The Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame and Museum is looking to hire an individual for a contract project starting around May 2023 and ending September 2023. We are looking for an Indigenous Researcher who will gather information and artifacts which will tell the story of the role Indigenous people have played in the growth of the sport of basketball in Canada, with a special emphasis on Manitoba-related information and people

This project is based upon Recommendation #87 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Final Report – “We call upon all levels of government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, sports halls of fame, and other relevant organizations, to provide public education that tells the national story of Aboriginal athletes in history.” 

“Indigenous” designation includes First Nations/Aboriginal, MΓ©tis, and Inuit peoples. “Information and artifacts” include (but are not limited to) Indigenous/basketball-related pictures, interviews, personal stories, physical objects, videos, newspaper articles, etc. to document and recognize the important role Indigenous people have played, and continue to play, in the sport of basketball in Canada. We are seeking a motivated person to reach out to all/various sources of information and artifacts, including current and former Indigenous players, Indigenous organizations and associations, clubs, elders, etc., using various methods of communication – face-to-face conversations/interviews, phone, Zoom/Facetime, etc. which may require some travel and means of recording the information and collecting the artifacts.

The skills required will be:

  • excellent organizational and verbal/written communication skills
  • attention to detail 
  • the ability to work independently
  • the ability to talk with and interview people
  • the ability to accurately record oral and electronic communication

An honorarium of $5000 will be paid in installments – 50% at the beginning and 50% upon successful completion. We anticipate that this position will require 200-250 hours of work or about 20-25 hours per week. 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a resume, and two references to Ross Wedlake, Chair, Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame and Museum, at by May 15, 2023. Only those receiving an interview will be contacted.

We are committed to ensuring our recruitment and selection processes and work environment are inclusive and barrier-free., We celebrate and welcome the diversity of all employees and believe that having a team of individuals with different backgrounds, views, experience, and capability working together makes us stronger and better as an organization.

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