Employment Opportunities

Below you can find current employment opportunities at the Dundas Museum and Archives.

Archives Technician


Length of assignment: 2024-05-06 to 2024-07-26 (12 weeks)

Hourly wage: $16.55

Job Description:

What does the job entail?

The Dundas Museum & Archives is committed to providing access to our archival records through various digital platforms. You will help us work toward this goal by assisting in the development of the Museum’s “Discover Your Historical Dundas” interactive mapping site; describing and digitizing large format archival records; and assisting in the re-organization of shelf space in the collections storage area. You will also greet visitors to the Museum and assist with archival inquiries. The Archives Technician is a valued member of the staff team of this dynamic community museum. You will have the opportunity to gain experience in the operations of a museum and archives.

What qualifications and skills are necessary?

You must be a student with Young Canada Works eligibility before hiring with the following:

  • A student currently in or entering a university or college archives, museum, or library studies program. Students in undergraduate programs in other relevant areas will also be considered.
  • Superior attention to detail and ability to work independently is essential.
  • Previous experience working in an archives, museum, or library environment is an asset. – Proficiency in Word, Excel, Photoshop, and scanning applications is an asset.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, interpersonal, and communication skills are essential.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Able to lift 50 pounds comfortably.

The successful candidate must meet the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations program criteria:

  • are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent resident status are not eligible);
  • are legally entitled to work in Canada (have a valid social insurance number);
  • are between 16 and 30 years of age inclusively at the start of employment; and
  • are a high school, college, CEGEP or university student.

Note: Priority will be given to students who have not previously participated in the YCWHO employment program. In addition, the candidate must be registered in the Young Canada Works inventory.

The Dundas Museum and Archives subscribes to Employment Equity principles.

When notified we will take reasonable steps to accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes and when people are hired, including but not limited to ensuring application processes are easily accessed by support devices and ensuring that interviews are conducted in a location that permits the use of any assistive devices that the applicant may require. Information gathered will only be used for candidate selection purposes.

We thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to apply:

If you have YCW eligibility and would like to apply for this job, please apply through Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations or submit a cover letter and resume electronically, no later than 11:59 pm on April 28, 2024, to:

Kelsey Haas, Archivist

Dundas Museum and Archives

Email: kelsey@dundasmuseum.ca

The Dundas Museum & Archives is in Dundas, Ontario a community within the City of Hamilton. Dundas is home to quiet tree-lined streets, historic 19th-century buildings, arts, culture, recreation, and over 100 shops, restaurants, and services nestled in the heart of picturesque Dundas Valley. Nearby attractions include the Dundas Valley School of Arts, the Carnegie Gallery, Coote’s Paradise, the Bruce Trail, and the Royal Botanical Gardens. For more information, visit downtowndundas.ca and tourismhamilton.com.