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Archives Intern, Kelowna Museums Society Deadline: August 30, 2020

24 Aug 2020 1:10 PM | Anonymous

Archives Intern, Kelowna Museums Society

Location:  Kelowna, British Columbia

Start Date: Mid-September or October 1, 2020

Pay scale: $18.75/hr plus 13% in lieu of benefits  Duration: Full time (35 hrs/week for 6 months)

The Kelowna Museums Society's archives and reference libraries, collect, catalogue, preserve, exhibit and interpret archival materials of social and historical significance. Our archives act as the community's and region's memory. As a general rule, many of the materials in our archives are primary source documents, making them unique, as they are mostly unpublished papers and photographs that have been accumulated by individuals or organizations over a period of time.

The Kelowna Public Archives, located on the first floor of the Okanagan Heritage Museum, is an important community resource. Historians, students, personal and academic researchers, special interest groups, media and professional personnel, all use the Archives to access information on Kelowna and the surrounding area, people who live here and our associated industries such as the Orchard and Wine Industry.

The Vince Bezeau Military Library and Archives, located on the second floor of the Okanagan Military Museum, focuses on those who were born here, those who live(d) here and those who fought in the battalions and regiments of the Okanagan. Items are collected in order to preserve this rich history and to teach the next generations about the vital role the Okanagan Military plays in Canadian sovereignty. The associated Reference Library compliments the Archives and is more specialized than conventional libraries. This special collection focuses on books relating to the Canadian Military, those published by Canadian authors or published by Canadian companies.

Description and Duties

The Archives Intern is actively involved in assisting the institution in upholding professional standards in the management and preservation of its archival holdings. The intern's primary duty is processing (researching, appraising, selecting, arranging and describing) archival materials held in the Kelowna Public Archives. The Archives Intern also helps preserve the archival collection through proper care and handling and by practicing preventative conservation. The intern is also actively involved in adding to the oral history program through conducting oral history interviews and recording transcriptions. The Archives Intern will work in the Kelowna Public Archives, located on the ground floor of the Okanagan Heritage Museum.

Main Duties:

  • Process archival materials and apply the Rules of Archival Description
  • Add and update digital records in the InMagic database
  • Assess storage needs and optimize storage space
  • Provide proper storage enclosures for archival collections
  • Perform basic conservation treatments on archival collections
  • Conduct oral history interviews
  • Assist researchers with inquiries

 Required Qualifications

The intern must have successfully completed post-secondary school training in a recognized archival studies training program.

  • Standard internship eligibility requirements (Young Canada Works - Building Careers in Heritage)
  • Self-motivated and detail oriented
  • Exceptional research and computer skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized
  • Sensitive to the requirements for handling archival materials and artefacts.
  • Satisfactory criminal record check

How to Apply

Please apply by sending resume and cover letter to by August 30, 2020. Please save files with your full name.

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