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Archival Processing Assistant (YCW), Winnipeg Art Gallery Deadline: June 28, 2022

23 Jun 2022 9:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
Archival Processing Assistant (YCW)
Winnipeg Art Gallery

Location: Winnipeg, MB
Compensation: $17/hr

WAG-Qaumajuq has grown into one of the country's leading visual art museums with an international reputation! Founded in 1912, the WAG is one of Canada's first civic art galleries, housed in an iconic modernist building in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. Opened in 2021, Qaumajuq (the Inuit art centre) is a contemporary architectural landmark that connects to the WAG building on all four levels.

Description and Duties    

  • Receive training in art and archival handling and safety, and museum best practices
  • Become familiar with the WAG's archival holdings, storage, tracking systems, and database
  • Maintain and augment the archival tracking records
  • Assist with administrative tasks, such as minor photo editing and research requests
  • Assessing and weeding archival records to Gallery criteria
  • Obtaining copyright permissions or copyright research as necessary
  • Organizing records to RAD standard
  • Rehousing archives to archival best practices
  • Creating finding aids for fonds and collections
  • Physically moving archival materials to new locations
  • Aiding with research (internal and external) requests
  • Configure these finding aids into AtoM (Access to Memory) entries completed to the Manitoba Archives Information Network (MAIN) website


  • Completion of at least one year of university or college, in archival studies, history, art history, cultural studies, or a related field of study
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organization
  • Able to physically lift up to 30 lbs
  • Ability to handle delicate and fragile items
  • Capable of working independently, and as part of a team
  • Under 30 years of age and returning to school on a full-time basis in fall 2022
  • Experience working with archives, library, galleries, or museums is an asset
  • Knowledge of, and interest in, the archival practice is an asset

How to Apply: ATTN: Manager, Human Resources

Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Boulevard
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1V1
Fax: 204.788.4998
or through the Young Canada Works Portal

Application Webpage:

Application Deadline: June 28, 2022

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