Program Assistant - German-Canadian Studies

Job Number:
Assistant Technician 3
Date Posted:
August 30, 2017
Employee Group:
Externally funded
Hiring Range:
$15,743.00 - $17,817.80
Position Category:
Probation/Trial Period:
910 working hours or six (6) months, whichever occurs first.
Salary Range:
$15,743.00 - $21,021.00
Start Date:
September 5, 2017
Weekly Hours:
German-Canadian Studies
Winnipeg, MB
Job Type:
Close Date:
Professional Areas:
Support/Managerial Employment

*This is a term position from September 5, 2017 - August 24,2018*


  • Conducts research in archives, libraries, and online. Assembles annotated source lists. Supports grant writing through research of secondary sources (research literature), financial information for budgets (e.g. costs of equipment and travel). Summarizes documents such as primary archival sources and secondary sources (research literature).
  • Copies, scans, and prints documents; files administrative documents; organizes hard copy and electronic research materials
  • Transcribes interviews; enters metadata of interviews and other research materials into diverse databases; edits interview transcripts; translates interviews from Spanish or German if language skills are proficient; enters bibliographic data of secondary source materials into databases


  • B.A. required, honors (History) preferred
  • One year experience in historical research in libraries and archives. One year experience in administrative work.
  • Experience in spoken and written word translation.
  • Fluent English skills (writing, reading, and speaking) required
  • Fluent German or Spanish (writing and speaking) preferred 
  • MS Office and capacity and willingness to learn bibliographic software (Mendeley, Endnote/Bookends, Zotero) and ExpressScribe transcription software required.
  • Office administration skills preferred.

An equivalent combination of education, experience and skills may be considered.

The Collective Agreement between The University of Winnipeg and The Association of Employees Supporting Education Services (AESES), Clause 6.3, Selection for Vacancy, states: The Employer agrees that Employees with seniority shall have preference in connection with appointments so far as it is practicable to do so, provided that their qualifications are relatively equal.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.  In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, first preference must be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.