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Islandora Foundation Intern

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Salary: $58,500 - $69,356.
Created: October 21, 2022


Islandora Internship Description

Are you a recent graduate who would like to learn and network in the digital library community?

Join the Islandora Foundation in 2023 as our Islandora Foundation Intern. This position requires excellent organizational skills and the willingness to learn and provides the opportunity to interact and support a global network of information professionals, developers, librarians, and institutions maintaining the “Islandora” digital repository software.

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 institutions to create, preserve, and disseminate collections using global best-practices and open standards.

As the Islandora Intern, you will provide strategic operations support to the Islandora community for events and communication, and work with Foundation staff and governance groups to execute meaningful projects to forward the Foundation’s vision for a transparent, welcoming, and sustainable software community.

This position is anticipated to be entirely remote, although there may be onsite opportunities for work. The successful incumbent will be invited to travel (pandemic pending) for the conference in 2023, expected to be in a North American location, with expenses covered by the Foundation.

This is an excellent opportunity for an early-career 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. Our current intern is willing to connect with potential applicants to provide additional information.

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

Term: January - December 2023

Reporting to the Director of Strategic Operations the successful applicant will:

  • Monitor and triage emails for the inbox.
  • Attend all public meetings for the Islandora community and participate actively in administering the Islandora’s community wiki and website.
  • Provide some event organization support for monthly open meetings, as well as Islandora conferences and camps.  
  • Manage some supporting budgets/purchasing in collaboration with the bookkeeper and Islandora Foundation treasurer.
  • Work closely with the Director of Strategic Operations on key projects designed to fulfill the strategic goals of the Islandora Foundation and aligned to your professional goals.

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.
  • Post-secondary education in a relevant field (communications, computer science, information science/studies).
  • Demonstrated 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

  • Previous experience working in communications, especially for non-profit organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage technology to solve problems.

Application Instructions

Candidates must submit to 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 13, 2022.  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

How to apply


Published: Monday, October 24, 2022 14:39 UTC

Last updated: Monday, October 24, 2022 14:39 UTC