Archives Intern

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les établissements du patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Archives Intern
  • Nom de l’organisme : The National Ballet of Canada
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Toronto, Ontario
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-05-28 à 2017-08-18 (12 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 13,00 $


Established as a classical company by founder Celia Franca in 1951, The National Ballet of Canada is the only Canadian ballet company to present a full range of traditional full-length classics. In operation since 1975, the National Ballet Archives was created for the collection and preservation of materials that best serve to illustrate the founding and development of The National Ballet of Canada, and to assist, whenever possible, research and scholarly work in dance. Archival holdings document the history of the company from 1951 to the present, and include press clippings, programmes, posters, photographs, videos and costumes, as well as materials referring to dance in general, both in Canada and internationally.

The Archives Intern will work directly with the Archives Manager to describe and digitize artifacts from The National Ballet of Canada Archives’ collections and enter descriptions into the existing database system. They will also assist in the company’s sesquicentennial project 150 Pointes of Canada tracking incoming photos, entering them into the existing database system, creating and/or revising supplementary descriptions and use the existing content management system to upload materials to the project website. Ideally the applicant is pursuing studies in the field of History, or Library and Information Science, or has a professional interest in information management or public history.


Must be between the ages of 16 and 30 at the start of the placement.

Must possess advanced English language and literacy proficiency.

Familiarity with computer databases beneficial- specific knowledge of Soutron Global an asset.

Appreciation of, or interest in, ballet or the performing arts beneficial.


Please e-mail your resume to No phone calls please. Only applicants registered in the Young Canada Works online database will be considered for this position. Applications must be received on or before April 19, 2017.

*The National Ballet of Canada is committed to employment equity. We encourage women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minority groups to apply.

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