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  • 4 Sep 2019 3:43 PM | Anonymous member

    Project Archivist - HSC Archives/Museum

    Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg - Shared Health

    Full time (37.5 hours per week)

    30 September 2019 - 31 March 2020 (Total: 900 hours)

    Salary:  $20.00 per hour

    Application Deadline: 7:00am CST 9 September 2019

    Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg is seeking a qualified and motivated recent graduate to fill a Project Archivist position within the HSC Archives/Museum. Availability of this position is through a grant from Young Canada Works, and the successful candidate must be eligible for Young Canada Works - Building Careers in Heritage sponsorship.

    Working under the direction of the HSC Archivist, the Project Archivist will process (accession, appraise, arrange and describe) public relations photographs from Children's Hospital of Winnipeg into the collection using Rules for Archival Description (RAD), AtoM, (an internationally recognized Archival database), and PastPerfect (internationally recognized Museum software).  Children's Hospital of Winnipeg was established in 1909 and became part of Health Sciences Centre in 1973.  The collection of over 2000 publicity photographs from 1909 - 2009 document a substantial piece of Manitoba's history of healthcare for children.


    • Graduation (within the last 2 years) from a recognized Archives Studies program, related graduate University degree program, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
    • Experience working in an archival setting and experience in arrangement and description of archival collections preferred.
    • Working knowledge of database systems preferred (specifically AtoM).
    • Excellent command of the English language (both oral and written) required.
    • Strong organizational, communications and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work accurately and independently.

    As per Young Canada Works specifications applicants must be under 30 years of age as of 30 September 2019

    Recruitment for positions within the HSC Archives/Museum complies with Shared Health employment practices. Shared Health is committed to having a workforce that is reflective of the diverse nature of the communities we serve. Indigenous applicants are encouraged to self-declare when applying for jobs.

    Please submit applications by email to Emma Prescott at by 7am CST on Monday 9th September 2019.

  • 4 Sep 2019 12:19 PM | Anonymous member

    Oakville Arts Council 

    Position: Digital Archivist (6 month contract) 

    Hours: 37.5 hours a week

    Salary: $22,500

    Posting Date: August 1, 2019

    Closing Date: September 15, 2019

    Contact: Bernadette Ward:


    The Oakville Arts Council is a charitable, not-for-profit arts umbrella organization working to grow the community's engagement in the arts and champion artistic development.


    Arts and culture not only create a sense of belonging and community but also provide meaning and context to the past, help define the present and create the future. Working from this premise, the Oakville Arts Council will explore the feasibility of developing a digital arts archive to preserve and animate Oakville’s arts and culture achievements. A successful study will lead to the development of an archive that will benefit the arts and culture sector by preserving their accomplishments, the student community by providing a study resource and provide the general population with a deeper understanding of the Town’s artistic history.


    Reporting to the Executive Director, the Digital Archivist will develop a feasibility study that will include a needs assessment, outline best practices, define the scope of work that may be included in the Oakville Arts Council archive, explore the various styles, technologies and costs necessary to create an archive with the goal of ensuring that the best possible archive is created for the sector and for the community, ensuring the preservation and animation of cultural heritage with the community of Oakville.

    Qualifications & Experience

    • University degree in archival studies, history, library/information studies, computing sciences or a related program with course work in archival principles, procedures and techniques.
    • Experience setting up digital arts archives/exhibits.
    • Sound knowledge of the generally accepted standards of practice for electronic preservation.
    • Knowledge of digital records and their handling, including knowledge and application techniques associated with hardware and software tools.
    • Ability to develop training materials and deliver presentations of long-term management of digital records and exhibits.
    • Knowledge of legislation applicable to public archives.
    • Demonstrated ability to research and apply innovative technologies and practices.
    • Strong interpersonal, analytical, time management, organization and communications skills.
    • Knowledge of Library & Archives Canada.
    • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office.
  • 3 Sep 2019 1:50 PM | Anonymous member

    Contract Writer Position - Response to the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report Taskforce

    Posting Link:

    Position Title: Contract Writer (short-term)

    Employer: Response to the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report Taskforce

    Location: Remote

    Closing Date: September 13, 2019

    The Response to the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report Taskforce (TRC-TF) of the Steering Committee on Canada's Archives is seeking a creative, thorough, and detail-oriented writer committed to providing quality work to support Taskforce research.

    The mandate of TRC-TF is to conduct a review of archival policies and best practices existent across the country and identify potential barriers to reconciliation efforts between the Canadian archival community and Indigenous record keepers and researchers. The Taskforce has drafted an actionable response to this research which will become the foundation for a reconciliation framework for Canadian archives; however, this work is in need of polishing. As such, in this short term, contractual position the incumbent writer will be provided with all necessary content with which to create the required comprehensive, engaging and accessible reports.

    Writer Job Duties and Responsibilities

    • Attend creative briefs and consult with Taskforce members to determine needs and objectives
    • Report directly to TRC-TF Co-Chairs
    • Create interesting, innovative, and educational written content
    • Work to outlined expectations and requirements established in project brief
    • Write in accordance with specified format, tone, and voice
    • Provide effective copy for advertising outlets
    • Self-edit work for spelling, grammatical, and punctuation errors prior to initial submission
    • Revise work based on feedback and line notes received from editorial team
    • Familiarize yourself with TRC-TF research and vital background information
    • Cite all material used for research and/or direct quotations according to the Chicago Manual of Style
    • Ensure all written work is authentic and original
    • Always meet established deadlines

    Writer Requirements and Qualifications

    • Relevant Bachelor's degree and three years' experience as a technical writer or copywriter, or equivalent education and experience
    • Knowledge of the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and interest in ongoing reconciliation work
    • Knowledge of archives an asset
    • Experience working with Indigenous communities an asset
    • English/French bilingualism an asset
    • Strong grasp of proper sentence structure and grammar
    • Ability to write in a variety of tones
    • Creative and dedicated
    • Organized and detail-oriented
    • Self-starter who works well independently
    • Excellent communicator

    Contract Term

    • Hourly contract fee dependent upon experience.
    • This short-term contract is expected to run intermittently from the end of September 2019 to the end of January 2020.
    • The incumbent will work remotely from their home location and will be expected to attend tele/video conferences with the TRC-TF co-chairs and members as required.
    • Consultants are expected to provide their own technology (computer and software) and mobile communication device.

    Applications should be submitted to Erica Hernández-Read ( no later than 4:30pm (PST) September 13, 2019.

  • 3 Sep 2019 1:40 PM | Anonymous member

    Simon Fraser University Archives and Records Management Department invites applications from innovative, enthusiastic and service-oriented candidates for an Archivist position. Reporting to the University Archivist and based at the Burnaby campus, this full-time continuing position will be primarily responsible for appraising, acquiring, selecting, accessioning, arranging, describing, and providing access to private and public records of research interest acquired from a variety of sources (individuals, businesses, associations and societies, university departments, faculty, etc.).

    Working in collaboration with their colleagues, the successful applicant will be primarily responsible for  designing acquisition strategies to grow and strengthen the Archives' research holdings, especially with regards to private records acquisition; building a network of potential donors and research partners; initiating outreach activities and supporting academic pedagogy by integrating archival materials into the teaching and research activities of the university; promoting and encouraging awareness of the role and importance of archives to the university community in general; negotiating donation agreements and accessioning incoming donations and accruals; conducting arrangement and description of archival records; and delivering client-oriented reference services to students, staff, faculty, visiting scholars and members of the general public.

    This position will appeal to an individual who enjoys working with a variety of people at all levels inside and outside the university and in building and maintaining strong personal and professional relationships with donors, students and faculty in particular. The successful applicant will be passionate about promoting the value of archives and enjoy seeking out and participating in community engagement activities to raise the profile of the Department.    

    SFU Archives and Records Management is responsible for the administration of three corporate programs –archives, records management, and freedom of information and protection of privacy. The successful candidate will work as a collaborative member of a team of information management professionals and will be expected to participate in the overall operations of the Department. Demonstrated experience in one or more of these program areas is an asset and is in keeping with the Department's philosophy that its program areas are tied together by the concept of the record as a vital institutional asset that adds value to the university when managed effectively, but exposes the university to increased costs, risks, and liabilities when managed poorly.


    Ranked by respected national surveys as one of Canada’s top three comprehensive universities for the past 20 years, Simon Fraser University has also been named one of British Columbia’s Top Employers for 2019, as well as one of Canada’s Top 100 employers, and one of Canada's top family-friendly employers. SFU is Canada’s most community-engaged research university, offering more than 100 undergraduate major and joint major programs and more than 45 graduate offerings, spanning many disciplines in eight faculties, and has an international reputation for its innovative interdisciplinary and professional programs. SFU is comprised of three thriving urban campuses located in Burnaby, Vancouver, and Surrey. Applicants are invited to visit the Archives and Records Management Department website for more information about the Department and its mission, vision and values.


    The required knowledge and skills for this position are:

    A Master's degree in Archival Studies, Information Studies, Archival and Library Studies, or another graduate degree with an Archival Studies specialization, from a recognized university archival education program.

    • Comprehensive knowledge of archival science as practiced in a Canadian context.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of RAD.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of digital preservation theory and practice.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills (in English) to provide reference service; to liaise with donors; to teach information literacy skills to students; to lead community engagement activities; and to write policies, procedures, standards, guidelines, and correspondence.
    • Superior organizational and detail-oriented skills to manage projects, coordinate administrative activities, and maintain administrative documentation.
    • Superior research and analytical skills to resolve problems in the delivery of the Department's integrated programs and to advise university staff on the full range of records-centric issues that fall under the Department's sphere of functional responsibility.
    • Ability to develop and implement acquisition strategies by identifying priority collecting topics and themes.
    • Ability to appraise the significance and suitability of records for inclusion in the Archives' permanent holdings.
    • Ability to develop and maintain contacts with potential donors to build and enhance the Department's research holdings.
    • Ability to assess the information needs of the Archives' clientele and to determine appropriate sources to respond to those needs, and an ability to respond effectively to changing demands inherent in public reference service.
    • Ability to be persuasive in promoting the need for and the value of the Department's programs and services.
    • Ability to work as a member of a team of information management professionals and to move comfortably between different, but integrated program areas and functions.
    • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated with only general supervision from the University Archivist.
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines when managing competing priorities and multiple projects.
    • A demonstrated passion for record-keeping, archives and cultural heritage.

    Applicants for the position of Archivist should demonstrate how they are qualified to perform the duties and responsibilities, and possess the required knowledge and skills necessary for the successful delivery of archival services at Simon Fraser University. In addition, applicants should also demonstrate that they possess some or all of the desired knowledge and skills that would further enhance the delivery of archival services while contributing to the collaborative delivery of the Department’s other corporate programs. See the link below for a more detailed description of the duties and responsibilities, and required and desired knowledge and skills associated with this position:


    This is a full-time continuing position as a Librarian/Archivist Faculty. Appointment will be made pursuant to the SFU/SFU Faculty Association Collective Agreement (see Article 36). Only those applicants eligible to be appointed as an Archivist will be considered (see Article 36.7).

    The successful applicant will be appointed at a salary level commensurate with his or her experience and qualifications. SFU Librarian/Archivist salary scales will apply. The salary scales can be viewed at:

    The successful applicant will become a member of the SFU Faculty Association. Benefits information is available at the link below:


    Applicants are asked to submit a covering letter clearly demonstrating how your knowledge, skills, and experience correspond to the qualifications for this position; a CV; and a sample of your written work of  which you are the sole author and that is representative of your prose style no later than October 15, 2019, 11:59 pm (PDT) to:

    Paul Hebbard, University Archivist and Coordinator of Information and Privacy (acting) at

    Only applications received by email will be considered.

    Submit a covering letter, CV, and writing sample as one consolidated electronic file (MS Word or PDF).

    Quote in the email subject line: Archivist Job Application.

    Selections for interviews will be made on the basis of the information submitted. Applicants selected for an interview will be asked to make a presentation to members of the search committee. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including visible minorities, persons of aboriginal heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGTBQ-identified persons.

    Under the authority of the University Act, Collection of Personal Information Policy (I 10.05), and the SFU/SFUFA Collective Agreement, personal information that is required by the university for academic recruitment and hiring competitions will be collected. For further details see:


    Applications will be accepted until October 15, 2019. Interviews are expected to be held in November 2019. The preferred start date is January 2, 2020.

  • 28 Aug 2019 7:58 AM | Anonymous member

    Archival studies graduates seeking in-depth professional experience are invited to apply to the Halifax Municipal Archives' Young Canada Works Internships (2 positions), within the Corporate Information Management unit. We encourage applications from graduates who meet the Young Canada Works eligibility requirements, especially qualified African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women in non-traditional positions, persons with disabilities and Aboriginal persons in the workplace. We encourage applicants to self-identify.

    The Archives Assistant-Interns will contribute to projects which will offer experience in the full range of archival functions with a focus on: description, preservation, reference, and on-line accessibility. It will also be an opportunity to develop more general skills that are key to advancement in a professional career, including time management, project management, policy development and communication, interacting with stakeholders and working collaboratively with other heritage and information professionals.


    Description and Preservation: select and process significant historical photographs, documents, audio-visual material, maps and plans for archival preservation and access.

    Reference: provide reference and reproduction services to the public.

    Discovery: prepare on-line exhibits and social media postings to promote access to Archives` holdings


    Graduates must meet Young Canada Work's (YCW) eligibility requirements:

    • are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada;
    • are legally entitled to work in Canada;
    • will be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
    • are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
    • will not have another full-time job while employed with YCW;
    • are a recent graduate who has graduated from college or university within the last 24 months at the start of employment;
    • have not previously participated in or been paid under this or any other Career Focus internship program funded under the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy.

    Candidates are required to:

    • have graduated from an archival studies or an information/library studies program with courses in archives, or experience working in archives
    • be familiar entering data into complex databases and excel spreadsheet and on-line searching
    • have knowledge of care and handling of archival records
    • have attention to detail, good time management skills and excellent oral and written communication skills, especially web-based

    Reference, research, description according to the Rules of Archival Description, and digitization experience and familiarity with copyright and privacy legislation would be assets for candidates.

    Applicants are responsible to include all information that they wish to have taken into consideration in the review of their application, and applicants are required to provide full details of experience or training referenced in the posting. Applicants may be screened out of this competition at preliminary stages of review based on the insufficiency of the information provided.

    COMPETENCIES: Achievement Motivation; Communication; Continuous Learning; Customer Service; Initiative; Organization and Planning; Valuing Diversity.

    WORK STATUS: Temporary, full-time, 22 weeks.

    HOURS OF WORK: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Monday to Friday.

    SALARY: Non-union: $20.00 per hour + 4% vacation pay

    WORK LOCATION: 81 Ilsley Ave., Unit 11, Dartmouth, NS

    OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Criminal Records Check is required. This position will have access to and/or knowledge of confidential information therefore incumbent will be required to sign a Confidentiality Agreement.

    CLOSING DATE: Applications will be received up to midnight September 13, 2019.


    Please note: We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

    During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request an accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process.

    These positions are funded in part by the Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage Program, a component of the Youth Employment Strategy of the Department of Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada. The financial assistance from the Department of Canadian Heritage and the program support of the Canadian Council of Archives are both greatly appreciated.

    Please pass this posting on to anyone you know might be interested.’

    Halifax Municipal Archives 
    81 Ilsley Ave, Unit 11
    Burnside, Dartmouth, NS
    PO BOX 1749
    HALIFAX, NS B3J 3A5\archives

    T. 902.490.1482

  • 4 Jun 2019 10:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ARCHIV 24R - Digital Information Strategies Archivist

    Job Summary

    Digital Information Strategies Archivist
    Archivist 24

    One (1) Full-time position available
    Position available in Victoria, BC
    An eligibility list may be established

    An excellent opportunity to join this dynamic team and apply your technological skills

    Are you keen to take on a key role in the modernization of records management in the Government of British Columbia?  Are you a passionate innovator with expertise relating to information management in the digital context, archival and records management principles and methodologies, and/or digital preservation management?

    The Corporate Information and Records Management Office (CIRMO), within the Ministry of Citizens’ Services, provides corporate information management oversight and guidance to all ministries and applicable broader public sector agencies.  It is committed to ensuring that strong information management policies and practices are in place, and that all public service employees understand their responsibilities.  The Government Records Service (GRS) is the lead branch in CIRMO respecting the life-cycle management of information.  It provides direction, advice and a range of services to client ministries and agencies, and is responsible for the establishment of a new digital archive for government records of permanent value.  GRS is a leader in delivering on government’s commitment to transform its information management in the digital age through the implementation of the Information Management Act.

    The Digital Information Strategies Archivist develops, revises, and advises on government-wide information management legislation, policy, standards, and guides; undertakes strategic research and planning projects relating to digital records, digitization, and digital archives; provides information management advice to stakeholders and clients; and performs special projects and other duties on behalf of the Director, Archival and Records Initiatives.

    The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with stunning beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.  

    The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

    For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

    NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 am Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of this competition.


    In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below.

    • A degree in archival science, library science, or another relevant field, combined with two (2) years' relevant work experience (e.g., developing/implementing archival/records management policy, providing expert advice in an Information Management context, digital information management research and planning in a records management context); OR, an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience may be considered.
    • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience with information management research and/or information management policy development.

    Preference may be given to applicants with one (1) or more of the following:

    • Those who self-identify as Indigenous.
    • Experience working with Indigenous organizations and/or communities.
    • Experience in digital information management policy and strategic planning.

    APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting. 

    A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

    Cover Letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

    Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application. Please ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

    Questionnaire: YES - You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.

    Job Category

    Administrative Services, Information Management/Information Technology

    Additional Information

    60911_JOB PROFILE_AO 24_Digital Information Strategies (DIS) Archivist

     Salary Range: $63,973.31 - $72,937.86 annually

    Close Date: 6/19/2019

    Job Type: Regular Full Time

    Temporary End Date

    Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Citizens' Services

    Ministry Branch / Division

    Corporate Information Records Management Office

  • 4 Jun 2019 10:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The closing date for applications is 12 noon (Central Time) on Friday 5th July.

    Join the growing ambition of Brandon University and find out what it means when we say Built in Brandon. As the cultural and intellectual hub of Manitoba’s second-largest city, the BU campus plays a leading role right here at the centre of the continent, in Treaty 2 territory. We are proud to promote a progressive and inclusive environment, fostering excellence in teaching, research, creativity and scholarship. Through Brandon University’s commitment to academic freedom and responsibility, through the creation and sharing of new knowledge, and through our embrace of cultural diversity, our students learn to make a meaningful difference as engaged citizens and leaders. In particular, Brandon University is committed to education that learns from and with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people. Together, we join to share the stewardship of knowledge, expertise and resources in our many communities.

    Brandon University is now seeking to appoint a Chief Information Officer (CIO) who will take the strategic lead on services in the University’s IT Department and the John E. Robbins Library. The CIO is responsible for developing and implementing a forward-thinking, dynamic, and innovative strategic plan which will ensure an exceptional IT and Library experience for students, faculty, and staff, and move forward an integrated, collaborative vision for the University’s strategic use of information, including information management and institutional data analysis. The successful candidate will possess leadership experience and technical skills gained in complex organizations. They will also have the interpersonal and communication skills necessary to champion both IT and the Library with members of the Brandon University community, external stakeholders, and future collaborators. 

    The successful candidate will hold a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), a Master of Archival Studies (MAS), or an equivalent qualification. They will have a track record of strategic leadership, financial acumen and people management within complex organizations. This includes the delivery of large-scale change and project management in relevant environments. They will also be an advocate for the central, transformative role of the Library, as well as for technology and information management within higher education.

    An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Brandon University’s search partner Perrett Laver. Applications should consist of a full CV detailing academic and professional qualifications, full employment history, latest remuneration and relevant achievements, and should be accompanied by a covering letter describing briefly how candidates meet the criteria in the ‘position description’, why the appointment is of interest and what they believe they can bring to the role. Further information, including details on how to apply, can be found at quoting the reference number 4029.

    The closing date for applications is 12 noon (Central Time) on Friday 5th July.

    Brandon University is committed to equity, welcomes diversity, and hires on the basis of merit.  All qualified individuals who may contribute to the diversification of the University, especially women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, and persons of all sexual orientations and genders are encouraged to apply.  Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority.  Evidence of citizenship must be provided.

    To ensure this employment opportunity is accessible to all interested individuals, please advise of any accessibility needs by contacting the Human Resources office at (204)727-9782 or This posting is available in an alternate format.

    Perrett Laver is a Data Controller and a Data Processor, as defined under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Any information obtained by our trading divisions is held and processed in accordance with the relevant data protection legislation. The data you provide us with is securely stored on our computerised database and transferred to our clients for the purposes of presenting you as a candidate and/or considering your suitability for a role you have registered interest in.

    Our legal basis for much of our data processing activity is ‘Legitimate Interests’. You have the right to object to us processing your data in this way. For more information about this, your rights, and our approach to Data Protection and Privacy, please visit our website


  • 25 Apr 2019 9:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) - Digital Archives and Records Management - 1901100

    Job Field: Limited Term (Teaching Stream), Faculty / Division: Faculty of Information, Department: Faculty of Information

    Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)

    Job Closing: May 01, 2019, 11:59pm EST

    Description: The Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto invites applications for a two-year Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in the area of digital archives and records management, beginning on July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter, and ending on June 30, 2021.

    We seek individuals who have expertise in at least one of the following areas: archival advocacy, archival information and access systems, archives and new media environments, computational archival science, datafication, data-intensive curation, digital archives, distributed ledger technologies, diversity and inclusion, machine learning in archives and records management, recordkeeping systems, visualization of archival data, and web archives. Expertise in several of these areas is preferred. We seek enthusiastic individuals with the demonstrated ability and ambition to advance our Faculty’s rigorous, highly-ranked Master of Information program, and whose teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the Faculty of Information, primarily in the Archives & Records Management concentration.

    The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in archives, records management, digital curation or a closely related field at the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, or an advanced masters in the field and an exceptional portfolio of professional work, and an outstanding record of excellence in teaching. The successful candidate must have previous experience teaching at the graduate or undergraduate level, strong endorsements from referees, excellent communication and expository skills, demonstrated interest in teaching related scholarly activities and ability to expertly incorporate current research into our graduate courses, and demonstrated excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry.

    Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated by strong endorsements from referees of high standing, teaching accomplishments, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application, to include a teaching statement, teaching evaluations, and sample course syllabi and select course materials. The successful candidate must also possess the demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues on our undergraduate and graduate courses and programs. Teaching duties may be in the professional graduate program, and may include courses in the Master of Information.

    Information about the University of Toronto Faculty of Information is available at:

    Salary is to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Applications must be submitted online at the link below.

    Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) – Digital Archives and Records Management – 1901100<>

    A completed application will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a creative and coherent teaching dossier that includes a teaching statement, teaching evaluations, and sample course syllabi and materials. Please note that paper applications will not be accepted. If you have questions about this position please contact the Dean, Wendy Duff at<>. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference (signed and on letterhead) to be sent directly to the Faculty by the closing date, which comment specifically on the applicant’s experience in teaching and curriculum development. These letters should be sent to<>

    All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by May 1, 2019.

    The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

    As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

  • 22 Apr 2019 2:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please submit your application in .pdf format by 11:59 pm (PST) April 24, 2019 quoting competition RB2019:12 via email to:

    The Royal BC Museum is one of Canada's great cultural treasures.  Our collections, research and presentations enable us to tell the stories of BC in ways that enlighten, stimulate and inspire.  By exploring our human history and natural history, the Royal BC Museum advances new knowledge and understanding of BC, and provides for a dynamic forum for discussion and a place for reflection.  We have over 7 million objects and specimens and millions of significant government documents and records; substantial photographic, audio and video collections; artworks; and an extensive library of publications.  Through research and learning, we strive to broaden understanding about our province and inspire curiosity and wonder.  We are passionate about sharing British Columbia's story with the millions of visitors who walk through our doors and explore our website each year. 

    Description & Duties

    1.    Manages and coordinates evaluation, selection and acquisition of government and non-government records of enduring value to the province by:
    •    Determining archival value and final disposition of provincial government records based on their enduring evidentiary, legal and historical values to the government and the public.
    •    Liaising with, advising and assisting government clients and other agencies regarding the management and disposition of government information in accordance with legislation (e.g., Information Management Act, Interpretation Act).
    •    Accessioning, physically processing and describing archival records in accordance with professional standards.
    •    Appraising the suitability of potential donations of private, non-government records based on their historical, cultural and evidential significance to British Columbia, their associational value and their format and physical condition.
    •    Receiving, selecting and making recommendations for acquisition of private archival records. Managing all aspects of documentation relating to private records donations including creating and maintaining accession records.
    •    Reviewing non-government records in the custody of the BC Archives and recommending retention, transfer, repatriation or destruction.
    •    Managing, organizing and implementing transfer or repatriation of records.
    2.    Provides intellectual and physical control of and access to archival holdings by conducting original research and documenting the contents and context of archival records (arrangement and description), ultimately creating descriptive systems and tools that comply with national and provincial standards.
    •    Determining and implementing appropriate arrangement and storage strategies based on accepted principles, standards and methodology of modern archival science.
    •    Ensuring intellectual, administrative and physical control of and access to archival holdings by analysing, researching, identifying, documenting and describing their contents and context.
    3.    Provides specialized reference and information services in a variety of disciplines to a wide and diverse community of users and offers expert advice and other services to staff, colleagues, researchers and government employees:
    •    Leading and coordinating orientation to a complex system of automated and traditional access tools such as catalogues, indexes and finding aids.
    •    Providing expert advice to public, government and corporate clientele on Freedom of Information policy and access procedures and on policy and access procedures in accordance with other legislation (e.g.. Youth Criminal Justice Act) and BC Supreme Court rules.
    •    Evaluating, responding to and managing complex enquiries through analysis of archival and other resources, detailed original research and preparing an appropriate response.
    •    Providing expert advice about technical, conservation, access and copyright requirements to government, academic, corporate and private clientele.
    •    Providing expert advice on collections, interpretation of material and other topics based on specialized subject and technical knowledge.
    •    Initiating, researching,  developing, writing and maintaining user guides and brochures to assist with traditional and automated tools. Developing, implementing and managing print and web-based reference information resources and tools as well as instructional resources.
    4.    Participates in ongoing and special projects, supervision and training by:
    •    Recruiting, training and supervising volunteers. Identifying and organizing projects suitable for volunteers, ensuring compliance with the Public Service Act, the RBCM Corporation Act and Royal BC Museum policies and procedures.


    Masters' degree in Archival Studies or Library & Information Science with a specialty in archives; OR An equivalent combination of related experience, education and/or training

    Two years of experience working in an archival institution which includes the following:
    •    experience in appraisal, arrangement and description of archival records in all formats (including electronic)
    •    experience in the preparation & maintenance of finding aids
    •    experience providing public access to records
    Experience interpreting and applying legislation and drafting policy related to privacy acts, records management acts and other policies and procedures related to the management of records

    •    A sound understanding of archival theory and principles;
    •    Of national and international standards for archival arrangement and description
    •    Knowledge of privacy legislation that apply to government records
    •    Proper care and handling of archival materials in all media
    •    Of the structure, programs, and history of the Government of British Columbia

    Skills & Abilities:

    •    Excellent written and oral communications skills required
    •    Ability to produce finding aids and other access tools in accordance with national and international standards
    •    Must apply sound judgement and critical thinking to analyze and resolve complex problems
    •    Be able to plan, organize and manage own complex work load
    •    Superb organization, attention to detail and problem-solving skills
    •    Must be able to lift up to 18kg (40 pounds)

    Behavioural Competencies:
    •    Teamwork & Cooperation - ability to work cooperatively across the organization to achieve goals
    •    Results Orientation - concern for surpassing a standard of excellence
    •    Service Orientation - focusing one's efforts on discovering and meeting the needs of others
    •    Tact & Diplomacy - must demonstrate tact, discretion and sensitivity  when  dealing  with sensitive situations and confidential material

    Compensation:  Salary 4 62, 973 per annum, increasing to $72,938

  • 22 Apr 2019 1:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    An opportunity to contribute your valued expertise

    The Archivist develops integrated records classification and scheduling systems for client ministries; appraises the information holdings of these ministries to determine which records will ultimately be destroyed and which will be selectively or fully retained as archives; reviews and selects specific sets of records for transfer to the government archives; and contributes to the ingest, preservation and public accessibility of information in government’s digital archives.

    Salary Range:  $63, 973.31 - $72,937.86 annually effective April 14, 2019

    Deadline: April 30, 2019

    Additional Information HERE.

    The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.

    The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.

    The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

    For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

    NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

    Job Requirements:
    In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

    • Master of Archival Studies degree or equivalent plus a minimum one year of related experience which may include archival appraisal, development of records classification and retention schedules, development of records policy, or archival arrangement and description.
    • Experience in archival appraisal for selection.

    Preference may be given for:

    • Experience developing records retention schedules.
    • Experience managing born-digital records in a digital archive.

    Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the linked Job Profile

    A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


    Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

    Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

    Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

    IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements.  Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

    Job Category: Administrative Services, Information Management/Information Technology

    Job Posting Website

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