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Job Posting: Archival Student Assistant (16 week term)

Posted by Stephanie Rogers on April 23, 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:

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
$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