We're Hiring - Archives Technician


Love history? Interested in working with old documents and photographs? We want you to be part of a dynamic,
innovative Museum team and help us make history accessible!

Job Position: Archives Technician
Duration: 12 weeks
Dates: May 14 – August 3, 2018
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
Email: mail@dundasmuseum.ca
Hourly rate: 14.00/hour + mandatory employer benefits
Application deadline: 4pm on April 27, 2018
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 cataloguing and scanning items from a variety of collections: machine drawings created by the John Bertram and Sons Co.; a variety of graphic material; and oversize archival photographs.  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.


Deadline for application will be 4:00pm on April 27, 2018.

Applications will be mailed to:

Sandra Kiemele, Archivist & Assistant General Manager

Dundas Museum and Archives

139 Park Street West

Dundas, Ontario

L9H 1X8


or emailed to:


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