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Director, Provincial Archives (BC) Deadline Extended: October 7, 2020

30 Sep 2020 4:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Director, Provincial Archives

Royal British Columbia Museum

Location: Traditional Territory of the Lekwungen (Songhees and Xwsepsum Nations) 675 Belleville Street, Victoria BC V8W 9W2

Compensation: $107,500-$134,800

The Royal BC Museum and Archives is one of Canada's great cultural icons attracting millions of visitors each year, onsite and online.  We are a significant provincial and national institution charged with researching, collecting, preserving and exhibiting the historical evidence of British Columbia.  As an educational institution, the museum looks to strengthen society through cultural and scientific understanding - helping to create the society of the future.   And what a future we have! 

The BC Archives is the provincial archives; preserving and making accessible government and private records including historical photographs, documents, sound recordings, films, maps and publications. The stories these records tell chronicle the experiences of some of the individuals, businesses, families, communities and governments that helped shape the province.

The Royal BC Museum is committed to on-going and true community collaboration, building on existing partnerships and developing new relationships to help communities preserve their own stories, facilitate dialogue, and bring forth voices often silenced in historical accounts.  We are working to meet crucial goals outlined in BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA), the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) Calls to Action, and the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Report.

Description and Duties

We are looking for a forward thinking, dynamic, creative, collaborative archivist to lead the Archives and represent the Province at the national archival level. This position is responsible for providing expert knowledge about archival and other historical records in a variety of formats and strategies to facilitate access to their content.  The position implements and refines the long term strategy for the Archives, keeping current on trends, standards and technologies that will impact archival work and the future of the archives.  This position has leadership responsibilities throughout the organization and works to ensure a culture of equity and high performance.


The ideal candidate has a Master's degree in Archival Studies or Library & Information Science with a specialty in archives or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  You have knowledge of the Information Management Act, Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and the Personal Information Protection Act and associated policies and procedures relating to privacy and records management. You have demonstrated knowledge of UNDRIP, TRC, DRIPA and MMIWG.  This is supplemented with a strong understanding of current and potential future trends for archives and how to incorporate them into planning and action.

Preference will be given to applicants who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) and/or Persons with Disabilities. Details of the accountabilities for this opportunity and the selection criteria which will be used to assess candidate suitability, can be found in the job description for this position, found on our website at:

How to Apply

Please submit your application in pdf format by 11:59 pm (PST), deadline - October 7, 2020 quoting competition RB2020:13 via email to:

This position requires Criminal Records Checks under the BC Public Service Screening Policy and the Criminal Records Review Act and all applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada (have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status).  

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