Two (2) Temporary Full Time Archives Interns - BIPOC Narratives (24 weeks)

Reporting to the Archivist, Museum of Dufferin, the Archival Intern - BIPOC Narratives will contribute significantly toward the assessment and development of heritage and narratives for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) within the Archives' collection policies and the permanent collection.  These initiatives represent important steps towards anti-oppression and anti-racism in the archives.  This is a temporary full-time position working 35 hours per week (Tuesday to Saturday). The majority of work will be spent onsite working with the archival collection with periods of remote work. The successful candidate for this position will require a vehicle, as there is no public transportation to the job site. 

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What you’ll do

  • Review archival polices and collections records with the aim of inclusivity in the archives;
  • Exhibit Research - genealogical and historical research of BIPOC narratives in Dufferin County (including conducting oral history interviews);
  • Create a virtual exhibit focusing on the journey of Dufferin County’s early Black settlers which will launch at the beginning of Black History Month 2022.

What you’ll bring

  • College Diploma or University Degree in Archival Studies, Library and Information Science, Public History, Museum Studies, Records and Information Management or another related program;
  • Interest or course work centered on Black History, Indigenous Studies, early Canadian history will be a benefit in this position
  • Lived and learned experiences would be a benefit in this position
  • Excellent computer and data management skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office;
  • Proficiency and knowledge of PastPerfect considered an asset;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to facilitate interaction with management, employees and representatives from partner organizations;
  • Ability to read handwritten documents and cursive writing;
  • Strong organizational, analytical, problem solving and multi-tasking skills with the ability to meet deadlines and assess priorities;
  • Highly energetic with the ability to self-motivate and work collaboratively;
  • Own transportation as there is no public transit to the Museum of Dufferin;
  • A current criminal record check/vulnerable sector check.

This is in an internship position funded by Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage. To be considered for this position, all applicants must meet the program eligibility criteria as required by Young Canada Works. Please click the link (in blue) to review the eligibility requirements.

What we can offer YOU!

  • A competitive hourly wage of $18.00;
  • Access to an Employee and Family Assistance Program;
  • A flexible, supportive and collaborative work environment with the understanding that the nature of the project can be emotional for some individuals;
  • Unlimited access to live and interactive webinars offered by the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI).
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