Librarian & Archivist
Vancouver Maritime Museum
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Compensation: CUPE 15 at Pay Grade 23 with a starting hourly rate of $26.90. Starting rate maybe higher depending on experience.
The Vancouver Maritime Museum is one of the major maritime museums on the west coast of North America, recognized internationally as a world-class leader in preserving the maritime history of Vancouver, BC and the Canadian Arctic. The historical site of the St. Roch, the museum's permanent exhibits and its many temporary exhibits attract thousands of visitors from all over the world every year.
The museum also offers an extensive range of school and community programs. The museum is the home of the Leonard G. McCann Archive and the W.B. & M.H. Chung Library. To date, our archival collection includes 60 meters of processed fonds and collections related to vessels, shipping companies and maritime personalities. The Library holds over 12,000 books and published manuscripts dating 1678-present; and 510 bound and unbound periodicals.
Nature and Scope of Work
The work of the Librarian and Archivist is of considerable complexity involving responsibility for library and archival material in the museum. Work involves acquiring, appraising, cataloguing, accessioning, conservation and reference duties, control of the collection, and the performance of related duties. The Librarian and Archivist is also required to provides sometimes detailed information to the public on historical matters and assists researchers by answering their inquiries and advising them about relevant
holdings. Within approved library and archival policy and working with the collection committee, considerable independent judgment is required in assessing the historical and administrative value of material and in determining its proper classification, in arranging for new acquisitions, and in determining levels of access to records.
Examples of Work Include:
Required Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
Desirable Qualifications and Experience:
Graduation from a recognized university plus a degree in librarianship or archival studies from an accredited school, plus considerable related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Start date: January 2021 if possible. Latest early February 2021.
Please send your resume with cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
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