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Subject: Position at YMCA Canada Archives

Position at YMCA Canada Archives

From: Anastasia Rodgers <anastasia_rodgers>
Date: Friday, May 4, 2001
Conservation Technician
YMCA Canada Archives

The YMCA Canada Archives invites applications for a temporary
position as a Conservation Technician to conduct a physical
assessment of YMCA Canada's film collection.

As part of the Canadian YMCA's long tradition of providing social,
educational, and physical fitness programmes in Canada, the YMCA
produced films that were used for instructional and promotional
purposes. These films hold historical and research value as evidence
of the YMCA's activities and contributions in Canada. The YMCA
Canada Archives currently holds a total of 58 films that are
temporarily being stored at the national office in Toronto.

The goals of this project are to assess the physical condition of
the film, identify priorities for reformatting, and make
recommendations for interim and long-term storage.


    *   collect information about film titles currently housed at
        YMCA Canada

    *   assess the physical condition of each film

    *   prepare a report summarizing the findings and, in
        consultation with the YMCA Archivist, make recommendations
        regarding storage of the collection and priorities for

Along with an interest in film conservation, at least one year of
training is required in conservation techniques from a recognized
post-secondary institution.

The duration of the project is one month of full-time work.

Procedure: Interested applicants should forward a resume and cover
letter to:

    Tamara Weterings
    YMCA Canada
    42 Charles Street East
    6th Floor
    Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1T4
    tamara_weterings [at] ymca__ca

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:60
                   Distributed: Tuesday, May 8, 2001
                       Message Id: cdl-14-60-017
Received on Friday, 4 May, 2001

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