Work-Study Positions

GRASAC (the Great Lakes Research Alliance – grasac.org) : REMOTE/VIRTUAL WORK/STUDY POSITIONS 2020-21.

Application Deadline September 4th, 2020

Students can apply for these positions to the work-study program at cln.utoronto.ca.  GRASAC is  a vibrant multi-disciplinary research network whose 500+ Indigenous and allied members have been jointly researching Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Huron-Wendat cultures of the Great Lakes region of Turtle Island since 2005. 

The University of Toronto is a hub of GRASAC research.  The alliance is looking to hire qualified senior undergraduates and graduate students this fall for five University of Toronto/Department of History funded work-study positions that will all be virtual/remote. There will be one synchronous/online meeting a week for team members at a mutually convenient time.

The two types of positions are both related to working with our collaborative research database

  1. Controlled Vocabulary & Data Standards Specialist (2 to be hired, students will work together) – For this positon we are seeking two students with interest in archival or museological cataloguing practices  to work with our existing research database to refine a multi-lingual controlled vocabulary (which is essential to actually helping people find what they are looking for) and to improve our data entry standards.
  2. Records Management & Copyright Clearance Staffer (3 to be hired, students will work together) – We are seeking students to work with our existing research database to identify research records (metadata, images and video) that can be released publically, and to prepare (clean-up) entries. Successful students in this position will also have the opportunity to collaborate on writing biographies of the cultural heritage items in the database, as we work to rethink what a “database entry” about a cultural heritage item could look like if it was reimagined, if the database was Indigenized .

GRASAC researchers from Indigenous communities, universities, museums and archives have worked together to locate, study, and create deeper understandings of Great Lakes arts, languages, identities, territoriality and governance.  These opportunities will suit students interested in Great Lakes Indigenous history, the history and ongoing legacy of settler colonialism in Canada and the United States, and those students interested in exploring careers within the cultural heritage management sector broadly.    

You can learn more about GRASAC.

Submit your application.

For further information about these positions or any questions please reach out to Professor Heidi Bohaker, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Toronto, Co-Director of the Great Lakes Research Alliance (GRASAC)

Heidi Bohaker
Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Toronto
Co-Director of the Great Lakes Research Alliance (GRASAC).