Indigenous Digital Collections Project Assistant
- Program stream: Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations
- Job title: Indigenous Digital Collections Project Assistant
- Organization name: York University Libraries
- Job location: Toronto, Ontario
- Length of assignment: 2017-11-13 to 2018-03-31 (20 weeks)
- Hourly wage: $20.00
Location: Scott Research and Collections, Scott Library, York University, Toronto, Ontario
Scott Research and Collections, located in Scott Library at York University [www.yorku.ca], seeks to hire an Indigenous Digital Collections Assistant to assist with a digital project to create digital information about Indigenous performers, artisans, storytellers, and dancers in the Mariposa Folk Festival archival collection. This exciting position is part of a larger project that is focused on social justice, community participation and the intersection of digital library and archival collections and Wikipedia. The successful candidate will research archival documents and assist with research and metadata creation. Information will be added to Wikipedia. The candidate will have an opportunity to assist with organizing community events.
Preference will be given to an upper level undergraduate student studying in an area which compliments the materials such as, but not limited to,: history, fine arts, literature, cultural studies, equity studies or linguistics.
*Strong interest in Indigenous cultures. Knowledge of Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, Métis) peoples, cultures and worldviews preferred
*Excellent organizational, analytical, and oral and written communication skills;
*Strong research, analytical and problem solving skills
*Experience with computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing
*Experience with web authoring, digital humanities, or Wikipedia is an asset;
*Experience with community outreach or organizing is an asset;
*Previous experience working in a library, archive, museum or other cultural heritage is an asset
York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website http://secretariat-policies.info.yorku.ca/policies/affirmative-action-plan-for-non-academic-hiring-to-achieve-employment-equity/. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.
To apply: please send a cover letter and resume to Stacy Allison-Cassin (email@example.com). Preference will be given to applicants received by Nov. 15th, 2017
Please note: applicants should ensure they meet the Young Canada Works guidelines and may be currently enrolled part-time or full-time studies.: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/young-canada-works/students-graduates/heritage-organizations-students.htmll
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