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We're Hiring- Archive Assistant

Job Title : Archive Assistant

Organization : St. Michael’s Printshop

Location : St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador

Wage: $16-18 per hour (based on experience)

Hours: 35 hrs per week for 17 weeks

Position Time Frame: July 25th 2022 - November 18th 2022

Program Stream: Finders Keepers

About SMP

St. Michael’s Printshop (SMP) exists to develop and grow printmaking as a participatory and accessible art form. SMP provides the facilities and opportunity for visual artists from across the province, Canada, and internationally, as well as for its local community, to learn and engage in the art of printmaking. One of the province’s few artist-run centres and the only artist-run printmaking studio, SMP promotes and continues to push the boundaries of printmaking as a contemporary art form. SMP provides space and specialised equipment for artists to work, educational opportunities through scholarships and workshops, and residencies through its visiting artist program.

About the position

This summer/fall SMP is looking to catalogue our archive of prints. This will include going through the physical archives currently held at MUN and developing an inventory of the work there and the information relevant to the print. Ex. Artist, date, medium. Our goal is to create a catalogue of the prints in our collection, and if time permits, to start photographing work to create a digital archive of the prints as well. The Collections Assistant will work closely with our Executive Director and Admin Assistant both onsite at St Michael’s Printshop and at MUN Special Collections where the archives currently reside.

Responsibilities include:

Careful handling of prints

Matching prints with paper records

Creating a catalogue for the prints

Inputting data collected to develop an inventory of prints

Photographing prints held in the archive

Preferred Skills

Intermediate knowledge of Excel or comparable software

Good organizational skills, with some knowledge of office administrative practices

Knowledge in how to properly handle fine art prints with care

Experience entering data, cataloguing or taking inventory

Eligibility Requirements *These are set by our funder Finders Keepers click the link for more info

Young adults between the ages of 19-29 seeking assistance with career skills training and employment

Not currently employed

Not in school

Available to work up to 35 hours per week generally up to 19 weeks.

Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or persons being granted refugee status

Legally entitled to work according to the relevant federal/provincial legislations and regulation Downloadable PDF below:

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