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Volunteer for The ArQuives' Museum Advisory Committee

Volunteer for The ArQuives’ Museum Advisory Committee

Volunteer for The ArQuives’ Museum Advisory Committee

Would you like to help guide The ArQuives in the development of a museum? The ArQuives is pleased to announce the founding of The ArQuives Museum Advisory Committee (AMAC).

The AMAC is a volunteer committee established to advise and assist The ArQuives on the development of policies, programs, and to act as public advocates in support of The ArQuives mandate to collect, preserve, and give public access to LGBTQ2+ history in Canada.

Anyone who wishes to join the committee is requested to submit an online application detailing their interest in joining the AMAC. Members of AMAC will represent the voices of the communities that make up the LGBTQ2+ community. In addition to attending meetings four times a year, members will be responsible for engaging with their communities and sharing feedback about the development process.

Selected applicants will be invited to interview with staff and volunteers of The ArQuives, who will select the initial members of the committee. Applicants will be selected for interviews based only on the information provided in their application. Committee members will be selected on the following criteria:

  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Familiarity with trends in accessibility, anti-oppression, and decolonial practices
  • Ability to think creatively and flexibly
  • Be able to dedicate time to prepare for meetings, including reading papers and networking

The ArQuives staff and volunteers will consider the group as a whole in order to reflect its goal of representing a diverse body of community members. Please note that previous experience working in libraries, archives, and museums is not a requirement but would be considered an asset. See the AMAC Terms of Reference for more information about the roles and responsibilities of the committee.

Please contact executivedirector@arquives.ca with any questions or if you require assistance with the application process.

Application deadline: December 12, 2019.
Website: arquives.ca

Apply here

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Volunteer for The ArQuives’ Museum Advisory Committee

Volunteer for The ArQuives’ Museum Advisory Committee

Would you like to help guide The ArQuives in the development of a museum? The ArQuives is pleased to announce the founding of The ArQuives Museum Advisory Committee (AMAC).

The AMAC is a volunteer committee established to advise and assist The ArQuives on the development of policies, programs, and to act as public advocates in support of The ArQuives mandate to collect, preserve, and give public access to LGBTQ2+ history in Canada.

Anyone who wishes to join the committee is requested to submit an online application detailing their interest in joining the AMAC. Members of AMAC will represent the voices of the communities that make up the LGBTQ2+ community. In addition to attending meetings four times a year, members will be responsible for engaging with their communities and sharing feedback about the development process.

Selected applicants will be invited to interview with staff and volunteers of The ArQuives, who will select the initial members of the committee. Applicants will be selected for interviews based only on the information provided in their application. Committee members will be selected on the following criteria:

  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Familiarity with trends in accessibility, anti-oppression, and decolonial practices
  • Ability to think creatively and flexibly
  • Be able to dedicate time to prepare for meetings, including reading papers and networking

The ArQuives staff and volunteers will consider the group as a whole in order to reflect its goal of representing a diverse body of community members. Please note that previous experience working in libraries, archives, and museums is not a requirement but would be considered an asset. See the AMAC Terms of Reference for more information about the roles and responsibilities of the committee.

Please contact executivedirector@arquives.ca with any questions or if you require assistance with the application process.

Application deadline: December 12, 2019.
Website: arquives.ca

Apply here

Leave a reply

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Telephone: 416-777-2755
Email: queeries@arquives.ca

Street Address:
34 Isabella Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1N1

Mailing Address:
The ArQuives
P.O. Box 699
663A Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1Z9

PUBLIC HOURS

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday

NOTE TO RESEARCHERS:

Some of our materials are stored off site. Before visiting the archives, please send us an email at queeries@arquives.ca listing in detail the topics and sources that you wish to consult and we will let you know when they will be available. We aim to respond to email inquiries within 4 business days.


The ArQuives is located on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabe and the Huron-Wendat. Today, Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

The ArQuives strives to gather the stories of the unheard and silenced voices of the 2SLGBTQ+ first peoples of this land. We acknowledge that some stories have already been lost, and we aim to ensure that those that remain and those that are to come are preserved for the future.