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The Archives Society of Alberta (ASA) is a professional association which strives to create a cohesive and engaged archival community by providing its members with the opportunities for professional assistance, continuing education, awareness initiatives, online presence and other services that the provincial archival community requires to assist the people of Alberta, Canada, and the world in experiencing the province’s unique archival heritage.

In response to the 2013 floods in Alberta, Alberta Culture and Tourism has given funding to the Archives Society of Alberta to assist the province’s archives with disaster recovery, and to prepare them for future disasters.

The ASA is looking for a Contract Paper Conservator to assist in the treatment of flood damaged paper records. Reporting to the Lead Team, consisting of the Lead Conservator and Lead Archivist, the Contract Paper Conservator will be responsible for:

  • Keeping detailed examination and treatment reports
  • Conservation treatment of flood damaged paper records
  • Rehousing treated records in archival grade materials


A university degree with a specialization in conservation or equivalent training and experience in paper/archival conservation treatment
General understanding of archival principles
Experience working on batch treatments, or disaster recovery work would be a strong asset
Valid Driver’s License

Location: Edmonton, Alberta                                                                                                            

Compensation: $50/hour, 35 hours a week. This is a full-time temporary contract position for two months, beginning July 13th 2015.

Application Deadline: June 5, 2015

How to apply: Please send your resumé, cover letter, and three examples of examination and treatment reports with photographs to Rene Georgopalis, Executive Director/Archives Advisor, or 407-10408 124 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 1R5.