Digital Heritage Assistant

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les établissements du patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Digital Heritage Assistant
  • Nom de l’organisme : Oakville Public Library
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Oakville, Ontario
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-05-29 à 2017-08-25 (13 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 15,00 $

Digital Heritage Assistant

Employment Status: Seasonal 13 Week, Full-time, 35 Hours per Week

Includes Day Shifts (Flexibility to include evenings and weekends preferred)

Location: Central Branch, 120 Navy Street, Oakville

Report To: Local Collections Librarian

Classification: Spec

Salary: $15.00/hour

Start Date: May 2016

Funding for this project has been made available through the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations, Department of Canadian Heritage.

Conditions of the grant state that applicants must be full-time students, between the ages of 16 and 30 who will be returning to school on a full-time basis in the fall.

Oakville Public Library is an equal opportunity employer and as such encourages applications from all employment equity designated groups. Oakville Public Library endeavours to provide a safe environment for all its employees.

The start date for this position is May 29, 2017


The following qualifications are essential to be successful in this position:

• Current full-time enrolment in a university/community college for the current and 2017/2018 academic year in library/information science, museum studies, digital media arts or equivalent.

• Excellent computer and keyboarding skills with proficiency in using the Microsoft Office Suite.

• Experience using peripheral hardware such as digital cameras and scanners.

• Experience with videography, film editing and interview skills.

• Well developed writing and research skills, with accuracy and attention to detail.

• Ability to work independently and within established time frames.

The following qualifications would be considered an asset in this position:

• A background or interest in history.

• Familiarity with the history of Oakville and/or the Halton region.

• Experience working with local history materials and digitization of such materials collaboratively with external community organizations.

• Customer service experience.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Major Responsibilities

• Digitize images, upload, describe and classify images for inclusion in Oakville Images database.

• Create digital galleries based on projects identified in partnership with the Oakville Camera Club, and the Oakville Sports Hall of Fame.

• Research and produce a minimum of five Oakville Heritage Moments videos.

Applications will be accepted on-line at in the current opportunities section no later than midnight on April 30, 2017.

The Oakville Public Library is an equal opportunity employer and is pleased to accommodate individual needs in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) within our recruitment process upon request. If you require accommodation at any time throughout the recruitment process please contact Human Resources at

A Security Clearance Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening will be required for all employees and volunteers of the Oakville Public Library. Successful applicants must submit the Security Checks (dated within the last six months) prior to or on the first day of employment.

The Oakville Public Library endeavours to provide a safe environment for all its employees. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

Oakville Public Library serves a community of 186,400 and is located on the shores of Lake Ontario, just 30 minutes west of Toronto. Oakville is a prosperous Greater Toronto Area community, within the Region of Halton. The Town of Oakville takes great pride in its heritage and culture; the library has a well-developed local history collection and has been engaged for several years in increasing its digital collection of information of interest to the community.

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