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Archivist, Upper Canada College, Deadline September 28, 2023

18 Sep 2023 3:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Archivist, Upper Canada College, Toronto, ON

Location: 200 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, ON
Compensation: 60-73k

With a commitment to equity and fairness, students learn that what makes us different as individuals makes us stronger as a community. A rigorous academic program is supported by accomplished faculty, exceptional co-curricular programming, and state-of-the-art facilities. The Upper Canada College (UCC) experience is underpinned by five core values: learning, pluralism, service, community, and wellbeing.  Among its strategic goals is UCC's ambition to become more diverse and inclusive. This is supported by a recog­nition that no learning community is whole without the inclusion and amplification of multiple voices; UCC is committed to fostering belonging, striving for jus­­tice and peace among all people, and addressing systemic and structural forms of oppression.

With UCC celebrating its bicentennial in 2029, the College archivist has a vital role to play in the preservation and celebration of history and heritage, serving as an integral member of the advancement team by supporting and informing communications, outreach, and community engagement relations relative to this momentous occasion.

Description and Duties:

The part-time archivist is responsible for the administration and management of the UCC archives in addition to interpreting and communicating the College's heritage.  This includes building the University's archival collection of paper, electronic and artifactual materials, and preserving, managing and promoting the collection, and serving as the primary point of contact for interest in the history of the College from students, faculty/staff and Old Boys/alumni.

  • Records and artifacts
  • Acquiring, arranging, describing and preserving records and artifacts that document the teaching, administration and heritage of the College
  • Identification and transfer of the College's corporate and non-corporate records of archival value to the Archives.
  • Providing adequate and appropriate conditions for the storage, protection, and maintenance of the records and artefacts.
  • Display planning and implementation
  • Develops and manages a digital-born archival plan
  • Heritage and curating
  • Promoting the heritage of the College.
  • Curating the College's decorative, fine art and artifact collections, and developing new displays that integrate historical and contemporary information and artifacts, including the display cases in the Bernick Family Foyer of the Upper School
  • Planning future developments with regard to the archives and UCC heritage.
  • Supporting the College and individual departments in achieving the mission statement.
  • Electronic Portals
  • Constructs basic electronic portals working with HTML-based content management systems.
  • Works with the Online Librarians to provide student reference and faculty services.
  • Archiving
  • Providing access and reference services.
  • Providing opportunities to support the College's educational curriculum.
  • Developing and carrying out policies and procedures with regard to collections management, acquisitions, de-accessioning, preservation, conservation, use, and disaster management in accordance with current archival practices.
  • Budgeting
  • Budget planning and management of archive related costs
  • Volunteer Management
  • Coordinating, training, and supervising volunteers.
  • Collaboration
  • Works collaboratively with alumni and various school departments.

Qualifications - Knowledge, Competencies and Experience:

  • Professional archival skills with an emphasis on electronic formats and digitization;
  • Experience cataloguing and organizing a collection of different media types;
  • Familiarity with current online searching methods and emerging Web-based application;.
  • Web skills and familiarity with digitization as well as their experience with traditional archival and library procedures;
  • University degree/diploma in archives, library science, or other related disciplines;
  • Excellent display, organizational and communication skills;
  • Experience in university or non-profit record-keeping preferred;
  • Proven ability to incorporate the Archives into school curricula;
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment;
  • Proficiency in Google Suite and Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to conduct data analysis to inform nuanced decision-making in a competitive admission environment;
  • Ability to interpret information from a variety of sources;
  • Ability to apply processes and policies as well as identify and propose improvements to processes and policies;
  • Ability to interact with alumni, students and faculty in a professional and timely manner through electronic media;
  • Self-starting entrepreneurial mindset that requires minimum supervision.  

How to Apply    
Please  submit your cover letter and resume via email
Application Deadline    September 28, 2023
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