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Curatorial Associate – Digital Assets

The MDCC Curatorial Associate—Digital Assets will work with the Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre (MDCC) curatorial staff on a wide range of curatorial activities to support the MDCC digital archive including growing metadata for the MDCC content management system; reconciling data configuration with the wireframes and design for the future MDCC digital portal, negotiating permissions with curating institutions; digital file management including implementing format, naming conventions, and the MDCC digital storage strategy; and supporting exhibition content development with digital assets.


  •  Growing digital curatorial records to support the development of the MDCC content management system and the future MDCC digital portal.
  • Digital archive file management within the MDCC servers;
  • Data entry in the MDCC content management system (SAAS: Qi);
  • Digitization of documentary and photographic collections following MDCC standards;
  • Description and research of significant cultural resources (oral histories, documentary, visual, multi-media, and artifactual); and
  • Documentary, photographic, artifactual, and oral historical research as necessary.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in history, Canadian Studies, anthropology, or related field (or a combination of work and knowledge equivalence),
  • Training and/or experience in digital archiving, information management, or other data management.
  • Minimum one-year experience working in a cultural or community research or community educational outreach environment.
  • Interest in cultural heritage, digital collections and community engagement.
  • Familiarity with relational database use and design, as well as experience with digital archival records is essential.
  • Proficiency with the following programs is essential: Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop for image sizing and formatting (only), MS Excel and/or Google Sheets for data configuration and preliminary entry, and MS Word. Experience with Miro is an asset.
  • Candidates demonstrating interest and competency will be trained.
  • The individual will possess excellent attention to detail, strong writing skills and well-developed research strategies.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with Mi’kmaw Elders and other community experts.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize and initiate work without direction.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, vehicle, and ability to travel.

Asset Qualifications

  • Fluency in the Mi’kmaw language, spoken and written.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with Mi’kmaw historical and oral historical, ethnographic and/or archaeological collections.
  • Knowledge of and experience with curatorial resource care and basic preservation practices for objects, multimedia, images, and documents.

Salary/Employment Term: $39,000 per year. This is a 24-month contract position.

Application Deadline is June 3, 2022.

Submit Cover Letter AND Resume to:
Human Resources
c/o The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq
PO Box 1590, Truro, Nova Scotia
B2N 5V3
Email: [email protected]

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