This is a Young Canada Works Building Careers in Heritage position
Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute (KCVI), a French immersion secondary school, founded in 1792, is the oldest public school in Ontario, the second oldest in Canada. After amalgamating with Queen Elizabeth Collegiate and Vocational Institute (QECVI) in 2016, It will be closing in 2020 and moving to newly constructed Kingston Secondary School. We possess a remarkable number and breadth of historical documents and artifacts and recognize our responsibility to protect them. Unique in Ontario, our collection holds documentation of social and cultural change and an extensive genealogical record. The collection ranges from historic photographs to school records to objects like trophies and specialized equipment
Description of Position
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
1. Creating an inventory plan and inventory template with rationale.
2. Completing this inventory including the digitization of relevant items with upload to the KCVI QECVI Legacy website.
3. Creating with rationale and executing a plan of dispersal for relevant items including to local, provincial or national museums and/or archives.
4. Write a final report with recommendations for an archival storage space and exhibit space at the new school.
5. Engage in the publicization of the project including presentations and media releases.
Skills & Experience / Compétences & expérience
The ideal candidate for this job will possess:
-A post secondary certificate or degree in Museum Science or Library and Archive Science;
-Excellent communication skills in English (required), excellent communication skills in French (an asset);
-the ability to work independently to accomplish goals within a timeline;
-excellent organizational skills;
-attention to detail;
-familiarity with historical research methods;
-museum exhibition development skills;
-knowledge of the conservation of primary documents and historical objects;
-knowledge of Canada and Ontario's history (required), knowledge of history of education in Ontario or of Kingston including its Indigenous history (an asset);
-computer skills especially in digitizing historical documents and objects.
And fulfills the following criteria;
• are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
• are legally entitled to work in Canada;
• will be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
• are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
• will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with the program;
• are an unemployed or underemployed college or university graduate, that is, not employed full-time;
•are a recent graduate who has graduated from college or university within the last 24 months at the start of employment;
-are not receiving Employment Insurance Benefits while employed with the program; and
-have not previously participated in or been paid under this or any other Career Focus internship program funded under the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy
Other Comments / Autres commentaires
-a covering letter
-copy of university or college transcript or degree/certificate