Archives Intern

Archives Intern Posting


October 5th, 2016 – late February, 2017
Hourly Wage: $16


The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC is dedicated to the collection and sharing of community memories of Jewish life in British Columbia. Through innovative exhibits and programming, the JMABC builds bridges with the diverse communities of BC and heightens awareness of the rich 150 year history of Jews in BC. As part of the mandate of the JMABC, the archives documents, acquires and preserves archival records, thereby safeguarding the history of the Jewish community of British Columbia.

The JMABC seeks an Archives Intern for the first phase of the processing of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Pacific Region (CJCPR) fonds.

The Canadian Jewish Congress, Pacific Region fonds (ca. 1969-2001) consists of approximately 51 metres of textual records relating to the administration and operations of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Pacific Region. Also included are records generated by CJC committees on such matters as Jewish education and culture, the Holocaust, parliamentary affairs, community relations, immigration, kashrut, right-wing organizations operating in Canada and a host of other areas of concern to the Jewish community. The JMABC is seeking funding to help cover the cost for this first phase of processing the Canadian Jewish Congress, Pacific Region fonds. The CJCPR fonds is the largest fonds within the JMABC. As such, it is necessary to complete arrangement and description of the CJCRP fonds in separate phases. This first phase will concentrate on the arrangement and box listings of the CJCPR fonds. At a later date, we will complete the second phase, the description and creation of the finding aid which will be made available online.

The ideal candidate for the Archives Intern at the JMABC will have:

  • A demonstrated interest in working in an archival or heritage institution shown through previous volunteer or paid work experiences and/or an academic background in a related field such as history, anthropology, museum studies, library studies or archival studies. Preferences will be given to archival studies students;
  • Previous experience processing archival collections will be considered an asset;
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • An enthusiastic attitude;


In addition, all candidates must meet the following eligibility qualifications set out by the Young Canada Works program:

  • Be a recent graduate of an accredited post-secondary institution.  A recent graduate is defined as an individual who has graduated from college or university within the last twenty-four months.
  • Be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment.
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have refugee status in Canada.
  • Be registered in the YCW candidate inventory.
  • Be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment.
  • Must not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with YCW.
  • Must not be receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with YCW.
  • Must not have 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..

The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC advocates a barrier-free workplace and encourages all qualified applicants to apply.

Applicants must apply with a resume and cover letter by the application deadline:

Sunday, September 25th 2016 at 6 pm

Please email all applications to:

Alysa Routtenberg, Archivist
The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC
6184 Ash Street, Vancouver, BC