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Archivist, University Blue Quills Deadline: February 16, 2021

5 Feb 2021 11:01 AM | Anonymous

University Blue Quills

Location: St. Paul, Alberta
Compensation:   $20 - $25 / hour, term position

UnBQ seeks an extremely detail-oriented, organized person to serve as an Archivist aligned with the UnBQ philosophy, vision and mission statements. The successful candidate will work with the Indigenous Languages  Program staff and closely with the IT department staff to oversee the creation of a digital Indigenous languages  archive. The Archivist will provide a plan for establishing a new archival program for the Indigenous Languages  Program. The Archivist will develop policies and procedures, as well as research and recommend required  infrastructure (software, hardware, storage facilities, etc.) for establishing the archives. Applicant philosophy  should align with the UnBQ philosophy, vision and mission statements.

Description and Duties   

  • Assess the current records housed at the Indigenous Languages Program and create a plan for  establishing an archives based upon that assessment
  • Adhering to best practices in the archival profession, develop policies and procedures as well as  design work flows for the processes of acquisition, appraisal, arrangement, description, digitization  and access
  • Research and provide recommendations on needed hardware and software for the archives  including digital storage, adoption of an archival database and digital preservation ∙ Provide basic conservation recommendations for the care and storage of archival materials  including suggestions for storage facilities 
  • Train and assist with the training of staff and UnBQ students in the digitization and cataloguing of  materials for entry into the archives
  • Assist with the establishment of policy guidelines surrounding public, student, and community  access to archive materials
  • Procure and deploy physical infrastructure to house the archives in coordination with the IT  department.


  • Experience working with Indigenous peoples and organizations.
  • A degree in archival studies, information studies, or equivalent training preferred.  ∙ Experience teaching adults.
  • 5 years experience working with archival materials and the processes of acquisition,  arrangement, description, preservation, access and digitization.  Strong skills with digital asset management systems preferred
  • Ability to work in a team environment

Closing Date: February 16, 2021 or until a suitable candidate found. Please  submit resumes to:

Sheila Poitras,

Executive Assistant

University nuxełhot'įne thaaɁehots'į  nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills

Box 279, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A0

Fax (780) 645-5215/ email:

Application Webpage (URL):
Application Deadline:    February 16, 2021

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