Summer Archive Interns

The Manitoba Arts Council is currently seeking 2 Manitoba students currently enrolled in an Archival/Library Sciences Program to fill 2 Summer Intern positions. Under the guidance of a Communications Specialist, the Summer Interns will work to update the Council’s paper records/archive in coordination with Manitoba Archives. This will include the development of protocols and processes for MAC’s paper records management system and archive. If time permits, the project may include making recommendations towards Council’s digital archive and the outline of a digital records framework.


  • Enrolled in a graduate studies program in Archives or Library Sciences.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate and make recommendations.
  • Ability to work as a team member without close supervision.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office software products.
  • Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to speak French is an asset.

The Summer Intern positions are for the period May 1, 2017 through September 1, 2017. The Summer Intern positions pay $15/hr. Applicants need to provide a resume and cover letter along with a recent school transcript to the attention of Charlene Brown at by March 31st, 2017.

The Manitoba Arts Council strives to be an employer that is inclusive and reflective of the population it serves. We encourage applicants to voluntarily self-declare in the cover letter or resumé if they are from any of the following employment equity groups: women, Aboriginal people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities. Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Aboriginal people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

About the Manitoba Arts Council

The Manitoba Arts Council (MAC) is an arm’s-length agency of the Province of Manitoba, established in 1965 to “promote the study, enjoyment, production, and performance of works in the arts.” The Council makes awards to professional arts organizations and individuals in all art forms including theatre, literature, dance, music, painting, sculpture, architecture or graphic arts, and includes other similar creative or interpretive activity, including arts education.  The Council uses a peer assessment process in making awards.  Historically, the main criterion used to assess applications is artistic excellence.