Job posting: Project Archivist – Young Canada Works. Deadline: June 16, 2023

Location: Montréal, Qc.

Compensation: Hourly wage: $20.00

Description and Duties

The main tasks will be digitizing the photographs and keeping an inventory of the digitization processes. The intern will also, simultaneously, enter the available data and metadata into our already existing item-level inventory for the photographs of the Spanish Residential School fonds (0700-0023). The intern will handle the photographs by attributing each of them with a unique number, based on our already existing file naming structure. They will also put individual photographs into proper acid-free envelopes and boxes. Careful handling of the photographs is very important and will be part of the intern’s learning process and experience acquired through close supervision.

In parallel, in collaboration with the Processing Archivist, the intern will revise the main finding aid for the fonds by incorporating the subjects and the extent of the photographs included in that fonds. This finding aid will be made available in our web-based AtoM platform.

The intern will also need to write two reports that provide details on the digitization processes. One report (around half of the internship) will emphasize the issues raised regarding the digitization process. The second, and final report, will assess the different elements of the digitization project.


  • University level education in archival/information studies or a related field with a demonstrated interest in archival theory and practice; with preference for candidates with a master’s degree in information studies with a specialization in archival studies.
  • Demonstrated ability in the use of collections management tools and the Rules of Archival Description (RAD);
  • Interest in digital archives, including digitization practices and processes; 
  • Ability to communicate information to small and large groups;
  • Oral and written fluency in English, with a working knowledge of French, is required;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team on collaborative initiatives;
  • Ability to develop objectives and to implement procedures.


The AJC are engaged in a process of truth and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. It supports Indigenous resurgence. The selected candidate will need to demonstrate an understanding of the main challenges regarding archival concepts and practices. The candidate must be familiar with the principles stated in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action, the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Taskforce of the Steering Committee on Canada’s Archives as well as demonstrating a knowledge of national and international strategic orientations and principles concerning Indigenous peoples and associated archival records.

Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates.

Candidates from the Government of Canada’s job equity groups are encouraged to apply / Les candidat.e.s visé.e.s par l’équité en matière d’emploi du Gouvernement du Canada sont invité.e.s à postuler.

Applications must be completed in the Young Canada Works portal:

In addition, a cover letter, and a curriculum vitae (in one Word of PDF file) should be sent to François Dansereau, Director of The Archive of the Jesuits in Canada: 

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only those selected for the short list will be contacted for an interview. Personal information received from prospective candidates will be used only for this recruitment process.

Deadline: June 16, 2023

Project Archivist – Young Canada Works Job Posting 2023-2024 (PDF)