Job Posting: Archival Technician (YCW) - Temporary, Full time

Duration: 12 weeks
Dates: May 13 – August 6, 2019
Hours: 9:30am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday (6.5 hours per day)
Location: Dundas Museum and Archives
139 Park Street West, Dundas, Ontario, L9H 1X8
Phone: 905.627.7412
Hourly rate: 15.00/hour + 4% vacation pay
Application deadline: 4pm on April 24, 2019
Contact name: Sandra Kiemele, Archivist & Assistant General Manager

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; scanning and digitizing negatives and large format photographs; 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 college or university student with Young Canada Works eligibility prior to hiring with the following:

– A student currently in or entering a university or college archives, museum or library studies program. Students in undergraduate programs majoring in history or social sciences 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 MS word, excel, Photoshop and scanning applications is an asset.

– Strong organizational, problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

– Fluency in English.

The Dundas Museum and Archives subscribes to Employment Equity principles. Information gathered is under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information Act and shall only be used for candidate selection purposes.


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 use of any assistive devices that the applicant may require.

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 to:


Sandra Kiemele

Archivist & Assistant General Manager

Dundas Museum and Archives

by 4pm on 24 April 2019

We thank everyone for their interest in this position, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.