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Blackfoot Language Transcriber


The individual will work in cooperation with the Blackfoot Language Instructor to produce 30-five minute videos on Blackfoot stories, legends, land and family connections, and Values.  Interviews with the First Nation Elders and Resource People, totaling 150 minutes.  The videos will be in Blackfoot with English subtitles (transcription).


The Transcriber will, in cooperation with the Blackfoot Language Instructor, transcribe the videos to the English language working on word document to later be uploaded to Thinglink, Rising Spirit Library.


  • Recording Elders and First Nations Resource (Video/Audio)

  • Edit Recordings as required

  • Transcribing Blackfoot Audio to English (in cooperation with Blackfoot Language Instructor)

  • Evaluation of texts and audios for accuracy

  • Upload to Thinglink digital library and YouTube

  • Upload to Flash drive for Elder’s / First Nation Resource copy


REPORTING LINE: Accountable to the Program Manager

Rate of Pay: $20.00/hour - Contracted Hours 



  • Ability and or experience working with the Indigenous Population

  • Awareness and understanding of the Blackfoot Culture, Language and Protocols   

  • Strong typing skills, and good audio listening skills

  • Basic computer skills such as word & excel

  • Availability to work flexible hours (evenings & weekends)

  • Organized, attention to detail; ability to follow-up with instructions, standards and requirements.

Deadline: December 5, 2019 by 4:30 pm

Term Position: December 2019 - March 31, 2020

All potential applicants are required to submit a Criminal Records Check, Child and Youth Information Module, and provide two (2) references, cover letter and resume as a part of their application package.

Screening Criteria: Please be advised that in order to be considered for the position applicants must clearly indicate how they meet criteria. Failure could result in elimination from hiring pool.


Submit complete package to:


Opokaa’sin Early Intervention Society

241 Stafford Drive North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 2A5

ATT: Human Resources


Phone:  (403) 380-2569  |  Fax:  (403) 327-6775

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