Job Posting: Assistant Archivies (contract), Whistler Museum, BC

This is a Young Canada Works jobs for a recent graduate under 30 years of age:

It’s a six month contract cataloguing photographs and slides, and the deadline to apply is July 25th.

Term of employment: $15.00/hr for 40 hrs/week – 6 month position – 8 Sept 2014 – 20 Feb 2015 (There can be some flexibility with the start date as long as the candidate can complete 24 weeks before March 23rd 2015.)

Overall responsibility: to catalogue a large archival fonds of photographs. The collection dates from approximately 1986-1999 and is comprised of 35mm slide film.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Arrangement and description of a large archival collection
  • Cataloguing into our online database (ICA-AtoM) using the Rules of Archival Description (RAD)
  • Re-house photographs into archivally safe housing.

The successful applicant will possess the following skills and abilities:

  • Recent graduate (must have graduated in the past 2 years)
  • Minimum 4 years of post-secondary education
  • Interest in history and/or museum studies
  • Internally motivated and demonstrates initiative
  • Reliable and professional work standards
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Customer service skills
  • Works cooperatively with others and is flexible
  • Computer literate

The following would be an asset but are not essential:

  • Masters or Diploma in archives management or similar

  • Experience with Museum and/or archive principles, materials, methods and practices

  • Knowledge of RAD