Archives Assistant-Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies (Banff, AB)

Archives Assistant - Summer

The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies inspires discovery and wonder when people and the Rocky Mountains meet. We explore the culture shaped by this mountain landscape. The Whyte Museum acquires, preserves, interprets and makes accessible the history and culture of the Canadian Rockies through our collections, exhibitions and programming.

Increasing online access to the Archives' analogue holdings is a priority for the Archives and Library for 2018. The Whyte Museum is seeking an Archives Assistant to digitize selected analogue holdings, and research and provide metadata according to archival standards of description and digitization protocols.

This is a contract position from May 7 to August 24, 2018, Monday to Friday, 9 to 5 pm. $18.15 per hour. Staff housing is not available for this position.

Applicants wishing to be considered for this job must be registered on the Young Canada Works (YCW) interactive website and comply with the Young Canada Works Summer Jobs eligibility requirements. YCW criteria states that candidates must be between 16-30 years of age, must be Canadian citizens, permanent or have refugee status, have been a full-time student in the semester proceeding the YCW assignment and are returning to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW assignment.


To research and provide metadata and context for approximately 5000 existing scans of analogue images, which require metadata before they can be accessed online.

To digitize select photographic holdings and input required metadata to provide online access.


  • Post-secondary studies preferably in area related to archival studies, information management or photography.
  • Strong and effective written and verbal communications skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of archival methods and standards, Rules for Archival Description (RAD).
  • Demonstrated ability working with Adobe Photoshop and Bridge.
  • Familiarity with scanning systems, file formats, bit depth, image resolution, etc.
  • Familiarity with digitization hardware.
  • Interest and experience in working with heritage or cultural collections.
  • Experience working with rare, fragile and oversized materials.
  • Physically fit with the ability to lift boxes up to 20 pounds and carry material up flights of stairs totaling 20 steps. Ladder use. Allergy alert: dust and possible mold.

The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies welcomes applications from persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, and people of all sexual orientations and genders.

Applications must be received by March 26, 2018.

Successful interview candidates must provide written proof of age, citizenship and university/college registration.

Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Please email cover letter and resume to:

Elizabeth Kundert-Cameron, Head Archives and Library,


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