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We are hiring!

Position: Archivist (Temporary)

Recently, the Northern Rockies Museum received a collection of research papers pertaining to human history in and around Hinton, Alberta; the West Yellowhead region of Alberta; and the upper Athabasca River region. The Northern Rockies Museum is seeking an Archivist to work with this collection. This position will provide experience in archival practice, project management, networking with local, provincial, and national heritage organizations, and the opportunity to experience the Canadian Rockies.

The successful candidate will work 35 hours/week at $22/hour from October 11, 2022 - March 31, 2023.


The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Performing a preliminary examination of the collection and creating an action plan

  • Arranging and describing the collection using a database

  • Filing the collection in archive-safe files and boxes

  • Supervising volunteers

  • Digitizing files

  • Creating a finding aid

  • Creating monthly reports, follow-up documents, and promotional material about the collection

  • Cover the museum front desk in the Manager's absence (this will only apply when the Manager has full days off, and will not interfere with the Archivist’s work other than greeting and directing drop-in visitors).



  • Educated in Archival Studies, Museum Studies, Library and Information Science, Public History, History, or related discipline

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Organized

  • Capable of group and self-guided projects

  • Interested in history

  • Experience in archives, museums, or libraries is an asset.

  • Experience with archival databases is an asset

  • Eligible for Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage Program; criteria found here

Application Deadline: August 31, 2022

Please email cover letters and resumes to, or drop them off at Northern Rockies Museum: 225 Gregg Avenue, Hinton, AB. Feel free to call the Manager at 780.801.2643 if you have any questions!

The Northern Rockies Museum is an equal opportunity employer

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