Job Posting – Marine Governance Research Assistant EXTENDED DEADLINE!

Posted: May 16, 2017/Re-posted: June 27, 2017

Job posting: Marine Governance Research Assistant

Employer: Kitasoo/Xai’xais Integrated Resources Authority

Wage: $13/hr. Wages will be paid on a per hour basis

Hours: Flexible. This is a part time position throughout the summer during office hours

Summary of duties: Working with the Kitasoo/Xai’xais Integrated Resources Authority, the research assistant will assist the lead researcher with all aspects of the Marine Protected Area (MPA)/Indigenous Law project under Dr. Natalie Ban. The research assistant will assist in gathering information about Kitasoo/Xai’xais laws, customs, and traditions related to the governance and stewardship of marine areas. He or she will help with setting up interviews, conducting interviews, transcribing them, and general research. He or she might also assist with setting up community meetings. A keen attention to detail is required for the transcribing portion of this position. This work will include spending time on a computer. Reasonable computer experience is required for this position, including typing, spelling, and reading.


  • Using the Heritage Database for research
  • Assisting with setting up interviews and conducting interviews with community members
  • Assisting with setting up community meetings
  • Transcribing audio from interviews
  • Other applicable duties that may be assigned

Required qualifications:

  • Computer knowledge (typing)
  • Dependable and committed to working in a team environment
  • Ability to work independently and within the community as required
  • An understanding of the importance of a high level of confidentiality

Duration: This posting is for part time work during the work week (Monday through Friday) from late June to late August. Days, hours, and start and end dates are flexible.

Application: Please apply by July 4th, 2017 at 12:00pm noon with 1) cover letter and 2) resume to Melody Robinson, Kitasoo Band Council Human Resource Officer at the Kitasoo Band Administrative Office.