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  • 25 Nov 2020 9:52 AM | Anonymous

    Archives Assistant

    Port Hope Archives

    Location:  17 Mill Street North, Port Hope, ON

    Compensation:  $ 14.25/hr

    The Port Hope Archives exists to collect and preserve archival materials which illustrate the growth and development of the Municipality of Port Hope, or which pertain in whole or in part to activities within the geographic boundaries of the Municipality of Port Hope.

    Established as The Ganaraska Region Archives in 1994 and renamed the Port Hope Archives in 2005, the Archives has been serving the Municipality of Port Hope for over 20 years.  Supported by dedicated volunteers and generous members, the Archives provides access to archival materials related to Port Hope's history. An archivist is on staff to catalogue the collection and assist researchers.

    The collection is comprised of materials donated to the Archives to preserve for future generations and to be used by anyone interested in Port Hope and Hope Township's history. Archival materials include photographs, ledgers, documents, journals and maps.  Researchers are welcome to visit the Archives and use the reading room to conduct research on their home, family or the local history. A reference computer is available to search the internet, local databases and the Archives' collection. 

    Description and Duties

    The Port Hope Archives is looking for a motivated, energetic student who is interested in furthering their practical experience in aspects of archival work. It is an ideal position for a student with a specialization in Archival Studies or a related field. The successful candidate will work in a supportive environment, with a mandate both to complete a distinct project and to experience a range of archival tasks. This position has been funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program.

    The Port Hope Archives has a large collection of close to 37,000 land instruments relating to the purchase and sale, mortgages, etc. of properties located within the Municipality of Port Hope. These documents will be digitized as part of a multi-year project. The Archival Assistant will be responsible for digitizing a portion of these documents and entering relevant information into our database.

    On site supervision will be provided for all activities. The Archivist will directly support mentoring. A goal-setting meeting will occur at the commencement of employment and additionally through the work term as required.

    The student will develop significant digital skills regarding our specific collections management system. They will also be trained in the use of digitization equipment, and be provided with the opportunity to enhance their computer skills. 

    The student will be trained in the WHMIS system. They will learn about any potentially hazardous products in the workplace. MSDS information will be provided at all times. The objective is to ensure that the student is trained in all safe workplace practices relevant to our organization. The Port Hope Archives provides a safe, inclusive and healthy work environment to all its employees, volunteers, and visitors. The student may be called upon to complete other relevant tasks.

    Qualifications    

    • Ability to self-motivate, and work both independently and collaboratively
    • Familiarity with accessioning archival material; the PHA uses museum standards for accessioning of materials
    • Complete repetitive tasks with a high level of performance
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Ability to lift 40lbs with ease, and bend and kneel repetitively
    Please submit your cover letter and resume to archives@porthope.ca by the end of Sunday, December 6th. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    The Employment Period runs from January 4 to February 26, 2020, Monday to Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm, at a rate of $14.25/hr. This job has been funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program.

    A socially-distanced working environment will be provided for this position, with no contact with visiting members of the public. 

    Application Webpage: http://www.porthopearchives.com/job-postings.html

    Job Poster: 86589542_2020_archival_assistant-_port_hope_archives.pdf

  • 19 Nov 2020 2:31 PM | Anonymous

    Researcher, EDID

    Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

    We have an opening for a short-term Independent Contractor position for a Researcher, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization (EDID) to support our team at the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (Ottawa, ON). This position reports to the Manager, Programs and Policy, and will be working on compiling best practices for integrating equity, diversity, inclusion and decolonization (EDID) into conferences and events.

    The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences promotes research and teaching for the advancement of an inclusive, democratic and prosperous society. With a membership now comprising over 160 universities, colleges and scholarly associations, the Federation represents a diverse community of 91,000 researchers and graduate students across Canada. The Federation organizes Canada’s largest academic gathering, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, bringing together more than 8,000 participants each year. For more information about the Federation, visit www.ideas-idees.ca.

    Summary

    The Researcher, EDID will work closely with the Manager, Programs and Policy to research, identify and assess EDID best practices for conferences and events. The final deliverables will include a report of the findings, including the list of sources used.

    The ideal candidate is a demonstrated competent researcher who is familiar with the academic milieu within which the Federation operates, has an understanding of how conferences and events are organized, and has experience working on EDID initiatives.

    This contract will be for approximately 140 hours, and is anticipated to run from December 2020 to January 2021.

    Remote work

    The work is to be conducted remotely. The Researcher, EDID is expected to use his/her own computer, internet connection and telephone during the contract. The Federation will provide any additional software that may be required, such as Zoom or other online collaboration tools. Please note that the Federation office is only open on a limited basis due to COVID-19.
    About the project

    The Federation has recommitted to EDID, and to the necessary leadership and collaborative work to advancing EDID within our scholarly communities, and the work that remains to effect systemic change.

    As a step towards addressing these concerns, the Congress Advisory Committee on EDID was established by the Federation’s Board of Directors, to advise the Federation on how to embed EDID in Congress and other Federation events.

    The Committee’s mandate is to advise the Federation on (1) strategies to support EDID in Congress and other Federation events, and (2) specific actions the Federation and its members can take, in the short, medium, or longer term. The priorities of the Committee are to:

    •     Support equitable and inclusive access and participation for all of its members to Federation activities;
    •     Support reconciliation with Indigenous communities, and collaborate to increase opportunities for Indigenous students, scholars, and communities;
    •     Support critical anti-colonialism and decolonization practices; and
    •     Support critical conversations and practices to combat anti-Black racism, including through an intersectional lens that makes visible the simultaneous impact of multiple forms of systemic discrimination.


    As part of its report to the Federation, the Committee would like to offer a set of recommendations to the Federation, including best practices for integrating equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization into conference development and delivery.

    What you will do

    •     Conduct a review of current best practices with regard to developing and delivering conferences and events that are grounded in EDID best practices, including existing and emerging practices for both in-person and virtual events.
    •     Assisting the Manager, Programs and Policy in seeking the input of the Congress Advisory Committee on EDID regarding the research plan as it is developed and implemented
    •     Include all aspects of EDID in the research, while including particular emphasis on the following perspectives: Decolonization, Anti-Black Racism, First Nations, Inuit, and Metis, Women, Visible/racialized minorities, Persons with disabilities, Sexual orientation, and Gender identity and gender expression
    •     Identify best practices for the above, and rate according to: expected impact, level of effort, and resources required.


    What you need

    •     Undergraduate degree from a recognized university is preferred. Some progress towards a graduate degree is an asset.
    •     Experience conducting internet research is required.
    •     Experience working within EDID initiatives is an asset.
    •     Experience working within a university is an asset.
    •     Experience working with conferences and events is an asset.
    •     Good written and oral communication skills in English are required. Ability to communicate in French and/or a Canadian Indigenous language is an asset.


    What you bring

    •     An understanding of the issues surrounding equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization in Canadian academia.
    •     Entrepreneurship, initiative, creativity and a proactive attitude.
    •     High ethical standards and a desire to work with like-minded high-achievers.
    •     Clarity of expression — both in writing and orally.
    •     A sense of ownership of tasks and the motivation to follow through to achieve personal and team goals.
    •     Commitment to Federation values, vision and direction


    To Apply


    If this opportunity intrigues you and relates to your experience, then we want to hear from you!

    The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process and work environment. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we are seeking applications from employment equity groups including but not limited to: persons with disabilities, and Black, Indigenous and/or persons of colour.

    This is an immediate contract to be filled, and applications will be assessed as received. Please email your résumé and cover letter indicating how your experience and skill set will contribute to this project, and including expected remuneration, by December 4, 2020 to hr@ideas-idees.ca.

    Please note that all applications will be acknowledged but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. You must be legally allowed to work in Canada in order to be eligible for this contract.

    The Federation is committed to accessibility. Accommodations are available upon request for applicants taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

    For any questions or to request accessibility accommodations, please email us at hr@ideas-idees.ca.

  • 19 Nov 2020 2:19 PM | Anonymous

    Archiviste médical
    Hôpital général de Hawkesbury


    Location: Hawkesbury  (Ontario)
    Compensation: 28.08$ per hour,
    Archiviste médical à temps plein temporaire pour un an

    L'hôpital général de Hawkesbury et district est un établissement communautaire bilingue qui regroupe plus de 750 employés et 100 médecins et qui dessert la région de Prescott-Russell en Ontario


    Description and Duties 
      

    L'archiviste médical soutient la collecte, l'utilisation, l'accès et la divulgation des données, ainsi que la conservation et la destruction des informations de santé, quel que soit leur format. Ce professionnel effectue une analyse qualitative de la documentation contenue dans le dossier de santé et est responsable de la sécurité des dossiers de santé. Il est le lien pour le droit d'un patient à accéder à des informations de santé privées, sécurisées et confidentielles. Il fournit des informations statistiques à l'organisation, au ministère et aux autres organismes de réglementation.

    Qualifications 

    • Diplôme collégial en gestion de l'information sur la santé ou équivalent
    • Certificat d'archiviste médicale reconnu par l'Association canadienne des archivistes médicales.

    Habiletés / Aptitudes

    • Bonnes connaissances des outils informatisés.
    • Possède une connaissance pratique des deux langues officielles.
    • Connaissance de la terminologie médicale dans un environnement de soins.
    • Connaissance de la législation applicable.

    Si cette opportunité vous intéresse, n'hésitez pas à vous créer un profil et à déposer votre candidature sur notre site Carrières : hgh.ca/carrieres - # de poste : J1020-1275  ou par courriel au hr@hgh.ca


    Application Deadline:    3 décembre 2020  www.hgh.ca/carrieres


     

  • 27 Oct 2020 4:26 PM | Anonymous

    Librarian / Archivist (Full Time, Term - 1 year)

    Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre

    Location: Chilliwack, BC
    Compensation:  Starting at $28/hr

    The Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre (SRRMC) provides services to Stó:lō/Coast Salish Indigenous communities in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia.  The mission of the SRRMC includes maintaining the integrity of Stó:lō history and heritage through the respectful treatment of Stó:lō knowledge , heritage objects and sites.  A key component of this work is the maintenance of the (non-lending) Stó:lō Library and Archives, which is open to the public for research purposes.

    Description and Duties    

    The Librarian/Archivist is responsible for management and operation of the Stó:lō Archives and Library in accordance with Stó:lō Service Agency policies and best practices within the Archival and Library professions, and supervises project/archival staff hired on a contract basis.

    Principal duties:


    • Manages a significant collection of archival records in diverse formats including: photographs, maps, electronic records, sound recordings, books, and ephemera.
    • Acquiring, authenticating and appraising archival materials, assessing conservation requirements, maintaining intellectual control of the collection, developing finding aids according to Canadian archival standards and recommending materials for deaccession.
    • Supervises the operation of the Stó:lō Library.
    • Responds to a wide variety of reference requests from communities, academics, and the general public.
    • Seeks funding via grant writing to support and expand capacity.
    • Develops and maintains connections with the broader library and archives professional community and institutions.
    • Develops opportunities for work experience, with specific interest in relation to the Stó:lō community.
    • Assists colleagues with research, and supports relevant research initiatives.
    • Administers and maintains the Stó:lō Research Registry.
    • Assistance with the bi-annual Stó:lō Ethnohistory Field School.
    • Administrative support for the Stó:lō Xwexwilmexw Treaty Table.
    • Support for the House of Respect Caretaking Committee.
    • Participates in other Stó:lō Research and Resource Management activities and works outside of standard hours from time to time.


    Qualifications    

    • University degree in Archival Science or Library and Information Sciences.
    • Up-to-date knowledge of the principles, practices and values of archival science and familiarity with their practical application.
    • Experience providing reference and research services to colleagues and the public.
    • A strong interest in and preferably knowledge of Stó:lō history and cultural traditions an asset.
    • Experience using a computer database system such as PastPerfect for managing archival and library collection.
    • Must have proven ability to work on a variety of computer programs including MS Word, Windows, Excel and Access.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills marked by professionalism, teamwork and courtesy. Ability to relate to a wide range of users in order to provide the appropriate resources and/or services.
    • Must have strong organizational skills.
    • A valid Canadian driver's license.
    • Ability to maintain a healthy working relationship with staff, community representatives/members and representatives of other organizations.
    • Maintain the confidentiality guidelines of all records, materials and communications concerning clients, staff and Stó:lō Service Agency

    Application information

    Candidates will be screened according to the qualifications/requirements. Interested candidates are required to submit a resume and covering letter. Please include position title on subject line. Send to:

                                     Stó:lō Service Agency Personnel Department
                                     Bldg. #5A, Floor #2 - 7201 Vedder Road
                                     Chilliwack, BC V2R 4G5

    Email: jobs@stolonation.bc.ca

    Deadline:  November 6, 2020  4:00 pm PST

    Job Poster: see here



  • 26 Oct 2020 12:59 PM | Anonymous

    Dean, Faculty of Information (iSchool)

    University of Toronto

    Location:   Toronto, ON

    The University of Toronto is conducting an extensive search for Dean of the Faculty of Information (iSchool), to take office by July 1, 2021, and invites expressions of interest, applications, and nominations. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the world's leading information and knowledge management schools that is transforming society through collaboration, innovation, and knowledge creation.

    The Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto is educating the next generation of professional and academic leaders in information, communications, and technology. The Faculty is leading the way in shaping these fields through ground-breaking interdisciplinary research and teaching. Undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs at the Faculty offer cutting-edge specializations in areas including: Archives and Records Management; Media, Technology & Culture; Critical Information Policy Studies; Human-Centered Data Science; Information Systems & Design; Knowledge Management; Library & Information Science; and User Experience Design. The Faculty also offers a Master of Museum Studies program that is unique in Canada. The iSchool is home to several research hubs including the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology, the Digital Curation Institute, the Identity, Privacy & Security Institute, the Knowledge Media Design Institute, and the Technoscience Research Unit.

    Description and Duties    

    The Dean of the Faculty of Information will provide dynamic national and international leadership to enhance the Faculty's endeavours, promote excellence and inclusion amongst all faculty, staff, and students, and relate successfully to a wide range of internal and external partners. Reporting to the Vice-President and Provost, the Dean will be a part of the senior leadership of the University of Toronto and will provide visionary strategic leadership in academic planning, creating an environment that promotes research innovation and excellence, and in the development and delivery of outstanding academic programs and services that meet the changing needs of students.


    Qualifications    

    The successful candidate will be an accomplished and visionary scholar and administrator who has demonstrated transformative accomplishments in education and research, and has a history of academic leadership that reflects a commitment to inclusive excellence. The new Dean will possess an open and collegial style, a creative approach to problem solving, outstanding management, communication, and interpersonal skills, and a record of building strong teams and engaging with the community. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated intellectual and ethical leadership as a convener, ambassador, collaborator, and catalyst in mobilizing institutional and community stakeholders to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion. The ideal candidate will further demonstrate empathy and first-hand experience engaging with the wide range of disciplines, interests, and people represented at the University of Toronto.
     
    The Search Committee will begin considering potential candidates immediately and will continue until the positions are successfully filled. Applications should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references (who will not be contacted without consent of the applicant), and may be submitted in confidence, electronically, to the University's executive search consultants Laverne Smith & Associates Inc. at UTischool@lavernesmith.com.

    The University of Toronto is consistently ranked among the top 25 universities in the world for innovation, teaching, and research impact. U of T was recently ranked 15th in the world for graduate employability, and U of T's alumni include distinguished researchers, teachers, decision-makers, prominent politicians, global business leaders, and eminent philanthropists. The University supports a renowned commercialization program through a network of entrepreneurial accelerators, and is located in one of the most diverse, vibrant, and inviting cities in the world. U of T is also recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers and one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers.

    The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. In accordance with the AODA, accommodation will be provided to individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

    Job Poster


  • 21 Oct 2020 9:53 AM | Anonymous

    Archives Assistant
    Museum of Dufferin

    Location:   936029 Airport Road, Mulmur, Ontario - north of Orangeville
    Compensation:   $26.15 to $30.60 per hour

    The County of Dufferin sits on the fringe of the Greater Toronto Area, about 100 kilometres northwest of Toronto. It is largely a rural county with three urban settlement areas. The region is well known for its rivers, its rolling hills and its excellent outdoor recreation opportunities. The UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, the Niagara Escarpment and the world famous Bruce Trail, run through Dufferin offering spectacular vistas and hiking opportunities. Home to over 61,000 residents the area boasts fabulous restaurants, shopping and amenities.

    Description and Duties    

    Working 21 hours per week (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) the Archives Assistant will provide assistance to the Archivist in the documentation and automation of the Museum's archival collections. This includes counter service to the public in the Archives and processing requests for information. The successful candidate will also process new donations, transfer existing records, ensure data accuracy and consistency, and assist with research and volunteer projects.

    What you'll do

    • Provide research assistance to public in the Archives.
    • Co-ordinate the documentation and automation of the Archives' collections.
    • Assist with research and data entry for online collections databases and the archives collection.
    • Responsible for the photographing and scanning of items to add to the records database for identification, evaluation and security purposes.
    • Performing other related duties as assigned.

    Qualifications    What you'll bring

    • Post-secondary education in archives or museum studies.
    • Preference will be given to candidates with archival training and/or work experience in an archives.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, including proficiency with database programs.
    • Experience/proficiency in PastPerfect collections management software an asset.
    • Excellent customer service skills.
    • Ability to work as part of a team or independently.


    Application information

    Interested applicants are invited to submit a resume and cover letter before the closing date and time to: hr@dufferincounty.ca

    Quote JOB ID: C39-20 in the subject line of the e-mail

    Application website:  https://www.dufferincounty.ca/careers/part-time-archives-assistant-0

    Applications will be received up to 4:30 pm on November 13, 2020

    As an equal opportunity employer, we seek to attract, develop, and retain highly talented employees with diverse identities and backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We are committed to creating a workplace that is inclusive for all. All applicants are thanked for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will receive a response. Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of job selection and will not be used for any other reason. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

    Job Poster: 86589542_archives_assistant.pdf


  • 15 Oct 2020 12:59 PM | Anonymous

    Archives Outreach Intern

    South Peace Regional Archives

    Location: Grand Prairie, Alberta

    Compensation: $ 17.68 per hour; approx. 343 hours

    The South Peace Regional Archives (SPRA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to gathering, preserving, and sharing the historical records of the region. We add value to people's lives by increasing their understanding and appreciation of the past. The Archives provides access to our records through our public reading room, outreach events, website, and social media. Our dedicated team of staff and volunteers serve an area with a combined population of more than 94,000 people, within the boundaries of Birch Hills County, the City of Grande Prairie, the County of Grande Prairie, the Municipal District of Greenview, the Municipal District of Spirit River, and Saddle Hills County. Visit www.SouthPeaceArchives.org for more information.

    Project Summary

    The Archives' Outreach Internship will expose an individual with an interest in history to a variety of archival tasks and projects, including events, publications, and social media content development. The purpose of these tasks will be to promote the South Peace Regional Archives, its mission, and the records within our collections and available on Alberta on Record. They will also raise the overall awareness of Archives in the local community and among our social media audience.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Archives Outreach Intern works with the Archivist and reports to the Executive Director. They will also work with the Indigenous History Committee and Awareness Committee. Scheduling will be determined during the hiring process. As a result of covid-19, specific tasks and duties are subject to change, pending approval from the Archives Society of Alberta. The position duties include, but are not limited to:

    *  Archives Weeks Exhibition: Each year, the Archives recognizes Alberta Archives Week by launching an exhibition of photographs from the collections; this year, Archives Week was held virtually. The Intern will will support the Awareness Committee in the implementation of a new exhibition and hold primary responsibility for planning and implementing the safe launch/promotion of the exhibition.

    *  Remembrance Day Display: For the month of November, the South Peace Regional Archives commemorates Remembrance Day with a special exhibit, in collaboration with the Grande Prairie Museum. The Intern will add to the Remembrance Day display, in order to reflect a greater diversity of local veterans. Duties will include generating social media interest for the display and assisting the Awareness Committee assemble/ dismantle the display.

    *  Grande Prairie Farmers' Market Christmas Show: This year, the Archives planned to host a booth at the market to raise awareness of the Archives, promote upcoming events, and sell local history publications. The Intern will liase with the Peace County Historical Society to explore alternate plans to accomplish these goals. They will also assist Archives staff in selecting photographs from the collection to be featured on the limited-edition holiday cards.

    *  Holiday Heritage Trees: The Archives' heritage holiday trees feature reproductions of photographs and archival artifacts from our collections. The Intern will support the Awareness Committee in planning and decorating the heritage holiday trees. Duties will include researching winter-themed photographs from the collections, crafting reproductions for display, assembling the trees, and delivering them to their locations. They will also be responsible for creating an interpretive panel that will promote the Archives.

    *  Telling Our Stories Magazine: The Archives publishes a quarterly magazine, Telling Our Stories, that is distributed to members of the Society and members of the community. The Intern will research and write 6 articles for Telling Our Stories, including at least 3 articles that include Indigenous content in order to increase the overall quantity and quality of Indigenous content in the magazine.

    *  From the Vault Fridays: "From the Vault Fridays" is a new social media initiative to promote access to the South Peace Regional Archives collections. The Intern will research, write, and schedule 26 Facebook posts for "From the Vault Fridays."

    *  Other projects: As a result of covid-19, many of the Archives planned outreach events have been cancelled. The Intern may assist in the development of alternate programming to replace these events. The Intern will assist with ongoing outreach projects, as assigned.
    Qualifications    Qualifications:


    The Archives Outreach Intern is an individual with an interest in the history of the South Peace area of Alberta and working in the archives field.  An ideal candidate for this position would demonstrate:

    *  Relevant experience or education in archival studies, library science, information studies, history, social sciences, humanities, or a related field.

    *  Awareness of Canadian history

    *  Interest in learning about Indigenous cultural heritage and how Archives are working towards Reconciliation

    *  Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work both independently and as a team member

    *  Strong communication and research skills

    *  Ability to complete computer projects using web browsers, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with Microsoft Access and Publisher would be an asset.

    *  Ability to lift 40 pounds on a regular basis (i.e. archival boxes documents)

    We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Preference may be given to candidate(s) who meet the selection criteria and self-identify as students in their application.

    How to Apply    

    Applicants must forward an application consisting of a resume and cover letter to Executive Director, Alyssa Currie, via email at Director@SouthPeaceArchives.org in order to be considered for this position. Please indicate "AT_IRP" in your subject heading. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Review of applications will begin on 19 October 2020, and continue until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Candidates selected for an interview will be required to provide two references who are knowledgeable of their qualifications for this position.

    The South Peace Regional Archives is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, new Canadians, and others who may contribute to the diversity of our organization.

    Application Webpage:  www.SouthPeaceArchives.org/Careers


  • 15 Oct 2020 12:50 PM | Anonymous

    Archives Technician: Indigenous Records Project

    South Peace Regional Archives

    Location: Grand Prairie, Alberta

    Compensation: $ 17.68 per hour; approx. 292 hours

    The South Peace Regional Archives (SPRA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to gathering, preserving, and sharing the historical records of the region. We add value to people's lives by increasing their understanding and appreciation of the past. The Archives provides access to our records through our public reading room, outreach events, website, and social media. Our dedicated team of staff and volunteers serve an area with a combined population of more than 94,000 people, within the boundaries of Birch Hills County, the City of Grande Prairie, the County of Grande Prairie, the Municipal District of Greenview, the Municipal District of Spirit River, and Saddle Hills County. Visit www.SouthPeaceArchives.org for more information.

    Project Summary

    This project will utilize records related to Indigenous peoples within the collections of the South Peace Regional Archives (SPRA). The project will examine records within 56 fonds, previously identified by the Indigenous History Committee as containing Indigenous content, in order to provide culturally-appropriate descriptions and contextual information. The project will increase access to approximately 300 Indigenous-related archival photographs and paper artifacts through digitization and promotion on social media. Through consultation with the Indigenous History Committee, the project will enable Indigenous peoples to engage in the identification of photographs and paper artifacts from the South Peace Regional Archives. It will enrich SPRA's records and also help members of Indigenous communities connect with their past.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Archives Technician (Indigenous Records Project) works with the Archivist and reports to the Executive Director. The Archives is open Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 4:30am; scheduling within these hours will be determined during the hiring process. The position duties include, but are not limited to:

    * Re-appraisal: The Archives Technician will review and re-appraise 56 fonds, previously identified by the Indigenous History Committee as containing records related to Indigenous peoples. Many of these records contain descriptions that may now be disputed or considered outdated. In many cases, the descriptions provided to us come from non-Indigenous people and thus may not reflect how those Indigenous people identify themselves. The Archives Technician will select the most suitable records for description and/or re-description: approximately 35 fonds.
    * Re-description: The Archives Technician will revise or supplement existing fonds- or series-level descriptions, where necessary, to reflect culturally appropriate terminology. The Technician will identify approximately 300 Indigenous-related archival items for digitization and provide item-level description of all materials selected for digitization.
    * Digitization: The Archives Technician will digitize approximately 300 Indigenous-related archival items, with metadata, for upload into the SPRA's database and backup server. In consultation with the Indigenous History Committee, the Technician will upload a selection of these digitized items and descriptions online at the provincial website, Alberta on Record.
    * Collaboration with IHC: The Archives Technician will collaborate with members of the Indigenous History Committee and report on project progress during monthly IHC meetings.

    Qualifications    

    An ideal candidate for this position would demonstrate:

    * Relevant training or experience in a related discipline. Education in Indigenous studies, history, or archival studies would be considered an asset;
    * Willingness to train in archival theory;
    * Familiarity with primary historical research techniques and trends and awareness of the needs of disciplines that utilize archival sources. Experience working in an archives would be considered an asset;
    * Awareness of Canadian and Alberta history, political climate, and social context in which records were created;
    * Good understanding of Indigenous cultural heritage, Reconciliation, and the history of settler and Indigenous relations in Canada. Familiarity with local Indigenous communities and families would be considered an asset;
    * Strong communication, organizational, interpersonal, analytical and research skills;
    * Good conflict resolution and negotiation skills;
    * A strong aptitude for independent decision making and acting with initiative;
    * Ability to lift 40lbs/18 kg (ex. archival boxes) on a regular basis.

    We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Preference may be given to candidate(s) who meet the selection criteria and self-identify as Indigenous in their application.

    How to Apply    

    Applicants must forward an application consisting of a resume and cover letter to Executive Director, Alyssa Currie, via email at Director@SouthPeaceArchives.org in order to be considered for this position. Please indicate "AT_IRP" in your subject heading. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Review of applications will begin on 19 October 2020, and continue until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Candidates selected for an interview will be required to provide two references who are knowledgeable of their qualifications for this position.

    The South Peace Regional Archives is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, new Canadians, and others who may contribute to the diversity of our organization.
    Application Webpage:  www.SouthPeaceArchives.org/Careers


  • 15 Oct 2020 12:40 PM | Anonymous

    Archives Assistant

    South Peace Regional Archives

    Location:  Grand Prairie, Alberta

    Compensation:  $ 17.68 per hour; 35 hours per week

    The South Peace Regional Archives (SPRA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to gathering, preserving, and sharing the historical records of the region. We add value to people's lives by increasing their understanding and appreciation of the past. The Archives provides access to our records through our public reading room, outreach events, website, and social media. Our dedicated team of staff and volunteers serve an area with a combined population of more than 94,000 people, within the boundaries of Birch Hills County, the City of Grande Prairie, the County of Grande Prairie, the Municipal District of Greenview, the Municipal District of Spirit River, and Saddle Hills County. Visit www.SouthPeaceArchives.org for more information.

    Position Summary

    The purpose of the South Peace Regional Archives Society is to encourage the appreciation and study of the history of the south Peace River Country of Alberta by acquiring, preserving, and making accessible to the public, records in any format which reflect the cultural, social, economic and political history of this area. The Archives Assistant contributes to that purpose by processing archival records so that they are available for public use.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Archives Assistant works with the Archivist and reports to the Executive Director. Regular working hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm. The majority of this position will consist of processing the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie records for public use. The position duties include, but are not limited to:

    * Processing a large volume of original and secondary records. The Archives Assistant will consult the Archivist to determine original order and provenance.
    * Describing the records at all levels, in accordance with the Rules for Archival Description
    * Completing preliminary conservation tasks including re-boxing and re-foldering the records using acid free housing, as well as removing staples.
    * Writing and uploading metadata concerning the records into Microsoft Access in order to create a digital finding aid
    * Digitizing a small selection of photographs and archival records for upload to Alberta on Record.
    * Writing and publishing blog post(s) describing the project and/or contents of the records.

    Qualifications:   

    An ideal candidate for this position would demonstrate:

    * Relevant experience or education in archival studies, library science, information studies, history, social sciences, humanities, or a related field.

    * Willingness to train in archival theory; Experience working in an archives would be considered an asset;

    * Awareness of Canadian and Alberta history, political climate, and social context in which records were created;

    * Strong communication, organizational, interpersonal, analytical and research skills;

    * Good conflict resolution and negotiation skills;

    * A strong aptitude for independent decision making and acting with initiative;

    * Ability to complete computer projects using web browsers, Microsoft Outlook, and Word. Experience with Microsoft Access would be an asset.

    * Ability to lift 40lbs/18 kg (ex. archival boxes) on a regular basis.

    To Apply:

    Applicants must forward an application consisting of a resume and cover letter to Executive Director, Alyssa Currie, via email at Director@SouthPeaceArchives.org in order to be considered for this position.

    Please indicate "SPRA_AA" in your subject heading. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Review of applications will begin on 19 October 2020, and continue until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Candidates selected for an interview will be required to provide two references who are knowledgeable of their qualifications for this position.

    The South Peace Regional Archives is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, new Canadians, and others who may contribute to the diversity of our organization.

    Application Webpage: www.SouthPeaceArchives.org/Careers


  • 15 Oct 2020 12:08 PM | Anonymous

    Digital Information Management Analyst

    Halifax Regional Municipality 

    Location:  81 Ilsley Ave , Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

    Salary:  $ 59, 170 - $ 82, 630 (Non Union P1), Full-time permanent

    Hours of Work:  Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, 35 hours per week

    Description and Duties    

    Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting applications for the permanent position of  Senior Digital Information Management Analyst for Halifax Regional Municipality. We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women (applying for non-traditional positions), persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons and persons of the LGBTQ+ community. HRM encourages applicants to self-identify.

    Reporting to the Manager, Corporate Information Management (CIM), and working in accordance with the priorities established for the Business Unit and Administrative Order No. 2015-001-GOV, the Senior Digital IM Analyst contributes technical expertise and knowledge required to deliver exceptional IM services to all Business Units of HRM. This position is responsible for maintenance and safe-keeping of HRM's digital information and records. This position ensures the identification, organization, accessibility and preservation of semi-active, vital, long-term operational and archival digital records stored on HRM's infrastructure.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Working closely with Business unit representatives, design enterprise content management taxonomies which adhere to HRM's Records Retention Plan.
    • Identify and inventory business unit records for migration into HRM's electronic content and records management system
    • Working as part of the ECRM project team, determine and recommend information flow solutions to assist business units in managing electronic content
    • Provides information management advice and assistance on the development and implementation of the Corporate Information Management program, including electronic content and records management systems.
    • Conducts business unit interviews, and facilitates discussions regarding "as is" and "to-be" business processes for the management of electronic information
    • Analysing current business unit information processes to recommend fundamental improvements to business unit representatives which exploit technology components, eliminate redundant tasks, and minimizes duplication of effort;
    • Attends ECRM project management team meetings to discuss critical process issues, recommend business process changes and improvements to ensure information management goals align with ECRM project goals
    • Provides on-going support to business unit representatives in all aspects of electronic information management

    Supervisory & Leadership:

    • Takes the primary role in the implementation of any electronic content and records management system throughout HRM.
    • Responsible for supervising information management resources assigned to ECRM project team and mentoring other team members in the information management discipline
    • Under AO-2015-001-GOV, leads the development, on-going improvement, education, and promotion of good information management practices in electronic environments
    • Assists Corporate Information Manager in recruitment activities and makes hiring recommendations based on potential candidates' experience and knowledge of information management best practises;
    • Participates and makes recommendations on the recruitment of project resources;
    • Participates in the evaluation process for the procurement of contract and consulting services in support of Corporate Information Management activities and projects
    • Assists with the development of policies, procedures, guidelines and standards necessary for the implementation of the CIM program
    • Other duties related to the delivery of the CIM program as assigned

    Qualifications     

    Education & Experience

    • Master's degree specializing in information management or archival studies with three (3) or more years related experience.
      Information Governance Certification considered an asset.
    • Project management experience considered an asset.
      Demonstrated experience participating in identification, design and implementation of an Electronic Content Records Management System.
      Demonstrated ability to execute and deliver project deliverables on time and on budget.
    • Technical/Job Specific Knowledge and Abilities
      Extensive knowledge of theoretical and practical information management and technology issues as it relates to information management.
    • Knowledge of information systems planning, design, development and implementation.
    • Experience implementing and using electronic records management software and document management systems.
    • Knowledge of good document management practices and procedures.
    • Experience in developing and delivering training programs.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of project management principles, practices and methodology.
    • Demonstrated ability to analyze business problems and develop effective technical solutions.
    • Excellent oral,  written communication and presentation skills.
    • Experience in the development of policy and procedures.
    • Experience in interpreting legislative and policy requirements as related to records management.
    • Familiarity with municipal government organization, procedures and protocol.
      Familiarity and knowledge of access and privacy (FOIPOP) issues and legislative requirements.

    Competencies:

    Achievement Motivation, Analytical Thinking, Communication, Customer Service, Flexibility, Initiative, Organization & Planning, Teamwork & Cooperation, Valuing Diversity

    SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: This position will have access to and/or knowledge of confidential information therefore incumbent will be required to sign a Confidentiality Agreement as well as Criminal Records Check 

    Please note: Testing may be conducted as a component of the selection process to assess technical and job specific knowledge. Candidates, who are selected for testing, may be tested in a group setting, scheduled at the employer's discretion.

    CLOSING DATE:  Applications will be received up to 11:59 pm on Tuesday October 20, 2020 

    Please note: We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for interview/testing will be contacted.

    During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request an accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process

    How to Apply:  online application here

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