Copyright Assistant


Please note that this is a temporary full time position ending July 2023.


The Copyright Assistant will assist the Copyright Officer with a variety of duties pertaining to Copyright. This includes assessing and prioritizing incoming correspondence and responding to frequently requested information as well as advising Staff and other clients about the policies and procedures.

The incumbent will also be responsible for maintaining existing Copyright databases & files, and will produce, audit and distribute copyright reports and participates in the implementation of new systems as required.



  • The successful candidate will hold a 2-year diploma in Office Administration, or equivalent; and two to three years' of progressively responsible administrative experience, preferably in the field of Copyright. Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office programs is required.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • Thorough investigative and problem-solving skills are required along with flexibility and adaptability in work processes.

  • A tolerance of disruption and an ability to manage time and set priorities for workloads is required due to continually changing procedures and the priorities of copyright clearances for various courses in each Faculty.

  • The ability to absorb and assimilate diversified information and to make quick and independent decisions.

  • Familiarity with using library systems and searching databases is an asset.


First consideration will be given to internal applicants according to the AUPE Collective Agreement, Article 11.02.


The full job description can be viewed at: Copyright Assistant

For further information regarding this position, please contact Rachel Conroy, Copyright Officer, by email at: [email protected]


AU shapes and enables mutually supportive communities, regardless of where those communities exist. AU's Strategic Plan IMAGINE: Transforming Lives. Transforming Communities ( has as one of its strategic themes "Moving Beyond Place." We are embracing this theme and will be transitioning to a near-virtual work environment by December 2021. At that time this role may become permanently home-based.