Student Archives Assistant

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les établissements du patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Student Archives Assistant
  • Nom de l’organisme : Mount Library
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Halifax, Nouvelle-Écosse
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-05-29 à 2017-09-01 (14 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 14,00 $

Student Archives Assistant at the Mount Library

Inspired by a strong tradition of social responsibility and an enduring commitment to the advancement of women, Mount Saint Vincent University promotes academic excellence and the pursuit of knowledge through scholarship and teaching of the highest quality. Mount Saint Vincent University is committed to recruiting exceptional and diverse scholars and teachers. Recognized as a leader in flexible education, applied research, and a personalized approach to education, Mount Saint Vincent University is located on Canada’s East Coast in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Please visit

The Mount Library is seeking a candidate to fill the position of Student Archives Assistant. The Student Archives Assistant will engage with all aspects of archival work, from accessioning; arrangement and description; digitization; and creating digital exhibits. These activities are vital to preserving and making accessible valuable archival material for future generations.

The following skills are required of the position:

• Organized, responsible, reliable, detail-oriented

• Good computer skills (Word and Excel; strong typing ability)

• Demonstrated research skills

• Strong oral and written communication skills

• Experience with customer service

Experience in the following areas would be considered an asset:

• Prior experience of working in an archive, or familiarity with archives

• Experience with digitization/scanning and digital image editing

The applicant must be:

• Enrolled as a full-time student (as defined by your education institution) in the semester preceding this job

• Intending to return to full-time studies in the fall semester (preference may be given to students enrolled in a library/information management or archival studies program)

• Legally entitled to work in Canada

• A Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada

• Be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment

• Registered with Young Canada Works (

• Willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment

• Not employed in another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed in this position

Job duration: 14 weeks (35 hours/week)

Rate of pay: $14.00/hour (plus 4% vacation pay)

Start date: May 9, 2017

End date: August 11, 2017

Applications should include a cover letter and a current resumé. Please send applications by email or mail no later than April 28, 2017 to:

Lindsey MacCallum

Archives & Scholarly Communications Librarian

Mount Saint Vincent University

166 Bedford Highway, Halifax, NS B3M 2J6

Please note: This position is contingent on the successful receipt of funding.

Mount Saint Vincent University is committed to the principles of employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates including women, aboriginal persons, visible minorities and persons with disabilities. Candidates who identify as being from one of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are eligible to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

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