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Dunning Trust Project Researcher/Coordinator

Queen’s University Archives is seeking Queen’s University graduate student to oversee a digital humanities project.  Working with both the University Records Archivist and the Digital Archivist at QUA, the successful candidate will conduct research into the history of the Chancellor Dunning Trust Visitorship, assess materials for inclusion, and set up a website with digitized content reflecting the history of the Lecture at Queen’s University. The majority of the research work can be undertaken from home, though there may be a possibility of being located in the Archives in the Winter or Spring term if the successful candidate is locally based.  

The purpose of the Chancellor Dunning Trust Visitorship is to promote the understanding and appreciation of the supreme importance of the dignity, freedom, and responsibility of the individual person in human society.   More information about the visitorship and past speakers may be found here.

We are seeking a candidate with proven archival research abilities, strong writing skills and a familiarity with the work and considerations involved in undertaking digital humanities projects.  Demonstrated experience with digitization, digital resources, content management systems, and related technologies would be an asset.

Please submit a cover letter and CV to archives@queensu.ca (with Dunning Trust in the subject line) by September 28th, 2020. 

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require an accommodation during the interview process, please advise us.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.

 

The McWatters-MacDiarmid Student Internship

Queen’s University Archives is seeking an upper-year undergraduate student to assist with a transcription project. QUA has recently partnered with FromThePage to undertake a public transcription project: https://fromthepage.com/qua. The paid studentship will perform transcription, assist in monitoring and reviewing the transcriptions, communicate with transcribers and help identify indexing terms for the materials in order to make them more accessible. Students will explore various aspects of archival research, collection documentation, digitization and operations.

Knowledge or familiarity with handwriting, transcription and indexing will be of benefit. The studentship will be granted on the basis of academic excellence and demonstrated knowledge, interest, and experience related to archival research. Preference will be given students pursuing degree programming in the Humanities. Students are asked to submit a cover letter and resume to the University Archivist (ken.hernden@queensu.ca) by September 28, 2020. Please put McWatters-MacDiarmid studentship in the subject line.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require an accommodation during the interview process, please advise us.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.