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Assistant Archivist (YCW)

Closes on Friday, May 31, 2019
Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives
Arnprior ON
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Job Title: Assistant Archivist

Location: Lower Level, Arnprior Public Library, 21 Madawaska St. Arnprior ON

Employment Terms: Opportunity through Canada Summer Jobs. 35 hours per week for 8 weeks (time may
be extended). The rate of pay is $14.00/hour. The start date is in June.

Description of Work Tasks and Responsibilities:
The Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives identifies, collects and makes available the records related
to the history of the Town of Arnprior and the Township of McNab/Braeside. View our website here:
www.adarchives.org
The Assistant Archivist’s main activities will be processing municipal records that are currently
being acquired, including deciding what should be kept, and arranging and describing the collection
according to the Rules for Archival Description.
Additionally, the successful candidate would work to expand our presence on social media, including
providing updates on Facebook and Twitter, adding items to Wikipedia, and researching other media
outlets.
The successful candidate will also assist the archivist in her day-to-day duties on an as-needed
basis. This includes scanning photographs, working with the Inmagic database and helping
researchers.
The successful candidate will gain valuable skills in archival description at the municipal level
and learn what it entails to work in a small community archives.

Required Qualifications:
– Must be between 15 and 30 years of age, legally entitled to work in Ontario, and a Canadian
Citizen or permanent resident
– Either a recent graduate in Archival Studies, Museum Studies, History or similar program OR a
student working towards a degree or certificate in one of the above programs. If not an archival
student or graduate, completion of a foundational course in archival theory and practice is
necessary.
– Strong computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office
– Attention to detail
– Ability to work independently
– Strong writing and research skills

The following skills and experience are desired and would be considered assets:
– Experience working with municipal records
– Utilization of social media (Facebook and Twitter) in an organizational setting
– Experience working in an archives or museum
– Familiarity with Ottawa Valley history

Deadline: Friday May 31, 2019

How to apply: Please mail or email a cover letter and resume to: Emma Carey, Arnprior &
McNab/Braeside Archives
21 Madawaska Street, Arnprior ON K7S 3T5 adarchives@hotmail.com

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