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This page serves to feature any career opportunities currently available. We regularly seek talented individuals who fit with Narratives’ principles, values, and workplace culture. We are a fun, collaborative, and open-minded team who are committed to taking deliberate steps toward protecting human rights, the community, society, and the environment in which we operate.

If our work is as exciting and fulfilling for you as it is for us, please frequent our career page to discover future job opportunities and follow us on social media!

Narratives is committed to promoting principles of diversity and inclusion. We are actively seeking to increase the number of BIPOC employees within our organization. We strongly encourage BIPOC applicants to self-identify if they feel comfortable doing so. Preference may be given to these applicants.

Youth Researcher

Narratives is an environmental planning firm, specializing in Impact Assessment, Community Engagement, and Conflict Transformation. We are driven by applying tested ideas, exploring innovative techniques, trying new research designs, and constantly pushing our standards in environmental assessment practice.

Narratives is currently seeking candidates for the position of Youth Researcher. The position will be based in Winnipeg, Manitoba for a six-month term with the possibility of an extension and / or permanency.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with literature reviews and archival searches using a variety of sources on topics related to indigenous rights, indigenous health, and resource planning.
  • Assist with conducting interviews, Elders sessions, workshops, storytelling circles, etc.
  • Assisting with writing memorandums, briefing notes, and other technical reports
  • Assist with qualitative research, including data collection, coding, and analysis.
  • Assist with coordinating community events, including ceremonies.
  • Assist with preparing grant applications and participant funding applications.
  • Assist with delivering various capacity-building and training programs.

Qualifications

  • At least Grade 12 or commensurate community involvement / experience
  • Demonstrated academic and / or practical experience, or strong interest in, Indigenous research, Indigenous law and protocol traditions, or community and territorial works
  • Strong interest in advancing Indigenous interests in the areas of territorial sovereignty, community planning, cultural revitalization and / or resurgence, Indigenous child and family services, and Indian Residential School Survivors healing and truth-seeking programs.

Skills

  • Know how to communicate with a wide variety of audiences.
  • Familiarity with ceremonial protocols for meetings, ceremonies, and knowledge-gathering activities.
  • Strong written communication skills, and keen attention to the choice of the written voice for works including technical reporting, articles, blogs, essays, memorandums, letters, and briefing notes.
  • Adaptable, versatile, willing to learn and explore.
  • Comfortable with public speaking and interacting with new faces on a regular basis.
  • Ability to conduct independent research and prepare short summaries of findings.

Other Information

  • Flexible work hours, including option to work remotely when possible.
  • Downtown Winnipeg office; close to bus routes for easy commuting.
  • Commuting-to-work subsidy included.
  • Travel may be required (sometimes 4 days a week several weeks in a row).

Application Guidelines

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a short sample of your writing (article, essay, technical report, or written reflection on an important experience) to hr@narrativesinc.com.

Narratives is committed to promoting principles of diversity and inclusion. We are actively seeking to increase the number of Indigenous employees within our organization. We strongly encourage Indigenous applicants to self-identify if they feel comfortable doing so. Preference may be given to these applicants.

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