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Archival Student Assistant (16 week term)

Posted by MacRae Library on April 16, 2019 in News

Program stream: Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations

Job title: Archival Student Assistant (16 week term)

Organization name: MacRae Library

Job location: Truro, Nova Scotia

Length of assignment: 2019-05-13 to 2019-08-30 (15.57 weeks)

Hourly wage: $12.00

Dalhousie University’s Agricola Archives, located in the MacRae Library is seeking an enthusiastic individual to work full time for approximately 16 weeks to enhance and make accessible 115 years of Atlantic Canada agricultural history and provide library services in an academic setting. The successful candidate will report to Jennifer MacIsaac, Archives, Museum, and Special Collections Specialist.

The successful candidate should have the following qualifications:

• Educational background in archival studies or librarianship (MLIS or LIT diploma) preferred

• Experience with computer applications (word processing, databases, spreadsheets, PDFs, etc.) and systems (both personal computers and network)

• Knowledge of current theory, principles, and practice relating to recorded information management; archival theory, principles and practice, in particular, appraisal and Rules for Archival Description preferred

• Ability to communicate effectively both written and orally

• Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team

Note: To be eligible, internship candidates must be under 30 years of age and have not previously participated in or been paid under this or any other internship program funded by the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy.

Start Date: 13 May 2019

End Date: 30 August 2019

Salary: $12.00/hr; 35 hours/week


For additional information and submission of resumes, contact:

Leah Unicomb

Manager of Library Services

MacRae Library

Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 5E3

(902) 893-6668 FAX: (902) 895-0935


Deadline for applications is 29 April, 2019