Digital Archivist

Know History is a Canadian-based firm that provides historical research services to organizations, government, museums, and heritage groups. Since its inception in 2011 we have completed over 200 Research projects.

Major Responsibilities:

The Digital Archivist will design a database for our digital archival research and physical collections, catalogue and create descriptions according to archival metadata standards and best practices; ensure consistency and quality of the descriptions.  The Digital Archivist will also coordinate with other clients who are developing and launching digitization projects.  The successful candidate will participate in regular team meetings; your enthusiasm and ideas will be a vibrant contribution to our up-beat, collaborative culture.

Qualifications & Experience:

MLS or MLIS OR graduate degree in History with experience in archival/library cataloguing.

2-3 years of experience setting up digital libraries.

Evidence of analytical, organizational, communication, project and time management skills.

Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office.

Knowledge of Library & Archives Canada.

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

Job Type: Six Month Contract

Location:  Ottawa, ON

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 makes you the ideal candidate:

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.

Credit: Library and Archives Canada. School boy Grant Roland picks a book from the shelves of the London public library children’s section.