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Wanted: Digital Archives Intern for the Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation

The Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation (BTHC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving, promoting and protecting the heritage of the Baccalieu Trail Region.  The BTHC is hiring a youth intern to create and manage digital files related to their regional folklore collection, which includes filmed oral histories and a large number of photographs, many digitized from the Corporations 35mm slide collection. As part of the project, digitized files will be uploaded to the BTHC collection on Memorial University’s Digital Archives Initiative website.

Work will take place at the BTHC office in Carbonear, NL.  Duties include organizing digital materials to be placed online; processing collected data and electronic files; digitizing, compiling metadata and uploading records for Memorial University’s Digital Archives Initiative;  and performing other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Applicants should have knowledge of computers, and Google/Excel spreadsheets.
  • Experience compiling metadata for archival collections is a bonus.
  • Must have a strong ability to work independently, and excellent organizational skills are a must.

Work experience related to the management of online inventories, editing of digital data (audio, photographic, video), or cataloguing of materials would be a plus. Applicants should have a background in folklore, history, or library and archival work, or an equivalent combination of experience and training.

Applicants must be aged 15-30 and legally entitled to work in Canada.

One of the goals of the Youth in Heritage Program is to diversify and strengthen the cultural heritage sector. We encourage individuals who face barriers to employment to apply.

This is an 8 week position, starting in January 2022. Salary:  $20/hour.

Interested individuals should send their contact information and resumes to: contact@baccalieudigs.ca

Deadline to apply: January 8, 2022

This position is funded as a partnership between ICOMOS Canada’s Youth in Heritage initiative and Heritage NL.