TRC Project Archivist Intern-Provincial Archives of Alberta (Edmonton, AB)

The Friends of the Provincial Archives of Alberta Society is pleased to offer one (1) Young Canada Works Internship in access/reference services at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.  Based in Edmonton, the TRC Project Archivist (Intern) will work on a variety of research, reference, and outreach projects designed to expand the intern's knowledge of access and its applications in an archival context, with a specific focus on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action.  Projects include research into Indigenous-related archival records, a literature review/environmental scan of Indigenous representation in archival policies and best practices in Canada, and client-driven reference work.

This internship requires a solid background in research and client-focused reference service of archival materials.  The ideal candidate would be a recent graduate with a Master's Degree in Archival Studies, Library and Information Studies, History or a related discipline with experience relating to Indigenous studies or research.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required, specifically Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.  A willingness to participate in public engagement and consultation is also important, as is the enthusiasm to make the most of an excellent practical learning opportunity.

The Friends of the Provincial Archives of Alberta Society is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified parties (particularly women, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority and Indigenous communities), subject to the requirements of the Young Canada Works programme.

This position is scheduled to run for 24 weeks, from September 5 2017-Febuary 28, 2018 with a stipend of $20.20/hour (36.25 hours per week).  Start and end dates are flexible.

Please note that there are two steps to the application process:

Step 1: Register with the Young Canada Works 2017 Programme at the following address:

Step 2: Forward a letter of interest, résumé, and writing sample (500 words maximum) by July 28, 2017 to:

Robin Wallace
Reference Archivist/Librarian
Provincial Archives of Alberta
8555 Roper Road
Edmonton AB T6E 5W1
F: 780-427-4646

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