Archives Assistant

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les établissements du patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Archives Assistant
  • Nom de l’organisme : Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Toronto, Ontario
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-11-01 à 2018-03-31 (20 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 20,00 $

The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) is hiring an Archives Assistant (YCW) for a 18-week term, beginning November 27, 2017. The position will expose the student to a variety of archival situations designed to improve skills and allow the Archives program to improve public access to its rich holdings of LGBTQ2+ heritage. The successful applicant will work with the Executive Director to convert existing finding aids to standardized EAD-encoded format and make these available publicly through ARCHEION, Ontario’s Archival Information Network. In addition, the Archives Assistant will arrange & describe records, assist with reference services, and complete accurate data entry, as required. Compensation is $20/hr; 15 hrs/wk. For more info visit: http://www.clga.ca


The successful candidate will:

• Have completed at least 1 year of a graduate degree in archival studies, in which coursework has focused on archival arrangement and description and/or metadata.

• Be able to demonstrate ability to apply EAD encoding through completed catalogue records and/or published finding aids.

• Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with processing, arrangement and description of personal papers and/or records of organizations records through completed finding aids.

• Have excellent written & oral communication skills.

• Have an ability to work effectively independently & as part of a team.

• Possess the physical ability to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 30 pounds (up & down a set of stairs).


Additional Preferred Qualifications:

• Course work or interest in LGBTQ+ history, particularly knowledge of the work of Michael Lynch

• Experience using a collection management system


The CLGA is committed to supporting and encouraging a diverse environment and seeks candidates from underrepresented communities who can make positive and imaginative contributions. Women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and Aboriginal peoples are encouraged to apply.


Applications are due November 17, 2017. Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to Raegan Swanson: jobposting@clga.ca


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