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Archives Assistant (YCW BCH)

Closes on Sunday, August 13, 2023
Dundas Museum & Archives
Dundas, Ontario
Full Time (Contract)
Organization Name
Dundas Museum & Archives
Job Title
Archives Assistant (YCW BCH)
Job Type
Full Time (Contract)
Dundas, Ontario
Posting Date
Application Deadline
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Target Audience
  • Recent Graduates
Job Category
  • Archives
  • Museums
Job Description
Job Title: Archives AssistantThis is a unique opportunity to join a small museum team. You will be working with others to make archival materials available and accessible to a growing audience. We are seeking an individual who has an interest in all aspects of the management of an archival program, especially within a community museum setting. The candidate must be passionate about public access to archives and their management.Job Description:You will be a valued member of the team at the Dundas Museum and Archives. Projects will include:– Acquisition and accessioning– Arrangement, description, and digitization– Reference service– Promotion and outreach– Preventive and active conservationQualifications and skills:You must be a college or university graduate, preferably from a master’s level archives or information management program. Students graduating from master’s level museum studies, library studies, undergraduate programs majoring in history or college level archives, and museum or library programs may also be considered.As well you should have the following skills:– Superior attention to detail and highly developed organizational skills.– Excellent interpersonal communication is essential.– The ability to work independently and take initiative when necessary is required.– Exceptional customer service is an asset.– Proficient in Word, Excel, and Photoshop. Familiarity with scanning and database management is an asset.– Bending, reaching, and lifting (up to lift 50 pounds) are essential requirements of this position.The Dundas Museum and Archives is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and invite applications from all the Government of Canada’s job equity groups.The successful candidate must meet Young Canada Works Building Careers in Heritage criteria:• 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;• are 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 unemployed or underemployed;• are a college or university graduate; and• are not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program.Note: Priority will be given to graduates that have not previously participated in YCW internship programs.The candidate must be registered in the Young Canada Works inventory.When notified we will take reasonable steps to accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes and when people are hired, including but not limited to ensuring application processes are easily accessed by support devices and ensuring that interviews are conducted in a location that permits the use of any assistive devices that the applicant may require.Please forward your resume with a cover letter by 11:59PM on August 13th, 2023 to Kelsey Haas, Archivist via email at gathered will only be used for candidate selection purposes. We thank all applicants however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.The Dundas Museum & Archives is in Dundas, Ontario a community within the City of Hamilton. Dundas is home to quiet tree-lined streets, historic 19th-century buildings, arts, culture, recreation, and over 100 shops, restaurants, and services nestled in the heart of picturesque Dundas Valley. Nearby attractions include the Dundas Valley School of Arts, the Carnegie Gallery, Coote’s Paradise, the Bruce Trail, and the Royal Botanical Gardens. For more information, visit and
Application Process
Please forward your resume with a cover letter by 11:59PM on August 13th, 2023 to Kelsey Haas, Archivist via email at
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