Junior Archivist

Reports to: Director, Strategic Enrollment Management and Communications 
Position group: Communications and Marketing 
Status: Temporary May/June to July (9 weeks)

Job Summary: 

As a Junior Archivist, a large part of your work is related to cataloguing and organizing a large bank of digital photography to make them easily accessible to a variety of users, as well as organizing, cataloguing, and preserving archival photography and other archive items/information. Archives may include historical books, papers, as well as photographs, prints, films, tapes, and videos.

Responsibilities: 

  • Catalogue current digital photography collections
  • Convert archival photography to digital format
  • Manage information and records
  • Advise and support users on how best to access, use and interpret archives
  • Prepare record-keeping systems and procedures for archival research and for the retention or destruction of records
  • Maintain user-friendly, computer-aided search systems
  • Advise on the ongoing organisation and storage of material in order to encourage organisations to plan for the future
  • Create and maintain accessible, retrievable computer archives and databases, incorporating current advances in electric information storage technology. 
  • Organize archival records and develop classification systems to facilitate access to archival materials 
  • Prepare archival records, such as document descriptions, to allow easy access to information

Key skills: 

  • Understanding of photography, specifically converting to digital format and cataloging
  • Inquisitive, patient, and curious
  • Methodical and logical
  • Organized, with excellent administrative skills
  • Interest in photography, history, and storytelling
  • Highly IT-literate and digitally savvy
  • Able to work in a team
  • Excellent communicator
  • Able to carry out independent research
  • Forward-thinking, with an ability to anticipate and prepare for future uses of archived information

Applications will be reviewed as received and interested applicants are encouraged to apply early as the position may be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is selected. The application deadline is Monday May 17, 2021 at noon. 

Please forward your resume and cover letter and 3 references to Bobbi Jensen at jensenb@sts.ab.ca

Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School provides a welcoming environment for all employees and encourages diversity among staff and students as part of our commitment to the Alberta Human Rights Act.

*The successful candidate must supply, at their expense, a current criminal records check.

To apply for this position under the CANADA SUMMER JOBS, ELIGIBILITY IS:

  1. Must be between the ages of 15-30 at the start of the position
  2. Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment
  3. Have a valid social insurance number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.