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Digital Collections Intern

Closes on Monday, September 14, 2020
County of Brant Public Library
Paris, Ontario
Internship

Reporting to the Coordinator, Outreach and Community Impact, the Digital Collections Intern will assist with documenting the history in the County of Brant. Responsibilities include the organization and scanning of various historical documents for inclusion in the Library’s digital local history collection, complete indexing of various historical documents, photography and mapping of historic locations, planning of local history-related events, and public presentations. The successful candidate will be an efficient, detail-oriented individual with strong research skills, knowledge of archival best practices, and an interest in the history of small towns and rural communities. The position will feature both on-site and remote tasks. Health & Safety procedures will be in place to ensure a safe workplace due to COVID-19.

• October 5, 2020 to February 5, 2021

• $20.00 per hour

• Excellent written and spoken English language skills

• Student of Master of Library Science, Museum Studies, or general History Studies preferred

• Able to work well both independently and as part of a team.

• Must hold a valid driver’s license and have use of a vehicle for daily travel in the County of Brant

• High level of comfort with interacting with the public

• Good knowledge of archival and museum practices including indexing

• Excellent computer skills

• Experience with digital technologies

Successful candidate must be a college or university graduate and under 30 years of age in accordance with Young Canada Works summer job hiring criteria

Applications to be sent to Gary Jermy, Coordinator, Outreach and Community Impact, via email to gary.jermy@brant.ca by Monday September 14, 2020

•The County of Brant Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.”