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  • Archivists: Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (Toronto, Ontario) Deadline December 2, 2019

Archivists: Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (Toronto, Ontario) Deadline December 2, 2019

21 Nov 2019 11:02 AM | Anonymous

Do you have knowledge of archival theories and best practices? Do you have excellent appraisal, arrangement and description skills, and experience working with a variety of media types including digital records? If so, the Collections Development and Management Unit has an exciting opportunity for you!

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will: 
• provide comprehensive reference services to a diverse clientele
• research recorded archival records in all media from government and private sources
• assist with planning, coordinating and implementing the acquisition and management of archival records
• supervise public reading rooms, and administer procedures and guidelines to ensure the safety, security and proper handling of archival records
• liaise with various units at the Archives of Ontario to undertake outreach activities with client groups and provincial organizations
• monitor storage conditions, stability of records and identify storage requirements

Please note: This position includes repetitive tasks such as data entry, lifting and moving 35-50 lb containers of archival material

How do I qualify?

Mandatory: You are able to lift and move 35-50 lb containers of archival material

Technical Knowledge: 

• You have knowledge of archival theory and best practices to implement archival functions such as appraisal, acquisition, arrangement and description, preservation and reference

• You are able to apply knowledge of relevant legislation, including the Archives and Recordkeeping Act, Copyright Act and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act#@#_WA_-_CURSOR_-_POINT_#@#

Communication Skills: 

• You have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills to respond to complex inquiries 

• You have strong oral and written communication skills to provide reference and orientation services on archival holdings to the public and to prepare reports, briefing notes and customer service guides

• You demonstrate interpretive and problem-solving skills to assess and research requests for original records

Other Essential Skills: 

• You demonstrate analytical skills to develop options and recommendations on program and policy directions
• You have time management skills to set priorities and meet deadlines

Job Term: 1 Temporary Assignment/Contract up to 12 months, with possibility of extension

Job Code: 07962 - Librarian 2

Salary:$1,190.91 - $1,409.35 Per Week*

*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.

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Posting Status: Open Targeted 

Job ID:141122

Additional Information:


  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 134 Ian Macdonald Blvd, Toronto, Toronto Region

Compensation Group:

Ontario Public Service Employees Union

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Schedule: 3.7

Category: Administrative and Support Services

Posted on: Saturday, November 16, 2019

Note: C-MG-141122/19

How to apply:

  1. You must apply online by visiting You must enter the job id number in the Job ID search field to locate the job ad.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.

Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

Remember:  The deadline to apply is Monday, December 2, 2019 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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