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Project Archivist, Pacific Mountain Regional Council Archives

Job Posting:  Young Canada Works Project

Position:  Project Archivist, Pacific Mountain Regional Council Archives

Are you under 30, in university, and considering a career in the heritage sector?  Do you have an interest in church history?  A penchant for structure and detail?

The Pacific Mountain Regional Council Archives of The United Church of Canada has a 16-week project, May – August 2021, for a young adult to process the textual records of two collections:  

  1. Naramata Centre fonds (16 m of textual records)
  2. Youth and Young Adults Ministry fonds (3.6 m of textual records).

Both fonds are oriented primarily to people in the first third of life (children, youth, and young adults).

The work will include on-the-job training in a COVID-safe environment.  The project involves:

  • Research, light appraisal (selection), arrangement and description (fonds and series level, file list)
  • Housing of records in archival quality containers and enclosures
  • Production of an online finding aid, published to Memory BC

Qualifications

You must be:

  • A Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible)
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
  • A full-time college or university student (in the semester preceding and following the YCW work assignment)

You need to be:

  • Comfortable working in Word and Excel
  • Able to read cursive handwriting

Ideally, you have:

  • An academic background in History or English, or coursework in Archival or Library Studies
  • Some experience working with archives
  • A knowledge or awareness of the United Church’s history and ethos

Equity Statement

The United Church of Canada has made a commitment to becoming an intercultural church, and it seeks to honour difference and diversity. The United Church of Canada does not discriminate in any way based on identity, and strives to create a safe and productive workplace environment for all employees.

Persons with disabilities and people of diverse cultural, racial, and gender identities, as well as historically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

There will be opportunity to participate in weekly online conversations about anti-racism, equity and inclusion with other co-working members at 312 Main (where the Archives is located).

Compensation

The Regional Archives offers $22 /hr + 4% vacation pay.

 How to Apply

To be eligible, register with Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations (YCWHO):  https://young-canada-works.canada.ca/

Please send your resume and cover letter by email to:

Blair Galston, Regional Archivist

312 Main Street, Ste. 320

Vancouver, BC  V6A 2T2

Email:  BGalston@united-church.ca

 

Questions?  Call 604-431-0434, ext. 6358.

 

The deadline for applications is April 16, 2021.