Reporting to the Archivist, the Archives Intern will gain experience working on storage inventory, research, preservation, digitization, exhibit and writing projects with a close-knit team. May act as a point of contact for researchers in the Reading Room.
What we can offer YOU!
- A competitive hourly wage of $20.55
- Eligible to enroll in OMERS pension plan
- Access to Perkopolis; discount, reward and benefits program
- Access to an Employee and Family Assistance Program
- Unlimited access to live and interactive webinars offered by the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI)
- A supportive and collaborative work environment.
What you’ll do
- Assist in inventory, cleaning and proper rehousing of private donations and municipal transfers, including encapsulation and folder making.
- Work with the Archives database (PastPerfect), observing Rules for Archival Description and Anti-Oppressive Redescription Procedures
- Digitize photographs and negatives for preservation and access to ultimately include in our online database; includes scanner and camera work
- Prepare archival focused posts for social media channels and/or write material for website purposes.
- Prepare an exhibit in the Reading Room on a topic of interest.
- Build knowledge of both archival practice and archival holdings, as well as the local history and geography of the area.
- Act as a point of contact for the public; assisting Archivist with research requests, assisting and directing patrons in the Reading Room, and fulfilling retrieval requests for archival material from storage.
- Other duties as assigned
What you’ll bring
- Post-secondary graduate (last 24 months) with intent to work in the archival, library or other information management studies field; museums and history; not-for-profit sector, government, or communications.
- Good organizational, time management, verbal and written communication skills, ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, problem solve, and handle multiple duties and interruptions effectively.
- Experience with digital devices and virtual communications; including Microsoft and social media platforms.
- Ability to read handwritten documents and cursive writing
- Friendly, courteous personality
- A basic knowledge of Dufferin County.
Please Note: This position is subject to the receipt of a Young Canada Works (YCW) grant. YCW applicants must be under 30 years of age, Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents, and a recent post-secondary graduate (last 24 months).