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Archives Summer Student

Closes on Friday, April 08, 2022
Perth County
Startford, ON, Canada
Full Time (Contract)


Organization Name
Perth County
Job Title
Archives Summer Student
Job Type
Full Time (Contract)
Stratford, ON, Canada
Posting Date
Application Deadline
Job Start Date (Expected):
May 9th 2022
$15.97 per hour
Target Audience
  • Current Students
Job Category
  • Archives
Job Description

Archives Summer Student

Position Synopsis and Purpose

To assist Stratford-Perth Archives staff with respect to various work tasks within the Archives Division of the Corporate Services Department.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist in cataloguing and digitizing archival records
  • Assist in providing research and reference services for general public and municipal staff
  • Ensure that archives holdings are handled properly when on duty in reading room
  • Retrieve archives holdings from stacks for researchers and re-shelve
  • Maintain statistics of visitors
  • Maintain internal filing system and administrative records per records retention by-law and departmental procedures
  • Maintain tidy office and collection storage areas
  • Attend staff training as necessary
  • Perform quality control in all functions, and initiate corrective action for own work as required
  • Perform duties in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and County of Perth policies and procedures. Employees are to wear any personal protective equipment required to ensure personal safety and report any known hazards or incidents in the workplace to theirsupervisor and the Manager of Human Resources. Employees must ensure they do not operate equipment without instruction and are aware of the hazards associated with their job and take all precautions recommended.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications


  • Student to be enrolled in an Archival Studies degree program or related discipline (e.g Conservator or Information Studies degree program) at University or Community College level


  • Excellent customer services skills with the ability to interact with County staff
  • Solid organizational and time management skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills and decision-making ability
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills


  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and professional ability to interact with the public
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as work collaboratively in a team environment.

Additional Information

  • Office environment; works with computers and other office equipment
  • Archives storage environment: works with boxes of records and books using rolling staircases and carts and environmental monitoring equipment
  • Public reference services environment: routinely interacts with members of the public in reading room, helping them with microfilm reader/scanners, accepting payments for photocopies and using merchant terminal
  • Some week-end and evening shifts
  • Extended periods of intense concentration and attention to detail and accuracy of all data entry
  • Essential functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time and lifting up to 40 pounds
  • Some lifting is overhead due to height of storage shelves

Hours of Work:

  • Tuesday- Saturday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Contract Duration:

  • May 9 – August 26, 2022

Those interested may submit their application online at by Friday April 8, 2022 at 4:30 pm.



  • The County of Perth ensures we are taking the necessary steps to follow all safety protocols to keep our staff members and potential candidates safe. All interviews will be done virtually.
  • We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected under MFIPPA and is used to determine eligibility for potential employment. Perth County is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.
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