Part Time

Collections Assistant

The Ottawa Jewish Archives 21 Nadolny Sachs private, Ottawa ON

Ottawa Jewish Archives
Employment Opportunity

Collections Assistant - 1 year contract (750 hours)
14 hours per week (flexible)

Employment Status: Casual; January 3, 2023 – January 2, 2024
Rate: $17/hour
Deadline: Friday, November 11, 2022; 11:59pm
Location: 21 Nadolny Sachs Private, Ottawa, ON

About the Archives

Since 1969 the Archives has been collecting records that tell the story of Jewish community life in Ottawa from the 1890s to the current day, including materials produced by and about individuals, families, businesses, congregations, community organizations, and associations established and maintained by Ottawa’s Jewish community.

Position Summary
The Ottawa Jewish Archives (OJA) is seeking a motivated individual to assist with cataloguing our extensive backlog of donations. The individual will assist the Archivist with clearing the backlog of past donations, including organizing collections lists, updating the database, and gathering information for database descriptions.

The ideal candidate must be organized, detailed oriented, have a passion for history and an interest in working in the archival/museum field. This position offers experience in cataloguing, archival standards, database entry, artifact handling and preservation, archival collections arrangement, acquisitions, storage, and research procedures. This is an in-person position and requires the candidate to work at the Archives to complete the project. Project timeline is flexible, but work must be completed within 750 hours or by the end of the year.
The archives is open Monday – Friday.

Job Requirements:
• An understanding of archival practices and knowledge of the proper methods for handling archival materials.
• Experience working with archival/museum collections is an asset
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to prepare written reports.
• Ability to work independently without supervision.
• Familiarity with the history of the Jewish community of Ottawa is an asset.
• Valid Police background check required.

Educational requirements: High school diploma
Language requirements: English imperative. French, Yiddish, Hebrew are assets.

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to Teigan Goldsmith at by November 11th 11:59pm.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree Preferred and 0-2 years of experience.