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Archives Student Assistant

Closes on Friday, July 15, 2022
Wilfrid Laurier University Archives and Special Collections
Waterloo, Ontario
Full Time (Contract)
Organization Name
Wilfrid Laurier University Archives and Special Collections
Job Title
Archives Student Assistant
Job Type
Full Time (Contract)
Waterloo, Ontario
Posting Date
Application Deadline
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Target Audience
  • Current Students
Job Category
  • Archives
Job Description
Reporting to the Archives Administrator, the Archives Student Assistant will help make accessible records documenting the environmental conservation movement in Canada. The Archives Student Assistant will process, arrange, and describe two collections and an accrual to an existing collection. Additionally, they will update and improve selected existing finding aids. They will also select and digitize material for inclusion in the online Laurier Archives Digital Collection. The Archives Student Assistant will survey the environmental collections in the holdings and map them to course offerings at Wilfrid Laurier University. Throughout the fall, the Archives Student Assistant will create social media posts featuring their work and highlighting the collections they are working on.The successful candidate will be a graduate or undergraduate student, ideally in the humanities, social sciences or in Library and Information Sciences, and intend to return to their studies in the semester following the Young Canada Works work assignment. The candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills, be well-organized, and capable of working independently. Experience using archives in any capacity would be an asset.Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading multi-campus university that excels at educating with purpose. Through its exceptional employees, students, researchers, leaders, and educators, Laurier has built a reputation as a world-class institution known for its rich student experience, academic excellence, and global impact. With a commitment to Indigenization and commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, Laurier’s thriving community has a place for everyone.Laurier has more than 19,000 students and 2,100 faculty and staff across campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, as well as a location in Kitchener. The university is committed to providing an inclusive workplace and employing a workforce that is reflective of local and national demographics. Our locations are situated on the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishnawbe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We recognize the unique heritages of Indigenous peoples and support their intentions to preserve and express their distinctive Indigenous cultures, histories, and knowledge through academic programming and co-curricular activities. Laurier’s Centre for Indigegogy is one example of how Laurier honours Indigenous knowledge.All Laurier employees and students are required to comply with the University’s Covid-19 mandatory vaccination policy. Prior to attending Laurier’s campuses in-person, you must provide proof of your vaccination status.Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier’s Employee Success Factors.Equity, diversity and creating a culture of inclusion are part of Laurier’s core values and central to the Laurier Strategy. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any minority sexual and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives. Candidates from other equity deserving groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity & Accessibility. We have strived to make our application process accessible, however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to by July 15, 2022.Confirmation of eligibility to Young Canada Works will be confirmed prior to any interviews.
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