Project Archives Assistant

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is seeking a Project Archives Assistant.

This is a termed position from May 28 to August 17, 2018 (some flexibility in start and end dates is possible).

This position is partially funded by a grant through Young Canada Works (YCW).   Applicants must  meet the following criteria in order to be considered:

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, or have refugee status in Canada.  Non-Canadian students or graduates holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent resident status are not eligible.
  • legally entitled to work in Canada
  • between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
  • meet the specific eligibility criteria of the YCW program to which you apply
  • registered in the YCW online candidate inventory
  • willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment
  • not have another full-time job while employed in a YCW job
  • registered as a full-time student in the semester preceding the YCW job
  • intend to return to full-time studies in the semester immediately following the YCW summer job

About Us

Founded in 1933, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is a learning organization built upon an extraordinary legacy of excellence in artistic and creative development. What started as a single course in drama has grown to become the global organization leading in arts, culture, and creativity across dozens of disciplines. From our home in the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential.

The Opportunity

Working in the Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives, the Project Archives Assistant will be responsible for overseeing a project to update the Finding Aid for the Indigenous Arts fonds. Previously created 10 years ago, the Finding Aid provided descriptions of archival material created by the Indigenous Arts Program between 1998-2004; the successful candidate will be responsible for updating the Finding Aid and promoting the collection.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Working with the Archivist, and material from 2005-2010 in the Archives to the Indigenous Arts fonds and Finding Aid.
  • Describe the material in keeping with RAD.
  • Update the Finding Aid, with an eye to inclusive language.
  • Upload the Finding Aid to an online database to encourage use and discovery of the materials.
  • Work to highlight the collection by identifying and digitizing interesting and important pieces from the collection.
  • Rehouse the material for long-term archival storage.

Qualification and Educational Requirements

  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong technical skills
  • Good written communication skills
  • Understanding of archival materials, and archival research
  • Demonstration of a keen eye for detail

Special Requirements

Candidates offered a position with Banff Centre, in this capacity, will be required to obtain a criminal record check verifying a clear record before a final job offer can be finalized.

Only candidates who are registered with Young Canada Works (YCW) and meet all eligibility criteria will be considered.

Employment Terms & Benefits

In accordance with CUPE 4318, this is a unionized, termed, hourly support staff position, subject to a 500-hour probationary period.

This position pays $18.74 per hour working up to 35 hours per week.

Banff Centre offers on-the-job training, a supportive work environment, a staff cafeteria, subsidized fitness memberships, staff events, and free/reduced admission to many Banff Centre concerts, films, lectures and exhibitions. For more information please visit our benefits page.

Application Process

We are accepting applications for the Project Archives Assistant until end of day on May 14, 2018.  Please include a cover letter demonstrating how your experience translates to this position and why you are interested in becoming part of our team.

Submit your resume and cover letter online via Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity careers website as per below:

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