Research Associate – Ottawa


Know History is a Canadian firm that provides historical research services to Indigenous organizations, government, museums, and heritage groups.  With recent growth we are looking to expand our in-house research team with a talented, enthusiastic Researcher.

This is an excellent opportunity for a recent MA graduate to get your feet wet in the world of historical services.  As a Know History associate, you’ll conduct file review, archival and genealogical research, document management, and data entry. 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 or another similar discipline.
  • Some Knowledge of Canadian and Indigenous history.
  • Have strong writing skills (plain language is essential!).
  • Be detail-oriented.
  • 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 six month contract position.  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:

  • 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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