We are looking for a Repatriation Research Assistant
To be an employee of the Museum is to:
Have the privilege of working for a Crown Corporation, and an internationally renowned institution, located on one of the most beautiful sites in the National Capital Region;
Advance your career within an inclusive, dynamic and stimulating work environment;
Work with an exceptional team of professionals who value your contribution, expertise, diverse opinions and continuous improvement;
Obtain a highly competitive compensation and benefits package.
As a Repatriation Research Assistant, you will be responsible for providing research support for repatriation projects. This includes conducting archival research, reviewing primary source data including field notes, collector files, archaeological site information, and other collections documentation relevant to the repatriation projects. The incumbent will also perform physical inventories, document aspects of archaeological and ethnographic cultural material, assist in the preparation of a dossier, and record results of the data reconciliation in artifact records.
What we are looking for:
Excellent organizational skills;
Analytical and problem-solving skills;
Ability to multi-task, prioritize work and ensure attention to detail;
Strong sense of collaboration;
Experience engaging with Indigenous communities (an asset).
Minimum of one (1) year of relevant experience in:
Working or conducting research in an archive;
Working with an archival/collections database system, such as KE EMu;
Working in a museum, archive or cultural centre;
Analyzing primary source documentation and working with material culture (an asset).
The history of Indigenous people of Canada, with an understanding of land claims and repatriation issues;
Indigenous cultural material and the history of museum collecting in Canada.
Other: Ability to work with collections of Indigenous origin with particular sensitivities (i.e., sacred and ceremonial material, Indigenous ancestral remains).
Education: A university degree in a related field OR an acceptable combination of education and experience.
Compensation: $ 48,801 to $ 63,105
Status: Permanent Full-Time Position (#10462)
Location: 100, Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec
Security Clearance: Enhanced reliability
Language: English We encourage all candidates to submit their application, regardless of whether they believe they meet the linguistic requirements of the position. Qualified candidates will be sent for linguistic validation.
Open to: Museum employees, external candidates and/or candidates from our inventory. Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and/or permanent residents who have self-identified as a member belonging to the Employment Equity group: Aboriginal.