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  • 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: http://www.ischool.utoronto.ca

    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<https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1901100&tz=GMT-04:00>

    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 dean.ischool@utoronto.ca<mailto:dean.ischool@utoronto.ca>. 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 dean.ischool@utoronto.ca<mailto:dean.ischool@utoronto.ca>

    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 http://uoft.me/UP

    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: humanresources@royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

    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.

    Qualifications

    Education:
    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

    Experience:
    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

    Knowledge:
    •    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

    https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/sites/default/files/employment/docs/gr_archivist_jb_jd_0.pdf

  • 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 Mary.McIntosh@gov.bc.ca. 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 BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, 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.

    APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

    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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