Career Opportunities at the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives

Archival Assistant

We are looking for an Archival Assistant to work as part of the MAV Archives Team, assisting with the processing, management, and care of textual and digital archival records. Other functions of the position will include assisting with research projects for public and in-house purposes, engaging in data management tasks, and working with other staff members across departments as opportunities arise.

Prospective candidates for the Archival Assistant position are ideally currently enrolled in, or graduates of, post-secondary academic programs related to fields such as History, Anthropology, Indigenous Studies, Education, Fine Arts, Museology, Library and Archival Studies, Hospitality and Tourism, or Recreation and Leisure.

While prior experience in a museum and archives setting is advantageous, it is not a mandatory requirement as a willingness to learn is considered more valuable to the MAV team. Similarly, a cursory understanding of the Rules of Archival Description (RAD) is also an asset.

As this position is funded by the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations grant, any applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada;
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • be registered in the YCW online candidate inventory;
  • be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment; and
  • not have another full-time job during the YCW work assignment.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, and meet the Young Canada Works grant criteria, please submit applications directly through the Young Canada Works portal.