Student job posting: Digital Special Collections Assistant, Art Gallery of Ontario

Digital Special Collections Assistant (link)

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

Canadian citizens or residents only, must be a student

Title Digital Special Collections Assistant (2016 Young Canada Works)
Posting Number 1012441
Employee Group Student
Status Temporary Full-Time
Salary Range $20 per hour
Hours/Days of Work up to 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday
Start Date 5/16/2016
End Date 8/5/2016
Length of Assignment [m/d/y] 12 weeks
External Posting
Digital Special Collections Assistant
2016 Young Canada Works Program
The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is among the most distinguished art museums in North America. We celebrate creativity, advocate for artists and shape the conversation about art in our local and international communities. We connect to the world through collaborative and innovative partnerships which provide opportunities to share fresh ideas and discover new voices.
If you are seeking a dynamic, multi-faceted work environment then the AGO may be the right challenge for you.
This position is a part of the Government of Canada’s Young Canada Works program which is an initiative of the Department of Canadian Heritage in support of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy.
To be eligible, candidates must register on the Young Canada Works website ( Candidates must be between the ages of 16 and 30 at the start of employment and have been a full-time student in the Winter 2016 semester and intend to return to full-time studies for the Fall 2016 semester. Candidates must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or have refugee status in Canada and be legally entitled to work in Canada.
The Art Gallery of Ontario seeks a Digital Special Collections Assistant to contribute to the description, digitization and preservation of archival collections related to the Canadian art world.
Our ideal candidate has completed a university undergraduate degree, has completed at least the first year of a graduate studies program in archival science; and has a demonstrated aptitude for fine-motor work through experience with crafts or similar activities. Familiarity with standard office software and general familiarity with databases and website content management is required.
This is a temporary full-time position (Monday to Friday), working up to 35 hours per week for approximately 12 weeks.
We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our visitors to apply. Visit our website at and complete your online application profile by April 24, 2016. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act & the AGO’s Recruitment & Selection Policy for Staff, a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.
Application Deadline April 24, 2016

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