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Council of Nova Scotia Archives, Request for Proposals : CNSA Education Consultant Deadline: July 6, 2020

3 Jul 2020 7:03 AM | Anonymous

Council of Nova Scotia Archives

Length of Contract:  24 weeks (July to December 2020)

Location:  Halifax, Nova Scotia (although able to do some/most work remotely)

Closing Date: July 6, 2020

Compensation:  RFP max $ 25, 000.00

The full RFP and submission procedures can be viewed here: https://www.councilofnsarchives.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/CNSA-Education-Consultant_Request-for-Proposals.pdf

Please direct any questions to: Jane Arnold, Chair, CNSA Education Renewal Committee, jane_arnold@cbu.ca, 902-563-1690

The Council of Nova Scotia Archives (CNSA) is the professional association for archives and archivists in Nova Scotia. The CNSA was founded in 1983 and has grown from an initial 25 institutions to a current membership of 80. Our mission is to support these members to strive for archival excellence in the care and use of Nova Scotia's documentary heritage. We want these archives to be professional, proactive and responsive research centres that contribute to a sense of place and connection for Nova Scotians. We strive to have archives valued as essential sources for historical evidence, stories and information from the past.

The current CNSA core curriculum is an established program designed to provide CNSA members and other stakeholders with training in specific archival functions, via 6 two-day in- person workshops. Participants who successfully complete all six courses earn a certificate. For reference, a description of the core curriculum is available online: https://www.councilofnsarchives.ca/workshops-training/.
 

Description and Duties

The Council of Nova Scotia Archives is seeking to complete Phase 1 of a multi-phase online curriculum development and delivery initiative. We are looking for a consultant to develop a strategy and curriculum modules to better serve the CNSA membership and other stakeholders.


Background

The Council of Nova Scotia Archives (CNSA) is the professional association for archives and archivists in Nova Scotia. The CNSA was founded in 1983 and has grown from an initial 25 institutions to a current membership of 80. Our mission is to support these members to strive for archival excellence in the care and use of Nova Scotia's documentary heritage. We want these archives to be professional, proactive and responsive research centres that contribute to a sense of place and connection for Nova Scotians. We strive to have archives valued as essential sources for historical evidence, stories and information from the past.

The current CNSA core curriculum is an established program designed to provide CNSA members and other stakeholders with training in specific archival functions, via 6 two-day in-person workshops. Participants who successfully complete all six courses earn a certificate. For reference, a description of the core curriculum is available online: https://www.councilofnsarchives.ca/workshops-training/.

The Council of Nova Scotia Archives is seeking to complete Phase 1 of a multi-phase online curriculum development and delivery initiative. We are looking for a consultant to develop a strategy and curriculum modules to better serve the CNSA membership and other stakeholders.

Objectives

This proposed project is a component of a multi-phase online curriculum development and delivery initiative. The primary objectives of this initial phase of the overall project is to develop and deliver:

- A core curriculum strategy: This will be a report based on membership needs and current pedagogy for online educational delivery. The report will be presented to the CNSA Executive for approval.

- Core Curriculum Online Test Module: One complete online module will be researched, developed and tested using selected and tested online software. Focus groups will be identified to assist with testing and feedback. Feedback will be incorporated into the editing process.

- Full Core Curriculum Development: Based on feedback with the test module, develop and complete the full core curriculum program.

- Website/Online Delivery: Work with other project personnel to incorporate the core curriculum modules into the functionality of the CNSA website.


Qualifications

The consultant should be familiar with current archival best practices and have demonstrated experience with archival core functions.

• Experience in curriculum development and online course development essential.

• Knowledge of effective pedagogy related to online education an asset

• Ability to work with a team and within allotted timelines.

• Ability to communicate clearly and effective at running focus groups sessions.

• Familiarity with the Council of Nova Scotia Archives and its members as asset


Proposal Submissions

Consultant's proposal must include the following information:



1.    Capacity:

- Corporate name and company profile

- Detailed description of relevant and demonstrated experience

2.     Work Plan:

- Description of the methodology to be followed to achieve project objectives, including consultation with stakeholders

- A statement of the consultants' understanding of the scope of project

- A project schedule including timeline and budget


3.     Cost:

- Schedule of fees / expenses / rates of remuneration

- Maximum Project Cost including all expenses, subcontracting and HST. The costs must not exceed $25,000.00.


Please also provide:

- A cover letter explaining your interest in this project and summarizing your qualifications and demonstrated experience.

- CV with links to or PDF attachments of a selected portfolio of relevant work.

- Names and contact information for two references for your work.


The full RFP and submission procedures can be viewed here: https://www.councilofnsarchives.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/CNSA-Education-Consultant_Request-for-Proposals.pdf


Deadline: Please submit one electronic copy of your response to this request for proposals to Jane Arnold by email only at jane_arnold@cbu.ca by midnight July 6, 2020.


The Council of Nova Scotia Archives reserves the right to reject any or all proposals or to accept any proposal or part thereof considered to be in its best interest. We thank all inquiries in advance and advise that only those proposals selected will be contacted.

Council of Nova Scotia Archives, 6016 University Avenue

Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 1W4


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