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Islandora Internship

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Salary: An offer will be made to successful applicants for compensation in line with an annual salary of $58,500 - $ 69,356.
Created: November 2, 2021


Islandora Internship Description

Are you a professional who would like to participate in a vibrant international community? Join the Islandora Foundation for eight months as our inaugural Foundation Intern. This position provides somebody with excellent organizational skills and the willingness to learn with an opportunity to interact and support a global network of information professionals, developers, librarians, and institutions maintaining digital repository software “Islandora.” 

Islandora is a modern/state-of-the art open source framework that supports building digital asset management systems, and is collaboratively developed by an international community. Bringing together the best of modern web technologies for content management and stewardship, Islandora empowers many types of institutions to author, preserve, and disseminate collections using global best-practices and open standards. 

As the Islandora communications intern, you will help coordinate existing communications in Islandora and participate in the development of a revised communication strategy, improved documentation, and the planning of an Islandora conference to be held in summer 2022.  

This position is anticipated to be entirely remote, although there may be onsite opportunities for work. The successful incumbent would need to be willing to travel (pandemic pending) for the conference in 2022, expected to be in a North American location, with expenses covered by the Foundation. 

This is an excellent opportunity for a GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) professional looking for strong networking and mentorship opportunities, as well as project management experience in the digital library and curation space, but all qualified applications will be considered. 

Compensation: An offer will be made to successful applicants for compensation in line with an annual salary of $58,500 - $ 69,356. 

Term: January - August 2022

Reporting to the Secretary of the Islandora Board of Directors the successful applicant will:

  • Author/circulate notes and other communications for key Islandora community groups. 
  • Collaborate with active community membership groups to facilitate a renewal of Islandora communication and event planning. 
  • Organize the development of a planning committee and the execution of an Islandora conference in the summer of 2022. 
  • Organize the website  and social media updates for Islandora.
  • Manage some supporting budgets/purchasing in collaboration with the bookkeeper and Islandora Foundation treasurer.

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated, strong written and spoken communication skills, including the ability to set and maintain agendas and notes.
  • Technical acumen and ability to learn new technologies.
  • Ability to manage projects.
  • Demonstrated, robust understanding of underlying principles in diversity, equity and inclusion and strategies that enhance equity. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively across diverse teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with a high degree of effectiveness.
  • Demonstrated interest in GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums)  environments and/or Open Source communities
  • Knowledge/awareness of key communications technologies (Google groups, Google calendar, and Slack)

Desirable Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in a relevant field (communications, information science/studies)
  • Previous experience working in communications, especially for non-profit organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage technology to solve problems.

Application Instructions

Candidates must submit to community@islandora.ca a statement of interest citing the position name, a full curriculum vitae, and a list of three (3) references including an email address for each by November 21st, 2021.  In addition, a statement on how the candidate will implement the principles of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in their career is to be included in the application package.

An application package including and addressing all of the elements listed above must be submitted electronically as a single PDF file to:


The Foundation wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. Applications shall be assessed by the Islandora Board,  and a shortlist of candidates shall be interviewed. Only those applicants selected for the shortlist will be contacted.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The Islandora Foundation is committed to the principle of equity in employment. We encourage applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. 

Questions about the position can also be directed to the Islandora Board of Directors via community@islandora.ca 


Published: Thursday, November 4, 2021 02:43 UTC

Last updated: Thursday, November 4, 2021 02:43 UTC