Student Archives Assistant
- Program stream: Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations
- Job title: Student Archives Assistant
- Organization name: Western University
- Job location: London, Ontario
- Length of assignment: 2018-01-08 to 2018-03-30 (12 weeks)
- Hourly wage: $23.23
The following is the format and content of Western Co-op Posting:
Job Title: Student Archives Assistant
Department: Western Archives
Salary: $23.23/hr ($23.92 with 4% vacation pay included)
Hours of Work: 35 hrs/wk
Duration of Contract: January 8, 2018 to March 30, 2018
As the academic commons of the University, Western Libraries provides the library and archival expertise and infrastructure – information resources, technology, people, and spaces – required to cultivate and mobilize knowledge, and accelerate excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Western Libraries is committed to maintaining an inclusive and productive workplace culture for all staff; we aspire to live our values of Teamwork, Respect, Accountability, Communication, Creativity, Service, Collaboration and Innovation.
This position is funded in part by the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations Program, a component of the Youth Employment Strategy of the Department of Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada.
This position is designed as a co-op placement for students currently enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Science program at Western's Faculty of Information and Media Studies.
The Student Archives Assistant is responsible for enhancing awareness of and access to the contents of the Dr. Charles Drake fonds by processing, arranging, describing and producing finding aids compliant with the Rules for Archival Description (RAD). The successful candidate will also assist in serving the patrons of Western Archives by performing other archival functions, including providing basic reading room service and supporting Western Archives’ social media activities.
The applicant must hold an undergraduate degree and have a basic understanding of archival work, such as would normally be obtained by completing an introductory course on archives administration. Additional archival courses or training are assets.
Some practical experience in basic archival arrangement and description, including the application of the Rules for Archival Description (RAD), and in handling archival material is desirable; practical experience performing other archival functions, such as reference service, is an asset.
Skills & Expertise
The successful applicant must have strong interpersonal skills, excellent demonstrated written and oral communication skills, strong analytical and problem solving skills, and excellent, demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail and accuracy, and must be able to work as a team as well as independently without constant supervision. The applicant must have demonstrated experience in Word and Excel. Experience in posting content to the internet and in the use of archives management software, particularly Minisis M2A, is desirable. The applicant must be able to meet the physical requirements of the position, which include extended periods sitting and working at a computer, as well as periodic lifting of archives boxes weighing up to 20 kg and pushing loaded carts/book trucks.
Western welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. However, as this position is intended as a co-op placement in Western's Faculty of Information and Media Studies, only those currently enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Science program are eligible to apply. In addition, as the position is funded in part by the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations Program, a component of the Youth Employment Strategy of the Department of Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada, the successful candidate must meet the Program’s eligibility criteria. For more information see: http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1459433313024
Equal Opportunity Employer
Western is committed to Employment Equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities.
While all applications are welcomed, only those applicants meeting the criteria and selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please apply on or before: Friday, November 10, 2017.
Please note that in order to comply with University and Faculty of Information and Media Studies policies, applicants must submit an application to the Young Canada Works jobsite and to the Master of Library and Information Science Co-op Office.
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