Archives Assistant- Provincial Archives of Alberta (Edmonton, AB)

The Provincial Archives of Alberta would like to announce the following opportunity.

The Friends of the Provincial Archives is pleased to offer a Young Canada Works summer job in heritage for 2017. Based in Edmonton at the Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA), the Archives Assistant will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to develop competencies in digital asset management as he/she describes and facilitates the availability of vital statistics records from the PAA's holdings.

This project will support the work already undertaken by the PAA and will result in the creation of metadata for the digitized vital statistics records, in particular for the records relating to Indigenous marriages and deaths that were kept separately by Alberta's Vital Statistics Office between 1923 and 1944. These records will subsequently be made available via the PAA's public database.

Description of tasks

The Archives Assistant will work with the archivist to describe digitized vital statistics records, focusing on the Indigenous marriages and deaths. The Archives Assistant will:

  *   Scan other jurisdictions both in Canada and abroad to identify metadata elements used in other archives and recommend a metadata best practice for vital statistic records held at the PAA;
  *   Create metadata using the recommended best practice for the Indigenous marriages and deaths that were maintained separately by Alberta's Vital Statistics Office between 1923 and the early 1940s;
  *   Align the metadata elements for records previously described;  and
  *   Create metadata for other digitized vital statistics records.

For more information or to apply, please visit the Government of Canada's Young Canada Works website:

Posted on listserv April 27, 2017

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