2018/19 Post-Graduate Internship in Conservation (Edmonton, AB, Canada)

The Friends of the Provincial Archives of Alberta Society is pleased to offer one (1) Young Canada Works Internship in archival conservation at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.  Based in Edmonton, the Conservator (Intern) will work on a variety of treatment, collections care, and outreach projects designed to expand the intern’s knowledge of preservation and its applications in an archival context.  Projects include treatment of paper-based records (bound volumes, textual and photographic), repair of glass plate negatives, off-site collection assessment and environmental monitoring. Treatment projects for this internship are focused on records relating to Indigenous communities in Alberta, in order to enhance access to these important historical resources.

This internship requires a solid background in the conservation of historic materials.  The ideal candidate would be a recent graduate of a conservation program with an archival conservation component.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required, specifically Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.  A willingness to participate in public engagement is also important, as is the enthusiasm to make the most of an excellent practical learning opportunity.

The Friends of the Provincial Archives of Alberta Society is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified parties (particularly women, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority and Indigenous communities), subject to the requirements of the Young Canada Works program.

This position is scheduled to run for 24 weeks, between 10 September 2018 – 1 March 2019 with a stipend of $20.20/hour (36 hours per week).  Please note:  start and end dates are flexible but the term cannot extend beyond 31 March 2019.

Please note that there are two steps to the application process:

Step 1: Register with the Young Canada Works 2018 Program at the following address: https://young-canada-works.canada.ca/Account/Login

Step 2: Forward a letter of interest, resume, and a sample treatment record (attached or include a url) by June 22, 2018 to:

Alison Freake
Access and Preservation Services
Provincial Archives of Alberta
8555 Roper Road
Edmonton AB T6E 5W1
Email: alison.freake@gov.ab.ca

The Friends of the Provincial Archives of Alberta Society gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the Canadian Council of Archives and Canadian Heritage in support of this internship opportunity.