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  • 21 Feb 2020 9:24 AM | Anonymous

    Archives Assistant - Summer, City of Thunder Bay Archives

    The City of Thunder Bay Records and Archives Section is part of the Office of the City Clerk and has responsibility for: providing access to and preserving the corporate archival records of the City of Thunder Bay and its predecessor municipalities, records management, access and privacy, the Heritage Advisory Committee.

    Location: Thunder Bay, ON

    Duration: 14 weeks from May 11 to August 14, 2020.

    Salary: $19.62/hour, working 35 hours per week.

    Description and Duties

    The City of Thunder Bay is seeking a student, enrolled in a post- secondary program, preferably in archival, library or information studies, or who has taken a post-secondary course in archival studies, for a 14 week contract. The student will gain experience in several archival and records management functions. Major projects include: analyzing finding aids and indexes for opportunities to comply with the spirit of TRC's Calls to Action; developing a thesaurus; indexing archival records; re-housing archival photographs; assisting with reviewing research of properties on Thunder Bay's Heritage Register; assisting with developing content for the website; assisting with records centre operations; and participating in the delivery of reference services. In addition the Archives Assistant will benefit from job shadowing an archivist in an aspect of archival, records, management, or access and privacy work that enhances their career interest.


    Preference will be given to students enrolled in archival, library, or information studies, or who have taken a post-secondary course in archival studies.

    Candidates must have excellent communication, organization, and analytical skills. Sound knowledge of and practical experience with computers and information technology is essential. Candidates must be fluent in English.

    Experience working in an Archives, familiarity with the Rules for Archival Description (RAD), familiarity with the use of databases, experience in web page development, and knowledge of copyright legislation are considered assets.

    Applicants must be between 16 and 30 years of age, enrolled in and intending to return to full time studies, and registered in the Young Canada Works (YCW) candidate inventory accessible on the YCW website. This position is contingent on receiving funding from YCW.


    Salary: $19.62/hour, working 35 hours per week.

    How to Apply

    Applicants must be between 16 and 30 years of age, enrolled in and intending to return to full time studies, and registered in the Young Canada Works (YCW) candidate inventory accessible on the YCW website. This position is contingent on receiving funding from YCW.

    Note: Applications received for this position will not be acknowledged by mail or phone, unless you are being notified of an interview.

    Applicants for this position should apply online at  by 4:30 pm on the closing date.

    Please quote competition number CMGR-S2-20.

    As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.

    Application Webpage: 

    Application Deadline: March 27, 2020 at 4:30 pm

  • 15 Feb 2020 2:13 PM | Anonymous

    Processing and Reference Archivist

    Location:  Burnaby, British Columbia

    Compensation: The successful applicant will be appointed at a salary level commensurate with their experience and qualifications.  Full SFU Librarian/Archivist salary scales can be viewed here.

    This is a full-time continuing Archivist position, beginning 1 July 2020 or as soon as the successful candidate is available.

    Simon Fraser University Library

    We acknowledge the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) peoples, on whose traditional territories Simon Fraser University's three campuses stand. By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

    Ranked by respected national surveys as one of Canada's top three comprehensive universities for the past 20 years, Simon Fraser University has also been consistently named one of British Columbia's Top Employers in recent years, as well as one of Canada's Top 100 employers, and one of Canada's top family-friendly employers. SFU offers more than 100 undergraduate major and joint major programs and more than 45 graduate offerings, spanning many disciplines in eight faculties, and has an international reputation for its innovative interdisciplinary and professional programs. The main W.A.C. Bennett Library is located on the Burnaby campus, while the Samuel and Frances Belzberg Library is on the Vancouver campus, and Fraser Library is at SFU Surrey.

    The SFU Library is known for the development and implementation of innovative technology, leadership in Open Access, and excellent in-person and online user services. We serve an ethnically diverse student population, most of whom live off-campus and work part-time while attending university. SFU Library collaborates broadly with other institutions through membership in the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, and regional consortia. For more information, see our web site at

    The SFU Library commits to a continuous process of transformation to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion and to serve the cause of social justice. The Library's Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion provides more information.

    Description and Duties

    Simon Fraser University Library invites applications for a Processing and Reference Archivist. This full-time, continuing position is based at the W.A.C. Bennett Library, SFU Burnaby.

    As a member of the Special Collections & Rare Books division, the Processing and Reference Archivist has the inquisitiveness, flexibility, and drive to identify and implement innovative approaches to archival management to promote and enhance user access. The Processing and Reference Archivist manages and promotes archival collections, develops partnerships, implements best practices, and serves as a leader and a peer, working closely with colleagues in SCRB, Resource Acquisition Management & Metadata (RAMM), the Digitization Centre, the Copyright Office, and the wider SFU community.   

    The Processing and Reference Archivist:

    ●  is responsible for prioritizing, processing, and supervising the arrangement of acquisitions in   accordance with national standards and best practices, placing an emphasis on access over producing more granular finding aids;

    ● coordinates reference and instructional activities with divisional colleagues to provide efficient access to faculty, students, researchers, and the public;

    ● recommends appropriate preservation strategies to enhance safety and security of archival holdings;

    ● creates and maintains databases, finding aids, and other tools facilitating discovery of and access to Special Collections holdings;

    ● supervises the creation of accession records and verification of new acquisitions against available descriptions, coordinates shelving of incoming materials, and updates larger location inventory;

    ● supervises library assistants, placement students, and other non-continuing staff on projects;

    ● communicates and collaborates with other Library divisions and external partners on digitization projects;

    ● recommends, implements, assesses, and revises processing and reference policies and procedures;

    ● creates Special Collections research guides and exhibits;

    ● compiles and analyzes daily and monthly reference statistics and generates reports;

    ● participates on Library-wide committees and/or task forces;

    ● advances the values and goals outlined in the Library's Strategic Plan;

    ● is responsible for other duties, as assigned.



    ● Master's degree in Archival Studies, Information Studies, Archival and Library Studies, or another graduate degree with an Archival Studies specialization, from a recognized university archival education program;

    ● Minimum of 2 years professional experience with arrangement and description (n.b. candidates can include internship or placement experience);  

    ● Demonstrated knowledge of RAD (Rules for Archival Description);

    ● Knowledge of or experience with basic metadata standards (e.g, MARC and Dublin Core);

    ● Knowledge of standards for preservation, discovery, and access;

    ● Knowledge of copyright and intellectual property issues, Freedom of Information/Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) legislation and requirements; and archival ethics;

    ● Ability to recognize, respect, and work effectively with individuals and groups with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. This extends to arranging and describing as well as providing access to Special Collections holdings that may include challenging perspectives;  

    ● Ability to develop, maintain, and grow professional relationships and to contribute to a collegial team environment;

    ● Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills, both orally and written;

    ● Commitment to continued professional development; 

    ● Ability to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion and to identify ways in which SCRB and its holdings can advance social justice and Indigenous initiatives at the Library and SFU.


    ● Experience documenting and/or revising archival management policies and procedures;

    ● Experience providing archival reference services and promoting archival collections;

    ● Experience working with AtoM, the archival description software deployed in SCRB;    

    ● Project management experience, especially with grant-funded initiatives;

    ● Experience supervising the work of others such as library support staff or students;

    ● Experience developing research guides, exhibits, or other tools to promote and support use of archival and manuscript holdings. 

    Additional Information

    Librarians and Archivists are members of the SFU Faculty Association. Terms, conditions and benefits of employment are outlined in the Collective Agreement:

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all genders, visible minorities, persons of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2SIA+ identified persons.

    Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see:

    For more information about what to expect if you are applying for a librarian/archivist position at SFU Library, see the following:

    How to Apply

    To be given assured consideration applications must be submitted by email in one consolidated PDF document with cover letter and curriculum vitae by 9:00 a.m. Pacific time on March 23, 2020 to:

    • Susie Smith    
    • Phone: 778-782-4658
    • Library Management Office Fax: 778-782-3023
    • W.A.C. Bennett LibraryEmail:
    • Simon Fraser University

    Phone: 778-782-4658

    Library Management Office Fax: 778-782-3023

    W.A.C. Bennett LibraryEmail:

    Simon Fraser University

    Application Webpage:

    Application Deadline:  March 23, 2020


    Job Poster:  Melissa Salrin

  • 15 Feb 2020 2:00 PM | Anonymous

    Archivist, Digital Archives

    Compensation: According to salary scale

    Montreal, Quebec: Canadian Centre for Architecture

    The Canadian Centre for Architecture is an international research institution and museum premised on the belief that architecture is a public concern. We produce exhibitions and publications, develop and share our collection as a resource, advance research, offer public programs, and host a range of other activities driven by a curiosity about how architecture shapes-and might reshape-contemporary life. We invite collaborators and the wider public to engage with our activities, giving new relevance to architectural thinking in light of current disciplinary and cultural issues.

    Description and Duties

    The responsibilities of this job include the supervision, coordination and monitoring of the archival collection and projects, and specifically the born-digital archives. The incumbent oversees and develops local practices for managing born-digital material held and acquired by the CCA and assists in the strategic direction of acquisition, preservation, and access to born-digital and paper-based archives and contributes to the curatorial projects related to born digital archives. The incumbent serves as the local manager of Archivematica, and coordinate support and development of the CCA's digital repository with the IT department and Artefactual Systems. This includes ongoing maintenance and development of the CCA's homegrown born-digital archives access interface, SCOPE. The incumbent plays a key role in the documentation of archives through the development of standards and procedures, classification and description - and the migration to a new AMS archives management system. The incumbent works closely with the Digital and Publications divisions in developing a digital culture at the CCA.

    Key responsibilities

    Management of born-digital archives

    • Develops and documents practices for the arrangement, description, preservation, and management of born-digital archives in accordance with international standards and best practices
    • Plans, prioritizes and reviews the processing of born-digital archives
    • Supervises the born-digital projects, including review and approval processing plans and editing archival descriptions
    • Collaborates with Reference, the Digital division, and external developers for on-site access to the digital archives
    • Collaborates with the Program, Research and Publications divisions in deciphering research material related to born-digital archives and evaluating the relevancy for public concern
    • Manages daily use of Artefactual Systems and collaborates with the Information Systems division on the strategic development of CCA's Archivematica digital preservation system
    • Manages daily use of Artefactual Systems and collaborates with the Digital division on the strategic development of CCA's born-digital archives access interface (SCOPE)
    • Manages scripts and software utilities used in appraisal, arrangement, description, and SIP creation on dedicated BitCurator processing workstations
    • Supervises implementation of digital forensics tools and techniques for disk imaging of digital storage media
    Acquisition of born-digital archives
    • Develops CCA's capacity to responsibly acquire electronic records and papers
    • Investigates potential acquisitions and evaluates proposed acquisitions
    • Coordinates transfers of digital files from donors, and acting as a liaison between records creators at CCA's curatorial, archival, preservation and technical staff
    • Works directly with records creators to advise on record-keeping practices that will facilitate the eventual transfer of their archives at CCA

    Advisory and administrative responsibilities
    • Advises CCA staff of the functional requirements for acquiring, accessioning, preserving, arranging, describing, and providing access to (born-digital) archives and train archivists, curators, cataloguers, and interns as necessary
    • Prepares, with the archives team, the migration of archival metadata that could be largely related to metadata clean-up of legacy digital archives
    • Serves as the Collection Division's internal and external representative and authority on issues related to (born-digital) archives


    Required qualifications

    • Education: Master's degree in library science, archival science, or other relevant field
    • Experience: 3-5 years working in an archival repository, including experience working with born-digital archival material
    • Ability to work effectively in French and English, or willingness to learn
    • Project management experience
    • Knowledge of ISAD(G), RAD, DACS, and other archival descriptive standards
    • Demonstrated familiarity with data structure standards relevant to the archival control of digital collection materials (EAD, Dublin Core, MODS, METS, PREMIS)
    • Demonstrated knowledge of digital preservation standards such as OAIS and Trus tworthy Digital Repositories
    • Knowledge of a wide range of computer storage media, file systems, software, and file formats
    • Experience applying tools such as Archivematica and BitCurator to process born-digital archives
    Other qualifications
    • Knowledge in working in Linux and with command-line interfaces or willingness to learn
    • Demonstrated experience in reading, using and manipulating born-digital architectural records in common formats and programs (AutoCAD/Revit, VectorWorks, Microstation, Rhino, Maya, etc.)
    • Familiarity with programming/scripting languages such as Python, Ruby, and bash or willingness to learn

    How to Apply

    Please submit your application (resume and cover letter) by email to to the attention of Human Resources, Canadian Centre for Architecture, 1920 rue Baile, Montreal (Quebec) H3H 2S6.

    The application deadline is 8 March 2020. Only successful applicants will be contacted. Please do not call. The CCA is an equal opportunity employer.

    Application Webpage:

  • 15 Feb 2020 1:45 PM | Anonymous

    Information Management Specialist

    Compensation:  $63,973.31 to $72,937.86 per annum

    Victoria, BC:  BC Pension Corporation

    At BC Pension Corporation, we are committed to our people.  We are an organization with wellbeing at its core; offering an outstanding workplace experience where all employees can achieve their full potential.  Some highlights of what we offer include:

    • Flexible work schedules (mobility work, modified work weeks, job sharing, etc.)
    • Competitive compensation
    • Ongoing training and professional development opportunities
    • Comprehensive extended health and dental benefits for you and your family
    • Defined benefit pension program
    • Health & wellness programs - lunchtime seminars, community health activities (yoga, kayaking, etc.) and a comprehensive Employee & Family Assistance Program
    BC Pension Corporation is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law. 

    We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment, assessment and selection processes and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. 

    If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at 

    Description and Duties

    The Information Management Specialist's main focus is to deliver a records and information management (IM) program for the corporation so that corporate information assets are managed effectively in accordance with their determined value and as required by legislation, policy, standards and procedures. This role will develop, analyze, interpret and apply policies, standards and processes related to IM in order to provide IM service, guidance and advice to clients. Services to clients include the development and delivery of training and awareness activities, development and implementation of record retention schedules, and IM process documentation. This position will also conduct routine privacy incident investigations as assigned by the Team Lead. Investigations include gathering information about the incident, documenting findings and making recommendations. This position also coordinates the search, identification, location, and retrieval of responsive records for access requests to corporation-held records in accordance with FOIPPA and determines if records should be released or withheld, based on review and analysis of requests.



    • A degree in Business Administration, Business Management, Master of Library and Information Studies or a similar field and three years of related information management (includes records management) experience.
    • An equivalent combination of education, training and related information management (includes records management) experience may be considered.
    • Experience supervising and coaching staff.

    The three years of experience must include:

    • Applying and enforcing information lifecycle management principles and techniques and data retention and information schedule requirements.
    • Managing records or information using an enterprise records and document management system (e.g. TRIM, RM8, MS SharePoint).

    A minimum of one year experience must include:

    • Developing and delivering training materials to diverse audiences.
    • Managing or leading information or record management projects.
    • Conducting research and developing policies and standards.
    • Coordinating Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy requests.

    • Certified Records Manager or Enterprise Content Management Master or Certified Information Professional are considered as assets.

    How to Apply

    To learn more about the Information Management Specialist position, please review the job description at:

    Please submit your application through the "apply now" feature located on our website.

    Application Webpage:

    Application Deadline: March 2, 2020

    Job Poster:  Miranda Pierson


  • 7 Feb 2020 10:39 AM | Anonymous

    Posting Number: 044966, Archivist I/II/III (Technical Services). Full Time Academic Staff, University Libraries, H6640-Labor History/Archiv

    Salary Range (Academic Only): $52,000- $68,000 

    Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 

    Job Duties

    Wayne State University seeks a service-oriented individual for the position of Technical Services Archivist. The Technical Services Archivist will work closely with archival preservation and content management systems with the purpose of improving collection management practices, as well as the preservation and discovery of digital materials.

    This position reports to the Director of the Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs and is an AAUP-AFT represented position on Employment Security System (ESS) track. The successful candidate will be hired at the rank of Archivist I, II, or III, based on qualifications and experience.

    The Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs is the largest labor archives in North America and is home to the collections of numerous unions and labor related organizations. Its collection strengths extend to the political and community life of urban and metropolitan Detroit, the civil rights movement in Michigan and nationally, and women's struggles in the workplace. The Reuther Library is home to the Wayne State University Archives, established by the Board of Governors in 1958 in recognition of the importance and permanent value of the University's official files, records, and documents.

    • Oversee archives-oriented platforms for the discovery, management, and preservation of collections
    • Work towards integration of the preservation, collection management, and discovery systems used by the Reuther (presently Archivematica and ArchivesSpace)
    • Collaborate with Wayne State University Library System (WSULS) Discovery Services to ensure extensibility and compatibility of library-wide tools.
    • Articulation and application of relevant metadata schemas and standards
    • Maintain consistent "high-level" collection management practices through the creation of shared workflows, regular reports, and batch modifications of collection resources
    • Collaborate generally with staff (specifically with Digital Resources Specialist) to develop and streamline innovative access to digital content
    • Help conduct team-based web development using languages such as HTML, CSS, PHP, and JS
    • Actively engage in shared decision-making for library planning, resource management, and policy development
    • Work effectively and collaboratively in a team based, production-oriented environment, as well as independently
    • Participate in the archival community through membership in and service to professional organizations
    • Meet the physical demands of the position, e.g. lift heavy storage boxes, climb stair ladders, work in a sedentary position for long durations.
    • Provide general reference services and perform other tasks as assigned by the director. 


    • Master's degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) or equivalent by time of hire; Preferably three (3) or more years of progressively responsible post-degree professional library experience
    • Working knowledge of digital repositories and emerging digital curation practices
    • Experience using and administering collection management and preservation systems, such as ArchivesSpace and Archivematica
    • Fundamental understanding of DACS, EAD, and other relevant description standards, e.g. ISAD(G)
    • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written, and oral communication skills
    • Demonstrated commitment to advancing professional knowledge through formal training, continuing education, or professional certification
    • Ability to meet expectations for promotion and ESS as part of the Reuther Library academic staff

    Rank and salary to be determined by prior professional experience and qualifications 

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Open source software, e.g. Bagit, MediaConch, Sleuth Kit
    • ArchivesSpace API, JSON, RESTful Web services
    • Python, Ruby, or other high-level / object-oriented programming languages
    • Analysis and visualization of data using spreadsheets and other statistical analysis tools and methods 

    Application Information

    Background Check Requirements: University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting to work. If you are offered employment, the University will inform you if a background check is required. 
    Instructions for submitting your application: Submit application via WSU's Online Hiring System. 

    Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Affirmative Action Plans for Minority/Female and Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities is available in their entirety on the OEO website.

    Wayne State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment
    Opportunity employer, which complies with all applicable federal and
    state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Wayne
    State University is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal
    opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion,
    national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any other
    characteristic protected by applicable law.

    EEO is the Law

    Wayne State University, Human Resources

    5700 Cass Avenue, Suite 3638 AAB
    Detroit, MI 48202

    (313) 577-3000

    Send comments or questions to:

    For additional support, please visit:

  • 7 Feb 2020 9:14 AM | Anonymous

    Information Analyst:  BC Pension Corporation

    Victoria, British Columbia

    Compensation:  $74,514 to $85,057 per annum (Salary includes a temporary market adjustment of 6.6%)

    At BC Pension Corporation, we are committed to our people.  We are an organization with well-being at its core; offering an outstanding workplace experience where all employees can achieve their full potential.  Some highlights of what we offer include:

    •    Flexible work schedules (mobility work, modified work weeks, job sharing, etc.)
    •    Competitive compensation
    •    Ongoing training and professional development opportunities
    •    Comprehensive extended health and dental benefits for you and your family
    •    Defined benefit pension program
    •    Health & wellness programs - lunchtime seminars, community health activities (yoga, kayaking, etc.) and a comprehensive Employee & Family Assistance Program

    Description and Duties

    The Information Analyst provides information management (IM) analysis including privacy, records management, identity, and access management services. This position supports ongoing enterprise information management standards, practices and technology needs consistent with BC Pension Corporation information management strategy. The Information Analyst provides expert advice to senior staff and acts as a key contributor to multiple project teams.

    This is an exciting opportunity to be innovative and try new ways of solving IM problems as part of a strong multidisciplinary team. Helping corporation staff apply IM best practices in a constantly changing world will be an integral part of this role.



    • A degree or diploma in Library and Information Studies or a related discipline. An equivalent combination of related education, training and experience may be considered.
    • Three years of recent experience providing business and/or information analysis on information management projects.
    • Experience with information management and privacy legislation (FOIPPA).


    Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:

    • Experience with information/data governance;
    • Experience developing or administering information management programs;
    • Experience implementing information strategies;
    • Experience with information or data quality initiatives, or metadata or taxonomy management; and
    • Information related designation.

    Lesser qualified applicants may be appointed at a lower level.  An eligibility list may be established.   Testing may be required.

    We thank you for your interest in working with us.  You will be informed of your status in this competition as soon as possible. 

    Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm PST on February 19, 2020.  Late applications will not be considered.

    How to Apply:   To learn more about the Information Analyst position, please review the job description on our website.

    Your resume must provide detailed information about your education and employment history in order to clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements as listed above.  Please ensure your resume includes the month and year(s) for each job in your employment history as well as the job related responsibilities.

    Please submit your application through the "apply now"  feature located on our website.
    Application Webpage (URL):
    Application Deadline:  February 19, 2020

    Information Analyst - Job Poster

  • 23 Jan 2020 1:58 PM | Anonymous

    CEO for the Galt Museum & Archives in Lethbridge, AB

    Location: Lethbridge, AB

    Compensation: The salary is expected to be $90K - $115K

    Organization: Select People Solutions

    Founded in 1998, Select People Solutions is a locally owned, full-service recruitment, executive search, temporary staffing, and HR consulting firm. We partner with hundreds of companies throughout Southern Alberta to find them staff. Our goal is to provide job seekers with additional tools to connect them with meaningful employment opportunities, which is why we offer a range of employment options in our four divisions - agriculture, industrial, professional, and office. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Description and Duties

    The Galt Museum & Archives is the dedicated preserver and educator of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta's history, and they are looking for their next CEO.

    Position Summary: The successful candidate will be responsible for:

    * Working with the board and staff to develop a strategic plan for innovation, improvements, and growth

    * Acting as the chief spokesperson to amplify key messages and increase support for & understanding of the museum's purpose and goals

    * Building and sustaining relationships with local, regional, national, and international communities that affect the organization

    * Managing the operating budget by ensuring resources are being utilized efficiently and exploring initiatives that impact future viability and capacity

    * Hiring, evaluating, and supervising staff and volunteers

    * Board administration and support

    * Developing and implementing fundraising initiatives

    * Overseeing quality delivery of all programs, products, and services


    Required Qualifications:

    * Master's Degree in relevant discipline; Sociology, History, Commerce, etc.

    * 8+ years of supervisory experience in a museum, archive, or similar facility * Confidence in making decisions that align with the organization's mission, the needs of the Board, and the public

    * Effective public speaking skills

    * Demonstrated experience in financial management and strategic planning

    How to Apply:

    Please send your resume in MS Word format to Samantha Friesen at

    Application Webpage:

    Application Deadline: 02/18/20

  • 23 Jan 2020 1:47 PM | Anonymous

    Archives and Records Management (Diversity position), Mount Saint Vincent University

    Compensation: Salary and benefits are in accordance with the MSVU Faculty Association Collective Agreement and is subject to final budgetary approval.

    Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Inspired by a strong tradition of social responsibility and an enduring commitment to the advancement of women, Mount Saint Vincent University promotes academic excellence and the pursuit of knowledge through scholarship and teaching of the highest quality. Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) is committed to recruiting exceptional and diverse scholars and teachers and is recognized as a leader in flexible programs, applied research, and a personalized approach to education. The Mount is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Canada's east coast. Please visit for more information. 

    Description and Duties

    Candidates must have experience with core archival functions and a demonstrated understanding of records management processes and procedures. These include but are not limited to the following:

 •    Rules for Archival Description (RAD) and other metadata standards (e.g. Dublin Core, MODS, MADS, METS, EAD, TEI, RDF, PREMIS);

    •    digital repository/asset management platforms (e.g. AtoM, DSpace, Islandora, Omeka);

    •    development of retention schedules and records management policy; •    digital preservation theory and practice; and

    •    assisting patrons with research queries.


    The MSVU Library & Archives invites applications for a full-time Archivist and Records Manager. MSVU is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion and this position has been made possible through the University's Diversity Hiring Initiative.

    As part of this initiative, qualified candidates who identify as one or more of the following will be considered: African Canadian, Indigenous, racially visible, or disabled as well as candidates with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expressions.

    All qualified, self-identified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

    Applicants should hold an ALA-accredited Master of Library Science (or equivalent) or a Master of Archival Studies (or equivalent).

    Experience in, or familiarity with, any of the following areas will be considered an asset:

    •    provision of services in an academic environment;

    •    credit and/or non-credit teaching and instruction;

    •    special collections and/or rare books;

    •    web design and development (XML/XSLT, HTML/CSS, PHP/MySQL, Python);

    •    creation of web-based guides and tutorials;

    •    supervision of staff and students; and

    •    grant writing.

    Additional Information

    This is a probationary position to be hired at the rank of Librarian I or II and commencing on July 1, 2020.

    How to Apply:  Applications should include relevant academic and professional experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references.

    Please send applications by email:

    Tanja Harrison, University Librarian: 
    Application Webpage:

    Application Deadline: February 28, 2020


  • 23 Jan 2020 1:32 PM | Anonymous

    Archivist, United Farmers of Alberta Historical Society

    Deadline:  Feb 15, 2020 04:30 PM

    Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

    Location: Calgary, Alberta

    The United Farmers Historical Society (UFHS) is currently seeking a professional Archivist to manage the extensive archival collection of the United Farmers of Alberta (UFA). The UFHS is a not for profit organization formed in 2002 to manage the corporate Archival records and Artifact collections of the UFA. 
 The UFHS Archives exist to : collect and provide access to documentary heritage that makes a significant contribution to understanding the development of the UFA in Alberta; to make those collections accessible to the general public through its research facilities, publications, exhibits and collaborative projects with community organizations, and for UFA corporate reference. The UFA has a long and rich history in the province of Alberta. Establishing in 1909 as an advocacy group for Alberta Farmers to lobby government, then forming a political party, which in the 1921 provincial election swept the province of Alberta, retaining power until 1935. Since 1935 the UFA has primarily been an agricultural supply cooperative head-quartered in Calgary. Today, UFA operates 34 farm and ranch supply stores in Alberta and over 110 fuel stations in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan employing over 950 employees.  The UFA also owns and operates several agricultural related subsidiary companies and currently boasts over 120,000 members. Located within the UFA corporate offices in Calgary, the UFHS Archives contains a large collection of UFA related records from both corporate and private sources. A collection spanning over 11 decades from the cooperative's early beginnings.

    Description and Duties

     In April 2020 the Archives will be relocated to a larger area within the UFA office building and reorganized to better serve both corporate and public reference needs. The Archivist will help oversee that relocation, firstly in the organization of the new physical space, and then by continuing to implement professionally accepted standards, practices, policies, procedures and guidelines to protect and make the collection accessible. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

    1.    Manages and coordinates evaluation, selection and acquisition of UFA related records (both private and corporate) of enduring value to the corporation, researchers and the people of the province of Alberta through outreach initiatives.

    -    Determining archival value and final disposition of UFA corporate records based on their enduring evidentiary, legal and historical value to the corporation and the public.

    -    Appraising the suitability of potential private UFA related donations based on their historical and evidentiary value in telling the story of the UFA's evolution.

    -    Providing analysis to reduce the backlog of unidentified or unprocessed records.

    2.    Provides intellectual and physical control of and access to archival holdings by conducting original research and documenting the contents and context of archival records.

    -    Determining and implementing appropriate arrangement and storage strategies based on accepted principals, standards and methodology of modern archival science.

    -    Ensuring intellectual, administrative and physical control of and access to archival holdings by analysing, researching, identifying, documenting and describing their contents and context.

    -    Interpreting and applying legislation and drafting policy related to privacy acts, records management acts, and other national and international standards related to the management of records.

    -    Developing finding aids, descriptive systems and tools that comply with professional standards and procedures.

    -    Responding to research requests by email, telephone and in-person meetings.

    3.    Provides support to UFHS Board and the UFA marketing department (and other business units) to research and provide historical content for promotion, advertising and public outreach.

    -    Curating UFA Archival holdings to create displays, both digital and physical, in the UFA corporate offices and in public outreach displays in the UFA farm stores.

    -    Assisting UFA marketing department with researching and providing access to historical information to be incorporated into promotional campaigns.

    -    Assisting UFHS volunteers in researching and providing historical information on milestone events in the UFA history for the purposes of planning celebration events, publications and community engagement initiatives.

    4.    Provides administrative management of the Archives facility. -    Managing the day to day operation of the Archives with adherence to an established annual budget.

    -    Identifying and applying for project related grant funding.

    -    Managing special projects and overseeing temporary staff, project consultants, contractors and volunteers involved in various aspects of Archival work and exhibit development.

    -    Preparing quarterly reports to the UFHS Board of Directors and attending regular meetings of the board.

    -    Preparing and presenting, on request, specific information to the UFA Board of Directors.

    -    Tracking statistics on the number of archival requests and hours open for public access.

    -    Maintaining membership in and communication with professional industry associations.


    Education: Masters' degree in Archival Studies or Library & Information Science with a specialty in Archives; OR An equivalent combination of related experience, education and/or training.


    Two years of experience working in an archival institution which includes the following:

    -    Appraisal, arrangement and description of archival records in all formats (including electronic)

    -    Preparation and maintenance of finding aids

    -    Providing public access to records

    -    Research and curating of interpretive displays and exhibits.

    -    Delivering oral presentations, from public groups to corporate boards. -    Sound understanding of archival theory and principles

    -    Knowledge of national and international standards for arrangement and description

    -    Proper care and handling of archival materials in all media

    Skills & Abilities

    -    Excellent written and oral communication skills

    -    Ability to apply sound judgment and critical thinking to analyze and resolve complex problems.

    -    Ability to plan, organize and manage a complex workload.

    -    Possess strong ability to demonstrate tact, discretion and sensitivity when dealing with clients, stakeholders and confidential material.

    -    Possess superb organizational skills,

    -    Possess strong attention to detail, and problem-solving skills.

    -    Ability to work independently

    -    Must be able to lift up to 18Kg. (40 pounds)

    How to Apply

    Application requirements

    -    Cover letter

    -    Resume

    -    References upon request if selected for interview.

    Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process will be required to provide a Criminal Records Check (CRC)

    Please submit Resume and Covering letter to:

    Email -      Subject line - UFHS Archivist

    Application Webpage:
    Application Deadline: February 15, 2020


  • 23 Jan 2020 1:25 PM | Anonymous

    Record and Information Management Coordinator

    Organization Name: Cree Nation Government

    The Cree Nation Government works to promote and protect the interests of the Eeouch living in eastern James Bay and south eastern Hudson Bay.

    Location: Montreal

    Compensation: Min. $56,158.00 - Max. $84,237.00

    Description and Duties

    The Records and Information Management Coordinator is responsible for supervising and coordinating the records information management (RIM) of the Cree Nation Government archives in collaboration with the IT Coordinator. The RIM coordinates information service activities with other internal division, departments and outside agencies and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Cree Nation Government.


    • Good knowledge of operational characteristics, services, development and production of information management services.
    • Experience with Laserfiche ECM and MS SQL server/database.
    • Good judgment, analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Good management and supervisory skills.
    • Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment.
    • Proven ability to communicate effectively.
    • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Good organizational skill and the ability to coordinate multiple tasks and respect deadlines.
    • Three to five years of relevant work experience.
    • Written knowledge of English
    • Fluency in English
    • Fluency in verbal Cree an asset
    • Degree in Archive Studies, Library Sciences, Information Management, Records , Data Management, or any other degree deemed relevant to those identified above.
    • CRM certification would be an asset.
    • Knowledge of records management systems (SharePoint, Laserfiche, etc.) would be an asset

    How to Apply: Your application must be sent by email with the competition number: ECN-191203-2 Valerie Mianscum Recruitment Officer


    Tel.: 819-673-2600

    Application Webpage:

    Application Deadline: February 12, 2020

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