Montreal Holocaust Museum - Institutional archivist - YCW contract
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Compensation: 20,60$ per hour
The Montreal Holocaust Museum educates people of all ages and backgrounds about the Holocaust, while sensitising the public to the universal perils of antisemitism, racism, hate and indifference. Through its Museum, its commemorative programs and educational initiatives, the Montreal Holocaust Museum promotes respect for diversity and the sanctity of human life.
The Montreal Holocaust Museum is a non-profit organisation and a recognised charity. The MHM is managed by a Board of Directors, which is responsible for the organisation's strategic orientations and policies. The Board and the Museum plan their actions on a tri-annual basis in order to accomplish their objectives.
Description and Duties
Reporting directly to the head of conservation and exhibitions, the archivist will assume the main responsibility of evaluating the nature and organization of institutional archives, developing a classification plan and a conservation schedule, carrying out a pre-inventory of the archives at retain as well as identify and prune irrelevant documents.
• Evaluate the institutional archives and make a diagnosis of their composition, structure and condition, in particular by taking cognizance of the structuring work put in place several years ago and by observing the material in situ;
• Do research in order to document the different management methods and the tools developed for
this purpose in other institutions (archive centers, libraries, museums)
• Develop an adequate classification plan and produce a conservation schedule to be put in place within the Museum.
• Present the classification plan and conservation schedule to Museum staff to encourage good practice.
• Carry out a pre-inventory of the archives in order to estimate the volume to be preserved and to identify what needs to be pruned.
• Carry out pruning (search for service providers, rental of equipment and organization of the pruning itself)
• Contribute to the smooth running of the Museum as needed, particularly in the day-to-day work at the Collections Center.
• University degree in archival science
• Bilingual, with excellent oral and written communication skills in both languages
• Knowledge of archives management
• Mastery of the Office suite
• Autonomy, rigor and attention to detail and autonomy
• Responsible organizational skills and initiative
Additional Information: Please note that this is a 4 months full time contract. The hourly wage is $ 20.60.Applicants must be eligible for the requirements of the Young Canada Works - Building Careers in Heritage program:
How to Apply: Please send your CV and cover letter before November 15, 2021 to email@example.com with the subject line "Young Canada Works - Conservation Assistant". Only candidates who have obtained an
interview will be contacted.
Thank you for your interest in the Montreal Holocaust Museum.
Please Note: The Montreal Holocaust Museum encourages people who identify with discriminated groups to apply.
Application Deadline: 2021, November, 25.
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