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Student - Archives Assistant

Student - Archives Assistant

Competition Number 
City Manager's Office
Posting Category 
Office of the City Clerk
Job Type 
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CA-ON-Thunder Bay
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More information about this job

As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.


Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.


Application forms must reference the competition number and be submitted to Human Resources.


If you are offered a position as a summer student, you will be required to show proof of completing a full-time academic year (September to April) in 2017/2018 at a school, college, university or other educational institution. You may also be required to show proof of validity of your driver’s licence, professional licences, and/or education when such certification constitutes a job requirement or corporate program requirement.






Job Description

Position Summary: Performs general archiving and records management duties including, but not limited to, the following:

  1. Indexes archival records
  2. Re-boxes archival colour photographs and other documents
  3. Scans and indexes archival photographs
  4. Researches Thunder Bay history
  5. Assists Archives staff with other archival and records management projects

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a student enrolled in a post-secondary program
  • Preference will be given to those students enrolled in archival or library or information studies, or who have taken a post-secondary course in archival studies

Skills & Abilities:

  • Familiar with the Rules for Archival Description (RAD)
  • Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Must be highly motivated and work well in team environment
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision
  • Proficient in the use of computers and current related software and the Internet
  • Must be courteous and tactful in dealing with the public
  • Must be a proficient researcher

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to carry out the above duties which involve lifting records boxes weighing approximately 20 kilograms