Assistant Archivist

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les établissements du patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Assistant Archivist
  • Nom de l’organisme : Trinity Historical Society Inc.
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Trinity, Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-06-05 à 2017-09-02 (13 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 11,00 $

Employment Opportunity under the Young Canada Works in Heritage Institutions Program with the

Trinity Historical Society Archives, Trinity, NL


The successful applicant will undertake a project of thirteen weeks duration under the general supervision of the Volunteer Archivist and General Manager. The applicant will be expected to perform the following tasks: complete selection and appraisal, arrangement and description of any backlogged materials - textual and photographic records; complete any research requests and genealogy research that needs to be done; complete research on the history of Fort Point and assist with the inspection of archival material, update the Guide to the Holdings and Finding Aids where necessary and assist researchers in their research.


The project will commence June 5, 2017 and is to be completed no later than September 2, 2017, unless an extension mutually agreeable to the funding agency, the Society and the incumbent is negotiated. The location of work is at the Lester-Garland House, West Street, Trinity. The hourly wage will be $11.00/hr for a 35 hr work week for a period of 13 weeks.


The position requires a knowledge of the Trinity Historical Society, its aims and objectives, the history of Trinity and Newfoundland. Some prior experience with working in an archives would be an asset as well as prior knowledge of archives policy and procedures and/or previous experience with the completion of research. The person must have good reading and keyboarding skills and a knowledge of computers and its applicable systems and software, especially WordPerfect and/or Word. Completion of any archival, history, library studies or office administration courses/programs would be an asset.


The applicant must be between the ages of 16 and 30 at the start of employment; be legally entitled to work in Canada; be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have refugee status in Canada; be registered in the YCW candidate inventory employment data bank; be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment; was a full-time student in the semester before applying for this position and have the intention to return to full-time studies in the semester following the end of this position; not have another full-time position and meet the eligibility criteria as described above.


Basic French and fluency in English is required for this position. Trinity Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.


Deadline to apply for this position is 4 pm, May 26, 2017.


Additional information may be obtained from:


James Miller

General Manager/Archivist

Trinity Historical Society Archives

P.O. Box 8 Trinity, NL

A0C 2S0


Telephone/Facsimile 709-464-3599

E-mail: ttci@nf.sympatico.ca



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