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Archives Intern (YCW)

Closes on Sunday, June 18, 2023
Wilfrid Laurier University
Full Time (Contract)
Organization Name
  Wilfrid Laurier University
Job Title
  Archives Intern (YCW)
Job Type
  Full Time (Contract)
  Waterloo, Ontario
Posting Date
Application Deadline
Job Start Date (Expected):
  September 5, 2023
  $25.00 per hour
Target Audience
  • Recent Graduates
Job Category
  • Archives
Job Description
  Reporting to the Archives Administrator, the Archives Intern will help make accessible records related to the Laurier Archives collecting area of music in Canada. The Archives Intern will process, arrange, and describe accruals to two large collections, the Maureen Forrester fonds and the Royal Canadian College of Organists fonds, and update and improve the finding aids, and select and digitize collection material. Access and preservation files will be processed through the digital preservation workflows and stored in their respective repositories. They will also process, arrange, and describe the records of a new collection, the Edmund Ruehl fonds. The Archives Intern will survey the music collections and map them to course offerings at Wilfrid Laurier University. Throughout the term of employment, the Archives Intern will create social media posts featuring their work and highlighting the collections; provide reference services to in-person and remote researchers; and create a small physical exhibit in the Reading Room. Professional development opportunities will be provided throughout the term of employment.

The successful candidate will be a recent post-secondary graduate, ideally from an Archival Science or Library and Information Sciences program. The candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills, be well-organized, and capable of working independently. A background in music would be an asset. 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.

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

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