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Archivist, Government Records, Full Time Royal BC Museum Deadline: August 17, 2022

1 Aug 2022 9:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Archivist, Government Records, Full Time
Royal BC Museum

Location: Victoria
Compensation: $66,557.72 - $75,884.38

The Royal BC Museum (RBCM) was established in 1886, making it one of the oldest continually operating museums in Canada. By exploring our human history and natural history, the Royal BC Museum advances new knowledge and understanding of British Columbia, and provides for a dynamic forum for discussion and a place for cultural reflection.

The RBCM, which includes the provincial archives, is undergoing modernization. Modernization is a complex, transformational process that not only impacts the museum's physical presence and facilities, but also requires the museum team to undergo adaptive and technical organizational changes.

Description and Duties    

The Archives department, is responsible for the BC Archives, physical and digital access to archival collections, and preservation and conservation services for the Royal BC Museum. The mandate of the Government Records section is to ensure that the historical records of the province, including the archives of the provincial government, are preserved, managed and made permanently available, usable and authentic in accordance with accepted legal, scientific and archival standards, and to disseminate information about the collection by the best means available.

Reporting to the Government Records Manager, this position is responsible for providing expert knowledge about archival and other historical records in a variety of formats and engages in multiple research strategies to gain access to their content, often using outside resources such as corporate databases and web access. The position provides a wide range of policy, program and procedural recommendations, advice and interpretation of legislation, ensuring the release of information is in compliance with relevant legislation.


The ideal candidate will have a 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. They will have
two years of experience working in an archival institution which includes the following: experience in appraisal, arrangement and description of archival records in all formats (including electronic), experience in the preparation & maintenance of finding aids and experience providing public access to records. The candidate must also have experience interpreting and applying legislation and drafting policy related to privacy acts, records management acts and other policies and procedures related to the management of records. The successful candidate will have a positive attitude and have demonstrated high level of customer and results-oriented service. Excellent written and oral communications skills are required.

Additional skills and abilities that would be an asset include the ability to produce finding aids and other access tools in accordance with national and international standards, the ability to apply sound judgment and critical thinking to analyze and resolve complex problems, the ability to plan, organize and manage own complex work load, and superb organization, attention to detail and problem-solving skills. The candidate must also be able to lift up to 18kg (40 pounds).

This position requires Criminal Records Checks under the BC Public Service Screening Policy and the Criminal Records Review Act and all applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada (have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status).  

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here.

Please refer to the full job description and selection criteria to ensure your application addresses the areas we will be looking at when assessing suitability for this opportunity.

An eligibility list may be established for similar permanent and temporary positions over the next 12 months.

How to Apply   

Please submit your resume and cover letter in pdf format by August 17, 2022 with the following subject line: Last Name, First Name, RB2022_25 via email to:

Application Webpage (URL):

Application Deadline: August 17, 2022

Job Poster: 86589542_gr_archivist_job_description.pdf

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