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ASSISTANT GENEALOGIST

For the Inuit Genealogy Program of Avataq Cultural Institute, a non-profit, Inuit organization, with a head office in Inukjuak (Nunavik) and administrative office in Westmount. The Genealogy program exists since 1988 and is aimed at providing services in that field to the members of the Inuit communities of Nunavik. The Assistant Genealogist will be supervised by the Institute genealogist and by the Head of Research, archives and documentation.

We are seeking a dynamic person who will be trained for the following tasks:

- Answer to consultation requests as well as reproduction of genealogical information;

- Update on a constant basis the genealogy data using archival information as well as current lists, entering the data on a specialized software;

- Keep updating the vocabulary of kinship, personal names and ancient nicknames;

- Provide reference on individual name spelling as well as other data for the Institute projects;

- Observes the current policy on confidentiality of information;

- Develops contacts in Nunavik communities for reference purposes;

- Answers to historical questions according to his/her knowledge.

Job requirements:

- Inuktitut and English are essential;

- College education or equivalent is an asset;

- Basic computer knowledge: Word, Excel;

- Typing in English and Inuktitut is an asset;

- Interest in developing knowledge base in the field of Inuit culture and history;

- Methodical and punctual;

- The candidate will be trained in FileMaker Pro and Reunion.

Additional information:

- Salary: proportional to experience (full time or part-time schedule);

- Location of work: Westmount;

- Deadline to submit resumes: December 19, 2019.

- Start of work: January 2020.

Send application to:

Michel Patry, Office Manager

4150, Ste-Catherine St. W. suite 360

Westmount, Québec, H3Z 2Y5

Fax: 514 989-8789

Email: michel.patry@avataq.qc.ca

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TRANSLATOR

Avataq Cultural Institute is a non-profit organization, created in 1980, dedicated to protecting and promoting the Language and Culture of the Inuit of Nunavik (Northern Quebec). The organization has its head office in Inukjuak, Nunavik, and an administrative office in Westmount, Québec.

AVATAQ is currently seeking a professional and dynamic candidate for the following position: Translator.

As part of the Administration department, the job-holder will translate various written documents, such as letters, reports, legal documents, publications and manuals:

- Translate various written documents from English to Inuktitut or vice versa, while transmitting as faithfully as possible the content, context and style of the source text;

- Revise, correct and edit translated texts;

- Train and supervise, if necessary, other translators.

Job requirements:

- University degree in translation or equivalent experience;

- Minimum of five years of experience;

- Strong experience of the north;

- Written and oral bilingualism (Inuktitut / English) is essential;

- Keen knowledge of Inuktitut is essential;

- Typing in English and Inuktitut is an asset;

- Good computer knowledge: MsOffice;

- Rigor and methodology, meet deadlines;

- Be available to travel in Nunavik occasionally.

Additional information:

- Salary: proportional to experience (full time schedule);

- Permanent position with benefits;

- Location of work: Westmount or Inukjuak;

- Deadline to submit resumes: February 4, 2020;

- Start of work: February 2020.

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. AVATAQ is an equal opportunity employer.

Send application to:

Michel Patry, Office Manager

4150, Ste-Catherine St. W. suite 360

Westmount, Québec, H3Z 2Y5

Fax: 514 989-8789

Email: michel.patry@avataq.qc.ca