Project Archivist / Archiviste de projet

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail pour une carrière vouée au patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Project Archivist / Archiviste de projet
  • Nom de l’organisme : Archives des jésuites au Canada / The Archive of the Jesuits in Canada
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Montréal, Québec
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2018-09-10 à 2019-03-29 (24 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 16,00 $

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The Archive of the Jesuits in Canada (AJC) is seeking a candidate for the position of Project Archivist / Archiviste de projet. This is a 24-week internship, projected to begin on September 10, 2018 and ending March 29, 2019 (two-week unpaid holiday season in December). The internship is at The Archive of the Jesuits in Canada / Archive des jésuites au Canada in Montréal, Québec. The hourly wage is $16.00 (35 hours per week; 24 week project).

La « langue principale » s'entend de la langue dans laquelle le candidat est le plus apte à travailler, soit français ou anglais. Le candidat doit également avoir une certaine connaissance du français/anglais. The candidate can work in either French or English, and some knowledge of the second language (French or English as relevant) will be required.

The AJC is the official repository of the records of the Jesuit presence in Canada. The internship will focus on archival description and curatorial analysis of the Nicolas Point, s.j. fonds. Nicolas Point (1799-1868) was a Jesuit architect, artist and educator who travelled extensively throughout the American mid-west. He then came as a missionary to Wikwemikong on Manitoulin Island. He wrote comprehensive travel texts and illustrated these with gouache paintings of Indigenous peoples. The AJC holds six volumes of his travels, including 300 illustrations of Indigenous life and portraits, dating from the 1840s and 1850s. The work under this internship will include archival description and condition reporting; careful physical examination and subject analysis; provenance and contextual research; re-housing; analysis and support for planning priorities; digitization and digital asset management and file preparation; database and inventory entries, and drafting of reporting and communications documents. Some scholarly and curatorial research can be included; and the intern can participate in the research, curation and production of an exhibition.

Qualifications include recent graduation from a Masters program in archival studies, information studies, public history, conservation or art history; knowledge of archival principles and theory; knowledge of preservation and handling of archival records; some knowledge of digitization and digital asset management is preferable; some knowledge of museum principles and curatorship is an asset; patience, attention to detail and accuracy are essential; ability to work collaboratively in a team environment; ability to lift 25 lb. boxes. The candidate must be fluent in either English or French; writing skills in either English or French; some knowledge of the second language (French or English) is required to function in this bilingual working environment.

Candidates from the Government of Canada’s job equity groups are encouraged to apply. / Les candidats ou candidates visés par l’équité en matière d’emploi du Gouvernement du Canada sont invités à présenter une demande.

The application deadline is July 6, 2018. Please submit applications by email to:

Theresa Rowat, Director, The Archive of the Jesuits in Canada

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