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Archival Technician – Job Description

Length of Assignment: November 2020 – March 2021
Job Type: Part-time (Three days a week, 9:00 – 5:00), Flexible
Deadline for application: 4:30 PM, Monday, October 26, 2020.
To apply: Email a cover letter, resume and letter of reference to info@oseredok.ca

General Responsibilities and Duties:
Reporting directly to the Museum Technician and Project Mentor, the Archival Technician(s) will work to implement the Graphic and Cartographic Catalog Project. The Archival Technician(s) will work on categorizing, cataloguing, photographically documenting, physically organizing, and researching Oseredok’s collections of posters and maps. At the end of this project, the Archival Technician(s) will present a public lecture on their work and research as part of Oseredok’s public programming.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
• Catalog Oseredok’s archival collection of Posters and Maps
• Physically manage and sort paper materials
• Accurately describe and uphold standards for of the Rules of Archival Description for posters and maps
• Photograph posters and maps and upload them into the catalog
• Research information about posters and maps in Oseredok’s collection to supplement the catalog
• Work towards a final Public Presentation for Oseredok’s Public Programming about Oseredok’s collection of posters and maps
• Report to supervisors about the progress of the project
• Maintain organized and presentable work spaces

Experience and Skills
• This position is funded by Young Canada Works, as such, candidates must verify they meet the program’s eligibility requirements before they are offered an interview
• Possess excellent communication skills in English
• Ukrainian reading and writing skills will be considered an asset
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to follow direction and adjust to changing procedures

About Oseredok:
Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre is a public heritage institution with a mandate to preserve and share Ukrainian heritage in Canada. It collects, cares for, documents and interprets material related to the intellectual and cultural life of the Ukrainian community. These include, among other, objects of material culture, folk art, fine art, ethnology, and community history. The Centre shares its collections with the public through a public program of exhibitions, guided tours and affiliated activities, workshops, courses, public lectures and special events. It also provides access to its holdings for researchers and provides reference services to the public.

Oseredok is committed to equity in all its policies, practices and procedures. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals who apply for this position.

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