Assistant Archivist

  • Program stream: Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage
  • Job title: Assistant Archivist
  • Organization name: Swift Current Museum
  • Job location: Swift Current, Saskatchewan
  • Length of assignment: 2018-09-17 to 2019-03-30 (27.71 weeks)
  • Hourly wage: $17.61

Archives Assistant

Swift Current Museum, Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada

2018 September 17 - 2019 March 30 (28 Weeks)

35 hours/week, $17.61/hour



Closing date for applications is 11:59pm 29 July 2018.


Must satisfy the requirements of the Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage program. This includes being a recent graduate from a college or university within the last 24 months at the start of employment and being between the ages of 16 and 30. Additional requirements may apply, please check eligibility (https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/young-canada-works/students-graduates/careers-heritage-graduates.html).


This position involves a variety of archival related tasks, including maintenance of physical storage and handling of collections. The ability to traverse stairs as well as lift and/or move 22.7kg/50lbs will be required.


Required Qualifications:

-A graduate of a recognised Masters in Archival Science program or equivalent in the archival field.

-Strong knowledge of RAD.

-Familiarity with electronic archival databases and finding aids.



Desired Qualifications:

-Familiarity with AtoM.

-Have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft suite programs.

-Good communication skills and the ability to work with others.

-Attention to detail and organisational skills.

-Critical thinking and writing skills.

-Has knowledge of and interest in archives, museums, and local history.

-Able to provide a clear Criminal Record and a Vulnerable Sector Check.


While all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


Apply to:

Young Canada Works Website (https://young-canada-works.canada.ca/)


Any enquiries can be directed to:

William Shepherd

Collections Officer

Swift Current Museum

44 Robert St. W Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada

S9H 4M9

Phone: 3067784815

Email: w.shepherd@swiftcurrent.ca