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Archival Assistant – Recent Graduate

Closes on Friday, August 19, 2022
Canadian Heritage Photography Foundation
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Full Time (Contract)
Organization Name
Canadian Heritage Photography Foundation
Job Title
Archival Assistant – Recent Graduate
Job Type
Full Time (Contract)
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Posting Date
Application Deadline
Job Start Date (Expected):
$20.00 per hour
Target Audience
  • Recent Graduates
Job Category
  • Archives
Job Description
The Canadian Heritage Photography Foundation (“CHPF”) is a national Not for Profit archive located in one of Toronto’s largest suburbs of Mississauga. Transportation to the Foundation offices is easily accessible by bus or train.

The mandate of the CHPF is to digitize its archival holdings and make them freely available to the public. We require assistance to aid with this digitization. The Foundation would like to hire a recent graduate of an Archiving, Archives and Record Management or Photographic Preservation and Information Management degree for a twenty-four week internship. Individuals identifying as indigenous are encouraged to apply to also assist with the CHPF “Project Naming” as well as specific digitization projects.

To apply for the positions, you must:
*Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada
*Be legally entitled to work in Canada
*Be between the ages of 16 – 30 years of age at the start of employment
*Be registered in the Young Canada Works online candidate inventory
*Be willing to commit to the full duration of the project
*Be a recent graduate who has graduated from college or university with 24 months of the start of employment
*Be unemployed or underemployed
*Not be receiving Employment Insurance
*Not have previously participated in or been paid under a YCW internship or any other Career Focus internship funded under the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy

Duties will include: utilizing recognized archival standards and methodologies to digitize photographic negatives, scan images, create digital files, assist with metadata and historical context for images, and rehouse materials according to archiving best practices. Our ideal candidates can work well in a small office environment and will be excited to assist our Not-for-Profit Foundation in illustrating Canadian heritage through photography. We need team players! The position is supervised by the CHPF Head Archivist and will be assisted by the Executive Director.

Eligible candidates are requested to submit a resume and covering letter to:
Attention: Mrs. Nicole Plaskett, Executive Director
Resumes must be submitted by August 19, 2022
Interviews will be conducted with candidates with in-office or Zoom interviews commencing the week of August 22, 2022
The twenty-four week contract (720 hours) begins September 12, 2022

CHPF is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment

Application Process
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Start date may be negotiable.
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