Archive Associate

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;

 be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act2 ; and,

 be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The London Clay Art Centre, home of the London Potters Guild, is seeking an Archive Associate for an excellent opportunity. The London Potters Guild has an archive collection of material related to its 40-year history and building of its home, the London Clay Art Centre. In order to create a virtual presence/e-book of the collection, the LCAC seeks a student to: review and digitize legacy archival material (most has been completed); propose a virtual presence (mini-site/e-book) for the material; select text, documents, and images for inclusion on the mini-site/e-book.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Review existing archival content (print, digital and website) and provide recommendations for dedicated organizational history web presence layout and structure.

2. Digitize, organize and catalogue remaining archival material

3. Meet with remaining founding members and other long term members to record information about our past that may not be well-documented

4. Develop, research, and migrate information to new online location: includes file review, document management, story writing from interviews, and data entry.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 Educational background (can be in progress) in archival science, information management, history or related discipline

 Zest for storytelling; excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

 Some archival training and/or experience working in an archives and be familiar with the Rules for Archival Description (RAD)

 Familiarity with Excel, Adobe, other Microsoft Office software and is needed. He/ she will use digital applications to convert archival documents and photographs into digital archives.

 Comfortable using Microsoft Office suite to input data

 Highly organized and detail oriented.

 Ability to lift and carry heavy materials, 30-40 lbs boxes of archival material.

ASSET QUALIFICATIONS:

 Interest in ceramics or the arts; understanding of the origin of guilds.

 Photography experience - physical items in the LCAC’s collection from past visiting artists need to be added to the archive.

AVAILABILITY:

This contract position is for 350 hours in total (work schedule negotiable). The LCAC is open for staff during COVID-lockdown who require access to the facility to do their job; there is potential for some of this work to be done from home, if desired by candidate. The position hours will be worked daytime, Monday-Friday.

APPLICATIONS REQUIREMENTS:

A single PDF file must include: Cover letter, resume, and reference list or 2 reference letters

Please provide a sample of your writing as well (max 250 words) in a separate pdf.

Please send your applications and inquiries to the Education and Exhibitions Manager at London Clay Art Centre by email with Archive Associate in the Subject Line to programming@londonclayartcentre.org

LCAC is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates and encourage Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and people with disabilities to apply. A request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.

Application Deadline: Aug 13 at 5:00pm EST

Anticipated Interviews: Aug 18-19, 2021

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