Archives Assistant – Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada Archives

Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada Archives – Hamilton site

We are seeking a student or recent graduate with an interest in archives for a five-month position, beginning in May, 2018. The position involves assisting the Congregational Archivist with inventorying, deaccessioning, preserving, arranging and describing records. The ideal candidate should:

  • Be currently enrolled in a master’s degree in archival studies or information sciences with a concentration in archival studies; or a recent graduate.
  • Have a good understanding of basic preservation and handling of archival materials; and be competent in procedures and terminology related to archival arrangement and description.
  • Have excellent analytic and problem-solving skills.

This is a full-time, temporary position at $25 per hour. The work is to be undertaken at the Hamilton site archives, in Dundas, Ontario, approximately 7 km from McMaster University in Hamilton. The applicant will need a vehicle as there is no public transportation.

Resumes with a cover letter should be sent to
Attention: Congregational Archivist by April 30, 2018. EST. We thank all applicants for applying, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada Archives is a private religious archive. We are dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities,racial/visible minorities and indigenous peoples. The workplace is
wheel-chair accessible and there is zero tolerance for discrimination, harassment or violence.

Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their required accommodations known in advance. Information collected will be used in accordance with privacy legislation only for job selection.

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