Archives Intern-Greater Vernon Museum & Archives (Vernon, BC)

Program Stream - Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage (Graduate)
Dates: July 16th, 2019 - November 30th, 2019
Wage: $17 per hour
Hours: 35 hours per week
POSITION DEPENDANT ON GRANT FUNDING

JOB SUMMARY:

The Greater Vernon Museum & Archives is looking for an Archives Intern to work as part of the archives team for five months of valuable and varied practical experience.  Our 2019 intern will assist in the processing of collections of primary documents, in order to make them accessible for reference and research.  This will involve the assessment and organization of various groups of records, their description and entry into the Inmagic database, and the posting of these descriptions to Memory BC.  As the intern becomes familiar with the archives, he / she will also be involved in assisting researchers with their inquiries, working with school groups, creating archival displays, submitting articles for the museum newsletter, and helping with the staging of museum events. 

The participant in this internship program will emerge with a set of well-rounded and practical archival and museum oriented experiences and skills with which to move forward into the job market.  Exciting changes are taking place at the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives, and we are looking for a dedicated and dynamic individual to join our team!

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assess and organize individual groups of original documents according to the 'Rules for Archival Description'.
  • House documents in archival quality folders and boxes.
  • Research the history of the records for fonds entry.
  • Describe the collection and enter into the Inmagic database, and the Memory BC database.
  • Assist researchers and the general public with their projects and inquiries.
  • Assist with tours of the archives for groups of students, or others.
  • Research, plan, and create display(s) to promote archival function and resources.
  • Research and write article(s) for inclusion in museum newsletters.
  • Help out on the museum reception / gift shop desk as needed.
  • Attend staff meetings.
  • Assist with the creation and presentation of museum and archival events.
  • Establish a good working relationship with archives and museum staff members and volunteers.
  • Other duties as may be required.

KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES:
  • Graduate of Archival Studies program
  • Training in RAD (Rules for Archival Description)
  • Experience with arrangement and description of archival records
  • Strong computer skills
  • Familiarity with Inmagic database is an asset
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Well organized
  • Strong research skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work on own or with others
  • Open to taking direction, guidance when required
  • Able to interact with and assist the public
  • Interested in learning about the local history
  • Able to lift and move heavy records boxes

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Valid driver's licence
  • Position dependent on funding.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

HOW TO APPLY:

E-applications only to barbara.bell@vernonmuseum.ca
Subject Line: YCW Archives Intern position
Attachments: Resume and letter of interest
Application Deadline: June 7th, 2019
Term: Full-time (20 weeks)

YOUNG CANADA WORKS at Building Careers in Heritage (Graduates)

An Individual may be eligible for an internship if they:
  • are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • are legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • will be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
  • will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with the program;
  • are an unemployed or underemployed college or university graduate, that is, not employed full-time;
  • are a recent graduate who has graduated from college or university within the last 24 months at the start of employment;
  • are not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program; and
  • have not previously participated in or been paid under this or any other Career Focus internship program funded under the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy.

IN ADDITION ALL POTENTIAL CANDIDATES MUST:
  • Visit the Young Canada Works login page;
  • Create an account by clicking on the "Sign Up" link, then complete and submit a candidate profile
  • Through the "Search for a job" link, find the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives Intern Position, click on the job title and then on "Express interest in this job".
For more information on the Museum and Vernon please visit:
  • Greater Vernon Museum and Archives: http://www.vernonmuseum.ca/index.html
  • City of Vernon: https://www.vernon.ca
  • Tourism Vernon: http://www.tourismvernon.com/en/index.aspx
  • Regional District of the North Okanagan: Art, Culture and Youth: http://www.rdno.ca/index.php/services/recreation/greater-vernon-parks-recreation-culture/arts-culture-youth
  • Greater Vernon Cultural Plan: http://www.rdno.ca/index.php/services/recreation/greater-vernon-parks-recreation-culture/arts-culture-youth/cultural-plan

Greater Vernon Museum and Archives
3009-32nd Ave.
Vernon BC, V1T 2L8
(250) 550-3140
barbara.bell@vernonmuseum.ca
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