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Indigenous Digital Storytelling Trainer, Edmonton Public Library (Edmonton, AB)

Indigenous Digital Storytelling Trainer

Job Number: 34400

This is a temporary position until June 30, 2019.

The Edmonton Public Library (EPL) acknowledges that we reside on Treaty Six territory and is committed to a strong and lasting relationship with our First Nations, Métis, Inuit and Non-status Indigenous peoples.

EPL is dedicated to building understanding, celebrating diversity, and supporting reconciliation through storytelling. Building on EPL’s Voices of Amiskwaciy project, EPL will engage and support Enoch Cree and Paul First Nations communities, and library staff at Stuart MacPherson Public Library, Kainia Public Library and Maskwacis to create and record stories that will be shared through a digital public space.

What we're looking for:

  • Working collaboratively with EPL’s Indigenous Relations Liaison you are responsible for:
  • Engaging with local individuals and library staff to introduce them to a digital public space and digital story telling.
  • Developing and implementing a train the trainer approach to build capacity with library staff and community members to:
    • Cultivate relationships
    • Create a plan for consultation with communities
    • Determine  community interest in participating in hosting stories on a digital platform
    • Collect, digitize, edit and publish/post digital story assets
    • Plan an approach for project sustainability
  • Procuring equipment and providing digital story telling kits to participating communities.
  • Providing ongoing support to participating communities/library staff.

Job Requirements: 

  • A related post-secondary diploma or degree and related experience (equivalencies will be considered).
  • Experience in successfully delivering training.
  • Experience working with digital media making tools (e.g. InDesign, Photoshop, Final Cut, iMovie, Adobe Premiere) is an asset.
  • This position will require some travel throughout Edmonton and surrounding areas. Access to a vehicle and a valid Class 5 Alberta Operator’s License is required.

Note: A developmental opportunity may be considered at a lower classification and salary level.

What do you need to bring to this position?

  • Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous communities, including history, traditions and cultural protocols.
  • Customer service orientation.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong technology and trouble shooting skills.
  • Creative ability to record and publish stories and oral histories (e.g. interviewing, photography, videography, digital public space design).
  • Ability to develop relationships and work with individuals around complex and sensitive subject matters.
  • Organizational, time and project management skills.
  • Superior interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • A commitment to uphold the Canadian Federation of Library Associations position statements on Intellectual Freedom and Diversity and Inclusion.

Who we are:

The secret ingredient for making EPL a magical place is no secret at all; in fact, it's very simple: We share. We share stories, ideas and experiences. We share with our customers, our communities, and ourselves. We are Edmonton's largest lender of all manner of information and entertainment.

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week.

Pay Band:  $28.77 - $36.73 per hour* 

*Approximately $52,579 - $67,105 per annum based on a 35 hour work week.

Shift differential may apply in accordance with the terms and conditions of the CSU 52 Collective Agreement.

This is a new position. The Employer and the Union are currently discussing the classification and working conditions. In the event of a change to the recommended classification level, the resulting rate of wages shall be retroactive to the date of appointment.


  • This position consists of varied schedules which include day, evening and weekend shifts.
  • Satisfactory background screening is required for this position, which includes a Police Information Check/Criminal Record Check.

Posting Date: October 19, 2018

Closing Date: October 29, 2018

To Apply: For more information about this position, please click HERE and apply online. Only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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