Part Time

Oral Histories Digitization Project Assistant

The Ottawa Jewish Archives 21 Nadolny Sachs private, Ottawa ON

Oral Histories Digitization Project Assistant
14 hours per week

Position: Casual; January 9, 2023 – July 3, 2023 (26 weeks)
Rate: $17/hour
Deadline: Friday, November 25th, 2022, 11:59pm
Location: 21 Nadolny Sachs Private, Ottawa, ON

About the Archives

Since 1969 the Archives has been collecting records that tell the story of Jewish community life in Ottawa from the 1890s to the current day, including materials produced by and about individuals, families, businesses, congregations, community organizations, and associations established and maintained by Ottawa’s Jewish community.

Position Summary
The Ottawa Jewish Archives (OJA) is seeking a motivated individual to assist with our Oral Histories Digitization project. The assistant will work on digitizing the extensive audio cassette collection to ensure it is more accessible to the public, as well as properly preserved. The assistant will be responsible for digitizing cassettes, creating descriptions/notes from interviews for the database and uploading recordings to our Social media platforms for public access. The ideal candidate should have a passion for history and an interest in working in the archival/museum field. This is an in person position and requires the candidate to work at the Archives to complete the project. The archives is open Monday – Friday.

Job Requirements:
• A basic understanding of archival practices and a knowledge of the proper methods for handling archival materials.
• Experience working with archival/museum collections, preferably with audiocassettes and digitization.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to prepare written reports.
• Ability to work independently without supervision.
• A passion for history.
• Familiarity with the history of the Jewish community of Ottawa is an asset.
• Valid Police background check required.

Educational requirements: High school diploma
Language requirements: English imperative. French, Yiddish, Hebrew are assets.

To Apply: To be considered for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to Teigan Goldsmith at by November 25th, 2022, 11:59pm.

Qualifications: Associate's Degree and 0-2 years of experience.