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Job posting: Archives technician

  • Job title: Archives Technician (1 position available)
  • Location: Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • Wage: $13.00/hour, 35 hours/week
  • Dates: 29 May 2017 to 18 August 2017

The ETRC is looking for an enthusiastic and autonomous student, passionate about history, to work in the Archives Department. The project will give the successful candidate an opportunity to get a feel for working with archives as they preserve and organize documents and photographs attesting to the history of the English-speaking communities of the Eastern Townships. The project will further expand the student’s realm of knowledge through the digitization of historical documents, the preparation of an exhibition using photographs and records from the collection, and the preparation of social media posts to engage the public.

Job description

This job consists of a three-part project that will work towards preserving, organizing archival documents attesting to the history of the English-speaking communities of the Eastern Townships at an accredited archives department. Included among the tasks are the preparation of a an exhibition using material from the archives and the preparation of social media posts.

Qualifications

  • be a university student studying in documents and archives management, or history, or a related program;
  • be fluent in English with a good knowledge of French;
  • possess good research and writing skills.

How to apply

  • Submit your CV and cover letter to Ms. Vicky Martineau by Monday, 1 May 2017, 4:30PM EST.
  • By mail: Eastern Townships Resource Centre, 2600 College Street, Sherbrooke, QC, J1M 1Z7
  • By email: etrc2@ubishops.ca

New grant for the ETRC

It is with great pleasure that we inform you that the Eastern Townships Resource Centre has received a grant of $42,656 from Heritage Canada.

The English-speaking community of our region has a rich history, and the Eastern Townships Resource Centre does an outstanding job of highlighting it. I am delighted that the ETRC will benefit from Heritage Canada’s support so that more curious people can learn about our cultural heritage.

Marie-Claude Bibeau
Minister of International Development and la Francophonie

The grant is dedicated to the project “Off the Shelf”, an online bibliographic database that lists and describes thousands of items (books, articles, films, artworks etc) related to Quebec’s English-speaking communities. The ETRC will be partnering with Concordia’s Quebec English-speaking Community Research Network (QUESCREN) on this project.

Over the past 40 years, historian Brendan O’Donnell has volunteered his time in compiling a unique annotated bibliography. This resource lists and describes all publications related to English-speaking communities in Quebec. It is a treasure trove of everything from famous books to hard-to-find publications such as local history theses, films and articles published in specialized journals. It has the potential to be an “on-stop-shop” inventory of relevant scholarship. The bibliography was first published by the ETRC and as series of books in 1985 and 1992. In 2009 QUESCREN published the third volume and launched an online version of it that same year. Brendan O’Donnell continues to update the bibliography, which reached its 10,000th title in 2015. With this project, the ETRC will ensure the sustainability of Brendan O’Donnell’s work by creating a user-friendly online database – open to everybody.