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YCW Archival Assistant

YCW Archival Assistant

We are hiring! YCW Archival Assistant

The ArQuives is hiring an Archives Assistant (YCW) for a 12-week term, beginning June 22, 2020. The position will expose the student to a variety of archival situations designed to improve skills and allow the archives to improve public access to its rich holdings of LGBTQ2+ heritage. The successful applicant will create online archival exhibitions and if circumstances allow, to arrange & describe records, and assist with reference services.

The successful candidate will:

• Meet requirements of the Young Canada Works program.

• Have completed at least 1 year of a graduate degree in archival studies, in which coursework has focused on archival arrangement and description and/or metadata.

• Be able to demonstrate the ability to apply RAD standards.

• Have experience with exhibitions, notably with the Omeka platform.

• Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with processing, arrangement, and description of personal papers and/or records of organizations

• Have excellent written & oral communication skills.

• Have an ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.

• A strong commitment to the mission of The ArQuives.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

• Coursework or interest in LGBTQ2+ history.

The ArQuives acknowledges and is committed to addressing historical inequities within our organization. We encourage applications from marginalized communities including those that identify as women, trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming, Black, Indigenous, people of colour, and persons with disabilities.

Organization website: www.arquives.ca

Application deadline: June 11, 2020

How to apply: Email a cover letter and CV to the attention of Raegan Swanson, Executive Director jobposting@arquives.ca

Salary: $21/hr; 37.5 hrs/wk.

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YCW Archival Assistant

We are hiring! YCW Archival Assistant

The ArQuives is hiring an Archives Assistant (YCW) for a 12-week term, beginning June 22, 2020. The position will expose the student to a variety of archival situations designed to improve skills and allow the archives to improve public access to its rich holdings of LGBTQ2+ heritage. The successful applicant will create online archival exhibitions and if circumstances allow, to arrange & describe records, and assist with reference services.

The successful candidate will:

• Meet requirements of the Young Canada Works program.

• Have completed at least 1 year of a graduate degree in archival studies, in which coursework has focused on archival arrangement and description and/or metadata.

• Be able to demonstrate the ability to apply RAD standards.

• Have experience with exhibitions, notably with the Omeka platform.

• Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with processing, arrangement, and description of personal papers and/or records of organizations

• Have excellent written & oral communication skills.

• Have an ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.

• A strong commitment to the mission of The ArQuives.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

• Coursework or interest in LGBTQ2+ history.

The ArQuives acknowledges and is committed to addressing historical inequities within our organization. We encourage applications from marginalized communities including those that identify as women, trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming, Black, Indigenous, people of colour, and persons with disabilities.

Organization website: www.arquives.ca

Application deadline: June 11, 2020

How to apply: Email a cover letter and CV to the attention of Raegan Swanson, Executive Director jobposting@arquives.ca

Salary: $21/hr; 37.5 hrs/wk.

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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

Please note that The ArQuives offices will be closed for winter holidays from December 21, 2019 to January 6, 2020. We will resume normal hours on January 7, 2020. All reference requests made to queeries@arquives.ca after December 12, 2019 will be answered in January 2020.

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.

The ArQuives has an access ramp to the front door and a lift from the first floor to the second floor. There are volunteers available to operate the lift. 

 There is an accessible washroom on the first floor. All washrooms are gender-neutral. 

 The ArQuives is a scent-free environment. 

 Please contact The ArQuives if you have any specific questions about accessibility that we can help with at queeries@arquives.ca.