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Two-Spirit Oral History Project Manager University of Winnipeg Archives Deadline: August 10, 2022

5 Aug 2022 12:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Two-Spirit Oral History Project Manager
University of Winnipeg Archives


Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Compensation: $21.78 - $24.56 + 6% vacation pay

The University of Winnipeg Archives is responsible for the effective and efficient management of records created by the University and its predecessor bodies, as well as selected records created by non-University entities.  

The Archives is the steward of the records of the University of Winnipeg and its founding colleges: Manitoba College, Wesley College, and United College. The records support the University's governance, administration, and strategic directions, and preserve its institutional memory and documentary heritage.

The Archives stewards records from individuals or organizations connected with the University, including its faculty, staff, administration, or alumni, and records relevant to the University's strategic directions, research and teaching, or service mandate. The Archives also provides stewardship for rare publications and special collections that support the teaching, research, and service mandates of the University and its communities.

Description and Duties    

The University of Winnipeg Archives is looking to hire a project manager to coordinate the second phase of a Two-Spirit oral history project.  More information about the first phase of the Two-Spirit Oral History project can be found here: https://archives.uwinnipeg.ca/our-collections/two-spirited-people-of-manitoba-oral-histories.html.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the recording, transcription, and syncing of oral history interviews with local Two-Spirit Elders and Knowledge-Keepers.
  • Identify potential interviewees.
  • Recruit, supervise and direct oral history interviewers.
  • Conduct and record interviews.
  • Collect, organize, and maintain recordings and collection documentation (consent forms, copyright agreements, metadata spreadsheets) from all interviewers.
  • Create interview transcripts, indexes and summaries.
  • Collect any accompanying documentation such as photographs and negotiate transfer to the Archives.
  • Catalogue project and interview data.
  • Coordinate and consult with relevant stakeholders including members of the Two-Spirit Archives Advisory Council, interviewers, interviewees, and Oral History Centre/Archives staff.

Qualifications    

  • Bachelor or Master's degree in History, Archival Studies, or Indigenous Studies, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Experience in the use of a variety of word-processing, database, and spreadsheet applications.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate.
  • Knowledge of oral history and/or archives methods and best practices is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous story-telling and oral tradition and culture is preferred.
  • Project management experience is preferred.
  • Experience working in a research environment is preferred.
  • Experience with Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS) software is an asset.
  • Experience with Access to Memory (AtoM) database is an asset.
  • Valid driver's license is an asset.


An equivalent combination of education, experience, skills, knowledge and abilities may be considered. Additional Information    Condition(s) of Employment:

Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Note: The work described in this posting will be conducted in-person.

The University of Winnipeg has a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that requires all those coming to designated indoor campus spaces to provide proof they are fully vaccinated.  The Policy has been suspended effective May 2, 2022.  However, prospective employees should know that the Policy may be reinstated in the future based on changing public health circumstances.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff and faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons to confidentially self-identify at time of application. Preference will be given to Indigenous and 2SLGBTQ+ persons.

For more information about the position and to apply, please visit https://www.northstarats.com/University-of-Winnipeg/Two-Spirit-Oral-History-Project-Manager-Library/70248.


Deadline: August 10, 2022


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