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Research Assistant  - Part-time Contract

Overview and context

KEM Consulting (in partnership with Change Weavers Consulting) is seeking two research assistants to assist with a strategic planning process for the Manitoba Museum. The process will include an environmental scan, key informant interviews, stakeholder engagement sessions, a province-wide survey and a review of the Museum’s Vision, Mission and Values.

The Museum is embarking on this journey to better understand its social impact: How do Manitobans believe the Museum is important? What more can they do to be a positive force for change? How do communities want to engage with them and tell their stories?

Through this project, the Manitoba Museum is consciously seeking to be a more active ally in truth and reconciliation, social justice, and climate change education, and will be seeking ways to engage with diverse Manitoba communities in meaningful conversations and actions in these areas of focus.

KEM Consulting and Change Weavers Consulting are seeking two assistants who will bring their lived experience and educational knowledge to the project.

Time frame and Conditions

The contract will run between January 15, 2022 and August 31, 2022.

The candidate must be fully vaccinated as they will be working with the public.


Hours and compensation

The individual contract is for 125 hours. The hourly wage for this contract is $25.00 per hour. As a fee for service contract (non-employee), no additional benefits or payments will be made through this contract.

The candidate must have some flexibility in their schedule to attend between 10 and 15 three-hour engagement sessions between January 15 and April 15. These engagement sessions may be held during the day or in the evening.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing support to the consulting team and Museum staff conducting research and analysis

  • Bringing your lived-experience perspectives to the project

  • Assisting with engagement sessions (taking notes, leading small groups)

  • Managing the online-engagement and resulting data analysis through tools such as Survey Monkey and Bang The Table platforms

  • Assisting with the analysis of information gathered through interviews, engagement sessions, surveys and online platform

  • Any related to this project logistics as identified by the Consulting team

Knowledge, skills and abilities we are looking for:

  • Completed BA or BSc, and either current enrollment in or recently completed MA or other related post-secondary education

  • Experience working with groups of diverse stakeholders

  • Knowledge and experience working with Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities and a demonstrated understanding of historical context, cultural practices, protocols and Indigenous ways of knowing and being

  • Ability to navigate online information gathering platforms

  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis and report writing

  • Strong communication and writing skills

  • Experience working or volunteering in museum settings (preferred, not required)

  • Knowledge of one of the following languages – Cree, Dene, Michif, Ojibwe, Inuktitut, or Dakota, is considered an asset.

  • The candidate must have their own computer and be able to work from home


We strongly encourage people of Indigenous, Metis, or Inuit background, BIPOC candidates, and people with disabilities to apply for these positions and self-identify in their cover letter.

Please submit a resume, cover letter and the contact information for three references to
Kirsten Earl McCorrister at no later than December 30, 2021 at 5:00 pm CST.

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