Image Alt

Employment

Join Us

Employment

Archival Assistant (paid internship) 

Young Canada Works Building Careers in Heritage

 

The Charlotte County Archives is seeking an enthusiastic collections intern to assist in furthering our work of preserving, recording, and providing access to our documentary heritage, with a particularly focus on the too-often overlooked records of women’s history. Working closely with an experienced professional archivist, the Archives Intern will build skills in the archival processing of materials of all kinds. They will receive training to work through processes of appraisal, arrangement, and description. They will research and write descriptive finding aids to enhance awareness of these holdings within the Archives and in the public eye, along with evocative posts for Archives’ social media and other communication channels. As a key team member in a small institution, they will be granted both significant responsibility and significant support.

 

This position is ideal for a university graduate of Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences, particularly with a concentration in History, Archives/Museums, or a related field, seeking to build a career in cultural heritage or history (public or academic). Some experience conducting history-related research is required, whether in an educational, professional, or independent context. Coursework and/or user experience involving archives is a significant asset, though specific archival training will be provided.

 

A strong candidate will possess robust skills in research, writing, and critical thinking. They will have a demonstrated ability to work independently with good judgement and possess solid organizational skills. They will be comfortable in the use of basic digital tools, including word processing, spreadsheets, database search, and social media.

 

We strongly encourage the application of individuals who identify as BIPOC, disabled, 2SLGBTQ+, and/or members of any underrepresented communities. If any accommodations in the application or employment process would be helpful, please reach out at contact@ccarchives.ca or 506-529-2448. Funds to ensure appropriate accommodations for accessibility needs in the workplace can be provided.

 

The position will be on-site at the Charlotte County Archives in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, for an 24-week term with an anticipated start date of September 9, 2024. Hours will typically be between 9 – 5, including some weekends, for a total of 35 hours weekly. The wage is $18/hour.

 

Applicants must be eligible for the Young Canada Works Building Careers in Heritage program. Key requirements are graduation from university or college; Canadian citizenship, permanent residency, or refugee status; commitment to work the full duration of employment, without another consecutive full-time job; and age between 16 – 30 at the start of employment. Please see https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/young-canada-works/students-graduates/careers-heritage-graduates.html for more details. Applicants will be required to register with Young Canada Works if selected for an interview, although they are encouraged to do so sooner. Funding for round-trip travel to St. Andrews from a location more than 125 km away can be provided by Young Canada Works.

 

All applications should consist of a current resume accompanied by a cover letter expressing the applicant’s specific interest in this job opportunity and the relevance of their past experience. Please send these via email to Archives Manager Anna Krentz at contact@ccarchives.ca, and/or via the Young Canada Works portal. All applications must be received by the end of day June 30, 2024, though interested applicants are strongly advised to apply as early as possible.

Archival Assistant (paid internship)

24-week contract, starting September 9, 2024

Young Canada Works Building Careers in Heritage

 

We are seeking an enthusiastic intern to assist in furthering our work of preserving, recording, and providing access to our documentary heritage, with a particularly focus on the too-often overlooked records of women’s history. Working closely with an experienced professional archivist, the Archives Intern will build skills in the archival processing of materials of all kinds. They will receive training to work through processes of appraisal, arrangement, and description. They will research and write descriptive finding aids to enhance awareness of these holdings within the Archives and in the public eye, along with evocative posts for Archives’ social media and other communication channels. As a key team member in a small institution, they will be granted both significant responsibility and significant support.

 

This position is ideal for a university graduate of Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences, particularly with a concentration in History, Information, or a related field, seeking to build a career in cultural heritage or history (public or academic). Some experience conducting history-related research is required, whether in an educational, professional, or independent context. Coursework and/or user experience involving archives is a significant asset, though specific archival training will be provided.

 

A strong candidate will possess robust skills in research, writing, and critical thinking. They will have a demonstrated ability to work independently with good judgement and possess solid organizational skills. They will be comfortable in the use of basic digital tools, including word processing, spreadsheets, database search, and social media.

 

We strongly encourage the application of individuals who identify as BIPOC, disabled, 2SLGBTQ+, and/or members of any underrepresented communities. If any accommodations in the application or employment process would be helpful, please reach out at contact@ccarchives.ca or 506-529-2448. Funds to ensure appropriate accommodations for accessibility needs in the workplace can be provided.

 

The position will be on-site at the Charlotte County Archives in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, for an 24-week term with an anticipated start date of September 9, 2024. Hours will typically be between 9 – 5, including some weekends, for a total of 35 hours weekly. The wage is $18/hour.

 

Applicants must be eligible for the Young Canada Works Building Careers in Heritage program. Key requirements are graduation from university or college; Canadian citizenship, permanent residency, or refugee status; commitment to work the full duration of employment, without another consecutive full-time job; and age between 16 – 30 at the start of employment. Please see https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/young-canada-works/students-graduates/careers-heritage-graduates.html for more details. Applicants will be required to register with Young Canada Works if selected for an interview, although they are encouraged to do so sooner. Funding for round-trip travel to St. Andrews from a location more than 125 km away can be provided by Young Canada Works.

 

All applications should consist of a current resume accompanied by a cover letter expressing the applicant’s specific interest in this job opportunity and the relevance of their past experience. Please send these via email to Archives Manager Anna Krentz at contact@ccarchives.ca, and/or via the Young Canada Works portal. All applications must be received by the end of day June 30, 2024, though interested applicants are strongly advised to apply as early as possible.

Very interesting history and beautifully maintained.

Nancy Sloan
Visitor

A great and informative tour. A must do in St Andrew

Cam Forgues
Visitor

Awesome place to go, you'll love the ghost walks of St. Andrews

Jeanne Dawn Monks
Visitor

Love this tour! Very much worth the stop! You might even meet Thomas the ghost!

Chantal Pierre
Visitor

We loved our tour of the archives. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Janice Harmon
Visitor

I grew up in Saint Andrews and was too busy to notice the history of this fascinating town. Many of the stories being told here are new to me and it is nice to have the background stories available. Thank you for sharing.

Bob Thomas
Visitor
[contact-form-7 id=”232″]