Digital Historian

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:

As a Digital Historian you will be responsible for finding digital solutions for historical based inquiries. This could involve using Social Network Analysis to gain insight into the structure of historical communities or using GIS to map historical travel routes and relationships. You will also monitor statistics on projects, managing incoming and outgoing information to ensure all our information is accurate and up to date across related projects. You will compile reports and find new innovative ways to present data to clients.  The successful candidate will participate in regular team meetings to organize workflow. Your enthusiasm and ideas will be a vibrant contribution to our up-beat, collaborative culture.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • An MA in a discipline such as Public History / History, Digital Humanities, Indigenous Studies, Canadian Studies, Geography or Environmental Studies.
  • Experience with big data projects, GIS (QGIS) and SNA (Gephi), database design, data visualization and programming (javascript, Python, R or similar programming languages) especially in research or mapping contexts.
  • Evidence of analytical, organizational, communication, project and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office.

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

Job Type: Full Time

Location:  On site at either our Ottawa, ON or Calgary, AB offices.

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. SAGE maintenance control room for computer. 1965.