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Archivist, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick Deadline: July 13, 2020

26 Jun 2020 11:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Archivist, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick

Location:  Fredericton, New Brunswick

Annual Salary:  PB03 $44,954 to $62,842       PB04 $49,374 to $69,056

Established in 1967, the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick collects and preserves the documents of the people, institutions and government of the province. Most of the holdings are for the period from 1784, when New Brunswick was made a separate province of British North America. However, some materials relating to the earlier exploration, Acadian and pre-Loyalist periods have also been acquired.

Under provincial legislation the Archives has responsibility to assemble, and to make available for research, records bearing upon the history of New Brunswick. The Records Management Program ensures the regular transfer and archival retention of all non-current government records that have permanent legal and historical value. The records of individuals, churches, businesses and associations are acquired through donation of original material, and loans for copying.

The documents in the Archives are provincial treasures. Many are fundamental in protecting the rights and interests of the people, or are essential for understanding and preserving our heritage and culture. Materials which are not in archives, particularly those in danger of being lost or destroyed, should be brought to the attention of the Archives staff.

Description and Duties

Finance and Treasury Board is seeking individuals to join the team at the Provincial Archives in Fredericton.

Successful candidates will be skilled, agile, outcomes-focused, and highly-motivated with a demonstrated interest in the acquisition, accessibility, awareness, and preservation of the province's documentary heritage. These positions will focus on client and donor engagement, creating research collaborations and community partnerships, and the dissemination of analogue and digital archival content.  They will engage with internal and external stakeholders to capture information and data as evidence of past initiatives and will process such records, making them available to inform present day and future planning, publishing, decision making, exposition, education, and life-long learning.    Mentoring and instruction are key to fulfilling the Archives' mandate and these positions will be heavily involved in developing and executing such strategies. Candidates will need to demonstrate research experience, proficiency in archival principles, and adroitness in working with a diverse clientele. Adeptness with a variety of technologies will facilitate a candidate's success in these positions. These positions will contribute to a center of expertise in the province.

Essential duties will include public speaking, creation of exhibits, trouble-shooting issues characteristic of legacy systems, assessing and devising research strategies, project planning, proposal writing, acquisition, arrangement and description of archival material, and participating in public events connected to the Archives.  Analysis and decision making based on knowledge of the history of the province, stakeholder needs, and archival theory and practice, constitute the essence of this position.  Design and application for project funding along with the supervision of contract and project positions generated by such grants will be a regular occurrence in this position.  Some work outside normal work hours may be required. 

Essential Qualifications

Pay Band 3: A Bachelor's degree in history, political science, information management, or related discipline and knowledge of archival processes and concepts and 2 years' related work.

Pay Band 4: A Bachelor's degree in history, political science, information management, or related discipline. and 4 years' related work experience. Experience in archival procedures, the application of archival standards including RAD, and experience in web-based searching or presentations.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Some positions will require written and spoken competence in English and French at the intermediate plus level (2+) and other positions will require written and spoken competence in English only at the intermediate plus level (2+). Please state your language capability on your application.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. Please ensure that preferred language for assessment is identified on your resume.

May be required to travel within the province.

Asset Qualifications

Preference may be given to candidates that have:

  • Research and writing experience.
  • Driver's license.
  • Familiarity with legislation governing access and use of records, including but not limited to the Archives Act and Copyright.
  • Ability to work independently and in teams.
  • Research training and experience is a definite asset
  • Familiarity with applications such as Adobe Pro

Subject to the response to this competition, candidates may be required to demonstrate on their application the asset qualifications in addition to the essential qualifications in order to be given further consideration.

Behavioral Competencies
The successful candidate will possess the following behavioural competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking/Judgement
  • Client Service Orientation
  • Flexibility
  • Results Orientation
  • Relationship/Network Building
Technical Competencies

The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies:

  • Competency in Office Technology, Software, and Applications
  • Presentation skills
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of the Province's history'
  • Planning and organizational skills

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

How to Apply 

Interested applicants are to apply on-line at no later than July 13, 2020

indicating competition number: 20-FTB-19.

Application webpage:

Human Resources Services

Phone: (506) 440-3544 

Job Poster:  Joanna Aiton Kerr

Poster Email:

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