Archives Assistant

Organization Name: 
University of Winnipeg Archives
About the Organization: 

The collection mandate of the University of Winnipeg Archives is to document the history of the University of Winnipeg, the local community, as well as aspects of Manitoba history relevant to research at the University of Winnipeg, including social justice and human rights, Indigenous peoples and other marginalized communities, and the inner city core.

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Description & Duties: 

The University of Winnipeg Archives seeks to hire a student as an Archives Assistant for twelve weeks (29 May 2017 – 18 August 2017) to arrange and describe the records of the Congress of Black Women of Manitoba Inc., as well as develop a digital exhibition in celebration of the university's 50th anniversary. This work experience would give the applicant a well-rounded view of the archival profession and build his or her skillset for future employment in the field. The applicant would be expected to perform many of the key archival functions including appraisal, arrangement, description, access and outreach. The language of work for the position is English.


Preferred applicants would have a minimum of one year of study in a graduate Archival Studies program. Basic data entry and computer skills and strong oral and written communication skills are required. Experience in the arrangement and description of archival records is preferred. Experience with the AtoM and Archivematica software is also preferred but not required.


$20.43/hr + vacation pay

Additional Information: 

Please direct any questions about the position to:

Brett Lougheed, University Archivist/Digital Curator

University of Winnipeg Archives & Records Centre

5C01 Centennial Hall

(204) 786-9914

How to Apply: 

Applicants must register and create a profile with Young Canada Works, meet all the required eligibility criteria, and apply via the YCW in Heritage Organizations program. Resumes and cover letters may also be directed to   

The University of Winnipeg is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities.

Application Deadline: 
30 April 2017 (All day)