Special Collections Project Coordinator

  • Program stream: Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations
  • Job title: Special Collections Project Coordinator
  • Organization name: Vancouver Public Library
  • Job location: Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Length of assignment: 2017-05-01 to 2017-08-18 (16 weeks)
  • Hourly wage: $28.68

Project Name: Special Collections Slide Kits Project

Internship Title: Special Collections Project Coordinator

Job Site: Vancouver Public Library

Posting: February 1, 2017

Duration: Four months (full time @ 35 hours per week)

Start and End dates: May 22 to September 7

Language: English

Wages; $28.68 per hour, 35 hours per week

Organization: Vancouver Public Library, Information Services

This is an exciting opportunity for a student or recent graduate of an ALA accredited Master’s of Library Science program. The successful candidate will assume a leadership position as the Special Collections Project Coordinator for the VPL’s collection of digitized thematic slide kits that speak to themes of British Columbia social and cultural history. She or he will work under the guidance and supervision of the Manager, Information Services and the Assistant Manager, Special Collections and Community Engagement.

Duties will include: inventorying the library’s analog slide kits prior to their digitization by the Special Collection staff; researching the both the content and the context of the slide images; creating age-appropriate information packages for each slide kit theme; coordinating the project content with the Library’s Children and Teens Services Department; overseeing and informing the dissemination of the digitized assets through the Library’s Information Services Department and the Special Collections service area; updating relevant manuals and managing project documentation; creating a marketing plan, promotional materials and community engagement strategy.

Qualifications include: enrollment or graduation from an ALA accredited Master’s of Library Science program; strong research background with coursework in the social and cultural history of British Columbia an asset; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong computer skills; ability to work productively under supervision and independently

A condition of employment is a criminal record check.

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