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Librarian / Archivist, Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre Deadline: November 6 4:00 pm PST

27 Oct 2020 4:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Librarian / Archivist (Full Time, Term - 1 year)

Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre

Location: Chilliwack, BC
Compensation:  Starting at $28/hr

The Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre (SRRMC) provides services to Stó:lō/Coast Salish Indigenous communities in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia.  The mission of the SRRMC includes maintaining the integrity of Stó:lō history and heritage through the respectful treatment of Stó:lō knowledge , heritage objects and sites.  A key component of this work is the maintenance of the (non-lending) Stó:lō Library and Archives, which is open to the public for research purposes.

Description and Duties    

The Librarian/Archivist is responsible for management and operation of the Stó:lō Archives and Library in accordance with Stó:lō Service Agency policies and best practices within the Archival and Library professions, and supervises project/archival staff hired on a contract basis.

Principal duties:

  • Manages a significant collection of archival records in diverse formats including: photographs, maps, electronic records, sound recordings, books, and ephemera.
  • Acquiring, authenticating and appraising archival materials, assessing conservation requirements, maintaining intellectual control of the collection, developing finding aids according to Canadian archival standards and recommending materials for deaccession.
  • Supervises the operation of the Stó:lō Library.
  • Responds to a wide variety of reference requests from communities, academics, and the general public.
  • Seeks funding via grant writing to support and expand capacity.
  • Develops and maintains connections with the broader library and archives professional community and institutions.
  • Develops opportunities for work experience, with specific interest in relation to the Stó:lō community.
  • Assists colleagues with research, and supports relevant research initiatives.
  • Administers and maintains the Stó:lō Research Registry.
  • Assistance with the bi-annual Stó:lō Ethnohistory Field School.
  • Administrative support for the Stó:lō Xwexwilmexw Treaty Table.
  • Support for the House of Respect Caretaking Committee.
  • Participates in other Stó:lō Research and Resource Management activities and works outside of standard hours from time to time.


  • University degree in Archival Science or Library and Information Sciences.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the principles, practices and values of archival science and familiarity with their practical application.
  • Experience providing reference and research services to colleagues and the public.
  • A strong interest in and preferably knowledge of Stó:lō history and cultural traditions an asset.
  • Experience using a computer database system such as PastPerfect for managing archival and library collection.
  • Must have proven ability to work on a variety of computer programs including MS Word, Windows, Excel and Access.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills marked by professionalism, teamwork and courtesy. Ability to relate to a wide range of users in order to provide the appropriate resources and/or services.
  • Must have strong organizational skills.
  • A valid Canadian driver's license.
  • Ability to maintain a healthy working relationship with staff, community representatives/members and representatives of other organizations.
  • Maintain the confidentiality guidelines of all records, materials and communications concerning clients, staff and Stó:lō Service Agency

Application information

Candidates will be screened according to the qualifications/requirements. Interested candidates are required to submit a resume and covering letter. Please include position title on subject line. Send to:

                                 Stó:lō Service Agency Personnel Department
                                 Bldg. #5A, Floor #2 - 7201 Vedder Road
                                 Chilliwack, BC V2R 4G5


Deadline:  November 6, 2020  4:00 pm PST

Job Poster: see here

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