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 alison@knowhistory.ca.

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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