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Archives Technician, The Co-operators: Deadline January 23, 2020

9 Jan 2020 10:55 AM | Anonymous

Archives Technician


The Co-operators: Deadline: Jan 23, 2020 11:59 AM

Location:   Guelph, ON

Compensation:    $23.80 - $37.62/hr

The Co-operators group of companies are committed to providing a work environment that is inclusive and free of employment barriers and discrimination. Accommodations will be made for qualified applicants with a disability throughout the recruitment process. If you receive a request for an interview which will require an accommodation to support your participation, please consult with the hiring manager as soon as practical so that suitable accommodations can be arranged.

The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian-owned co-operative. Through our group of companies, we offer home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and farm insurance, as well as investment products. Our co-operative values make us a different kind of insurance company - one built on honesty, hard work and concern for the communities in which we live and work. We've received many accolades, including being ranked among the Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt, and the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada by Corporate Knights. As a member of our team, you'll be part of a big organization with a small company feel, working alongside a highly engaged group of people who are passionate about what they do. And you'll see why we believe The Co-operators truly is a better place to work.

Description and Duties:   This is an approximate 11 month contract position supporting a data migration and cataloguing project.

As the Archives Technician you will be responsible for actively supporting the mission, mandate and goals of The Co-operators corporate archival program by facilitating the continued preservation of and access to permanent corporate records. You will accession, arrange, describe and preserve archival records, respond to information requests, perform historical research and create tools that facilitate access to the archival collection.
What you're responsible for:

  • Assisting in the accessioning, cataloguing and deaccessioning of archival records including writing and updating archival descriptions to capture record context and content and creating and maintaining finding aids, subject indices and other research tools.
  • Providing historical research and reference services upon request from business partners in accordance with corporate policies, archival standards and legislative requirements.
  • Identifying preservation concerns for records and applying preventative preservation techniques.
  • Imaging and reproducing records to ensure document accessibility and preservation.
  • Creating and maintaining content for internal and external websites, exhibits and other research tools.

What to expect:

  • Moderate exertion and the ability to lift or move up to 40 lbs is required.
  • Potential exposure to conditions that require health and safety protection, such as chemicals, noise, dust and debris.
  • You will be subject to a Criminal Record and Consumer History background check as a condition of employment, in the event you are the successful candidate.

Qualifications  To be successful:

  • You influence change and are committed to continuous improvement, in order to exceed client expectations.  
  • You leverage critical thinking skills to identify problems and proactively propose solutions. 
  • Your strong communication skills allow you to clearly convey messages.  
  • You're an effective team player who shares knowledge to support your peers. 

To join our team: 

  • You have 1-2 years of experience working in an archive.
  • You have completed post-secondary education in Archival studies or a related discipline.
  • You have basic knowledge of preventative conservation techniques, archival principles and standards, and metadata schemas associated with records preservation, arrangement and description.
  • You have basic knowledge of the legislation governing information access and reproduction.
  • You have strong research and analytical skills with an understanding of archival and hierarchical descriptive structures.

Application information

How to Apply:    If you are interested in a career with The Co-operators, please visit our Career Opportunities site to submit your application.

Application Web Page:

Application Deadline    January 23, 2020

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