Position Title: Archivist
Position Summary: The archives of the Sisters of St. Martha is an institutional archives committed to the preservation of archival and heritage materials that document the collective history of the Congregation, its life and work. The Archives serve the Sisters of St. Martha, and by request, authorized external researchers. Accountable to the Council Liaison, the Archivist oversees the daily operations of the Archives and manages special projects as required.
Duties: The Archivist is responsible for the core archival functions of appraisal, selection, arrangement and description, and preservation of archival materials according to current archival standards; and writing and implementing policies and procedures in these areas. The Archivist will respond to research requests and manage research agreements and permissions to use material held in the Congregation Archives under relevant Congregation policies, canon and civil laws. The Archivist will manage the care and handling of heritage artifacts and will prepare exhibitions, relevant presentations and tours as required. The Archivist will prepare and submit an annual budget and annual report for the approval of the Congregation Leadership.
Qualifications: Candidates should possess a MLIS degree, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Candidates should possess demonstrated abilities in the core archival functions; management of heritage collections; exhibition preparation; and research. Candidates should have knowledge of and experience with applicable databases and software applications such as In-Magic DB/Text Works, Access and Office 365. Strong verbal and written English-language skills required, as well as the ability to work respectfully in a faith-based work environment, and the physical ability to lift archival boxes weighing up to 13kg/30lbs.
Duration: 18 - month contract.
Location: Antigonish, Nova Scotia
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted
Sister Florence Kennedy
45 Bay Street, Antigonish,
Nova Scotia, B2G 2G6
Closing Date: 4:30 p.m., September 30, 2019
Suite 1912-130 Albert Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G4
Tel: 613-234-6977, 1 Fax: 613-234-8500
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