Intern Archivist (YCW)

Website Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada

Full-time contract, 3 June 2024 to 27 September 2024

$28.00 per hour

Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Application due: 26 April 2024

Job Summary

The Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada is hiring an Intern Archivist through the Young Canada Works program. Under the supervision of the Archivist, the Intern Archivist will learn how to bring together European/colonial archival theories and practices with Inuit knowledge traditions and specific cultural information needs, while gaining valuable experience working in a small archives. They will also learn about the day-to-day workings of a multi-national non-governmental organization, and the challenges and successes of a small cultural heritage repository, by working alongside the ICC Canada staff and through participation in meetings with staff, archives users, and stakeholders.

The Intern Archivist’s tasks include, but are not limited to:

·       Appraisal, arrangement, and description of records, according to RAD and ICC Canada Archives standards;

·       Digitization of textual, photographic, and graphic records;

·       Creation of name, geographic place, and subject authority files according to ICC Canada Archives standards;

·       Adding created content (descriptions and digitisations) to the ICC Canada Archives database (AtoM);

·       Creating social media content (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube) that highlight the ICC Canada Archives’ holdings;

·       Answer reference questions from ICC Canada staff, external users, and stakeholders.

Required Qualifications – Knowledge and skills:

·       Must meet all Young Canada Works criteria;

·       Familiarity with archival practices, methodologies, and theories, especially descriptive standards

·       Ability to work independently, as well as cooperatively;

·       Superb organizational skills and attention to detail;

·       Flexible in handing a variety of concurrent tasks, with solid time management abilities;

·       Strong research skills, and the ability to synthesize information gathered through research;

·       Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;

·       Strong computer skills in Microsoft 365;

·       Discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality;

·       Comfortable interacting with individuals outside of your organization;

·       Some knowledge and understanding of Inuit culture, traditions, and issues.

Desired Qualifications – Knowledge and skills:

·       Knowledge of written and/or spoken Inuktut;

·       Have completed an introduction to archival description course, or have experience working in a Canadian heritage/memory institution (archives, library, museum, historical society).


·       By May 2024, completion all degree requirements for an undergraduate degree or college diploma from an accredited institution in a heritage-related field (preferred: information management/library sciences, archival studies, or Indigenous studies);

·       PREFERRED: by May 2024, completion of all degree requirements for an ALA-accredited Master’s degree, with archives-specific courses (i.e. Master of Information, Master of Library and Information Studies, etc.).

Other Information:

·       Work is normally performed in a typical office work environment, including frequent use of a computer – remote work is not possible (ICC Canada’s office is in downtown Ottawa);

·       Limited exposure to physical risk;

·       Travel to other libraries and archives in the greater Ottawa area may be required;

·       Must have proof of COVID-19 vaccinations;

·       Moderate physical activity, requires lifting up to 50 pounds and some standing and walking.

Application Information

·       Apply at

·       Applicants who are a Beneficiary under a Land Claims Agreement will be given priority.

·       Application Deadline: April 26, 2024

·       Please include an explicit statement of eligibility for YCW in your cover letter.

ICC is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity, disability age, or veteran status. If accommodations are required during the application process, please reach out to the Director of Human Resources at We encourage applicants to self-identify.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest in ICC Canada; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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