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

The Friends of the Provincial Archives of Alberta is pleased to offer a Young Canada Works summer job in heritage for 2019.  Based in Edmonton at the Provincial Archives of Alberta, the Archives Assistant will process and describe the photographic library of the Alberta Report magazine, which features hundreds of thousands of photographs and negatives depicting current events in the latter decades of the 20th century.

This position requires a commitment to the heritage field and the promotion of archives. The successful applicant will be a post-secondary student (mid-program), with a strong interest in archives, information management, photography, history, and/or the preservation of documentary material, as well as an exceptional attention to detail.

The ideal candidate would be a student in an MLIS, MAS, or equivalent graduate program; have experience with or knowledge of the Rules for Archival Description and archival theory; have experience with processing archival records; would be interested in learning more about providing access to archival materials; and have experience in a heritage setting.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (specifically Word, Excel, and Outlook) and database software (e.g. TMS) is required.

Knowledge of or familiarity with photography and photographic processes is an asset.

The Friends of the Provincial Archives of Alberta welcomes applications from all qualified parties, subject to the terms of the Young Canada Works program. All applicants are given fair and equitable consideration for employment.  All applications will be reviewed and interviews may be held in person or by telephone.

This position is scheduled to run for 16 weeks from 13 May to 30 August 2019 with a stipend of $20.00/hour (36.25 hours per week).

Applications should be submitted by 23 April 2019 to:

Braden Cannon
Provincial Archives of Alberta
8555 Roper Road
Edmonton, AB T6E 5W1
Fax: 780-427-4646
E:  braden.cannon@gov.ab.ca

The Provincial Archives of Alberta gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the Canadian Council of Archives and Canadian Heritage in supporting this summer job.

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