ARST 595 Professional Experience – Teck Resources Limited 2

Teck Resources Limited has an internship position available from May to July for an archival studies student.

The Intern will have an opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects related to Archives and Records Management in a corporate setting under the supervision of Terra Dickson and other professionals on the Information Management team.

Teck Resources Limited is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck is building partnerships and capacity to confront sustainability challenges within the regions in which it operates and at the global level. In 2017, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the eighth straight year, indicating that Teck’s sustainability practices rank in the top 10 per cent of the world’s 2,500 largest public companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index.

Teck has had a formal Records Management Program in place since 2011 and materials in its Corporate Archives date back to the earliest days of its two predecessor companies – Teck Corporation and Cominco.

The internship will expose the intern to a unique experience working with historical and contemporary archival holdings of Teck’s Corporate Archives as well as offering insight into the company Records Management Program. The intern will undertake a wide variety of tasks related to the management of a Corporate Archives, the ongoing deployment of the Records Management program, and will work with highly qualified and experienced Archivists and Records Managers.

The work will be planned in collaboration with the student and will include:

  • Appraisal, accessioning, and arranging and describing materials in the archives backlog.
  • Re-housing archival materials in keeping with archival and conservation best practices.
  • Undertaking research/reference requests and searches in the Archives as required.
  • Assisting in the creation of retention schedules by undertaking research into applicable legislation.
  • Participating in meetings, workshops and tasks related to the ongoing development, deployment and sustainment of TeckDocs, Teck’s electronic document and records management system.
  • Helping to administer offsite storage services for the Vancouver office.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Records Management team.

For additional information about Teck Resources Limited see:

How to apply

This is a 12-week unpaid placement for 3-credits under ARST 595 Internship. Interested students should forward a current resume and cover letter to Terra Dickson at

Applicants must be current graduate students who have completed the MAS Core plus ARST 520 and 9 additional ARST course credits.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate

  • An understanding of archival theory and practice including Rules for Archival Description and basic archival preservation best practice
  • The ability to multi-task and prioritize work effectively
  • Proven research and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience with standard desktop applications

At Teck, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position.  Your application to this posting is deemed to be your consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Teck respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information.

ARST 595 Internship Opportunity – Teck Resources Limited

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