The archivists will be responsible for preserving documents to do with The Centre’s history and for the development and maintenance of The Centre’s feminist library. The successful applicants will be expected to work with fragile materials and art work as well curate a contemporary feminist library with the help of the coordinator and the steering collective. This will involve working with Sadleir House to collect books, materials and research projects.
10hrs per week / $14.00 per hour
Job location: Sadleir House, office 202
The Coordinator (Weekly)
The Steering Collective (Monthly)
The successful applicant will report to the coordinator on a weekly basis to clarify their working plan and progress. Day to day questions and check ins will go through the coordinator. Once per month the archivist will be expected to present their work to the steering collective.
Organizing and preserving materials to do with the inception and maintenance of The Centre 1960s to present
Creating a system for our membership to access the historical materials without damage
Coordinating with Trent University and its colleges, community organizations, donors and book stores to curate the Centre’s feminist library
Coordinating with the Sadleir House librarian to create an online database for the public to use in order to access the feminist library
Preserving artwork and promotional materials
Ability to work independently
Ability to lift and put away books and journals
Demonstrated ability to work with fragile materials and legacy media (35mm film)
Strong written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated knowledge of Trent University and its colleges
Strong understanding of social justice frameworks
Ability to work with microsoft excel and google docs
Working knowledge of feminist literature and theory
Previous experience working in a library or archive setting will be considered an asset.
Previous experience working with databases will be considered an asset.
Applicants with a background in Women and Gender Studies will be given priority.
The Centre for Women & Trans People is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of gender, race, class or disability.
The Centre is located in Sadleir House and is not a wheelchair accessible space
Due to COVID-19, the successful applicants will be expected to work remotely wherever possible. When this is not possible, the employee will be expected to work at Sadleir House and follow Sadleir House's safety protocol. This includes maintaining social distancing, maintaining a sanitary work space and wearing a mask. If wearing a mask is not possible due to medical reasons they will be expected to wear a face shield.
In order to apply please send a cover letter and updated CV to by August 31.
Please note that this is a TWSP position and as such each successful applicant will be expected to provide proof of TWSP eligibility as provided from Trent Financial Aid.