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Archives and Records Management (Diversity position), Halifax, NS Deadline: February 28, 2020

23 Jan 2020 1:47 PM | Anonymous

Archives and Records Management (Diversity position), Mount Saint Vincent University

Compensation: Salary and benefits are in accordance with the MSVU Faculty Association Collective Agreement and is subject to final budgetary approval.

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Inspired by a strong tradition of social responsibility and an enduring commitment to the advancement of women, Mount Saint Vincent University promotes academic excellence and the pursuit of knowledge through scholarship and teaching of the highest quality. Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) is committed to recruiting exceptional and diverse scholars and teachers and is recognized as a leader in flexible programs, applied research, and a personalized approach to education. The Mount is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Canada's east coast. Please visit for more information. 

Description and Duties

Candidates must have experience with core archival functions and a demonstrated understanding of records management processes and procedures. These include but are not limited to the following:

 •    Rules for Archival Description (RAD) and other metadata standards (e.g. Dublin Core, MODS, MADS, METS, EAD, TEI, RDF, PREMIS);

•    digital repository/asset management platforms (e.g. AtoM, DSpace, Islandora, Omeka);

•    development of retention schedules and records management policy; •    digital preservation theory and practice; and

•    assisting patrons with research queries.


The MSVU Library & Archives invites applications for a full-time Archivist and Records Manager. MSVU is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion and this position has been made possible through the University's Diversity Hiring Initiative.

As part of this initiative, qualified candidates who identify as one or more of the following will be considered: African Canadian, Indigenous, racially visible, or disabled as well as candidates with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expressions.

All qualified, self-identified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Applicants should hold an ALA-accredited Master of Library Science (or equivalent) or a Master of Archival Studies (or equivalent).

Experience in, or familiarity with, any of the following areas will be considered an asset:

•    provision of services in an academic environment;

•    credit and/or non-credit teaching and instruction;

•    special collections and/or rare books;

•    web design and development (XML/XSLT, HTML/CSS, PHP/MySQL, Python);

•    creation of web-based guides and tutorials;

•    supervision of staff and students; and

•    grant writing.

Additional Information

This is a probationary position to be hired at the rank of Librarian I or II and commencing on July 1, 2020.

How to Apply:  Applications should include relevant academic and professional experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references.

Please send applications by email:

Tanja Harrison, University Librarian: 
Application Webpage:

Application Deadline: February 28, 2020


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