[BCMA] Internship Opportunity - Archives Intern

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Job Posting - Archives Intern

The Kelowna Museums Society is located on the unceded territory of the Syilx/Okanagan people in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. 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.

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 via phone or video conference

-          Assist researchers with inquiries via phone or email

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

-          Standard internship eligibility requirements (Young Canada Works)

-          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

-          Maintains health and safety standards

-          Satisfactory criminal record check

Pay scale: $19.59/hr plus 13% in lieu of benefits
Duration: Full time (35 hrs/week for 7 months) September, 2021 to March, 2022

Please apply to hr at kelownamuseums.ca<mailto:hr at kelownamuseums.ca> by August 22, 2021
Kelowna Museums Society, 470 Queensway Ave, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6S7

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