Archival Assistant

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les établissements du patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Archival Assistant
  • Nom de l’organisme : Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-05-05 à 2017-08-11 (12 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 14,00 $

Position Title: Archival Assistant

Start Date: May 15, 2017

End Date: August 11, 2017

Duration of Work: 12 weeks

Rate of Pay: $14 per hour


Under the supervision of the WAG's Librarian, the Archival Assistant will work on the initial appraisal and arrangement of the printed curatorial records at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The Winnipeg Art Gallery is Manitoba's largest art museum. The Gallery has one of the art largest libraries in Western Canada and also has an archives.


Typical duties of the Archives Assistant include:

-reading of the curatorial files

-elimination of the redundancies in the holdings reducing the number of records

-removal of unstable materials from the papers

-description of the remaining records

-proper housing of the records in archival quality materials

-other archival duties as they arise


The position of Archives Assistant calls for a student who is currently enrolled in studies of history or art history or a student who requires some archives experience before formal archival studies. The candidate must be details-oriented and capable of working independently while keeping the position manager informed.


The WAG will give preference to a candidate from Canada's job equity groups (disabled youth, Aboriginal youth, visible minorities and new Canadians).


Please send applications to Mike Malyk, Human Resource Manager, mmalyk@wag.ca by May 5, 2017.


The Winnipeg Art Gallery is the city's largest art museum. Other cultural and heritage attractions of note includee the Manitoba Museum, Assiniboine Park (Pavilion Gallery and the Zoo); the Saint-Boniface Museum and various historic sites in the immediate area such as Riel House, the Forks National Historical site and Dalnavert Museum. For summer 2017, there will be additional attractions relating to Canada's 150th anniversary.


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