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About UJA Federation Of Greater Toronto

At UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, our vision is to lead the most vibrant Jewish community in North America - a community characterized by its diversity, unity, compassion, generosity and commitment to Jewish values. Together with our philanthropic, volunteer and professional leadership, we’re changing lives.

As one of North America’s leading Jewish non-profits, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto works to preserve and strengthen the quality of Jewish life in Greater Toronto, Canada, Israel and around the world. UJA advances this mission through fundraising, programs, and research focused on our strategic pillars: fighting poverty and improving well-being, growing Jewish education and identity, countering antisemitism and hate, and strengthening connections with Israel and Jewish communities worldwide.

About The Ontario Jewish Archives

Founded in 1973, the Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre (OJA) is the largest... repository of Jewish life in Canada. The OJA is uniquely positioned to collect, preserve and share the records of the Jewish communities of Ontario, providing evidence of differing lived experiences and ensuring that the Jewish experience is included in the broader municipal, provincial and national narratives.

About The Opportunity

Working alongside OJA archivists, the assistant archivist(s) will be responsible for managing the move of the OJA’s offsite holdings. Work will include retrieving and examining the collections, conducting collections appraisal in consultation with the supervisor, reboxing and rehousing contents when required, creation of file lists and data entry, relabeling and barcoding, and lifting and carrying. Other potential duties may arise as the project progresses. Work from July-December will primarily occur at the offsite storage facility. The remainder of the contract will occur onsite at the OJA’s offices.


• Master of Information degree or equivalent

• Thorough comprehension of the Rules for Archival Description
• Familiar with appraisal methods
• Demonstrated experience managing large complex projects
• Experience working with InMagic and Microsoft Office programs
• Highly detail orientated and organized
• Comfortable asking questions, and making judgements based on established policies and procedures
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to work collaboratively within a team as well as independently, when required
• Ability to work in a physically-demanding environment
• Familiarity with the history of the Jewish communities of Ontario and the role of the Ontario Jewish Archives is an asset
• This is a 47-week contract opportunity (34 hours per week @ $25 per hour). No Benefits. The role will be fully on-site until December, after which there will be flexibility to work from home.

We look forward to connecting with you to understanding what you can bring to the UJA team and how we can support your career goals. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume. Only those applicants invited for interview will be contacted.

Commitment to Inclusion and Accessibility:

UJA Federation supports a diverse candidate and employment experience. We are proud of our dynamic professional team, which reflects the diversity of the Jewish community and general community alike in Greater Toronto. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants from all communities. We encourage you to follow us to get regular updates on open roles. We are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible workplace and believe this is essential to ensure that every member of our team can thrive.

We adhere to barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs


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