John Canemaker during shooting 1968 TV commercial Armour Hot Dogs. Courtesy John Canemaker and Archival Screening Night Roadshow 2021.

Audiovisual Conservation Production Technician (Intern)


Audiovisual Conservation Production Technician (Intern) (internship-paid)


Edmonton, Alberta Canada

Application Date

June 28, 2024

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The Friends of the Provincial Archives of Alberta Society is pleased to offer one (1) Young Canada Works Internship in conservation at the Provincial Archives of Alberta. Based in Edmonton, the Audiovisual Conservation Production Technician (Intern) will primarily work on the digital preservation reformatting of sound and video recordings on magnetic tape. The intern will also work on collections care and outreach projects designed to expand the intern’s knowledge of preservation and its applications in an archival context. The internship will consist of the digitization of Indigenous cultural audio recordings and a filmmaker’s raw recordings and finished works to enhance access to these important historical resources.

This internship requires a background in broadcast, reformatting audiovisual media, and digital asset management. The ideal candidate would be a recent graduate of a broadcast technical program. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required, specifically Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. A willingness to participate in public engagement is also important, as is the enthusiasm to make the most of an excellent practical learning opportunity.

The Friends of the Provincial Archives of Alberta Society is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified parties (particularly women, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority and Indigenous communities), subject to the requirements of the Young Canada Works programme.

This position is scheduled to run September 9, 2024 to March 31, 2025 with a stipend of $27 per hour (36.25 hours per week). Start and end dates are flexible.

Please note that there are two steps to the application process:

Step 1: Register with the Young Canada Works 2024 Programme at the following address:

Step 2: Forward a letter of interest, résumé, and a sample treatment record (attached or include a url) by June 28, 2024 to:

Terry O’Riordan
Audiovisual Conservator
Access and Conservation Services
Provincial Archives of Alberta
8555 Roper Road
Edmonton AB T6E 5W1

The Friends of the Provincial Archives of Alberta Society gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the Canadian Council of Archives and Canadian Heritage in supporting this internship.