UBCIC Research Department - TERM Positions

JOB OPPORTUNITIES – Union of BC Indian Chiefs, VANCOUVER

  • Full-Time (Term) Digitization Technician
  • Full-Time (Term) Specific Claims Researcher
  • Full-Time (Term) Specific Claims Research Assistant

The following opportunities are bound by the funding allocations of the Federal Government.


 

JOB OPPORTUNITY – Union of BC Indian Chiefs, VANCOUVER
Full-Time (Term) Digitization Technician

The UBCIC Research Department has an opening for a full-time Digitization Technician for a term ending March 31, 2017. This position has the possibility of extension. Reporting to the Research Director, the Digitization Technician will focus on the advancement of specific claims and UBCIC Research initiatives involving education, support, advocacy and outreach to the BC First Nations research community.

The successful candidate will:
• Desire to contribute to applied research in a positive, interesting and rewarding workspace
• Be adaptable and flexible
• Be knowledgeable about and support the mandate and mission of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and the UBCIC Specific Claims Research Program.

Duties include but are not limited to:
• Digitizing archival textual and visual records in multiple formats
• Performing manipulation of digital records such as file type conversion and compression to create access copies
• Creating metadata for digital collection databases
• Performing indexing of digital collections.

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant fields or equivalent experience
• Strong computer skills including MS Office and database experience
• Experience working on digitization projects
• Experience using DB/TextWorks
• Experience with scanning and OCR
• Knowledge of the history and issues which affect BC First Nations communities
• An understanding of library cataloguing, archival description (RAD), and/or indexing and subject analysis
• Ability to work both independently and in a team setting.

Salary $33,000 per year prorated to March 31st. Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to the attention of the Research Director. If sending by email, please send to marieelise@ubcic.bc.ca. We thank all candidates for their interest and regret that only those candidates who are shortlisted for interviews will be contacted. Closing date for applications is 3:00 Friday, November 4, 2016.

The Union of BC Indian Chiefs hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. However, qualified Indigenous applicants will be given priority.


 

JOB OPPORTUNITY – Union of BC Indian Chiefs, VANCOUVER
Full-Time (Term) Specific Claims Researcher

The UBCIC Research Department has an opening for a full-time specific claims researcher for a term ending March 31, 2017. This position has the possibility of extension. Reporting directly to the Senior Researcher and Research Director this position will focus on advancing specific claims and supporting UBCIC Research educational initiatives to the BC First Nations research community.

Duties include but are not limited to:

• Identifying, copying, scanning, labeling and filing of relevant documents and maps from public and private
archives, government offices and university libraries
• Creating and maintaining bibliographies
• Analyzing documents
• Writing research reports and memoranda summarizing documentation and setting out research findings
• Undertaking other research and administrative tasks as may be required
• Providing advice and reference services to community-based researchers
• Assisting with workshops, conferences, lectures and publications.

Qualifications:

• Strong comprehension of specific claims research policy
• Strong understanding of reserve creation history in BC
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant fields or equivalent experience
• Excellent analytical skills and previous archival research experience
• Superior writing and editing skills
• Proficient computer skills including internet skills
• Practical experience with specific claims research procedures is an asset
• Strong knowledge of the vision and goals of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs.

Salary range $40,000 pro-rated to March 31st. Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to the attention of the Research Director. If sending by email, please send to marieelise@ubcic.bc.ca. We thank all candidates for their interest and regret that only those candidates who are shortlisted for interviews will be contacted. Closing date for applications is 3:00 Friday, November 4, 2016.

The Union of BC Indian Chiefs hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. However, qualified Indigenous applicants will be given priority.


 

JOB OPPORTUNITY – Union of BC Indian Chiefs, VANCOUVER
Full-Time (Term) Specific Claims Research Assistant

The UBCIC Research Department has an opening for a full-time Specific Claims Research Assistant for a term ending March 31, 2017. This position has the possibility of extension. Reporting to the Research Director, the Research Assistant will focus on the advancement of specific claims and UBCIC Research initiatives involving education, support, advocacy and outreach to the BC First Nations research community.

The successful candidate will:
• Desire to learn best practices in applied research in a positive, interesting and rewarding workspace
• Be adaptable and flexible
• Be knowledgeable about and support the mandate and mission of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and the UBCIC Specific Claims Research Program
• Demonstrate an understanding of BC Indigenous land rights issues and history.

Duties include but are not limited to:
• Creating and maintaining specific claims project files (both hard copy and electronic files)
• Identifying, obtaining, copying, scanning, labeling and filing relevant documents and maps from public and private archives, government offices and university libraries
• Creating and maintaining bibliographies and bibliographic databases
• Assisting researchers in the preparation of research plans and written research reports
• Undertaking other research, educational and administrative tasks as required
• Providing support on related initiatives and projects as directed by the Research Director.

Qualifications:
• Strong comprehension of specific claims policy and understanding of reserve creation history in BC
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant fields or equivalent experience
• Excellent writing, editing and analytical skills and previous archival research experience
• Proficient computer skills, including internet skills
• Practical experience with specific claims research procedures is an asset
• Strong knowledge of the vision and goals of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs.

Salary $33,000 per year prorated to March 31st. Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to the attention of the Research Director. If sending by email, please send to marieelise@ubcic.bc.ca. We thank all candidates for their interest and regret that only those candidates who are shortlisted for interviews will be contacted. Closing date for applications is 3:00 Friday, November 4, 2016.

The Union of BC Indian Chiefs hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. However, qualified Indigenous applicants will be given priority.