Job Opportunity
Archives Assistant Intern (NOHFC)– Thunder Bay (One-Year Term)

 

Job Description
The Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society is seeking an Archives Assistant intern to help the Curator/Archivist to accession, describe, and process new fonds and to make them more widely available within and outside of the Museum.
Duties and responsibilities will include:
– Creating an inventory of existing un-accessioned archival material
– Accessioning and describing such holdings under the supervision of the Curator/Archivist
– Posting new inventories to existing provincial databases and to the Society’s website
– Assisting with digitization initiatives involving the archival fonds
– Answering requests from external researchers
– Assisting staff with archives-related projects as needed
– Writing social media postings and print articles on interesting topics from the archives
– The applicant must have a degree or diploma in Archival Science, History, Museum Studies or another related field of study.
– Candidate should also have excellent organizational and communication skills, an ability to work independently and take initiative, a proficiency in Word and photograph     programs, a familiarity with scanning and database management, and be able to lift up to lift 50 pounds.
The intern will be directly supervised by the Curator/Archivist.
Number of weeks: 52
Hours per week: 35
Weekly rate of pay: $606

 

Candidate Eligibility
Under the rules of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, which helps fund this position, the candidate must be a university or college graduate who has graduated within the last three years from an accredited university and college. Candidate must be a graduate of a post-secondary degree or diploma program in archival science, history, museum studies or a related field of study. The position will be a first time employment in the graduate’s your field of study. You must be legally entitled to work in Canada. Preference will be given to graduates in the field of archival science. Those who have already participated in the NOHFC internship program are not eligible.
The Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and invite applications from all the Government of Canada’s job equity groups.

 

Deadline for applications: September 16, 2019
Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume by email to:
Dr. Tory Tronrud, Director
Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society
425 Donald St. E.
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 5V1
employment@thunderbaymuseum.com
The intent of the Northern Ontario Internship Program is to strengthen Northern Ontario’s competitive advantage and build economic development capacity by attracting and retaining graduates in the North. The program provides recent graduates who are interested in launching and building their careers in Northern Ontario access to internships.

 

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