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Indigenous Course Requirement Archives Assistant University of Winnipeg Archives Deadline: April 5, 2023

24 Mar 2023 9:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Indigenous Course Requirement Archives Assistant
University of Winnipeg Archives

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Compensation: $20.07 - $27.70 per hour + 6% vacation pay

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    

Through the Indigenous Course Requirement (ICR) University of Winnipeg undergraduate students learn about Indigenous peoples and are exposed to Indigenous perspectives and worldviews. Students may choose from a number of three-credit-hour courses in which the greater part of the content is derived from or based on an analysis of the cultures, languages, history, ways of knowing or contemporary reality of the Indigenous peoples whose homelands are located within the modern boundaries of Canada and the continental USA.

The ICR Collection Archives Assistant will assist in the development of the University Archives' ICR Collection to document this important aspect of University and Indigenous history and aid in the collection's preservation, accessibility, and discoverability.


  • Reissue call for donations to the archive.
  • Identify record creators and potential donors.
  • Identify and inventory relevant record sets.
  • Finalize donations and arrange for transfer to the University.
  • Accession records.
  • Arrange and describe analogue and digital record collections.
  • Employ preservation strategies for digital and analogue records.
  • Create web archive.
  • Create web page.
  • Identify and digitize content, create metadata, and create digital collection.
  • Research, write, select content, and create digital and onsite exhibitions.
  • Identify and organize programming.
  • Draft and distribute press release and conduct interviews if requested.


  • Undergraduate degree and pursuing a Master's degree in Archival Studies, Information Studies, Indigenous Studies, or History is preferred.
  • Experience working in an archives or research environment.
  • Digital archives experience (e.g. digital preservation, digitization, processing born-digital materials) preferred.
  • Experience with archival content management, description, and preservation software preferred (e.g. CONTENTdm, AtoM, Archivematica).
  • Knowledge of archives standards and best practices preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

An equivalent combination of education, experience, skills, knowledge and abilities may be considered.

Additional Information    

Preference will be given to candidates who self-identify as Indigenous in their applications and meet the position criteria.

Position Category: Variable Hours, Term
Probation/Trial Period: 910 working hours or six (6) months, whichever occurs first
Start Date: As soon as possible
Hours: 0 - 35 hours a week
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 was 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.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to ensuring employment opportunities are accessible for all applicants. If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact

The personal information of applicants is collected under the authority of the University of Winnipeg Act and 36(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All personal information collected via the recruitment process is used to assess the applicant's suitability, eligibility, and qualifications for employment, and to otherwise support recruitment activities. This information will be provided to participating members of the recruitment process. Questions regarding the collection of your personal information may be directed to the Director, HR Services, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2E9 or 204.786.9066.

How to Apply
Interested candidates can apply at the link provided.  They will be required to create a profile within the system prior to applying for the position.

Application Webpage (URL):

Application Deadline: April 5, 2023

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