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Archivist

Website WpgContemps Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers

Deadline: May 24, 2024

Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers is looking for an Archivist or someone with strong technical skills who can complete work to support the Project: Organize, preserve and share the archive of Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers. The Archivist will complete the digitizing and properly catalogue and back up materials.

Job Type: Contract/Project. The contract starts June 3, 2024, until project completion. June 3-27, Fall 2024/Winter 2025.

Funding: Centennial Institute Grant in support of WCD’s 60th Anniversary.

Expected hours: 12 – 30 per week. Number of hours worked per day – flexible

Schedule: Number of days worked per week are also flexible as long as all work is completed between 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Work Location: Winnipeg, 204-211 Bannatyne Ave

In-person and on-site at WCD

Accountability: Reports to the Artistic Director and Administrator.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Digitize:  scan and photograph to transfer the unique archival materials – photos, programs, posters, articles, correspondences, etc – to electronic media
  • Handle fragile and archival materials with appropriate care
  • Organize the digital archive naming files according to the chosen system
  • Review old files and correlate them to existing files on digital storage

Requirements:

  • Familiar with existing methods and techniques for digitizing printed materials; know methodologies, best practices, and tools;
  • Have experience scanning/digitizing/photographing
  • A self-motivated, initiative person who can work alone and in collaboration with other
  • A detail-oriented person who is highly organized and methodical
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of work
  • Asset: Experience working with archival material in all formats; Previous archival or library experience
  • Legally able to work in Canada

Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Repetitive tasks
  • Long-time standing and/or seating
  • Ability to physically lift up to 50 lbs

Pay: Hourly rate $18-$21, Depending on Experience

Application Deadline: May 24, 2024, by 4 pm

To apply, please send your resume to communications@winnipegscontemporarydancers.ca with the subject line Archivist.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

As an equal-opportunity employer, we welcome and encourage submissions from individuals of all genders, cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and abilities. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process.

To apply for this job email your details to communications@winnipegscontemporarydancers.ca.

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