Processing Archivist

Website Appleby College

Processing Archivist – Paid Internship sponsored by Young Canada Works

Full-time contract (September 3, 2024 – March 7, 2025)

35 hours/week


Founded in 1911, Appleby College is internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading independent schools. With 800 students from over 50 countries enrolled in Grades 7–12, every student at Appleby has an opportunity to pursue an education that excites and challenges them. An education that offers them the chance to discover and embrace their passions both inside and outside of the classroom. Our curriculum offers an exceptionally diverse education that combines rigorous academics with dynamic arts, athletics, community service, and boarding life programming.

Appleby’s Mission is to educate and enable its students to become leaders of character, major contributors to, and valued representatives of their local, national, and international communities.

Hallmarks of the Appleby experience include our Grade 12 boarding programme; our emphasis on global learning and cultural understanding with participation in a global learning experience as a core requirement of the Appleby College Diploma; our experiential learning programme is centred around the S. Bruce McLaughlin Northern Campus in Temagami, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary; and our world-leading Advanced Placement (AP) and AP Capstone programmes.


This opportunity is created to provide a recent graduate with hands-on practical experience and to acquire knowledge and specialized skills while working in an archive.  During this 26-week full-time contract, the candidate will identify, and properly house nearly 4300 photographs and add descriptions into the database.  In addition, then intern will also research, write and create a small exhibit for Fall Homecoming.

This internship opportunity is sponsored by the Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage program.  Eligible applicants must have the legal status to live and work in Canada, be between 16 and 30 years of age and possess a graduate college or university degree.


·        Create and enter RAD compliant descriptions for 4300 photographs, covering a period from 1989-2002, which have already been scanned and uploaded into the AtoM database

·        Add subject classification tags to each photograph description

·        As required, research where and why photograph(s) were taken and who is in the photograph(s)

·        Write the photograph number on the back of physical photograph and place photograph into an acid free Print File photograph sleeve. Place sleeve in an acid free file folder and Hollinger box for storage

·        Update photograph physical location and box number in each AtoM database description

·        Research, Write and create a small exhibit for Fall 2025 Homecoming


·        Post Graduate degree in a similar background

·        As per Young Canada Works, applicants must be between age 16 and 30

·        Interest in photography

·        Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

·        Strong computer skills

·        Experience working in an archives, library or museum setting is an asset

·        Familiarity with Rules for Archival Description (RAD) is preferred


·        Paid internship at $22.00 per hour

·        Welcoming, inclusive environment

·        Located on a 60-acre campus on the shores of Lake Ontario

·        Active engagement in community involvement


If you or someone you know wants to join the Appleby team, please connect with us by Monday, July 1, 2024.  Your application matters to us and we will review it carefully. While all applicants are thanked for their interest, only those chosen for interviews will be contacted. Please Apply on the YCW portal: Young Canada Works –

As a condition of employment, a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening is required.

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