Archival Research Associate

Know History is a Canadian firm that provides historical research services to Indigenous organizations, government, museums, and heritage groups.  With exciting new research projects starting we are looking to expand our in-house research team.

This is an excellent opportunity to show off the skills and experience you’ve gained through in-depth archival research at Library and Archives Canada (LAC), as well as any other municipal, provincial or national repositories. As a Know History Associate you will use archival research methodologies at LAC, including finding aid review, file identification, file review and document processing.  You’ll participate in regular team meetings, and your enthusiasm and ideas will be a vibrant contribution to our up-beat, collaborative culture.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a Master’s degree in History.
  • Possess knowledge of Canadian and Indigenous history.
  • Have two-plus years of archival research experience.
  • Demonstrate experience in archival research on multiple projects.
  • Be a strong writer (plain language is essential!).
  • Be detail-oriented.
  • Be comfortable using Microsoft Office.

We value quick learners and team players – people who are willing to pitch in and help out, no matter the task.

This is a full-time position in our Ottawa or Calgary Office. Some fieldwork may be required.

If this sounds like you, then please send us your CV (2 pages max) and a cover letter that tells us, in 350 words or less, how your past academic and work experience has made you:

  • familiar with a variety of collections at LAC
  • able to locate and evaluate finding aids
  • an expert at file identification and review
  • a meticulous researcher
  • a resourceful high achiever, and
  • passionate about history.

Please include two references and send your application to

Only candidates who meet the criteria outlined in this advertisement will be selected for an interview. We thank everyone for their interest, but only those selected will be contacted.


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