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Montreal Holocaust Museum - Institutional archivist - YCW contract, Montreal Holocaust Museum Deadline: 25 November 2021

23 Nov 2021 4:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Montreal Holocaust Museum - Institutional archivist - YCW contract
Montreal Holocaust Museum

Location: Montreal, Quebec
Compensation:  20,60$ per hour

The Mission

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 Objectives

  • To sensitise people of all ages and backgrounds to the Holocaust through commemorative events, survivor testimonies, educational programs and a museum
  • To provide the tools to fight racism and promote respect and human dignity
  • To present opportunities for intercultural understanding
  • To promote educational programs and activities

The Organisation

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.

Job specification:

• 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.

Qualifications required:

• 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:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding a temporary work visa or waiting for permanent status are not eligible);
  • Be legally authorized to work in Canada;
  • Be between 16 and 30 years old at the start of employment;
  • Be ready to commit for the entire duration of the work assignment;
  • Not have any other full-time job (more than 30 hours per week) while employed under the program; Be a college or university graduate who is unemployed or underemployed, that is, not having a full-time job;
  • Be a recent graduate who obtained his college or university diploma within the last 24 months at the start of his employment;
  • Not receiving Employment Insurance benefits while working for the program;
  • Never have participated in this or any other Career Focus internship program funded under the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy or have never been paid under this or any other program.

How to Apply: Please send your CV and cover letter before November 15, 2021 to 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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