Please note: this position is funded through the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations grant program, therefore candidates must meet the eligibility requirements for participating in the YCW program.
The Tsawwassen First Nation is seeking a student in the field of archival studies (or a related discipline) to undertake an 11 week project to appraise, process, arrange and describe approximately 10-15m of textual material. The records document the participation of one of TFN’s lead negotiators in the negotiation of the historic Tsawwassen First Nation Treaty, which came into effect on April 3, 2009. The Treaty marked the establishment of the first urban self-governing First Nation under the B.C. Treaty Commission process, thus the records are very significant to the history of the Tsawwassen First Nation and the history of BC.
The project will consist of reviewing the records to conduct an archival appraisal and remove any transitory, duplicate or redundant documents, re-housing the records into file folders and records storage boxes, and creating a RAD-compliant finding aid that includes fonds and series- level descriptions of the material.
We are seeking a student with the following qualifications:
- In the process of completing a diploma or degree in the field of archival studies, or a related field, who is familiar with archival theory and practice and the use of Rules for Archival Description (RAD) for the creation of finding aids.
- Must be familiar with working in an office environment and have experience using Microsoft Office software, particularly Word and Excel.
- Knowledge of the Tsawwassen First Nation government and community, the history of Aboriginal peoples in BC, and the treaty negotiation process for BC First Nations, would be an asset.
Salary will be $15/hour, 37.5 hours per week for an 11 week period (June 11 – August 24, 2012).