description and Access (RDA))
• Familiarity with care and handling of fragile materials.
• Knowledge of copyright and information access and privacy laws will also be considered an asset.
Achievement, Motivation, Analytical Thinking, Communication, Continuous Learning, Decision Making, Initiative, Organization and Planning, Valuing Diversity.
Salary: $15 hour
Hours of work: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (35 hours per week).
Term: To March 31, 2018.
Work location: Sackville, New Brunswick
Application URL: TBD
Application deadline: 10 November 2017
How to apply:
Applicant Procedure: Applicants must submit their cover letter, application and list of three references in pdf format to the following email address – email@example.com
CLOSING DATE: applications will be received up to 4:00 p.m., 10 November 2017.
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