TD Bank Financial Group Internship in Art Librarianship and Archive Practice (12 weeks), National Gallery of Canada

TD Bank Financial Group Internship in Art Librarianship and Archive Practice (12 weeks)

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  

Job Summary

Generously supported by TD Bank Group (TD), these competitive, paid internships offer study and training opportunities and work experience in the field of:

Library
Archives

1 – Library: under the supervision of the Cataloguer, the intern will gain experience in cataloguing by participating in the cataloguing of a number of donation to the Library and Archives, including the Laura Brandon donation. At the same time, working with the Head of Reference Services, the intern will gain experience in Reference Services.
2- Archives: working with the Chief, Library, Archives and Research Fellowship Programs, Archivist and Collections Management, the intern will gain experience working with a museum collection management system to develop a profile within the system for archival material. In addition, working with the Archivist, the intern will gain experience sorting, analyzing, arranging, describing and creating a finding aid for archival donations to the Library and Archives.
Full training will be provided for the specific project. In addition, interns will receive a general overview of the activities of the Library and Archives, including introductions to programs in collections development, collections management, reference services, and archives management.
The TD Internship Program is designed to provide entrance-level professional development opportunities for students contemplating careers in the museum, library, or archives fields.

Internships will be for a term of 12 weeks, although the period can vary depending upon the requirements of both the candidate and the museum program involved.

Residency must be completed during the period January through 31 March 2018.

Internships are valued at $7,500 for the twelve-week term, and will be pro-rated in the case of approved shorter or longer periods of internship. Interns may be eligible for a discretionary $750 relocation allowance.

A performance/progress evaluation will be provided twice during the internship: an informal exchange at the fourth week to ensure that learning and project objectives are being met and to evaluate the satisfaction of both parties; the second evaluation will be more formal and will be conducted at the end of the internship – a written evaluation of the work done and the intern’s performance will be completed by the supervisor of the internship, the intern will prepare a report to assess the success of the internship for both the National Gallery and TD.


Requirements

– Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in art history, studio, or related discipline, and must have completed the first year of a community college diploma in library or archive technology, or the first year of the master’s degree in archives, library, and information management.

– candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents legally entitled to work in Canada who are enrolled in or a graduate within the last two years, of a diploma or degree granting program;

– a curriculum vitae, including education, employment, awards and honours, 3 pages maximum;

– a cover letter, 2 pages maximum, which 1) states the relationship of the activity to the candidate’s course of study, career aspirations, and professional development; 2) outlines the candidate’s relevant experience; 3) indicates the candidate’s availability to conduct the internship;

– two letters of recommendation from previous or current employers and/or educational institutions, to be included in your application. These letters must address the candidate’s aptitudes and achievements, and assess the relevance of the internship to the candidate’s career development.

Applications will be reviewed by internal committees representing the Area of Study and consideration will be given to the relationship of the internship to the candidate’s professional development, the candidate’s academic standing, and the strength of the letters of recommendation.

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Condition of Employment

Enhanced reliability check – this factor is not used at the pre-selection stage.


Additional Information

• A variety of assessment tools may be used to assess candidates.
• The National Gallery of Canada is committed to having a skilled, diversified workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily in their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.
• The Gallery is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environment. Alternative selection tool methods and/or reasonable accommodation are available upon request.
• Candidates are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice.


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