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Indigenous Digital Storytelling Assistant

Job ID1D-47-03-50-DE-82
CompanyEdmonton Public Library
Date Posted2020-01-10
Posted Until2020-01-24
Job TypeFixed-term
Job CategoryCreative Media and Writers
The Edmonton Public Library (EPL) acknowledges that we reside on Treaty Six territory and is committed to a strong and lasting relationship with our First Nations, Métis, Inuit and Non-status Indigenous peoples.

EPL is committed to building understanding, celebrating diversity, and supporting reconciliation through storytelling. Through the Exploring Reconciliation Digital Public Space project, EPL will closely collaborate with local Indigenous communities to create and record stories that will be shared through an online digital public space.

As the Indigenous Digital Storytelling Assistant, you will support the Exploring Reconciliation Stories Digital Public Space project.

What we're looking for:
Are you passionate about storytelling and technology? Are you creative and customer service focused?

Working collaboratively with the Exploring Reconciliation Stories Team, your diverse range of responsibilities will include:
Collecting, digitizing, editing and publishing/posting digital story assets.
Collaborating with Indigenous communities and community members to create and share stories and digital content.
Organizing digital content assets, including entering metadata.
Maintaining and updating the website.
Providing support during programs and events.
Coordinating licenses for contributed content.
Salary$27.66 - $35.30 Per Hour
Education RequirementsA related post-secondary diploma or degree and related experience (equivalencies will be considered).
Essential SkillsWhat do you need to bring to this position?

Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous communities including history, traditions and cultural protocols.
Customer service orientation.
Strong technology and trouble shooting skills.
Creative ability to record and publish stories and oral histories (e.g. interviewing, photography, videography, digital public space design).
Ability to develop relationships and work with diverse communities around complex and sensitive subject matters.
Organizational, time and project management skills.
Superior interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
The ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
A commitment to uphold the Canadian Federation of Library Associations position statements on Intellectual Freedom and Diversity and Inclusion.
Who we are:
The secret ingredient for making EPL a magical place is no secret at all; in fact, it's very simple: We share. We share stories, ideas and experiences. We share with our customers, our communities, and ourselves. We are Edmonton's largest lender of all manner of information and entertainment.

This position will require some travel throughout Edmonton and surrounding areas. Access to a vehicle for business purposes would be an asset.
This position consists of varied schedules which include day, evening and weekend shifts.
Satisfactory background screening is required for this position, which includes a Police Information Check/Criminal Record Check.
ExperienceExperience working with digital media making tools (e.g. InDesign, Photoshop, Final Cut, iMovie, Adobe Premiere) is required.
Experience working with a digital content management system is an asset.
OtherThis temporary position has an end date of June 30, 2020.
How To ApplyPlease apply online only using the following link: