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Archival Technician (YCW)

Closes on Thursday, July 02, 2020
Inuit Art Foundation
1655 Dupont Street, Toronto
Internship

The Inuit Art Foundation is seeking applicants for an Archival Technician, a short term Young Canada Works funded contract.

Application Deadline: Thursday, 2 July 2020 at 5PM

The Inuit Art Foundation is seeking to hire a full-time Archival Technician from
September 2020 to March 2021 to assist in making the photographic prints,
negatives and slides, interviews, artist statements, research and original records in
its holdings accessible to Inuit artists and community members, researchers,
students, the general public and to support the IAF’s program activities.

The IAF is the keeper of a rich and deep archive of Inuit artistic heritage, spanning
all communities in Inuit Nunangat that demonstrates the incredible diversity and
range of cultural and artistic practices among Inuit artists.

The Archival Technician will work with IAF staff, Inuit artists and other cultural
institutions to facilitate the continued preservation of and access to the IAF’s
Archival holdings by:

• Digitizing records in the IAF’s holdings;
• Conducting original research as necessary;
• Arranging and describing records according to the Rules for Archival
Description;
• Re-housing records;
• Creating tools to facilitate access to the holdings;
• Contributing to the IAF’s preservation activities; and,
• Helping to publicize the information contained in the IAF’s Archives online
through the IAF’s website, newsletter, magazine, IAQ Profiles and social
media platforms.

The IAF is seeking a candidate with the following profile for the Archival Technician
placement:

• Meets the Young Canada Works Building Careers in Heritage eligibility
requirements;
• A post-secondary diploma or degree in Archival, Library or Information
Studies, Museum Studies or a related discipline;
• Familiarity with the Rules for Archival Description, collection management
databases, and scanning technologies;
• Previous experience working in a cultural institution or non-profit;
• Exceptional attention to detail;
• Excellent written and verbal communication, organization, time
management and analytical skills;
• Strong interpersonal skills;
• Ability to plan, organize and prioritize in order to meet deadlines;
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel;
• Ability to lift or move up to 40lbs; and,
• Foundational knowledge of Inuit art is considered an asset.

Please note that due to COVID-19, this contract may take place both online and onsite at the IAF offices, dependent on local public health regulations. Candidates
must be willing to work both remotely and on-site. The IAF will provide a laptop
and email address for use. The candidate is responsible for providing a reliable
internet connection.

Contract Dates: 14 September 2020 – March 31, 2021
Hourly Wages: $17.00 per hour
Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume as a single PDF with
the subject “YCW Archival Technician” to the Inuit Art Foundation at:
hr@inuitartfoundation.org by Thursday, 2 July 2020 at 5PM
Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated; however, only those candidates
selected for an interview will be contacted. The Inuit Art Foundation is committed
to diversity and encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply.
About the Inuit Art Foundation

Established in 1987, the Inuit Art Foundation is a non-profit, Inuit led charitable
organization providing support to Canada’s Inuit arts communities. The sole
national body mandated to promote Inuit art within Canada and internationally,
the IAF undertakes advocacy work on behalf of artists and realizes a number of
strategies aimed at enhancing the appreciation and interpretation of Inuit art.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume as a single PDF with
the subject “YCW Archival Technician” to the Inuit Art Foundation at:
hr@inuitartfoundation.org by Thursday, 2 July 2020 at 5PM

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated; however, only those candidates
selected for an interview will be contacted. The Inuit Art Foundation is committed
to diversity and encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply.