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Archivist, Squamish Nation, West Vancouver, BC - Deadline - February 20, 2024

31 Jan 2024 2:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Archivist, Squamish Nation, West Vancouver, BC

Location: West Vancouver, BC
Compensation: $64,836.00 - $72,529.00

Squamish Nation consists of 23 villages and is comprised of descendants of the Coast Salish Aboriginal people who live in the present-day Greater Vancouver area, Gibson's Landing, and Squamish River watershed. The Squamish Nation has occupied and governed the territory since beyond recorded history. The Squamish Nation's culture is rich and resilient. We continue to practice our customs and traditions, which are strongly interconnected with our traditional territory. Together with our lands, our customs and traditions are the foundations of who we are as Skwxwú7mesh.

As an organization, we provide support to the greater Squamish Nation Community through service. With 12 departments with individual areas of expertise, we ensure Community Members have access to necessary programs and services.

Description and Duties:

Working as an integral part of the Ta na wa Ns7éyx̱nitm ta Snew̓iyelh Language and Cultural Affairs Department, reporting directly to Director, Language & Cultural Affairs, The goal of the Archivist is to provide care and management of the Squamish Nation Archives and to evaluate how to implement a records management program. The Archivist will support in processing the backlog in the archival holdings, as well as set a foundation for a functional records management program that will govern how departmental files will be transferred to the Archives for processing and long-term preservation. Ta na wa Ns7éyx̱nitm ta Snew̓íyelh is working towards the preservation of Squamish history, and the Archives is an important aspect of this work. The Archivist will play an integral role in maintaining and preserving access to Squamish history for future generations.

Qualifications - What You Bring:

  • Combination of education and experience.
  • Professional, adaptable communication style with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to influence others.
  • High level of emotional intelligence, patience and integrity.
  • Ability to meet tight timelines and set their work priorities to do so.
  • Ability to work independently within a defined objective.
  • Maintains composure in high-pressure situations.
  • Able to disseminate complex information to stakeholders in a meaningful way.
  • Resourceful and organized with excellent time management abilities.
  • Able to deliver negative information tactfully and diplomatically when needed. Acts ethically and handles sensitive information with confidentiality.
  • Team-oriented with a positive, approachable attitude.

How to Apply:
Application Webpage (URL)   
Application Deadline: February 20, 2024


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