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Job offer: Documentation technician

Job offer: Documentation technician

With over 40,000 documents, the Bibliothèque de la danse Vincent-Warren holds the largest specialized dance collection in Canada, and one of the largest in the world. Its objective is to identify, acquire, preserve, organize and disseminate information on dance in order to support the pedagogical mission of the École supérieure de ballet du Québec and to meet the needs of dance research for the entire community.

Position summary
Reporting to the Head Librarian, the incumbent will be responsible for :

  • Carrying out the intellectual and material processing of various types of documents and archival holdings.
  • Provide research assistance and technical support to users.
  • Carrying out tasks relating to the circulation of documents (loans, returns, reminders, reservations).
  • Manage periodical subscriptions.
  • Develop and implement training and animation activities for various clienteles.
  • Participate in the development of collections and services.
  • Participate in the management of the École supérieure de ballet du Québec's archives.
  • Help manage the integrated library management system.
  • Monitor and enforce rules of conduct.
  • Perform any other related tasks as required.

The chosen candidate will have the chance to work in a unique artistic universe and be part of a passionate team of people who make the world of dance move.

Education and qualifications required

  • College diploma in documentation techniques or equivalent knowledge of dance and its history.
  • Relevant library experience.
  • Good knowledge of current library standards.
  • Good knowledge of social networks and digital technologies.
  • Ability to work on a Mac.
  • Good writing skills.
  • Perfect command of French and English.


  • Interest in dance and knowledge of the dance world.

Personal skills

The person we're looking for is dynamic and demonstrates a definite ability to set priorities, manage multiple tasks and produce quality work, in addition to having a strong sense of customer service. He/she possesses exceptional organizational skills, analytical abilities, creativity, thoroughness and attention to detail, autonomy, initiative and interpersonal skills.

Conditions and benefits

The Vincent Warren Dance Library is committed to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in employment.

Permanent position of 35h/week (Tuesday to Saturday).

Salary: $23/hour + group insurance, RRSP + vacation + sick/personal days.

Workplace: Vincent-Warren Dance Library

Interested candidates should send their application (resume and cover letter) by e-mail to [email protected] no later than August 21, 2024.

The official start date is September 2024.

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview. The Vincent Warren Dance Library reserves the right to interview candidates throughout the selection process.

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