Collections Assistant

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les établissements du patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Collections Assistant
  • Nom de l’organisme : Corporation of the County of Lambton
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Wyoming, Ontario
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-05-07 à 2017-08-28 (16 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 13,00 $

Job Location: Lambton County Archives, 787 Broadway Street, Wyoming, ON



Start Date: May 8, 2017


Interested applicants should submit their resume via the County of Lambton's Job Board (http://www.lambtononline.ca/home/government/countydivisions/corporateservices/humanresources/jobboard/Pages/default.aspx) no later than Friday, April 14, 2017.



Job Description: You will be responsible for assisting with the move of the archival collection during a planned renovation of the collection storage spaces. You will also research and digitize photographs from the Photograph Collection; inputting information into V-smart database; scanning photographs and organizing into acid-free photographic envelopes and boxes. 




Qualifications: The candidate must be currently enrolled in a history or archival program at university of college. The successful candidate must be returning to school in the fall. Familiarity with scanning hardware and software, as well as accurate keyboarding skills, attention to detail, and an ability to work independently are required. Knowledge of local history and/or archival practices is an asset.



Candidates must meet Young Canada Works (YCW) eligibility requirements. To be eligible you must:


• be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada.


Note: Non-Canadian students or graduates holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible.


• be legally entitled to work in Canada.


• be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment.


• have finished the school term at the start of employment.


• meet the specific eligibility criteria of the program to which you apply.


• be registered in the Young Canada Works (YCW) online candidate inventory.


• be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment.


• not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with YCW.


• have been a full-time student (as defined by his or her educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCW job.


• intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW job.



Wage: $13.00/hr, 35 hours a week.



The Lambton County Archives is the archival centre for genealogical and local history research in Lambton County. We preserve and protect the documents that tell the stories of the people and places of our community and make those records accessible for researchers.



The Lambton County Archives is the archival centre for genealogical and local history research in Lambton County. The Archives preserves and protects the documents that tell the stories of the people and places of our community and make those records accessible for researchers. Visit lambtonmuseums.ca/archives for more information.



In Lambton County you’ll find tropical blue waters with abundant soft sandy beaches, rare natural habitats, diverse agricultural offerings and unique geological formations. Park lined river banks provide a front row seat to watercraft of all kinds. From jet skis and yachts to fishing boats and shipping freighters, we’re located on one of the busiest international waterways. Inland attractions include a a rich legacy of Victorian era architecture, ambiance and historic sites. Scenic drives throughout the County reveal acres of fresh working farms, road side stands, markets and unspoiled green spaces. The Archives is located just outside of Wyoming, Ontario. The facility is a 15 minute drive from the Town of Petrolia, and a 20 minute drive from City of Sarnia. Please note that due to the semi-remote location of the museum, it is not accessible by public transportation. More information on local cultural events and tourist attracts can be found at tourismsarnialambton.com, town.petrolia.on.ca/visitors and lambtononline.ca.



The County of Lambton is an urban-rural area in southwestern Ontario that is home to over 126,000 residents. The Corporation's seven divisions operate programs and services for the residents of Lambton County such as land ambulance, provincial offences court, three Long-Term Care Homes, 26 library branches, two museums, an art gallery, archives, local roadways, public health services, housing services, social services, building services and planning and development services. Lambton County is a community dedicated to economic growth, environmental stewardship and an enhanced quality of life through the provision of responsive and efficient services and collaborative efforts with its municipal and community partners.



The County of Lambton is an equal opportunity employer servicing our diverse communities. The County of Lambton is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. This information is available in an alternative format upon request, to accommodate individuals with a disability. County of Lambton employees not currently in the bargaining unit of the posted union position will only be considered for this posting after all applicants in the bargaining unit have been considered and an internal applicant of union is not awarded the position. Although we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



Personal information required by this posting/advertisement is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 1990, CHAPTER M.56, as amended. The treatment, storage and handling of personal information is governed by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER M.56, as amended and will be used in reviewing applications. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Corporate Manager, Human Resources, County of Lambton, 789 Broadway Street, Box 3000, Wyoming, Ontario N0N 1T0. Phone 519-845-0801 or Toll-free at 1-866-324-6912.


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