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Special Media Archivist, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB - Deadline December 1, 2023

15 Nov 2023 9:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Special Media Archivist, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB

Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick
Compensation: $1,910.00 bi-weekly

Operating within the Finances and Treasury Board of the Province of New Brunswick, the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, located in Fredericton, New Brunswick, fulfills it's mandate to preserve and make available records with a bearing upon the history of the province.  Located next to the dynamic and thriving campuses of the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University, the Archives houses a diverse range of materials, including government records, private manuscripts, maps, photographs, newspapers, audiovisual materials, and other historical documents. These collections cover a wide span of time.

The archives provide facilities for researchers to access and study the materials in their collections. Archivists and staff members are available to assist individuals in locating and using the resources for research purposes. PANB often engages in educational outreach, offering programs and services to schools, community groups, and the public. This can include workshops, presentations, and exhibitions to promote an understanding of the historical resources available.

Description and Duties 

The Provincial Archives of New Brunswick has an exciting opportunity for a Special Media Archivist.

Reporting to the Manager of the Special Media Unit, the Special Media Archivist is primarily responsible for applying professional and current archival standards, best practices and methodologies for the acquisition, arrangement, description, preservation, and promotion of PANB's photographic records holdings in analogue and digital formats. The Special Media Archivist will also work with other (non-photographic) records under the purview of the Special Media Unit, including cartographic and architectural records.

Specific key responsibilities will include:

  • Acquire, accession, arrange and describe and make available for research, archival fonds that are of or related to photographs and photography in New Brunswick, as well as photographs created or collected by institutions, societies, organization, and associations.
  • Develop processing plans for newly acquired and/or backlogged photographic and cartographic/architectural material.
  • Write, revise, and update photographic finding aids to meet current archival descriptive standards and best practices.
  • Troubleshoot issues characteristic of legacy systems and assist in the development of solutions, including those relevant to existing cartographic and architectural collections.
  • Assist with logistical operations for new acquisitions, such as assisting with onsite appraisals, packing, and shipping new acquisitions, shelving new acquisitions, and labelling boxes.
  • Provide in-person and remote reference services through a regular research desk shift and as assigned by the Manager of the Special Media Unit.
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders to establish research collaborations and community partnerships
  • Proactively identify work to be completed, and prioritize and shift priorities as needed
  • Write funding applications to external granting bodies such as University experiential learning programs, Young Canada Works, and Canada Summer Jobs
  • Contribute to policy and procedures evaluation and development
  • Provide subject matter expertise to Government and diverse public clientele about illustrative documentary heritage and contributing to outreach activities of the Archives (including public speaking)
  • Devise project-based strategies to enhance the discover-ability of photographic holdings, including digitization initiatives and preparing photographs for publishing online
  • Assist in supervising students and temporary employees.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

Essential Qualifications: 

  • A bachelor's degree in history, political science, information management, or related discipline and demonstrated knowledge of archival processes and concepts. A diploma in photography may also be considered.
  • Experience in archival procedures and the arranging and describing archival materials applying archival standards including RAD, processing records with an eye for their potential use.  
  • Familiarity with different formats of archival manuscript and photographic materials, born digital materials, and knowledge of best practices for handling, storage, and preservation of those materials.
  • Research and writing experience.
  • A valid driver's license.
  • Written and spoken competence in English and French is required. Please state your language capability.
  • Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. Please ensure that preferred language for assessment is identified on your resume.

Asset Qualifications:

  • Preference may be given to candidates that possess one or more of the following asset qualifications:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience providing reference services for archival collections.
  • Experience working with archival donors.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills; proven ability to work independently, establish goals, set priorities and carry out tasks with limited direction.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Experience with photography (camera operation, lighting, photo editing) and/or knowledge of photographic history

Behavioural Competencies: The successful candidate will possess the following behavioural competencies: Strategic Thinking, Integrity, Client Service Orientation, Effective Interactive Communication, Relationship/Network Building, Organizational Commitment, Results Orientation, Team Leadership and Developing Others.

Technical Competencies: The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies: specialized subject matter expertise in Archives and Information Management; and excellent written and spoken communication skills.

Additional Information    

  • Resumes should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment
  • Some travel will be required.
  • Salary: $1,910.00 bi-weekly
  • Interested applicants are to apply on-line by December 1, 2023 indicating competition number: 10303.
  • Human Resources Services Phone: (506) 440-3544
  • We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
  • As per the Civil Service Act, candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who demonstrate they are among the most qualified, shall be given preference at the time of appointment.
  • We promote a scent-reduced environment.
  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply    
Apply online here.

Application Deadline: December 1 2023

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