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Subject: Internship at Provincial Archives of Alberta

Internship at Provincial Archives of Alberta

From: Margot Brunn <mbrunn>
Date: Tuesday, February 29, 2000
The Historical Resources Intern Program is a joint work/study
program offered by the University of Calgary and Alberta Community
Development. It is designed to provide training opportunities in the
field of heritage/historic resource management, in a unique
work/study setting. Interns will receive on-the-job instruction, as
well as classroom instruction.

Applicants will be assessed on the basis of training, previous
experience, references, and the opportunities that the placement
will provide for the personal development of the individual.

Preservation Technician

    Under the supervision of the Provincial Archives of Alberta's
    Technical Services Coordinator and using approved preservation
    methodology and standards, the intern will work on the
    identification, preservation and basic repair of the archival
    materials held within the Provincial Archives.

    This is skilled work of moderate complexity in collections
    maintenance. The intern will exercise judgement and initiative
    in performing the technical aspects of preventive conservation
    in maintaining the large collection of historic materials held
    by the Provincial Archives.

    Qualifications: Diploma from a technical institution in archival
    studies, conservation, or related discipline.  Thorough
    knowledge of archival techniques used in the preservation,
    restoration and reformatting of one of a kind original
    documents, whether they be paper, audio-visual, photographic or

    Some related experience within an established archival
    institute, museum or similar facility.  Ability to perform basic
    preservation techniques on all mediums, adhering to the
    Provincial Archives of Alberta's procedures.

    Supervision will be given for most projects, at the onset of a
    project, but the intern is expected to have the skills to work
    independently on many complex assignments. The intern will refer
    matters requiring professional and/or/management decisions,
    revision or interpretation of policy, and contentious issues, to
    the placement supervisor.

    Ability to lift and move heavy boxes (30-50 lbs.) when required.

    Driver's license.


        Provincial Archives of Alberta
        12845 - 102 Avenue
        Edmonton, Alberta T5N 0M6

    Salary: $32,500 per annum
    Date--15 Mar 2000

    Placement Term: April 1, 2000 to March 31, 2001. Possibility of

Applicants should forward a resume and letter of interest to:

    Anne Johnston
    Historical Resources Intern Program
    The University of Calgary
    Faculty of Environmental Design
    2500 University Drive NW
    Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
    Fax: 403-284-4608

No telephone inquiries please

Margot Brunn

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Received on Tuesday, 29 February, 2000

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