QPIRG is hiring an Archive Coordinator (Summer Jobs)


The Community Archive Coordinator will be responsible for QPIRG Concordia’s Grassroots Resistance Archive, an archive of posters, pamphlets and publications, as well as banners, buttons and other materials, and will also work on QPIRG-C’s Institutional Archive. The archives includes a physical and virtual component. The Community Archive Coordinator will work alongside staff and volunteers at the Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG) at Concordia University. This position will concentrate on the development, organization, expansion and outreach of the Grassroots Resistance Archive and the upkeep of the QPIRG-C Institutional Archive

-> The online version of the Grassroots Resistance Archive is linked here: https://qpirgconcordia.org/posterarchive

ELIGIBILITY: This position is funded by Canada Summer Jobs and has certain eligibility requirements:

  • be between the ages of 16 and 30
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number

DATES: Summer (June-August 2022)

DEADLINE TO APPLY: May 31st, 2022 at 11:59 pm

STARTING DATE: June 6th, 2022

HOURS: Flexible hours. Please contact us for full details!!! 

WAGES: Contract will pay $3,990 total. Please contact us for full details!!! 


  • Work with QPIRG staff and volunteers to identify improving and promoting the Grassroots Resistance Archive and QPIRG-C Institutional Archive
  • Develop strategies to publicize the Grassroots Resistance Archive to Concordia students and the broader community
  • Scan, digitize and catalogue archival materials (including posters, pamphlets and publications);
  • Update and improve the online archives;
  • Organize and maintain the physical archives;
  • Update and improve the website, including database and graphic design;
  • Promote the Grassroots Resistance Archive through outreach materials as well as at least one public event;
  • Incorporate archival materials from QPIRG Concordia working groups and community organizations into the archive;
  • Submit a final report detailing work completed to the board of directors at the end of the work study period.


  • experience with and working knowledge of websites (including WordPress) as well as with databases
  • ability to work independently and with groups
  • very good written and oral communication skills in English
  • ability to communicate with people of diverse backgrounds
  • volunteering experience and/or working within a volunteer organization
  • proven organizational and time management skills
  • ability to take initiative and work independently
  • creative problem-solving skills
  • database maintenance
  • knowledge of the local social justice milieu
  • commitment to social justice and to QPIRG’s mandate to counter discrimination on the basis of age, race, sex, gender, religion, colour, dis/ability, size, and class


  • skills in volunteer recruitment, retention, and coordination
  • skills in graphic design
  • written and oral communication skills in French and other languages
  • experience working with archives and databases
  • computer skills, including code and programming knowledge

TO APPLY: Please send a CV and cover letter to hiring@qpirgconcordia.org with “Community Archive Coordinator” in the subject line OR drop off a CV, cover letter at our office (please leave in our mailbox slot). If you have any questions, including about salary, you can email us at hiring@qpirgconcordia.org. Please note that only applicants who are short-listed for interviews will be contacted by the hiring committee.

EMPLOYMENT EQUITY: QPIRG Concordia recognizes and welcomes the unique contributions that individuals from marginalized and oppressed communities bring to our organization, and invites these individuals to apply. We encourage applicants to describe the unique contributions they, as individuals with diverse experiences, would bring to QPIRG Concordia in their cover letter or resume. Please indicate clearly in your cover letter that you would like to be considered for Employment Equity.
A full copy of the employment equity policy is available here: https://www.qpirgconcordia.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/20110317_employment%20equity.pdf

ABOUT QPIRG CONCORDIA: The Quebec Public Interest Research Group at Concordia is a resource centre for student and community research and organizing. We strive to raise awareness and support grassroots activism around diverse social and environmental issues. Our work is rooted in an anti-oppression analysis and practice. We seek to make campus-community links and inspire social change through engaging, inclusive and non-hierarchical approaches.-> For more information about QPIRG Concordia, visit www.qpirgconcordia.org
-> The online version of the Grassroots Resistance Archive is linked here: https://qpirgconcordia.org/posterarchive