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YCW Job Posting: Archives Assistant

YCW Job Posting: Archives Assistant

YCW Job Posting: Archives Assistant

The ArQuives (formally the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives) is hiring an Archives Assistant (YCW) for a 12-week term, beginning June 3, 2019. 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 arrange & describe records, assist with reference services, and complete data entry, as required.

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.

• Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with processing, arrangement, and description of personal papers and/or records of organizations through completed finding aids.

• 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.

• Possess the physical ability to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 30 pounds (up & down a set of stairs).

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: May 15, 2019

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

Salary: $20/hr; 37.5 hrs/wk.

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YCW Job Posting: Archives Assistant

YCW Job Posting: Archives Assistant

The ArQuives (formally the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives) is hiring an Archives Assistant (YCW) for a 12-week term, beginning June 3, 2019. 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 arrange & describe records, assist with reference services, and complete data entry, as required.

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.

• Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with processing, arrangement, and description of personal papers and/or records of organizations through completed finding aids.

• 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.

• Possess the physical ability to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 30 pounds (up & down a set of stairs).

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: May 15, 2019

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

Salary: $20/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

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.

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE:

As we continue our efforts to make The ArQuives more accessible, we are renovating the front of the house to add a ramp to the front entrance. Please note that there will not be any construction work done during public service hours. Should there be any disruptions affecting our access to the front door and/or work in the house during this process, we will post a notice as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we try to make The ArQuives more accessible to all. If you have any questions/concerns, please contact the Executive Director, Raegan Swanson, at executivedirector@arquives.ca


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.