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The Department of Anthropology at Western University provides a diverse and dynamic environment for undergraduate, graduate students and faculty; seeks to foster and produce anthropological research, to develop and enhance the research skills of our students, and to strive towards research excellence among all researchers in the department. For undergraduate and graduate students alike, the department offers a wide array of educational opportunities, such as International field courses and hands-on experiential learning courses. The Anthropology program engages interested and eligible students and world-class faculty members in exploratory learning that provides experience in both independent and collaborative research. The Anthropology department includes four subfields of the discipline: Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology and Sociocultural Anthropology.
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The Research Assistant will support the media preparation and web development skills to support Phase 2 content development of the innovative online digital heritage project Inuvialuit Living History Project. (www.inuvialuitlivinghistory.ca) This project was initially launched in 2012, and documents the Smithsonian’s MacFarlane Collection, a stunning ethnographic and natural history collection dating to 1860, from the Inuvialuit of the Anderson River Region in the western Arctic. The website also documents the first visit by Inuvialuit Elders, youth, anthropologists and media producers to the Smithsonian to view the collection and interprets the collection from an Inuvialuit perspective.
The Research Assistant will help support Phase 2 of the project by adding documentation of the ongoing work with youth and Elders to support the practice of cultural and land-based activities and document knowledge-sharing between generations in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. The incumbent will be reviewing, selecting, and integrating media produced by the project team and chosen from the Inuvialuit Communication Society’s extensive documentary archive for inclusion in the website.
- Masters degree in library and information science, digital anthropology or a related discipline.
- General website development; preparing media files (audio, video, photo) for a web format; cataloguing metadata for media assets; organizing and archiving digital files
(following our project’s specifications).
- Skills in graphic design and/or a background in anthropology or museum studies would be beneficial, as would experience working on research projects involving
Indigenous culture and heritage. The candidate needs to work well both with a team and independently
Skills, Abilities & Expertise:
- Detail-oriented with an ability to function and process information with high levels of accuracy
- Ability to employ a systematic and efficient approach to work
- Personable and courteous in working relationships with colleagues, students and the public
- Ability to collect and analyze data in an objective manner
- Computer skills with the ability to learn and use software programs
- Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite
- Ability to work independently and effectively as a member of the team to achieve department goals
- Verbal and written communication skills with the ability to document technical information
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