City of Thunder Bay

  • Student - Archives Assistant

    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(12/14/2018 12:01 AM)
    Competition Number
    City Manager's Office
    Posting Category
    Office of the City Clerk
    Job Type
    Number of Positions
    CA-ON-Thunder Bay
    CAD $0.00/Hr.
    CAD $0.00/Hr.
    Pay Band
    Post End Date
    Effective Date
    Supersedes Date
  • General Information:


    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.


    ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS CODE:  It is a contravention of the Human Rights Code of Ontario to discriminate on the basis of: race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, age, record of offences, gender identity or gender expression.  Therefore, a resume submitted to the City must not include references to any of the above characteristics.  Do not include: 

    • Photos
    • Any certificates that have photo identification
    • Driver’s licences
    • Police records checks

    Note: The above documentation will be requested by the Human Resources & Corporate Safety Division should you be the successful applicant.  If a Criminal Record Check is required it will be requested by Human Resources should you be the successful applicant.  Please do not submit your Criminal Record Check with your application.


    ACCOMMODATION:  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 2018/2019 at a school, college, university or other educational institution. You may also be required to show proof of validity of my 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


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