Archives Assistant

  • Program stream: Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations
  • Job title: Archives Assistant
  • Organization name: Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County
  • Job location: Belleville, Ontario
  • Length of assignment: 2018-01-01 to 2018-03-30 (13 weeks)
  • Hourly wage: $15.00

Positon: Archives Assistant

Remuneration/Hours of Work: $15.00 per hour /35 hours per week

Start/End Dates: January 1 to March 31, 2018

Location: Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County, 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville, Ontario

Job Description:


Under the direction of the Archivist, the Archives Assistant will be involved in all aspects of managing an archival collection, including:

- appraising archival materials

- arranging and describing archives

- digitizing archival materials

- preparing exhibits

- writing blog posts and articles

- updating social media

- helping visitors with reference questions


The successful applicant must:

- be a student enrolled in a post-secondary program in archival, library, museum, or information studies; or a student enrolled in another program who has an interest in archival studies

- be able to communicate effectively both in writing and orally

- be able to work with minimal supervision

- work well in a team environment

- be proficient with computers and office software

- be courteous and tactful in dealing with the public

- be a careful worker, with a thoughtful approach and attention to detail

- have ability to lift records boxes weighing up to 20 kilograms



The position is funded by Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations. This position is contingent on receiving funding approval from Young Canada Works.



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