Job Posting: Oral History Project Manager

27 Jul 2022

The UW Archives is currently seeking a full-time Project Manager for the second phase of the Two-Spirit Oral History Project.

Application deadline: August 10, 2022.

Apply for this position using the  University of Winnipeg job portal.


Salary Range:
$21.78 – $28.90 + 6% vacation pay
Start Date:
August 29, 2022
35 hours per week
Winnipeg, MB


  • 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.


  • 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.

To Apply proceed to University of Winnipeg job portal.