The Oral History Centre at the University of Winnipeg is seeking candidates for an Archives Technician. This is a 16-week term position to begin May 15, 2023. The Archives Technician will make oral history collections in the OHC archive discoverable and accessible online by listening to oral history interviews; editing interview transcripts; creating collection, session and interview indexes and summaries; preparing collections for ingest into the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS) software; integrating transcripts and indexes and synchronizing them with interview recordings in OHMS; and preparing and publishing descriptive catalogue records for collections, interviews, and interview sessions in the AtoM descriptive system. The candidate would be working with oral history collections that represent Indigenous, 2SLGBTQIA+, and ethno-cultural communities.
This is an exciting opportunity for a student with an interest in oral history, archival studies, public history, library or information studies or related disciplines such as Indigenous studies, cultural studies, anthropology, and human rights, to work directly with archived oral history collections and gain invaluable experience employing the technology, standards, and best practices for preserving and facilitating access to heritage resources. The student would gain knowledge and experience related to records description and metadata, archival arrangement, copyright, oral history ethics, outreach, and the online tools that facilitate access and use.
Applications for this position are due no later than May 5, 2023 and must be submitted through the Government of Canada’s “Young Canada Works” employment portal.
Enquiries about the position may be addressed to Brett Lougheed, Director of the Oral History Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org