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YCW Job Posting: Archives Assistant

YCW Job Posting: Archives Assistant

YCW Job Posting: Archives Assistant

We are HiringThe Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) is hiring an Archives Assistant (YCW) for a 12-week term, beginning June 4, 2018. The position will expose the student to a variety of archival situations designed to improve skills and allow the Archives to improve public access to its rich holdings of LGBTQ2+ heritage. The successful applicant will arrange & describe records, assist with reference services, and complete accurate data entry, as required. In addition, the Archives Assistant will work with the Executive Director to convert existing finding aids to standardized EAD-encoded format and make these available publicly through ARCHEION, Ontario’s Archival Information Network. The successful candidate will:

The successful candidate will:

  • Meet requirements of the Young Canada Works program.
  • Have completed at least 1 year of a graduate degree in archival studies, in which coursework has focused on archival arrangement and description and/or metadata.
  • Be able to demonstrate ability to apply EAD encoding through completed catalogue records and/or published finding aids.
  • Have excellent written & oral communication skills.
  • Have an ability to work effectively independently & as part of a team.
  • Knowledge and understanding of LGBTQ2+ history, communities and their issues/interests.
  • A strong commitment to the mission of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives.


The CLGA is committed to supporting and encouraging a diverse environment and seeks candidates from underrepresented communities who can make positive and imaginative contributions. Women, trans, gender non-conforming, Black, Indigenous, and people of colour people are encouraged to apply.

Organization website: www.clga.ca

Application deadline: May 16, 2018

How to apply: Email a cover letter and CV to the attention of Raegan Swanson, Executive Director jobposting@clga.ca

Salary: $20/hr; 37.5 hrs/wk.

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YCW Job Posting: Archives Assistant

YCW Job Posting: Archives Assistant

We are HiringThe Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) is hiring an Archives Assistant (YCW) for a 12-week term, beginning June 4, 2018. The position will expose the student to a variety of archival situations designed to improve skills and allow the Archives to improve public access to its rich holdings of LGBTQ2+ heritage. The successful applicant will arrange & describe records, assist with reference services, and complete accurate data entry, as required. In addition, the Archives Assistant will work with the Executive Director to convert existing finding aids to standardized EAD-encoded format and make these available publicly through ARCHEION, Ontario’s Archival Information Network. The successful candidate will:

The successful candidate will:

  • Meet requirements of the Young Canada Works program.
  • Have completed at least 1 year of a graduate degree in archival studies, in which coursework has focused on archival arrangement and description and/or metadata.
  • Be able to demonstrate ability to apply EAD encoding through completed catalogue records and/or published finding aids.
  • Have excellent written & oral communication skills.
  • Have an ability to work effectively independently & as part of a team.
  • Knowledge and understanding of LGBTQ2+ history, communities and their issues/interests.
  • A strong commitment to the mission of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives.


The CLGA is committed to supporting and encouraging a diverse environment and seeks candidates from underrepresented communities who can make positive and imaginative contributions. Women, trans, gender non-conforming, Black, Indigenous, and people of colour people are encouraged to apply.

Organization website: www.clga.ca

Application deadline: May 16, 2018

How to apply: Email a cover letter and CV to the attention of Raegan Swanson, Executive Director jobposting@clga.ca

Salary: $20/hr; 37.5 hrs/wk.

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Telephone: 416-777-2755
Email: queeries@clga.ca

Street Address:
34 Isabella Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1N1

Mailing Address:
Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives
P.O. Box 699
663A Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1Z9

PUBLIC HOURS

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday

NOTE TO RESEARCHERS:
Some of our materials are stored off site. Before visiting the archives, please send us an email at queeries@clga.ca listing in detail the topics and sources that you wish to consult and we will let you know when they will be available. We aim to respond to email inquiries within 4 business days.

The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives is located on the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabe and the Huron-Wendat. Today, Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

The CLGA strives to gather the stories of the unheard and silenced voices of the 2SLGBTQ+ first peoples of this land. We acknowledge that some stories have already been lost, and we aim to ensure that those that remain and those that are to come are preserved for the future.