Opportunity for Recent Grads: Library Practicum, The Banff Centre Library, Banff, AB, Canada

The Banff Centre Library is now accepting applications for its Library Practicum Program.

This program requires full-time commitment for a duration of 6-months, beginning October 1, 2015.

Follow this link for program and application details: http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1622


The Library Practicum program is designed for new library professionals with a background in the arts. This is a hands-on experience that allows individuals an opportunity to work with the Art Librarian to receive direct mentorship on cataloguing, collection management, public program development, and public service. Candidates will receive a general overview of the activities of the library with introductions to all aspects of the library.

What does the program offer?

This role compliments studies in arts librarianship and will primarily focus on The Banff Centre Library’s collection of artists’ books.  Practical experience will include the cataloguing and assessment of items in the artist’s book collection as well as the creation of public programs for the library. Learning opportunities also arise through attendance at lectures, workshops and events related to arts programming at The Banff Centre. Benefits to participants include enhanced practical librarianship skills, as well as opportunities for critical thinking, problem-solving, and learning from an experienced library team.  In addition to the practical experience component of the program, participants will have the opportunity to work on personal research activities as outlined in their learning objectives and project proposal.

Who should apply?

Practicum placements are appropriate for recent graduates of Master in Library and Information Science programs who also possess a degree or have experience in the arts and an interest in artists’ books, cataloguing, and public program development. This is an opportunity for a new professional to gain experience and expand and develop their careers and capabilities. This program requires full-time commitment.


Job Posts in Canada this week

Social and Digital Media Strategist, The Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton


Duties and Responsibilities

• Create manage and execute social media and online communications strategies and campaigns with clear and defined objectives and measurements
• Lead development of new online content by working with various AGA departments (Curatorial, Education, Shop, Art Rental); guide subject-matter experts to leverage, and adapt content for, social media outreach initiatives
• Manage, update and monitor the AGA’s social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. working with appropriate AGA team members to facilitate online conversations
• Manage AGA website content and search engine marketing; ensure up-to-date information; consistent messaging; adapting content based on promotional priorities and analytics
• Manage the AGA’s e-newsletter, including planning and compiling content, analyzing data and setting broadcast dates
• Work with the AGA’s Marketing & Communications team to integrate online communications into broader marketing plans; maintain consistent messaging and voice across platforms and seek out promotional and profile building opportunities
• Monitor, report on and make recommendations based on social media trends, responses to campaigns, user experience, etc.
• Liaise with external web company and manage retainer budget
• Produce or manage the production of multi-media content


Digital Initiatives and Scholarship Librarian, Libraries and Cultural Resources, University of Calgary, AB


Responsibilities will include:

  • collaborating with faculty, researchers and students to advance digital research initiatives and partnerships such as the Digital Scholars Lab, in conjunction with Digitization and Repository Services, Research Data and Visualization, Spatial and Numeric Data Services, the Copyright Office, the Prairie Regional Research Data Centre, liaison librarians and other subject specialists
  • providing project planning and management, programming, and expertise for digital scholarship projects and participating as an active partner on project teams
  • coordinating scholarly communication initiatives
  • facilitating effective communication with the University community concerning LCR¿s digital initiatives and services
  • participating in professional and campus initiatives involving new and emerging models of digital scholarship and scholarly communication
  • identifying relevant best practices and standards in digital scholarship technologies
  • supporting the development of the knowledge and understanding of scholarly communication issues to assist LCR colleagues with their participation in, and support of, digital scholarship projects
  • tracking current issues and trends in digital scholarship and scholarly communication and promoting awareness among colleagues

Museum and Archives Specialist, Royal Roads University Library, Victoria, BC


Reporting to the University Librarian, you will bring expertise to the Library team and support the university by providing professional services and advice in the management of both the Museum and the University Archives.  You will identify and apply appropriate standards and principles to accession, describe, conserve, house, and determine conditions of access to, and display of, museum and archival materials and collections.  In addition you will provide reference service, interpretation, and expert advice for internal and external customers regarding the history of the campus and the lands on which it lies, liaise with units on campus and external donors to identify and select historical materials of enduring value to be retained or acquired, and bring museum and archival expertise to university groups and projects related to culture and heritage.  You will promote access to the museum and archives in a number of ways, including through digitization initiatives and the development and stewardship of online services.

Job Posting: Manager, Conservation & Preservation, John M. Kelly Library, University of St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto


Description and duties:

This position reports to the Head of Technical Services and is responsible for establishing, maintaining, and leading the conservation and preservation program for the circulating, rare book, and archival collections of the John M. Kelly Library and the University of St. Michael’s College Archives.

Duties and Responsibilities:

– Develops a new conservation laboratory
– Assesses and monitors collections and their physical spaces
– Determines and executes appropriate physical treatment of items
– Coordinates digitization for preservation initiatives in conjunction with other digitization initiatives
– Manages and train staff including full-time and part-time staff members, students and other assistants
– Uses performance management techniques to monitor and demonstrate achievement of agreed service levels and to lead on improvement
– Assists with Exhibit Program including advising on best practices for exhibits as well as creating mounting plinths
– Maintains Kelly Library Disaster Plan for the collections and provides leadership during emergency or disaster situations
– Collaborates with library staff from University of Toronto and other Colleges
– Establishes and maintains a record-keeping system
– Maintains supplies and equipment
– Participates in presentations about the Library’s Conservation and Preservation program
– Performs other conservation and preservation functions as required


– Master’s degree
– Training in conservation and preservation of library and archival materials (including paper, film, cassettes, books, photographs, born-digital files, artefacts) through a formal training program or on-the-job experience
– Minimum of 2 years of conservation and preservation experience
– Minimum of 1 year supervisory experience
– In class teaching experience
– Familiarity with academic library procedures
– Ability to work effectively both independently or in a cooperative team environment
– Project management and leadership skills
– Experience with digitization processes and workflows for all formats of material
– Experience supervising students and staff
– Ability to be creative/innovative with limited resources
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills
– Accuracy and attention to detail
– Ability to lift 20 kg.
– Thorough knowledge and understanding of safe handling of hazardous material
– Workplace flexibility


The university offers a competitive salary of $60,000.00.

Additional information :

This is a non-union (management) position of 35 hours per week.

Job Posting: Copyright and Open Access Assistant (YCW Position), Ryerson University Library and Archives, Toronto


Ryerson University Library and Archives is currently seeking a Copyright and Open Access Assistant to aid with the creation of two subject specific LibGuides and well as the updating of Scholarly Communication and Copyright webpages. As well the successful candidate would expected to assist with updating transactional permissions in the University copyright database. The primary objective of this project is to create two new detailed, rich and informative LibGuides, one that focuses on Copyright and one that focuses on Scholarly Communication issues. Both will act as a core resource for information about copyright and scholarly communication at Ryerson University, and be useful for both faculty and students. These are new resources. The Copyright LibGuide will deal with issues of: instructor copyright compliance at the University including E-Reserves, student copyright information, copyright basics, fair dealing and other copyright exceptions, copyright exceptions, and copyright-free and Creative Commons resources that can be used in teaching and by students (open educational resources). The Scholarly Communication LibGuide will include an overview of Open Access, information of the Ryerson Digital Repository, the Open Access Author Fund, self-archiving strategies, predatory open access journals, basics of bibliometrics, author publishing agreements, the Tri-Council Open Access policy, open access journals (green versus gold), and an Open Access Resource reading list. As well the student will also work in the ARES database (the university copyright system for E-Reserves and the Bookstore).
Duties are performed under the direction of the Copyright and Scholarly Engagement Librarian and in consultation with various subject librarians including the Digital Initiatives Librarian.
Duties include:
The successful candidate will work with subject librarians and the copyright technician to create two subject specific, dense, and multifaceted research guides using LibGuides. The successful applicant will use their communication, writing, research, editorial and organizational skills to create these guides. As well the student will assist in updating permission records in the University permission database.


Applicants will be in an upper year student in a professional librarian program or a student in their 2nd year of a Library Technician program.
They should know the Microsoft Office suite and Google applications.
Some familiarities with the creation of research guide, preferably LibGuides would be an asset. Permission management experience would also be desirable in the candidate.


$21.00/hour plus benefits

Additional information :

This is a temporary full time position with the duration of 10 weeks ending on Sept. 4th, 2015.

Job Posting: Scholarly Communications Librarian/Digital Projects Curator (OCULA New Librarian Residency), Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto


Library / Organization Name

Ontario College of Art and Design University
Library Type

Job Description

OCAD University is the recipient of the 2015 OCULA New Librarian Residency Award. Unique requirements of this contract position require the successful candidate to be a librarian who has graduated between May, 2013 and August, 2015. The OCULA New Librarian Residency position will be the resident’s first experience working as a professional librarian. The resident will be required to provide two reports to the OCULA Council and will be an ex-officio member of the OCULA Council during their residency.
Position Summary:

Reporting to the University Librarian, the Scholarly Communications Librarian/Digital Projects Curator is responsible for planning and promoting a scholarly communications program in consultation with the Director of Research Services and other stakeholders. Utilizing the capacity of the University’s new Institutional Repository (IR) http://openresearch.ocadu.ca, the Scholarly Communications Librarian/Digital Projects Curator will support digital projects that liberate and showcase cultural assets and that preserve and openly disseminate the scholarly outputs of OCAD U graduate students, faculty and researchers.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Assist the Systems Librarian/IR Administrator with day-to-day management of the Institutional Repository, including workflow, setup, and access processes for development and maintenance of content.
  • Implement best practices for metadata; policies and procedures for the production, management, and preservation of digital content, including workflows, and quality control
  • Review the Institutional Repository agreements with the Director of Research Services and other stakeholders and, help develop a strategy to promote open access
  • Undertake a publications/data inventory, in collaboration with the Director of Research Services, to identify needs and priorities
  • Identify collaborative opportunities and recruit key producers (faculty, researchers, publication authors and editors); establish communities to contribute content and groups to guide specific projects
  • Provide training and support to contributors (individuals, communities, and groups) on use, setup, content development and maintenance
  • Work with the Library Heads to identify, describe and contribute content to the Institutional Repository from the Special Collections of Exhibition Documentation and Archival Media, Rare Books and Periodicals, Artists Books and Multiples, Zines, Student Publications, Posters, Photographs and other graphic objects from the University Archives
  • Provide support to the department of Graduate Studies to enable uploading and/or direct deposit of e-theses by graduate students into the Institutional Repository; and to ensure that deposits follow the Institutional Repository and Library and Archives Canada Theses harvesting program guidelines
  • Coordinate planning for Open Access Week activities; promote the Institutional Repository; develop and deliver workshops and online user training materials to increase awareness


  • Graduate degree in Archival Studies or Library and Information Studies from an ALA-accredited institution, completed between May, 2013 and August, 2015
  • Knowledge of emerging trends in scholarly communications (open access, author rights) and digital preservation
  • Knowledge of copyright issues as related to scholarly communication and electronic publishing
  • Experience providing user training, computer user support, and creating online user guides and educational resources, an asset
  • Experience in conversion and formatting of digital objects, and metadata creation and quality control, an asset
  • Knowledge of contemporary art and design
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Strong organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail, ability to set and handle multiple priorities and meet short deadlines
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, as required
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of equity and diversity, and proven ability to deal effectively with a diverse population

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week.  This one-year contract is expected to commence August 2015.

Compensation: $67,093 + 10% in lieu of vacation and benefits per annum

Application Deadline: July 17, 2015

Interested applicants are invited to submit an updated resume, with a cover letter online by selecting the “Apply for this Position” button below.

Job Posting: Arts Librarian (contract), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario


Replacement librarian (July 2015 to June 2016)

Responsibilities: The University of Ottawa Library seeks an innovative, energetic and service-oriented Arts Replacement Librarian for the Morisset Library. The successful candidate will be a creative individual who works well with other colleagues in a challenging and changing environment.

Description: As part of a team of Arts librarians, the incumbent participates in the development and provision of orientation and teaching programs, provides reference and in-depth research services and is responsible for faculty liaison and collection development activities in the assigned disciplines.
The main function of this position consists in working in collaboration with faculty and the library team to promote and integrate information literacy into the curricula of relevant courses and in ensuring the development of arts collections in assigned disciplines. The librarian will be responsible for improving access and ensuring effective use of scholarly resources in support of the teaching and research mission of the University of Ottawa.

Qualifications: A Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies (M.L.I.S.) from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent;
Two (2) years of professional experience, or fewer, depending on relevance of experience to the position;
University degree in humanities, preferably at the graduate level;
Knowledge of scholarly information and research methods in humanities acquired through studies or professional experience;
Knowledge of information technologies relevant to libraries including knowledge of or experience with instructional technologies;
Pertinent knowledge of and experience in the areas of reference, teaching and collection development;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
Bilingual (English and French), written and spoken, including the ability to teach in both official languages.

Job Posting: Librarian I, Belleville Public Library & John M. Parrott Art Gallery, Belleville, Ontario


Position Description:
Reporting to the Department Supervisor, the successful candidate will be responsible for ongoing public service in the Information Services department at Belleville Public Library and John M. Parrott Art Gallery. The Librarian I will provide excellent customer service and work as part of a team of dedicated Library professionals. The position may involve providing public service in other Library departments as required.
The position provides a leadership role in the planning and implementation of programs including computer technology instruction classes, group tours and author visits and will contribute to the training of other staff. The Librarian I will further the goals of the Library in such areas as outreach, genealogy, digitization, and electronic resources. The Librarian I will assist in selection, weeding and other collection development work. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in Library service with a consistent focus on customer centered service.
The Librarian I will provide assistance in the development and maintenance of the Library’s web site and online services.


•Retrieves information for customers and performs reference and reader’s advisory services
•Provides library materials to the public and processes hold requests and inter-library loans as needed
•Plans, promotes and conducts library programs and activities, including computer instruction classes, tours of the Library and author visits
•Handles client complaints and provides customer service in accordance with the policies and procedures of Belleville Public Library and John M. Parrott Art Gallery
•Maintains appropriate records and statistics
•Participates in and contributes to the training of other staff in service area
•Participates in and assists in planning community outreach and partnership programs
•Assists in maintaining and updating web services including the Library’s web site, online databases and online resources
•Assists in maintaining, updating and resolving day-to-day issues with public and staff computer stations
•Develops library collections, selects materials, and performs weeding, as required
•Works on Library Digitization projects and other special initiatives
•Contributes to grant applications in appropriate areas such as author visits and technology upgrades
•Acts as person in charge of the Library as required
•Supervises the operation of the service area, in the absence of the Department Supervisor
•Relieves in other service areas as required
•Opens the building and / or performs security check and lock up procedures as required
•Performs other duties as assigned

Job Posting: Archivist / Curator, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON


Application Deadline:
June 26, 2015

This position reports to the Director of Patron Services and New Media and is responsible for leading the efforts to acquire, preserve, catalogue, describe and provide access to archives materials and special collections materials. This includes developing processes for the routine acquisition, preservation and access of archives materials created by the National Arts Centre (NAC) and serving as an expert in assessing preservation and access needs for archives materials.

The incumbent also acts as custodian of the NAC’s fine arts collection. He/She plans and oversees the arrangement, cataloguing and exhibition of collections, including online exhibits and, along with the Assistant Archivist and the New Media Senior Project Manager and Strategy Analyst, maintains the collections. He/She also researches topics or items relevant to the collections.

Salary: currently under review

Status: Full-time, continuing

Start date: September 1, 2015


Skill Requirements:

– Bachelor’s degree in archival science, history, fine arts or a related discipline and a minimum of five (5) years of experience in an archives environment and two (2) years of experience in the design, development and implementation of a content management system (CMS); or an equivalent combination of education and experience;

– Excellent knowledge of archival management practices and concepts, content management systems, procedures, legislation, methodology and techniques;

– Experience managing budgets and complex projects;

– Experience working with archive organizations and associations and the performing arts in Canada;

– Experience in managing collections of theatrical and performing arts artifacts;

– Experience overseeing the planning, development and presentation of exhibits; including online exhibits;

– Strong time management skills to coordinate activities and adhere to planning process timelines;

– Ability to assess operational requirements and to develop and implement operational policies and procedures;

– Experience with content management systems (CMS);

– Excellent knowledge of computer applications (MS Office, Word, Excel, Outlook and  Adobe Acrobat);

– Excellent interpersonal skills and a high degree of professionalism, discretion and confidentiality;

– Bilingualism in both official languages is a strong asset.

Regular attendance at work is an expectation of employment and an essential part of every job.

Job Posting: Special Collections Librarian, University of Toronto Fisher Rare Books Library


The Opportunity
The University of Toronto Library seeks a highly organized, productive, innovative and flexible librarian to work in the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. Reporting to the department head, the incumbent will work closely with other senior Fisher librarians on assigned tasks. Principal responsibilities will be the arrangement and description of modern manuscripts, the preparation of finding aids and rare book cataloguing. The Special Collections Librarian will also work as a collegial member of the rare books and special collections team in the Fisher Library, assisting with reference, outreach, and digital projects. Some evening hours may be required.

The incumbent will:
• Arrange, describe and process modern manuscripts
• Create finding aids for manuscript collections
• Train in and perform rare book cataloguing
• Serve a regular shift on the Fisher Library reference desk
• Participate in outreach activities, seminars, and digital projects
• Other duties as required


Required Qualifications:
• An ALA-accredited Master of Library or Information Science degree, preferably with a concentration in archival practice, or an acceptable equivalent.
• Demonstrated interest and background in special collections.
• Familiarity with standard office, database and ILS software
• Experience with archival/manuscripts processing and cataloguing and/or metadata
• Ability to work both as part of a team and independently to accomplish assigned tasks within stated guidelines and to deadline.
• Proven communication and organizational skills.
• Discretion and good judgement.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in an academic library or special collections setting
• Experience in one or more of: reference service, outreach, teaching, digital projects


Salary and Terms of Appointment:
This is a 1-year contract position (limited term contract) to be filled at Librarian I level.

We offer a highly attractive compensation and benefits package, with salary and appointment level based upon experience and qualifications.

Job Posts in Canada This Week

Instructor, English (knowledge of Visual Arts Discourse), Yukon College, Dawson City


Salary: $37.87 to $45.08 hourly

Initial Review Date: May 25, 2015

The Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA) Foundation Year is an accredited art program that integrates foundational studies in traditional and contemporary art practices. Yukon College is seeking a qualified, energetic individual to join the Yukon SOVA team to instruct English for the 2015 Fall Semester.

The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, knowledge of Visual Arts Discourse and previous experience instructing adults in a post-secondary education environment. A combination of related education and experience may also be considered.

Executive Director, Common Weal Community Arts, Regina, SK


As the Executive Director of Common Weal Community Arts you are responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.

You are passionate about the arts as a catalyst for community development and are knowledgeable of current challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of Common Weal Community Arts.

You demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of community arts programming planning and delivery.

You demonstrate an ability to work with groups from diverse social, economic, and cultural backgrounds.

You work effectively with the Board to fulfill all aspects of financial planning and management for the organization.

You hire and supervise staff members and create and maintain a highly functioning team environment while promoting the strategic directions of the organization.

You have a university degree in a related field or equivalent experience within the arts/culture field.

Historical Archives Cultural Services Officer, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS


Salary Range:  $43,776-$53,680

Closing Date:    May 18, 2015

Reporting to the Curator of Education and Public Programs, the Assistant Curator of Education assists with the design and delivery of education programs, both on and off-site, for schools, the public, and community organizations. Primary responsibilities include developing, scheduling, and implementing age-appropriate school tours and studio programs; recruitment, training, monitoring, and evaluation of volunteer gallery guides; liaison and scheduling with school educators and administrators. Responsibilities may also include presentation of specially-designed tours for children, youth, and adults with special needs, and specific corporate groups. The Assistant Curator of Education supports the design and implementation of the Summer School of the Arts and the March Break, and Family Sunday programs including the co-ordination of art instructors, purchase of studio supplies and art materials, liaison with parents and caregivers, and of the registration process and attends to the details of running the art classes. Responsibilities also include supporting specially-designed outreach programs with such groups as healthcare institutions and other community organizations. Incumbent may be requested to assist with the development of interpretive materials as related to exhibitions and specific programs.

Scholarly Communications Librarian, Memorial University, St Johns, NF


Archives Animator, Latitude 53, Edmonton, AB (Young Canada Works job)


Due to the nature of funding for this position, applicants must be 30 or under and beginning or returning to full-time studies in the fall.

The AA will play an essential role in community outreach and engagement, promoting awareness of Latitude 53 and the artists who have worked with us throughout the greater Edmonton region and beyond. Our ideal candidate is comfortable working with alternative mediums, and understanding of alternative mindsets; skilled with common productivity software in a Mac OS environment; able to work and communicate with diverse groups; and possesses some familiarity of contemporary art and community relations.

The primary duties of the AA will be to:

1. Lead the planning and implementation of community outreach efforts which employ our archives;
2. Assist with the planning and implementation of complementary programming that deepends audiences’, and artists’, engagement with our archives;
3. Help us plan how to transition our archives to an accessible digital platform, and then oversee that transition; and
4. Assist us with finding new or different methods of presenting our archival material.

These duties will culminate in a reworking of our archives that is both very significant and very visible–if you complete this project successfully, you will have a very prominent piece of work to feature in your CV or portfolio.

This is a full-time (35 hours per week) position with a term of 12 weeks and a rate of pay of $13.25 per hour. We would like the AA to begin in late May and finish in late August.

Job Postings in Canada: YCW edition, part ???

Summer Librarian / Curatorial Assistant, Norfolk Historical Society/Eva Brook Donly Museum & Archives, Simcoe, ON



The Summer Librarian will assist the Curator in the care, cataloguing, and record keeping of the museum’s extensive local history and genealogy reference library and rare books collection including data entry in the collection database and physical storage optimization. The Summer Librarian will also assist Archives and Library staff with research requests. They will compile finding aids, indexes, and book listings for upload to the Norfolk Historical Society website.


The Curatorial Assistant will assist the Curator in the care, cataloguing, and record keeping of the museum’s collections including data entry in the collection database and physical storage optimization. They will research, design, and install temporary displays using the museum’s reference library and collections. The Curatorial Assistant will also research historical letters and journals from Norfolk County for the upcoming autumn exhibit.

Curatorial Assistant / Collections Assistant, the McLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON



The MacLaren Art Centre seeks a summer student to assist with various curatorial duties. Working closely with the Curator/Registrar, the student will be exposed to a range of tasks, including: organizing an exhibition of Carl Beam prints from the MacLaren’s collection, assisting with exhibition installations and dismantlements, assisting with circulating exhibitions, and researching and drafting justifications for proposed acquisitions.


The MacLaren Art Centre seeks a summer student to assist with various collections duties. Working closely with the Curator/Collections Manager, the student will be exposed to a range of duties, including: researching and writing justifications for new acquisitions, cataloguing books into the internal research library, updating location tags in Mimsy and curating a virtual exhibition on women in the Soviet Union from the Sovfoto Archive at the MacLaren.

Curatorial Assistant, Gallery 1C03, The University of Winnipeg, MB


Programming: Working under the supervision of Gallery 1C03’s Director/Curator, the Intern will assist with the organization and presentation of a University of Winnipeg faculty, staff, and student exhibition. Tasks include assisting with promotion via social media and other means, assisting with exhibit installation, creating artwork labels, attending the exhibition during public hours of operation, assisting with de-installation of exhibit. The Intern will also organize and carry out a two-day, off-site, educational art workshop or other public program during the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival as part of a city-wide art gallery public program project.

Collections Management: Working under the supervision of Gallery 1C03’s Director/Curator, the Intern will conduct an inventory of selected works in the collection and carry out on-campus artwork loan requests. Through this process the intern will help the Art Curator identify and prioritize selected pieces for conservation treatment as the University’s budget allows. The Intern will also input appraisal values for those works where that information had not been entered but for which there exist paper records. If time allows, the Intern will assist in the development and distribution of exhibition and copyright release forms for selected works in the collection.

Curatorial Research: The Intern will conduct research on selected artworks in the collection identified by the Director/Curator in preparation for a forthcoming conservation and/or exhibition projects.

Art Collection Library Management: Gallery 1C03 also oversees a small library of publications on contemporary and historical Canadian art. The Intern will accession new titles into the library collection database, and participate in the distribution of the Gallery’s publications to other institutions to make them available to researchers.


Job Posts in Canada this week: the National Music Centre, Calgary, AB

Collections Assistant


Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Pack, unpack and move collections on and off-site
  • Provide gallery and office maintenance
  • Practice proper Collections Care and Handling procedures
  • Assist in special projects, on and off-site
  • Maintain storage areas and monitor environmental conditions
  • Ensure exhibits are properly and safely packed and assist with transportation
  • Maintaining a safe and orderly work space
  • Assist in monitoring environmental conditions in exhibition and storage in two locations: main facility and off-site collections storage
  • Assist the Manager, Collections and Artifact Care with other duties as assigned


  • Post secondary training and/or equivalent experience in Museums and Heritage Studies
  • Be proficient with computer word processing and collection management database systems
  • Be adaptable, flexible and function effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Be capable of taking initiative with a positive attitude
  • Be able to set and achieve goals
  • Accuracy and attention to detail essential
  • Must be organized and have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Passion for music essential

Collections Registrar


Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in collections management activities such as collecting, numbering, cataloging, records management and research
  • Coordinate shipping of artifacts from national and international lenders
  • Prepare condition reports for incoming and out going loans
  • Ensure appropriate care and handling of collections in two locations: main facility and off-site collections storage
  • Coordinating external support in regards to crating, shipping, insurance, and customs
  • Assist with installation of objects for new exhibitions displays
  • Be proficient with computer word processing and collection management database systems
  • Assist with writing of exhibitions display text


  • Post-secondary training from a recognized Museum training program and/or equivalent combination of training and experience in Collections Management related activities
  • Experience in managing object loans and shipping essential
  • Must be organized and have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail essential
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and meet goals in a timely manner
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Positive, winning attitude. Energetic, driven, goal orientated
  • Passion for music an asset
  • Bilingualism an asset

Job Posts in Canada this week: Young Canada Works, part three

Museum Assistant – Research Intern, Langley Centennial Museum, Langely, BChttp://www.civicjobs.ca/101.asp?jobpostingid=26529&description=&provcode=BC&rid=&employer=&location=&pcid=82&searchby=yes&submit=+Go+#.VTEJ2PnF-Ig

As a student employee in the Recreation, Culture, and Parks Division of the Township of Langley, the incumbent will work on a short-term research project at the Langley Centennial Museum.  The project will be an investigation into the work of the Royal Engineers – Columbia Detachment 1858 to 1863 and their role in the settlement, development and security of the newly formed Colony of British Columbia and an investigation into the life and achievements of Sapper Philip Jackman – the last surviving member of the Columbia Detachment, community pioneer and former Reeve/Mayor of the Township of Langley.

The Incumbent will also work under the supervision of the Museum’s Curator in the areas of collections and exhibitions programs planning, development and execution to the benefit of the greater community and museum visitors.

Programming Assistant / Collections Assistant (Summer Student), Wetaskiwin & District Heritage Museum, Wetaskiwin, AB



The Collections Assistant will be an integral member of the Heritage Museum team through their support in the area of collections management. The summer student will work with our Collections Manager to improve collections procedures in the areas of storage, preservation, and expansion of information in the research files and collections database. The Collections Assistant will also have the opportunity to assist in other areas of museum operations including reception and programming.


The Programming Assistant will be an integral member of the Heritage Museum team through their support with museum programs, events, and exhibits. Further, they will be given the opportunity to assist with the development, research, and presentation of several projects. The emphasis of this work will be their assistance with our “Women of Aspenland” program, which currently houses over 80 profiles of local women, and is the largest collection of its kind in Canada. For more on this project visit our website at http://www.wetasiwinmuseum.com. The Programming Assistant will also help with special events as well as tours, and have the opportunity to work in other areas of museum operations including reception, administration, and marketing.

Museum Programs Assistant, Philip J Currie Dinosaur Museum, Wembley, AB


Job Duties: • Participate in promotion of programs through on-line material, school visits and community events • Create and present age-appropriate programming for both the public and school age children • Conduct Bonebed tours • Assist with developing educational material for museum interpretative programs

Museum Assistant, Miles Canyon Historic Railway Society, Whitehorse, YT


The Miles Canyon Historic Railway Society (MCHRS) runs a local, community museum, called the Copperbelt Railway & Mining Museum. The museum assistant will be responsible for the general operations of the Museum.

Program Assistant, Wallaceburg & District Museum, Wallaceburg, ON


The successful candidate will split the majority of their time between expanding the museum’s Newspaper Index and running our children’s Summer Camp. The student employee will be recording interesting stories and historical details into a computer database for future reference. The Summer Camp will run for three weeks during the course of the contract period. The camp’s programs have already been created; the participant will be responsible for delivering, advertising and further developing these programs. In addition, the student will be expected to design and implement one day’s worth of new programming.

Researcher and Cataloguer / Digitizer, Holocaust Memorial Museum, Montreal 



Description des tâches et des responsabilités: – Numérisation des artefacts et des photos selon les normes de conservation; – Documentation des artefacts et des photos selon les lignes directrices établies; – Transfert des fichiers à un catalogue en ligne; – Assister la Coordonnatrice Musée avec les dons d’archives.


Responsabilités principales : Documenter la thématique générale de l’exposition; Produire un rapport de recherche; Repérer les collections, archives et autres ressources pertinentes pour le développement des contenus de l’exposition; Effectuer des recherches iconographiques.

And a summer job without the YCW stipulations:

Collections Assistant (Museum of Zoology), University of Alberta, Edmonton


 Museums and Collection Services, University of Alberta invites applications for a self-motivated and energetic Collections Assistant. Reporting to the Collections Management Advisor (Natural Sciences), the successful candidate will work in a team environment to assist with the reorganization and storage upgrade of the University of Alberta Museum of Zoology’s Mammalogy Collection.

Internship Opportunity: Records Management and Digital Archives Internship (Paid), Workman Arts Project of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Workman Arts Project of Ontario (Workman Arts) facilitates aspiring, emerging and established artists with mental illness and addiction issues to develop and refine their art form through its arts training programs, public performance/exhibition opportunities and partnering with other arts organizations. As well, Workman Arts promotes a greater understanding of mental illness and addiction through the creation, presentation and discussion of artistic media in five disciplines: music, theatre, literature, visual art and media art.

As part of a project funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Workman Arts is currently in the process of consolidating its body of knowledge and developing a theoretical framework that will allow the organization to evolve from a practice-based service provider to an evidence-based leader and change agent.

Position Summary:
Workman Arts is seeking an archivist intern or practicum student to work with the Archivist and Project Manager in processing materials stored in Workman Arts archives. The archivist intern will help organize, select, catalogue, and process material for the content management system.

• helping identify and assess the archival value of materials; processing of the collection, including physical arrangement (sorting,
• boxing, labeling);
• inventorying and describing of materials;
• creating database records;
• creating collection guides and other basic finding aids;
• drafting of a records retention policy and schedule for the historic records of the archive, utilizing recognized archival and records management practices
• uploading batches of records (organized according to the file classification scheme on the asset management system
• tagging and indexing records (documents, images, videos) using the metadata scheme and indexing protocols
• work collaboratively with other interns, Workman Arts member interns and staff

• Completion of courses in archives principles and practices
• Experience with archival collections processing or interest to learn
• Good computer and data entry skills / Experience working with data base software (Excel and/ or Access)
• Good communication and organization skills
• Familiarity with Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS) and Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS), EAD and MARC
The candidate must possess an understanding and an appreciation that people with different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring richness to the Workman Arts and must be sensitive to the needs of individuals dealing with mental health or addiction issues.


Job Posts in Canada this week: normal-people salaries

Digital Scholarship Librarian (Humanities), University of Toronto Scarborough Library


The University of Toronto Scarborough Library invites applications for a knowledgeable and technologically adept professional to provide teaching and consultation services to support digital humanities initiatives and the projects of the Historical and Cultural Studies Department (HCS) at UTSC. Reporting to the Coordinator of the Digital Scholarship Unit (DSU) the librarian will provide project development and management, training for custom digital humanities applications, instruction on topics such as visualizations, the creation of structured data, natural language processing, and text encoding. In addition to working closely with DSU staff, this position will also meet regularly with the faculty of HCS and attend departmental meetings to gather information for the DSU and provide updates on projects and recommendations about project prioritization. The incumbent will work closely and collaboratively with the HCS Liaison Librarian.

Copyright Coordinator and Library Services Associate, Trent University, Peterborough, ON


Incumbent advises on and monitors compliance with copyright legislation; designs systems and processes to collect data to demonstrate compliance with copyright legislation, prepares and delivers presentations to Faculty and Staff on copyright responsibilities and compliance, coordinates and manages/ administers copyright approvals and related processes in Library and Media Services, and advises on University issues and direction related to copyright management in view of potential legislative and regulatory changes. The incumbent will be expected to raise the awareness of copyright requirements across campus, respond to inquiries regarding how copyrighted materials may be used, and update and apply the University’s copyright policy and fair dealing guidelines.

Ethnology Curatorial Assistant, Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton, AB


The Curatorial Assistant will assist the Ethnology curatorial program by:

  • Organizing community engagement and feedback sessions.
  • Co-ordinating contacts with First Nations and Métis communities and individuals.
  • Tracking information on artifacts, images, and other materials proposed for display in a new Royal Alberta Museum history gallery and uploading information to Sharepoint.
  • Providing research support for Ethnology staff.
  • Processing new artefacts into the collection (cataloguing, photography, uploading digital photos to Museum database, preparing paper files, and storing artifacts properly).
  • Preparing materials for meetings and taking and distributing notes.
  • Providing collections and administrative support as needed.

Job Posts in Canada this week: Young Canada Works edition, part two

Boy, that title’s getting complicated.

Collections Assistant, McLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON


The MacLaren Art Centre seeks a summer student to assist with various collections duties. Working closely with the Curator/Collections Manager, the student will be exposed to a range of duties, including: researching and writing justifications for new acquisitions, cataloguing books into the internal research library, updating location tags in Mimsy and curating a virtual exhibition on women in the Soviet Union from the Sovfoto Archive at the MacLaren.

Collections Assistant, Revelstoke Museum and Archives, Revelstoke, BC


The successful candidate will be responsible for accessioning museum artifacts, ensuring the proper conservation and storage of artifacts, and preparing artifacts for exhibit.

Curatorial Research & Development Officer, Lac La Biche Regional Museum & Discovery Centre, Lac La Biche, AB


The Lac La Biche Regional Museum and Discovery Centre is seeking a post-secondary student for a temporary summer position to work as a curatorial research and development officer. Working with Museum team members, the incumbent will conduct research, interview community members (both past and present) and collect artifacts; then participate in the design to enhance one of our most prestigious exhibits. This exhibit “Tells the Story” of Father McGrane and the Empress of France.
The incumbent will undertake a major project under the supervision of the Museum Manager and work with the Archivist and other staff to expand and enhance our Father McGrane/Empress of France exhibit. Father McGrane was a Catholic Priest who resided in Lac La Biche from 1940 to 1959 and made many contributions to the community beyond his Parish. He established the first newspaper, the first movie theatre, introduced ham radio to the community but most renowned for establishing the Execter Sea Cadet Corp; leaving behind a legacy in a builder’s ship model used to train the Sea Cadets. The incumbent will be required to conduct research, interview former Sea Cadets and community members, gather artifacts, then compile the information and make recommendations for the putting the gathered information into an expanded exhibit.

Museum Assistant – Research Intern, Township of Langley, BC

Applications are currently being accepted from dynamic and committed individuals to fill one auxiliary Museum Assistant – Research Intern, from approximately June 15, 2015 until approximately November 27, 2015 (approx. end dates are subject to change dependent on funding).

And, here’s a summer-only job with a normal salary and none of the YCW/student restrictions:

Museum Program and Exhibit Coordinator, Lacombe & District Historical Society, Lacombe, AB


Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develop and Implement 2015 Public/ Educational Program at the Museums operated by the LDHS
• Coordinate and Deliver School Tours
• Provide public tours at the Michener House Museum; including day-to-day upkeep of the Michener House Museum
• Update information/ displays at the Michener House and Blacksmith Shop Museum as needed
• Develop and install 2015 Summer Exhibit at the Flatiron Museum
• Other duties as required

Job Posts in Canada this week: normal-people salaries

Curator/Manager of Interpretation, Programming and Exhibits, Roosevelt Campobello International Park, Campobello Island, NB


Unique international park seeks dynamic individual to manage the collection and lead a dedicated interpretive staff telling the story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s summers on Campobello Island. The incumbent directs the day to day museum management functions, trains and supervises staff and develops interpretive programming and exhibits.
The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree with a strong emphasis on curatorial science and museum management. Prior experience in a museum setting is preferred. Solid writing and interpersonal skills are required.

Salary: $48,000

Archives Coordinator, Simpcw First Nation, Barriere, BC


The purpose of this position is to maintain, describe, preserve, provide access and protect the Simpcw First Nation’s (SFN) existing collections of archive, library and museum collection material including recommendations to the development of the Simpcw First Nations Archives. This position also primarily supports the archival research needs of Simpcw First Nation’s Rights and Title and Research Staff.

Salary: no information given.

Arts & Heritage Curator, Recreation, Culture and Parks, Langley, BC


Reporting to the Cultural Services Manager you will be responsible in this unionized position for planning, developing, implementing and evaluating the department’s museum and exhibition programs and extension exhibition programs. You will access, catalogue, index and store the municipality’s collections of artefacts, specimens, fine art and archival materials, including firearms as well as undertaking research into local history and prehistory; providing reference services to researchers and developing materials for publication and dissemination. You will also assist in the planning, development and implementation of arts and heritage programs at various sites and facilities in the municipality.

Salary: $31.34 – $36.91 per hour (2015 rates), plus 12.4% in lieu of benefits.

Cultural Projects Specialist, Tourism & Culture, Hamilton, ON


Responsible for providing overall grant administration for the delivery of the City Enrichment Fund’s Arts Program  and Communities, Culture & Heritage Program as well participating in other Tourism and Culture Division led strategies, policies and planning initiatives.

Salary:  $35.266 – $40.075 per hour

Liaison and Emerging Technology Librarian, Sheridan College, Brampton, ON


Reporting to the Manager, Collections and Technical Services the position will work closely with the Library Liaisons on developing and implementing Library instruction programs and the Collections and Technical Services Team in developing and maintaining electronic resources and services.   The successful candidate will liaise with the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (FAST) to build services that help in achieving FAST learning goals.  The position will work closely with the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Sheridan, Marketing and Communication and the Information Technology departments to ensure that the  Library’s digital resources are being effectively integrated and discoverable to students and faculty.

Salary: $59,653 – $103,412

Innovator-in-Residence May – July 2015 (Arduino-specific), Toronto Public Library – Reference Library, Toronto


Qualifications: • A minimum of 3 years of professional experience with Arduino and teaching coding using context-based learning • Expert knowledge and experience creating Arduino-based projects demonstrated through a range of experience and/or formal education • Excellent communication skills in coaching, teaching and public speaking • A commitment to supporting Toronto’s maker community and to educating and inspiring makers and learners of all ages and skill levels • Facility with social media in a business setting

Remuneration: $2700

Librarian Archivist, University of Toronto Scarborough


Under general direction of the Chief Librarian, the Library Archivist appraises, acquires, accessions, arranges, describes, preserves, and makes available records (multi-format) of archival value; provides reference service to readers wishing to access the archival holdings and recommends policies and procedures for the use, storage and preservation of multi-format collections.

In support of digital collections, the incumbent works in collaboration with the Digital Scholarship Unit to determine workflows and approaches to digital collections development. Incumbent supports the development and maintenance of digital collections by describing physical resources, creating metadata for the digital assets (text, media, images, objects, etc.), and applying various metadata schemes and standards.

Salary: $63,014 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $80,585

Job Posts in Canada: Young Canada Works edition

Consider this the first part in a yearly multi-part series.

Collections Assistant, Old Log Church Museum, Whitehorse, YK


The collections assistant will serve as an integral part of the Old Log Church Museum team. They will assist the executive director in a number of collections related tasks throughout the summer including environmental monitoring, integrated pest management, photographing museum objects, cataloguing, research, and record management. In addition they will serve as frontline staff responsible for delivering an excellent customer service experience. They will work with the Heritage Interpreter and Museum Attendant to greet visitors, orient them to the museum and conduct tours of the exhibit area.

Curatorial/Managerial Assistant, Sturgis Museum, Sturgis, SK


Assist the Curator/Manager in a number of daily operational tasks and other planned programming activities and events for the 2015 operating season.

Museum Assistant, Bulkley Valley Museum, Smithers, BC


Museum Assistant: artifact cataloguing, artifact conservation, updating database records, research and content development for museum exhibits, development of educational programming materials and activities, provide guided tours and interpretation to visitors, assist with daily administrative operations such as social media, gift shop, etc., assist with special events or fundraisers.

various student jobs, including Collection Assistant, Registration Assistant, and Development Assistant, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto


Under the direction of the Manager, Collection Information & Resources and key staff, the Collection Information & Resources Assistant will provide key support for a digital access project. The successful candidate will gain experience digitizing and preserving primary collection documents and will be trained and work directly in TMS, The Museum Systems, the AGO’s collection management system.


The Art Gallery of Ontario seeks a Registration Assistant who will provide support for the Registration function by coordinating the archiving of exhibition, loan, and acquisition files. The position will be involved with the organizing and arranging of file and documenting and liaising with AGO Archivist for transfer to the AGO Archives.


The Art Gallery of Ontario seeks a Development Assistant to support the AGO’s Development Department launch the first phase of a donor and fundraising digital archive initiative. Working with the development team under the supervision of a Manager, the Assistant will play a key role in the initiation of this project and would participate in developing the criteria and guidelines for digitization and archival activity. In addition, the Assistant will also implement the archiving of the first pool of donor records according to the newly formed criteria and guidelines.

various student jobs including Library & Archives; Museum; Education, Interpretation & Public Programming Assistants, Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute, Ouje Bougoumou, QC


We are seeking an enthusiastic Library & Archives Assistant to work alongside our Librarian and Archivists for 8 weeks, starting 2 July 2015 and finishing 27 August 2015, to help maintain ACCI’s standards according to our policies and procedures. The Library and Archives Assistant is a full-time, temporary position that reports to the Coordinator of Collections & Exhibitions. Their daily tasks are supervised by the Librarian and the Archivist. This position will assist with basic library and archive projects. The language of work is English. French is an asset. Any Cree language abilities are an asset but not required. Students from one of the 9 Cree communities of the Cree Nation are highly encouraged to apply. ACCI will try to assist with accommodation arrangements if required.


We are seeking an enthusiastic Museum Assistant to work alongside our Registrar, Conservator and Collections Officer for 8 weeks, starting 2 July 2015 and finishing 27 August 2015, to help maintain ACCI’s standards according to our policies and procedures. The Museum Assistant is a full-time, temporary position that reports to the Coordinator of Collections & Exhibitions. Their daily tasks are supervised by the Registrar, Conservator and Collections Officer. This position will assist with basic museum object collection management projects.


Animator/Interpreter assistants will assist with education programming, special events, tours, and any other duties, or tasks required.

And, not YCW, but also a summer job that’s fairly underpaid:

Summer Curator, Hart House Library, University of Toronto


Job Posts in Canada this week

Éditeur Photo et archiviste (Photo Editor and Archivist), OSA Images, Montreal


Sous la responsabilité de la direction et de la coordination de production, l’éditeur photo et archiviste a un double mandat ; la postproduction des fichiers numériques photographiques et vidéos de l’agence ainsi que la gestion de toutes les archives audiovisuelles.

Reference Librarian, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal


The responsibility of this job is to provide timely general and advanced reference service on CCA’s Collection. The incumbent participates in the establishment, development and dissemination of Reference and Reader Services programs, policies, and procedures. The tasks also include reaching out to the researchers, welcoming and orienting them in the CCA’s Reading Room, helping with Reading Room supervision and maintenance. The incumbent manages interlibrary loan services and document delivery for internal and external researchers.

Summer Program Assistant (Music Department), Banff Centre, AB


  • Creating and editing all summer house programs, ranging from 3 to 8 concerts per week
  • Relaying of information to The Banff Centre community on concert events and happenings, including the Box Office, the Program Coordinator, Music and the Marketing Officer
  • Acting as the summer Music Librarian to distribute and track all rented music
  • Assisting the programming and production staff in the organization of events, front-of-house duties, and special performing opportunities for program participants.

Photographic Technician, Friends of the Alberta Archives Society, Edmonton, AB


  • Providing photo reproduction and preservation services according to PAA policies, procedures, and operational requirements;
  • Completing “public order” services using digital processes within established timelines;
  • Preserving photographs and negatives by implementing standards based on the PAA’s strategic preservation plan and associated procedures;
  • Providing occasional photographic support for Provincial Archives programs and outreach activities; and,
  • Ensuring that necessary supplies are stocked to complete public orders and preservation work.

Young Canada Works roundup

It’s that time again! If you’re returning to full-time studies in the fall, and are under 30 years of age, you’ll want to check out the following summer jobs (and there will be more to come):

Museum Program Assistant, Galt Museum & Archives, Lethbridge, AB


Music Library Assistant, Toronto Children’s Chorus


Archives Assistant (photos and community records), New Westminster, BC

Curatorial Museum Assistant, New Westminster, BC



Museum Assistants (5 positions), Billy Bishop Museum, Owen Sound, ON


Outreach Development Research Assistant, RiverBrink Art Museum, Queenston, ON


Museum Attendant, Town of Bienfait, SK