Archives Intern

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.

Posting Date

Closing Date

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).

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