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Archivist, Tŝilhqotʼin National Government, Williams Lake, BC - Deadline - February 1, 2024

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Archivist, Tŝilhqotʼin National Government, Williams Lake, BC

Location: Williams Lake, BC
Compensation: $30.00 - $38.00 hourly

The Tŝilhqot'in National Government (TNG) is the official First Nations government serving the Tŝilhqot'in Nation. TNG is located in Williams Lake, British Columbia and serves six communities, including ʔEsdilagh, Tŝideldel, Yuneŝit'in, Tl'etinqox, Xeni Gwet'in, and Tl'esqox.

Description and Duties:   

  • The Archivist will establish and manage archival collections consisting of a wide variety of physical and digital materials pertaining to the Tŝilhqot'in Nation.
  • Locate, repatriate/acquire, arrange, and describe a wide variety of physical and digital archival materials pertaining to the Tŝilhqot'in Nation;
  • Arrange and describe existing archival materials currently held by the Tŝilhqot'in National Government (TNG);
  • Establish the Tŝilhqot'in Nation Archives:
  • Set up the physical space for the Tŝilhqot'in Nation Archives;
  • Develop policies and procedures for managing archival materials, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation, professional standards, the principles of OCAP (ownership, control, access, and protection), and culturally-specific Tŝilhqot'in principles;
  • Implementation and use of archival software (TBD);
  • Collaborate with other TNG departments and employees, especially IT and the Data Manager, to ensure integration between archival and other records management systems;
  • Manage the Tŝilhqot'in Nation Archives in line with relevant policies and procedures;
  • Facilitate access to records and information;
  • Support the repatriation of Tŝilhqot'in ancestral belongings from museums, private collections, and archaeological repositories through information management;
  • Establish and maintain a small research library of select historical, archaeological, ethnographic (etc.) materials.

Funding permitting, mentor and supervise junior archivist and summer student(s)

Education and Experience:

  • Degree in archival science or archival studies, and minimum two years' experience in professional archives;
  • Degrees in library science, records management, information studies, museum studies, history, or anthropology will also be considered with relevant experience
  • Required proficiency with records management or document management software general information systems;
  • Required proficiency with Microsoft Office

Other Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience working in Indigenous communities considered an asset;
  • Experience working with Indigenous records and British Columbia colonial records considered an asset;
  • Ability to work alone with initiative and independence;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and relationship-building and conflict management skills.

Working Conditions:

  • Position is located in Williams Lake, remote work will not be possible;
  • Travel to six Tŝilhqot'in communities required; travel outside the region may also be required;
  • Ability to attend and conduct presentations;
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals;
  • Overtime as required;
  • Lifting or moving up to 10 lbs required.

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to:

Jenai Nolin
Human Resources Generalist
Tŝilhqot'in National Government
253-4th Ave. North
Williams Lake, BC V2G 4T4


Preference will be given to those of Aboriginal Ancestry - per Section 16(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act

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Application Deadline: February 1, 2024


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