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  • 3 Nov 2021 3:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Records and Archive Analyst (Young Canada Works)
    Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia

    Location: Victoria, British Columbia   
    Compensation:  $27.31

    The Land Title & Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) is a publicly accountable, statutory corporation that manages BC's land title and survey systems. These systems provide the foundation for all real property business and ownership in the province.

    We offer meaningful work in the public interest. The LTSA gives high priority to preserving the extensive collection of historic land title and survey records. Land records of various types dating from the earliest days of BC's settlement to the present are in the LTSA's care. The records exist in a range of formats, including historic records in original paper form, microfilm copies, and electronic records. All of the original records held by the LTSA are useful for retracing historic land ownership and researching complex property boundary issues. These historic records are used by LTSA staff, lawyers, notaries and land surveyors to conduct their day-to-day business, and are also of interest to historians, First Nations, genealogists and environmental researchers. Much of the information in the LTSA's historical records are not accessible elsewhere and, therefore, protection of these records are critical.

    We offer an innovative, customer-centric culture: The LTSA recognizes the significant value of the historic records in its care and is committed to enabling broader access to these records through a multi-year project to preserve and digitize the original paper versions. Since 2005, we have invested over $17M to ensure these records are available for the benefit of all British Columbians for generations to come.

    Description and Duties    

    What you'll do:

    - Identify and research records of Indigenous interests using various technologies, e.g. DocuWare,
    - Microfilm Readers, Infolinx.
    - Inventory records of Indigenous interest, using various software, e.g. MS Excel, MS Access, Infolinx.
    - Consult with internal and external stakeholders to determine records of Indigenous interest, including business and recordkeeping requirements.
    - Develop internal and external procedural and process documentation to direct recordkeeping processes and aid with user access to records.
    - Develop training materials or instructional resources to direct recordkeeping processes and aid with user access to records.
    - Deliver training to staff and stakeholders on recordkeeping process, record access processes, etc.
    - Coordinate and collaborate with Indigenous stakeholders to improve direct access to LTSA's historical records through the indigenization of knowledge organization.
    - Conduct research into Indigenous Knowledge Organization and develop recommendations/best practice guidance for the LTSA.
    - In consultation with Indigenous stakeholders, develop vocabularies, finding aids, research guides and training materials to aid in the search and retrieval of records of interest to Indigenous stakeholders.
    Qualifications    We encourage you to apply if you have:

    Education and Experience

    - Graduate degree in archival studies from a Canadian university (MAS and/or MLIS) preferred OR graduate degree in a relevant field, e.g., anthropology, economics, history, Indigenous studies, or other social sciences.
    - Experience working or volunteering with Indigenous organizations and communities

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    - Various research methods
    - Archival and records management theory and best practices
    - Data management and inter-relational data systems
    - User centered design
    - Documenting archives practices and procedures
    - Drafting and delivering communications and presentations
    - Customer service and communication
    - Stakeholder consultation
    - Working with a team and developing partnerships
    - Write and communicate clearly
    - Make informed decisions based upon a reasonable amount of research and data

    Additional Information: This is a temporary internship until the end of March, 2022. This position is included in the BCGEU bargaining unit. Candidates must meet Youth Canada Works Eligibility requirements. Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada.

    How to Apply

    Please submit your resumé and a cover letter outlining how you meet the qualifications to Lisa.Poeckert@ltsa.ca by November 16, 2021.

    We thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

    Application Webpage (URL): https://young-canada-works.canada.ca/Opportunity/ProjectDetails?projectId=14069


    Application Deadline: November 16, 2021


  • 29 Oct 2021 10:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Library Service Manager - Preservation and Digitization
    Toronto Public Library (c/o NAFOR Inc.)

    Location: Toronto, ON
    Compensation:    $95,000 to $112,000 per annum

    The Toronto Public Library is North America's busiest urban public library system. The library employs approximately 2,400 staff, providing high quality library services to the people of Toronto across 100 public locations. The organization is an independent Board of the City of Toronto. Every year more than 19 million people visit its 100 branches, more than 26 million visitors access its website, and roughly 32 million items are borrowed. Over 72% of Torontonians use the library and 1.2 million people are registered Library cardholders. Collections comprise over 11 million items including books, eBooks and DVDs, with over 100 languages represented in the diverse library materials.

    JOB SUMMARY:

    Reporting to the Manager, Special Collections, the successful candidate is responsible for project management of a grant-funded initiative to catalogue, digitize and produce a digital exhibit using archival materials and newly-created digital content. In this role the successful candidate will be accountable for management, administration and delivery of the production and interpretative plans for the project, adhering to scheduling and budgetary requirements and liaising effectively with internal and external stakeholders. The successful candidate will also lead post-implementation activities related to the department's collections management system, digital asset management system, and web platform, including development and implementation of efficient workflows and reporting related to acquisitions, cataloguing and digitization. The successful candidate may also provide operational management support to a team of 13 staff specializing in preservation, digitization, digital content, and exhibits, including a department head, professional conservators, exhibit designers and curators, and digitization technicians.

    RESPONSIBILITIES: (based on similar Library Service Manger roles)

    -- Manage the daily operations and services of departments or branches;
    -- Effectively communicate policies, programs and services to internal and external stakeholders;
    -- Ensure the achievement of goals and objectives for the area of responsibility;
    -- Recommend annual budget allocations and maintain budget control;
    -- Assume responsibility for the department or area in the absence of the Area Manager;
    -- Hire new staff, transfer, promote, approve wage increases and confirm performance evaluations;
    -- Discipline, terminate, participate in grievance procedures and administer collective agreements as required;
    -- Manage training, development and supervision of all levels of staff in the area of responsibility;
    -- Represent the Library in appropriate community and professional organizations;
    -- Design, manage and monitor performance measures for the area of responsibility;
    -- Plan and manage the annual delivery of programs, events, displays and exhibits appropriate to the designated community;
    -- Contribute to service development and delivery through leadership in system committees or projects; and
    -- Ensure safe and welcoming facilities and environments.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    -- Post graduate university degree in library, archival or information science from an accredited program, or a recognized professional equivalent
    -- Demonstrated experience in digital initiatives and knowledge of current best practices in digitization, metadata, storage, workflows, and management of digital assets, as well as a familiarity with special collections materials, and collection preservation practices and strategies
    -- Experience and training in project management preferred
    -- Experience in managing a team of professional and support staff, preferably in the area of responsibility
    -- Demonstrated ability to establish effective working relationships and collaborative work approaches
    -- Committed to providing efficient, responsive and innovative service to clients
    -- Demonstrated capacity for problem solving, results orientation and creativity
    -- Highly developed oral and written communication skills
    -- Superior facilitation and interpersonal skills
    -- Knowledge of developments in library field and relevant legislation
    -- Proven ability in managing change.

    REPORTS TO: Manager, Special Collections

    SALARY RANGE: $95,596.80 - $112,312.20 per annum. (2021 Rates, Wage Grade 7)

    ABOUT THE TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY:

    The Toronto Public Library is North America's busiest urban public library system. Every year, we have millions of users visiting our branches and taking advantage of our online services. We empower Torontonians to thrive in the digital age and global knowledge economy. With expanded access to technology, lifelong learning and diverse cultural and leisure experiences, Torontonians have increased opportunities for growth and success, as well as stronger connections to each other and their communities.

    Vision: Toronto Public Library will be recognized as the world's leading library by informing and inspiring Toronto and its communities, making us all more resilient, more knowledgeable, more connected and more successful.

    Mission: Toronto Public Library provides free and equitable access to services that meet the changing needs of Torontonians. The Library preserves and promotes universal access to a broad range of human knowledge, experience, information and ideas in a welcoming and supportive environment.

    Values:

    Equity: Accessibility, respect and fairness
    Diversity: Valuing individual needs, experiences and differences
    Intellectual Freedom: Guaranteeing and facilitating the free exchange of information and ideas in a democratic society, protecting - intellectual freedom and respecting individuals' rights to privacy and choice
    Innovation: Encouraging creativity, experimentation and the generation of ideas
    Inclusion: Welcoming participation in decision making and service development by residents and communities
    Integrity: Open, transparent and honest in all our dealings
    Accountability: Taking responsibility for our actions and the services we provide
    Service Orientation: Providing excellent, responsive services

    The Toronto Public Library invites applications from all qualified individuals. The Library is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Upon request, accommodation will be provided for persons with disabilities through all stages of the recruitment and selection process. COVID-19 vaccines are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code. TPL Posting #21-753

    CONTACT: Jeff Richmond jrichmond@nafor.com (416) 238-6400

    TO APPLY: Please go to: https://www.nafor.com/tpl
    https://www.nafor.com/tpl.html - TPL # - 21-753

    Application Deadline:  November 18, 2021




  • 29 Oct 2021 10:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Library Service Manager - Rare Books and Archives
    Toronto Public Library (c/o NAFOR Inc.)


    Location: Toronto, ON
    Compensation: $95,000 to $112,000

    The Toronto Public Library is North America's busiest urban public library system. The library employs approximately 2,400 staff, providing high quality library services to the people of Toronto across 100 public locations. The organization is an independent Board of the City of Toronto. Every year more than 19 million people visit its 100 branches, more than 26 million visitors access its website, and roughly 32 million items are borrowed. Over 72% of Torontonians use the library and 1.2 million people are registered Library cardholders. Collections comprise over 11 million items including books, eBooks and DVDs, with over 100 languages represented in the diverse library materials.

    BACKGROUND:

    Toronto Public Library's prestigious Special Collections include the Baldwin Collection of Canadiana; Special Collections in the Visual and Performing Arts; the Chinese Canadian Archive; the Osborne Collection of Early Children's' Books; the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy; the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection; and the Library's archives. These collections also form the basis for the Library's active and multifaceted digitization program, preservation services, and the exhibition program in the Library's TD Gallery. With physical and virtual exhibitions, strategic partnerships and large-scale digitization, the Special Collections support the Library's vision to create outstanding collections and services supported by a robust suite of programs, collection animation, and community engagement.

    JOB SUMMARY:

    Reporting to the Manager, Special Collections, the successful candidate will manage the daily operations and lead a team of 30 staff, which include two department heads, professional librarians and support staff in two locations (Toronto Reference Library and Lillian H. Smith Branch). The successful candidate will oversee staff and service points in the department, develop and monitor annual goals, work plans and budgets, develop and deliver innovative programs and other community engagement strategies for the Library's Special Collections, effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders, and participate in service development and delivery for Special Collections and through leadership in system committees or projects.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Manages the daily operations and services of the Special Collections Department, and develops goals and objectives for area of responsibility.
    • Accountable for the effective management of human and financial resources.
    • Plans, implements and evaluates programs and services to ensure that they meet community needs, are cost-effective and support the organization's strategic agenda.
    • Plans, implements and evaluates engagement strategies to promote interaction, collaboration and user contributed content.
    • Effectively communicates policies, programs and services.
    • Builds partnerships and professional relationships within the Toronto Public Library, the City of Toronto, other cultural and heritage agencies and community organizations to deliver service that is proactive, and responsive to community needs.
    • Plays a lead role in marketing services, and in supporting and maintaining fund-raising programs and initiatives. In consultation with other departments and the Foundation, explores new service and partnership opportunities with other libraries, organizations, donors and stakeholders.
    • Assume responsibility for the department or area in the absence of the Area Manager.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in the management, storage and access issues related to special collections and archival materials, as well as familiarity with current digital initiatives and best practices in digitization. Other qualifications include:

    • Post graduate university degree in library, archival or information science from an accredited program, or a recognized professional equivalent
    • Experience in managing a team of professional and support staff, preferably in a public library or unionized environment
    • Demonstrated ability to establish effective working relationships and collaborative work approaches
    • Committed to providing efficient, responsive and innovative service to clients
    • Demonstrated capacity for problem solving, results orientation and creativity
    • Highly developed oral and written communication skills
    • Superior facilitation and interpersonal skills
    • Knowledge of developments in library and archives fields and relevant legislation
    • Proven ability in change leadership


    REPORTS TO: Manager, Special Collections

    SALARY RANGE:
    $95,596.80 - $112,312.20 per annum and includes a comprehensive long-term benefits package with an OMERS pension plan plus health, dental, life insurance and more. (2021 Rates, Wage Grade 7)

    ABOUT THE TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY:

    The Toronto Public Library is North America's busiest urban public library system. Every year, we have millions of users visiting our branches and taking advantage of our online services. We empower Torontonians to thrive in the digital age and global knowledge economy. With expanded access to technology, lifelong learning and diverse cultural and leisure experiences, Torontonians have increased opportunities for growth and success, as well as stronger connections to each other and their communities.

    Vision:
    Toronto Public Library will be recognized as the world's leading library by informing and inspiring Toronto and its communities, making us all more resilient, more knowledgeable, more connected and more successful.

    Mission: Toronto Public Library provides free and equitable access to services that meet the changing needs of Torontonians. The Library preserves and promotes universal access to a broad range of human knowledge, experience, information and ideas in a welcoming and supportive environment.

    Values:

    Equity: Accessibility, respect and fairness
    Diversity: Valuing individual needs, experiences and differences
    Intellectual Freedom: Guaranteeing and facilitating the free exchange of information and ideas in a democratic society, protecting intellectual freedom and respecting individuals' rights to privacy and choice
    Innovation: Encouraging creativity, experimentation and the generation of ideas
    Inclusion: Welcoming participation in decision making and service development by residents and communities
    Integrity: Open, transparent and honest in all our dealings
    Accountability: Taking responsibility for our actions and the services we provide
    Service Orientation: Providing excellent, responsive services

    The Toronto Public Library invites applications from all qualified individuals. The Library is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Upon request, accommodation will be provided for persons with disabilities through all stages of the recruitment and selection process. COVID-19 vaccines are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code. TPL Posting #21-751

    CONTACT: Jeff Richmond jrichmond@nafor.com (416) 238-6400

    TO APPLY: https://www.nafor.com/tpl
    Please apply directly at: https://www.nafor.com/tpl.html - TPL Posting - 21-751

    Application Deadline: November 18, 2021


  • 27 Oct 2021 11:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Project Assistant - Archives  (Full-time Contract - Six Months)
    Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary



    Location: Calgary, Alberta
    Compensation:  $20-$28/hour

    Established in 1912, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary stretches 110,000 square kilometers across Southern Alberta from just south of Red Deer to the U.S. border and from the BC to Saskatchewan borders.  The Diocese supports approximately 557,000 Catholics within 68 parishes and 11 missions. 

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    •    Collaborate with the Diocesan Archivist to create a workplan for the project.
    •    Gain an overview and understanding of the Diocese history and activities
    •    Sort, list and record archival materials according to established project parameters
    •    Retrieve and store records as required  

    QUALIFICATIONS

    •    Background in archiving historical records and documents with post-secondary education in Archival Studies or Records Management preferred
    •    Bilingual English-French speaker or English speaker with (at minimum) good knowledge of French (able to quickly read and understand documents); familiarity with the Blackfoot language (written) an asset
    •    Strong attention to detail and ability to decipher written documents to determine fit and application within the project
    •    Knowledge of conservation and preservation principles of archival collections (i.e. scanning of delicate historical documents)
    •    Evidence of analytical, organizational, communication, project and time management skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and complete tasks and projects on time and in accordance with task/project parameters
    •    Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers and software, the Web and library-relevant information technology applications.  Working knowledge of standard computer office applications such as MS Outlook, Excel, Word and other productivity software
    •    Excellent interpersonal skills and collaboration skills with ability to interact with staff at all levels and diverse external stakeholders
    •    Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
    •    Displays active listening skills
    •    Handle sensitive/confidential information and matters in a trusted and responsible manner
    •    Sense of urgency and ability to work under pressure

    OVERVIEW

    This temporary, contract position will be responsible for completing a historical records project under the direction of the Diocesan Archivist.  The role requires an individual who is meticulous in their work and patient as they review and reference documents. They must be respectful of the documents they handle as well as sensitive to the information in the

    HOURS OF WORK

    Contract: Full-time, 6-month contract with possibility of extension based on volume of work and/or broadening of scope

    Hours: Monday to Friday; 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (includes 1-hour unpaid lunch break).

    Contract start date: November 15, 2021

    How to Apply:  Applications should be submitted by e-mail to: Careers@calgarydiocese.ca.  No phone calls please.

    Documents required as part of the application process include:

    - A cover letter and resume
    - Three (3) references (will only be contacted if you are selected as our final candidate)
    - Application Form (https://www.catholicyyc.ca/careers.html)

    Additional documents as part of the onboarding process:

    - Police Information Check
    - Agreement to our Code of Conduct

    Application Webpage (URL): https://www.catholicyyc.ca/careers.html
    Application Deadline: November 5, 2021

    86589542_project_assistant_archives_5nov2021.pdf



  • 25 Oct 2021 10:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Archivist
    City of New Westminster

    New Westminster Museum & Heritage Services

    Location: New Westminster, BC

    Compensation: $63,845 - $75,168 annually  plus a comprehensive benefits package

    Department:  Museum &Heritage Services

    Status: Full-time

    No. of Positions: One

    Union: CUPE, Local 387

    Hours of Work:  35 hours per week*

    New Westminster Museums and Heritage Services is looking for an enthusiastic, collaborative, and creative Archivist with demonstrated experience in archival collections management, arrangement and description, database systems, digitization processes, employee and volunteer supervision, preventative conservation, and facilitating access (in-person and online) to archival collections. You will also participate in city and museum initiatives in the areas such as Indigenous reconciliation, exhibition development, publications and community engagement.

    This is an excellent opportunity for an Archives professional with demonstrated initiative, strong leadership abilities, and exemplary public service and communication skills.

    Qualifications    

    If you have many of the following characteristics and qualifications, we want to meet you!

    •    You have a Master's Degree in Archival Science plus sound related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience acceptable to the employer
    •    You have considerable knowledge and proficiency in the established standards (RAD) for acquisition, accessioning, appraisal, arrangement, description, indexing and conservation of archival materials
    •    You have demonstrated sensitivity to issues associated with the stewardship of information related to Indigenous peoples
    •    You are proficient in the history, growth and development of Canada, particularly in relation to British Columbia, the City of New Westminster and settler-indigenous relations in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia
    •    You have excellent research, analytical, critical thinking and report writing skills
    •    You have excellent customer service skills and demonstrated ability to provide archival reference services
    •    You have strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to deal discreetly with highly confidential matters
    •    You can prepare budgets and grant applications as well as monitor revenues and approved expenditures
    •    You have the ability to develop, organize, and administer archival operations and recommend policies
    •    You are experienced in supervising the work of employees and volunteers
    •    You are capable of maintaining archival database and management systems using accepted professional standards
    •    You are skilled in public speaking and promoting interest in and awareness of the municipal and community archives
    •    You have the ability to successfully build and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external contacts
    •    You have a knack for preparing a variety of written materials related to the work
    •    You can work independently with minimal supervision
    •    You are physically able to lift and/or move boxes of archival materials
    •    You have the ability to successfully pass and maintain a satisfactory police information check

    This position works non-standard hours, including weekends.*
    Please note that qualified candidates must be available to work a flexible schedule.

    To support a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community; women, Indigenous Peoples, racialized individuals, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversity of our workforce, are encouraged to express their interest.

    New Westminster is on the unceded and unsurrendered land of the Halq'eméylem-speaking peoples.  It is acknowledged by the City that colonialism has made invisible their histories and connections to the land. We are learning and building relationships with the people whose lands we are on.

    We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada

    Application information

    Apply by sending your cover letter and resume in one document quoting the competition number to the Human Resources Department, City of New Westminster, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC, V3L 1H9,

    e-mail to hr@newwestcity.ca using the following format in the subject line:  LAST NAME First Name #21-135

    Application Deadline: Until the post is filled.
     



  • 18 Oct 2021 10:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Archival Intern
    Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre

    Location: Winnipeg
    Compensation:  $15 per hour

    Founded in 1944, The Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre - Oseredok - is a museum and archival heritage institution that celebrates the remarkable achievements and legacy of the Ukrainian Canadian community in Canada.

    It serves as the community's collective memory by collecting, caring for, documenting and interpreting collections of ethnology, folk art, fine art, and archives related to community history.

    Oseredok prides itself on its uniqueness, which lies in pulling under one roof diverse but inter-related collections that reflect a wide range of cultural history and heritage. Oseredok is a vital source of information on Ukrainian culture, encompassing such fields of interest as history, art, music, literature, and ethnography. It is a place where the tradition inherent in the Ukrainian consciousness is preserved and transmitted to future generations.

    Oseredok shares Canadian Ukrainian cultural experiences through a public program of exhibitions, workshops and courses, public lectures, presentations, and special events.

    Description and Duties - General:

    Reporting directly to the Curator of Collections and the Project Mentor, Archival Intern will work to arrange, describe and digitize the Boberskyj Collection which consists of over 6,000 photographs. The long-term preservation of this collection will help facilitate the research of family genealogy, and local histories, and will assist authors/scholars researching Ukrainian Canadians and Canadian Prairie life in 1920's. The future sustainability of the collection will be assured with the proper arrangement, description and scanning of the collection thus making it more manageable conservation wise.

    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    •    Organize the collection of photographs and all supporting materials in a chronological manner.
    •    Describe photographs according to the Rules of Archival Description (RAD) and enter all necessary information such as date, annotations, location, etc. in a database;
    •    Translate handwritten annotations and inscriptions from Ukrainian to English;
    •    Scan each photograph and save it with all essential information in its name such as date, location and title;
    •    Create a Finding Aid for the collection;
    •    Where necessary research and verify any additional descriptive or provenance information;
    •    Report to supervisors about the progress of the project;
    •    Maintain organized and presentable work spaces.

    Qualifications - Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    •    Experience or knowledge of archival cataloguing rules - Rules of Archival Description (RDA);
    •    Experience cataloguing in museum, archival, or library setting;
    •    Advanced proficiency in Ukrainian;
    •    Strong verbal and written communication skills;
    •    Ability to work independently and in a team environment with staff, volunteers and the general public;
    •    Familiarity with Ukrainian culture;
    •    Be skilled in standard computer application programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet applications and familiar with standard office equipment such as photocopiers, phones, etc.;
    •    Possess the ability to follow direction and to adjust to changing procedures;
    •    Possess strong organizational skills;
    •    Possess the ability to multi-task and prioritize projects.

    Requirements:

    •    Degree in Art History, Museum Studies, Archival Studies, Librarianship, Information Studies or History; or experience working in archival, museum or library setting.
    •    Advanced proficiency in Ukrainian;
    •    Strong inter-personal communication skills in English;

    Who can apply:

    •    Canadian citizens or permanent residents, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
    •    Are legally entitled to work in Canada;
    •    Are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;

    About Oseredok:

    Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre is a public heritage institution with a mandate to preserve and share Ukrainian heritage in Canada. It collects, cares for, documents and interprets material related to the intellectual and cultural life of the Ukrainian community. These include, among other, objects of material culture, folk art, fine art, ethnology, and community history. The Centre shares its collections with the public through a public program of exhibitions, guided tours and affiliated activities, workshops, courses, public lectures and special events. It also provides access to its holdings for researchers and provides reference services to the public.

    Oseredok is committed to equity in all its policies, practices and procedures. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals who apply for this position.

    Application information

    Email a cover letter, resume and letter of reference to info@oseredok.ca  
    Application Webpage (URL): https://oseredok.ca/careers/
    Application Deadline: November 15, 2021

    86589542_job_posting_for_boberskyj_project.docx




  • 14 Oct 2021 6:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Information Technology - Archivist/Records Management
    Hydro Ottawa

    Location: Ottawa, Ontario
    Compensation: $27,935.70 - $37,315.20

    Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. (Hydro Ottawa) is 100 percent owned by the City of Ottawa.  It is a private company, registered under the Ontario Business Corporations Act, and overseen by an independent Board of Directors consisting of the President and Chief Executive Officer and 10 members appointed by City Council.  The core businesses of the Corporation are electricity distribution, renewable energy generation and energy and utility services.  Hydro Ottawa owns and operates three subsidiary companies.

    Statement of Duties:

    •    Supporting the current Information Management team in ensuring that that archival records are inventoried and sent to the appropriate location/services
    •    Working with external stakeholders regarding archival records
    •    Working with internal stakeholders for the retention schedule
    •    Using the new retention schedule to work with IT for the retrieval and disposal (when appropriate) of records, often specific to back-up tapes
    •    Supporting various IM endeavors and able to create necessary reports and metrics
    •    Covering for IM specialist when they are on vacation
    •    Day to day IM duties

    Qualifications    

    Requirements:

    •    Experience with archives and archival records
    •    Familiar with Information Management concepts
    •    Experience with a records retention schedule
    •    In college/university program specializing in archives and records or IM
    •    A valid class G driver's license and successfully complete the driver competency assessment, including a driver abstract assessment, before an offer will be made.

    Please apply to the Website: https://hydroottawa.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/student_careerssite/job/Ottawa-ON/Co-op-Student_R001896

    86589542_r001896_job_poster_-_co-op_students.pdf

    Application Deadline:  October 28, 2021 (at 11:59pm)


  • 5 Oct 2021 5:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Assistant Professor - Indigenous Knowledge Systems

    University of Toronto, Faculty of Information Studies


    Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
    Faculty/Division: Faculty of Information
    Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

    Compensation: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Description:

    The Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Indigenous Knowledge Systems. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor. The expected start date is July 1, 2022, or shortly thereafter. 

    Applicants must have earned a PhD in any area of the humanities, social sciences, engineering or applied sciences, or in a related disciplinary or interdisciplinary area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research, teaching and community work.

    We seek applicants whose research interests are in Indigenous knowledge systems.

    The successful candidate’s research and teaching interests will complement and build upon our existing strengths (https://ischool.utoronto.ca/research/).

    The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. The successful candidate must demonstrate research excellence and will be evaluated commensurate with the career stage of the candidate, taking into consideration the life trajectory and any special circumstances (e.g., career interruptions) as outlined in the submitted materials, as well as a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate connections to and conduct research within community-based initiatives. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research in Indigenous knowledge systems and foster research activities with Indigenous communities.

    Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by teaching accomplishments, and the teaching dossier, including a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities submitted as part of the application, as well as strong endorsements by referees. Other teaching-related activities can include performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or excellent conference presentations or posters.

    Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. As part of the University of Toronto, the Faculty of Information offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.  Because of our campus’ incredibly diverse student body, and our Faculty’s commitment to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion, we seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment through their application materials.

    Preference will be given to candidates who are Indigenous. Recognizing that there are a variety of terms that potential candidates may use, the University uses the term “Indigenous” in this search, which forms part of the U of T Response to Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, to encompass the people of Turtle Island, including those who identify as First Nations, Métis, Inuk (Inuit), Alaska Native, Native American, and Native Hawaiian people.

    The Faculty of Information (iSchool) https://ischool.utoronto.ca/ at the University of Toronto is a research-led Faculty, committed to educating the next generation of professional and academic leaders in Information, who join us in transforming society through collaboration, innovation, and knowledge creation. We are guided by core values that include engagement with cultural, social, political, and ethical issues in information to benefit society and transparency, accountability, and public responsibility. With an outstanding complement of 30 award-winning faculty members, our key strengths are the quality of our research, the abilities of our graduate students, close ties across the University, and committed alumni. The Faculty of Information is especially proud of the calibre, excellence, academic engagement, and diversity of the students it recruits, admits, and graduates.

    All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications must include:

    • a cover letter;
    • a current curriculum vitae;
    • a research statement, including contributions to equity, diversity, and ongoing or planned community initiatives
    • a teaching dossier to include: Statement of teaching philosophy, including contributions to equity, diversity, and ongoing or planned community initiatives, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations or evidence of superior performance in other teaching-related activities as listed above.
    • Writing sample (up to three samples of recent scholarly work (e.g., an article or book chapter))

    https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-Assistant-Professor-Indigenous-Knowledge-Systems-ON/551055617/
     
    Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. At least one of these references should speak to the applicant’s Indigenous community engagement. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each after an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.

    All application materials must be submitted online. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. If you have questions about this position, please contact dean.ischool@utoronto.ca.

    The closing date for applications is November 22, 2021 and all application materials, including reference letters, must be received by then.

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

    Diversity Statement
    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, LGBTQ2S+ 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 http://uoft.me/UP.

    Accessibility Statement
    The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

    The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

    If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

    https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-Assistant-Professor-Indigenous-Knowledge-Systems-ON/551055617/


     

  • 5 Oct 2021 3:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Assistant Professor - Black Studies and the Archive

    University of Toronto, Faculty of Information


    Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
    Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

    Compensation: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Description:

    The Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Black Studies and the Archive. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor. The expected start date is July 1, 2022, or shortly thereafter.

    Applicants must have earned a PhD in the area of Black studies or archival studies; or in a related disciplinary or interdisciplinary area (e.g., history; postcolonial studies; cultural studies; area studies; literary studies; media studies) by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching.

    We welcome applicants whose research interests are located at the intersection of Black studies and critical archival studies and that fall into one or more of the following areas: Black history and the archive; embodied and oral memory traditions; Black archival imaginaries; Black and liberatory memory work; alternative Black archival spaces.

    The successful candidate’s research and teaching interests will complement and build upon our existing strengths (https://ischool.utoronto.ca/research/). The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. Research and teaching excellence will be evaluated commensurate with the career stage of the candidate, taking into consideration the life, trajectory and any special circumstances (e.g., career interruptions) as outlined in the submitted materials.

    Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence, which can be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

    Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by teaching accomplishments and the teaching dossier, including a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities submitted as part of the application, as well as strong endorsements by referees. Other teaching-related activities can include performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or excellent conference presentations or posters.

    Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. As part of the University of Toronto, the Faculty of Information offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. Because of our campus’ incredibly diverse student body, and our Faculty’s commitment to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion, we seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment through their application materials. Candidates therefore must submit a statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

    The Faculty of Information (iSchool) https://ischool.utoronto.ca/ at the University of Toronto is a research-led Faculty, committed to educating the next generation of professional and academic leaders in Information, who join us in transforming society through collaboration, innovation, and knowledge creation. We are guided by core values that include engagement with cultural, social, political, and ethical issues in information to benefit society and transparency, accountability, and public responsibility. With an outstanding complement of 30 award-winning faculty members, our key strengths are the quality of our research, the abilities of our graduate students, close ties across the University, and committed alumni. The Faculty of Information is especially proud of the calibre, excellence, academic engagement, and diversity of the students it recruits, admits, and graduates.

    All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications must include:  

    • a cover letter; 
    • a current curriculum vitae; 
    • a research statement outlining current and future research interests;
    •  writing sample (up to three samples of recent scholarly work (e.g., an article or book chapter));
    • and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations or evidence of superior performance in other teaching-related activities as listed above;
    • statement of contributions to equity and diversity (as outlined above).

    Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each after an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.  

    All application materials must be submitted online. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. If you have questions about this position, please contact dean.ischool@utoronto.ca.

    The closing date for applications is November 15, 2021 and all application materials, including reference letters, must be received by then.

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

    Diversity Statement
    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, LGBTQ2S+ 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 http://uoft.me/UP.

    Accessibility Statement
    The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

    The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

    If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.



  • 5 Oct 2021 3:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Records Analyst, Project-based opportunity

    Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre


    Location: Vancouver, BC

    Compensation: This is a contract position and compensation will be commensurate with experience.


    In support of our updated Strategic Plan, the VHEC is seeking a Records Analyst Consultant to develop and implement a records management program in support of improved efficiency, collaboration and cybersecurity. This position will review, analyze and assess current work functions and information management practices across the VHEC, from its web assets to records in storage at Iron Mountain, and develop and document methods for efficient and safe handling and disposal of digital and analogue information entrusted to and managed by the VHEC. This position will provide guidance and support to staff in remote and onsite work environments using both VHEC-owned and personal desktop and mobile devices.

    Duties

    The Records Analyst Consultant will report to the Executive Director and is responsible for:

    •    Conferring with staff and outsourced information technology, web and related service providers to understand the current records management practices and business needs and identify areas of improvement.
    •    Determining the value of the VHEC’s information systems and digital and analogue assets.
    •    Developing records retention schedules, a server and paper file plan and related policies, procedures, guidelines, plans and manuals in support of the best practice management of paper and electronic records and data across the organization.
    •    Providing direction, training and assistance to staff in analogue and digital records and information management, protection of privacy, and the records management program broadly.
    •    Reporting on the progress of the implementation of the records management program.
    •    Supporting the increased professionalization, collaboration and capacity of a community- and volunteer-supported organization.
    •    Supporting the long-term research and reference of the VHEC’s institutional records.

    Qualifications

    • You have a proven track record of guiding small- to mid-sized organizations through the implementation of a records management program.
    • As an accomplished records management professional, you ensure that recommended plans, guidelines, policies, procedures and systems are effective, efficient and sustainable. You truly enjoy the organizational process, understand its benefits and are able to pass on your enthusiasm to others.
    • You believe in the vision of a world free of antisemitism, discrimination and genocide, with social justice and human rights for all.


    Experience, Skills & Education

    Required
    •    Minimum of three (3) years of related experience developing and implementing a records management program for a small- to mid-sized organization.
    •    Understanding of records management systems, theories and practices.
    •    Experience planning and assigning work and meeting deadlines.
    •    Experience with facilitating groups to consensus, developing and delivering adult training.
    •    Experience with and understanding of electronic information systems, including SharePoint, Raiser’s Edge and FilemakerPro.
    •    Understanding of cloud-based systems and cybersecurity.
    •    Understanding of how to handle confidential and sensitive information.
    •    Superior organizational, planning and analytical skills.
    •    Strong verbal and written communications skills.
    •    Master’s degree in the field of records management.
    •    Familiarity with BC’s Personal Information Protection Act and relevant legislative frameworks.

    Preferred

    •    Strong attention to detail.
    •    Evidence of capacity to work independently and support staff with varied degrees of technological competency.
    •    Familiarity with museum and/or nonprofit recordkeeping and administrative structures.
    •    Certified Records Manager (CRM) designation.

    Success Traits

    You excel in the following core competencies:

    • Drive for results. You’re independent and self-motivated, creative, persistent and resourceful, overcoming obstacles and difficult situations.
    • Interpersonal skills. You have the ability to build and maintain productive relationships and work effectively with people.
    • Problem-solving. You assess challenges to identify causes and then generate workable solutions.


    How to Apply


    If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. Please email your cover letter and resume in one file to jobs@vhec.org quoting “Records Management Analyst” in the subject line on or before October 22, 2021 

    Your application will be handled with confidentiality and discretion.  
    All applicants will receive an automated email response confirming receipt of their application submission. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Please note: VHEC staff and contractors must show proof of vaccination for COVID-19 by a Government of Canada-approved vaccine in order to enter the workplace.

    For information about the VHEC’s code of conduct please visit: https://www.vhec.org/plan-visit/







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