(Ends August 25, 2023)
Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
Remote Work:
Flexible (both in-office and remote-work required)
Closes: February 24, 2023
Starting Salary: $19.72 per hour

All applicants are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to qualified applicants who meet the requirements for MNO Citizenship as per the MNO Bylaws and who are in good standing.

What We Offer

As an employer, the Métis Nation of Ontario offers a collaborative work environment with competitive salary.

Further, contract employees benefit from:

  • Optional pension plan,
  • 4% vacation pay,
  • Annual paid two-week holiday closure in December-January,
  • 16 paid public and employer holidays,
  • Early closures on long weekends,
  • 15 paid health & wellness days (sick leave),
  • Employee Assistance Plan, and
  • Telemedicine plan.
  • Preferred membership pricing at Goodlife gyms.

The Role

The Archive and Research Coordinator role will support efficient archiving of documents and artifacts that will be made available to the Metis community. This position will also provide support in organizing events, some assistance with proposal writing and local research. This position will have no decision-making authority.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Archiving and digitizing collection documents and artifacts such as Powley Case documents, River-Lot historic claim documents, and early MNO documents and files
  • Research and writing for the museum exhibits, coordinating with stakeholders; including consultants and the cultural committee
  • Research topics such as history of the community, harvesting practices, 1850 Treaty Promises and Metis culture; including music, dance, language and clothing
  • Performing interviews with Metis Elders and Knowledge Holders (training to be provided)
  • Providing assistance with funding proposals
  • Assist with the development of content for local walking tours
  • Work on relationship building within the Region as directed
  • Support planning for the anticipated Metis Nation of Ontario Rights Conference and Grand Opening of the Powley Case commemoration in September 2023.
  • Other reasonable duties as may be assigned


  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture
  • Completion of secondary school or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • High degree of technology literacy and proficiency in standard office equipment
  • Advanced communications skills
  • Superior organization skills and time/priority-management
  • Administrative or customer service experience
  • Ability to work alone/independently with minimal supervision


  • Post-secondary education (i.e. Office Administration)
  • Knowledge of indigenous (preferably Métis) culture, issues, and current activities
  • 1-2 years previous experience in a similar/comparable role

Who We Are

In 1993, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) was established through the will of Métis people and Métis communities coming together throughout Ontario to create a Métis-specific governance structure and vision, encapsulated in the Statement of Prime Purpose. Today, the Métis Nation of Ontario represents over 25,000 Métis citizens.

The MNO delivers programs and services to its citizens through these branches: Healing and Wellness; Community Wellbeing; Education and Training; Housing; Lands, Resources and Consultation; Intergovernmental and Community Relations; Self-Government and Registry. Through these various branches, the MNO maintains 30+ offices and community spaces across the province, administers over $50 million annually, and employs about 350 staff across the province.

AODA Statement

The Métis Nation of Ontario commits to providing accommodation as required by the Ontario Human Rights Act, unless to do so would cause undue hardship. Accommodations will be provided in accordance with the principles of dignity, individualization, and inclusion. The Métis Nation of Ontario will work cooperatively and in the spirit of respect with all partners in the accommodation process. These accommodations will extend to all aspects of the employment relationship including recruitment and selection.

Please email if you require an accommodation during the hiring process.

Please note, all employees, regardless of role or location, are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless the employee has a valid medical exemption.  This condition of employment is effective for all employees, full or part-time, permanent or contract, whether working remotely or not, as of November 1, 2021.

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