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  • 5 Oct 2021 3:30 PM | 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, by October 25, 2021 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: October 25, 2021 by 11:59pm.
     



  • 24 Sep 2021 3:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Archivist Consultant
    Calgary Public Library


    Location:  Calgary, Alberta
    Compensation:  $50,000+. Will depend on length of contract and commensurate with the experience of the successful candidate.

    Today, the Calgary Public Library welcomes more than 7.6 million visitors annually through 21 community libraries and supports the lifelong learning needs of everyone who calls Calgary home. The Central Library has become a cornerstone of Calgary's East Village redevelopment, and Calgary Public Library plays a key role in community building for Calgary's growing neighbourhoods. In 2019 the Calgary Public Library unveiled a new four-year strategic plan (which can be found at www.calgarylibrary.ca).

    Potentials Realized is the unifying vision of this plan, which promotes the values of Inclusion, Curiosity, and Collaboration and strives to improve the quality of life for Library members. Each strategy contains three priorities that shape the Strategic Initiatives for each year of the plan.

    The Calgary Public Library Archive

    The Calgary Public Library Archive is housed at the Calgary Public Library Operations Centre and runs more than 250 linear feet and includes over 15,000 files. The archive represents the accumulated history of Calgary Public Library since its beginnings in 1912 and include Calgary Public Library board meeting agendas, minutes and activities; agreements, reports and studies related to the Calgary Public Library;  and photographs, ephemera and special event materials. The Archive is stored in chronological order. A database is used for access and inventory.

    Description and Duties: The Consultant

    We seek an Archivist for a 6 month term (with possible extension in support of program deliverables) to review current procedures and make recommendations for future practice.

    The successful candidate will draft new acquisition, preservation, and access guidelines for the Calgary Public Library Archive.

    This includes defining what the archive will collect, drafting a disaster plan, establishing description standards, and making written recommendations for preservation, finding aids, and staffing models.

    Qualifications    

    • Graduate degree in Archival Studies.
    • Demonstrated experience applying archival theory and practice.
    • Experience using database software for the management of collections.
    • Exceptional relationship building skills to successfully liaise with internal stakeholders.
    • Exceptional report writing skills.
    • Ability to work in a digital environment.
    • During Covid19, be able to work independently and follow health and safety policies and protocols.

    Application information

    If you think you could succeed in the role of Archivist Consultant and help the Library to achieve the goals of the Calgary Public Library Archive review, please send a 1-2 page expression of interest and resume to work@calgarylibrary.ca quoting "Archivist Consultant" in the subject line of your email. We thank all who apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Application Webpage (URL): www.calgarylibrary.ca
    Application Deadline: This opportunity will remain open until filled.


  • 22 Sep 2021 10:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Archivist  (Young Canada Works)
    H.R. MacMillan Space Centre


    Location:  Vancouver, BC
    Compensation: $24.79/hr + 8% in lieu of vacation & statutory holiday pay, 35 hours/week, temporary full-time, for a 16-week term ending by March 31, 2021 (grant funded)


    The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is a non-profit community resource that brings the wonders of space to Earth, while providing a personal sense of ongoing discovery. Through innovative programming, exhibits and activities, our goal is to inspire sustained interest in the fields of Earth science, space science and astronomy.


    Description and Duties: Nature of Position

    The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is seeking a dynamic recent graduate from a recognized archives program to:

    • assist in establishing our image archives. The Space Centre has a vast collection of approximately 80,000 images
    • taken from historic sites around the world. We are in the process of assessing our collection and establishing a contemporary archives to protect the images and make them more available.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities

    Working with staff this position involves establishing a collections management system and ensuring documentation:

    • outlines best practices for digitizing, cataloguing and storing our images and other materials, and to make
    • recommendations for future work to attain contemporary archival standards.

    Qualifications

    Recent archival studies graduate with a training in managing audio visual materials, database design, and digital image collections

    •     Experience in digitizing materials
    •     Knowledge of RAD
    •     Good communication skills - written and verbal
    •     Good computer and research skills
    •     Good organizational skills
    •     Good problem solving and multi-tasking abilities
    •     Attention to detail
    •     Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    •     Flexible and able to work in different work environments
    •     Legible hand writing / printing
    •     Ability to lift 50 pounds
    This is a grant-funded student employment position.

    Candidates must:

    • be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
    • be legally entitled to work in Canada;
    • be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
    • commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
    • not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with the program;
    • be an unemployed or underemployed college or university graduate, (not employed full-time);
    • be a recent graduate from a college or university within the last 24 months at the start of employment;
    • not be receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program; and
    • not have 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.

    This is a temporary full-time, grant-funded position for an 18-week term.

    Please apply with a resume and cover letter to the Director of Human Resources at careers@spacecentre.ca no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, October 1, 2021.

    Job Poster: 86589542_ycw_archivist_posting_2021.pdf







  • 16 Sep 2021 3:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Junior Analyst
    OMERS

    Location: Toronto, ON
    Compensation:  $50,000+

    The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is a Canadian pension fund created by Ontario provincial statute in 1962 to manage the retirement benefits of all local government employees in the Canadian province of Ontario. It has become one of the largest institutional investors in Canada. As of December 31, 2020, OMERS had C$105 billion in net assets. OMERS serves 1,000 participating employers and more than half a million active, deferred and retired employees. OMERS members are employed by municipalities, school boards, transit systems, electrical utilities, emergency services and children's aid societies.


    Description and Duties: OMERS Junior Legal Analyst

    We are looking for a highly motivated Junior Legal Analyst to join our Corporate Legal team in Toronto.

    Role Function/Tasks:

    •    Support Annual External Audit Processes
    •    Assist with the collection and maintenance of deal rooms for transactions
    •    Support the management of iManage/Document Management System, including assisting in:

    • the annual retention and disposition program
    • maintenance of the naming convention
    • legacy document transition
    • litigation record holds
    • service support

    •    Support the content creation and resource refresh for knowledge hubs on SharePoint
    •    Support ebilling/Legal Tracker functions

    • Support investment legal groups with matter creation and invoice approval
    • Assist in the annual accrual process
    • Assist in the quarterly matter review process

    •    Assist in the development and maintenance of reference resources for iManage and Legal Tracker
    •    Support the Vendor Governance Program
    •    Assist in process documentation
    •    Assist in project and process implementation initiatives
    •    Support Legal Operations regular functions
    •    Assist on special projects

    Qualifications    

    Program/Education Backgrounds of Interest:

    •    Records and Information Management Certificate/Diploma
    •    Master of Information
    •    Knowledge Management Specialist
    •    Business Analytics Specialist
    •    Operations Management Experience

    To succeed in this role, you have:


    •    Strong oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
    •    Ability to work with and coordinate with multiple stakeholders
    •    Ability to draw insights, analyze metrics, and convey ideas clearly and concisely
    •    Self-starter who works both independently and with a team, while fostering a collegial and creative team culture

    Application information

    Apply through Workday on our external job posting site
    Application Webpage (URL): https://omers.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/OMERS_External/job/Head-Office-Toronto/Junior-Legal-Analyst_JR-1259

    Application Deadline: September 24th at 5:00pm
     



  • 16 Sep 2021 2:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Archives Specialist
    USask, University Archives and Special Collections


    Location: Saskatoon, SK
    Compensation: The salary range, based on 1.0 FTE, is $49,301.00 - 77,033.00 per annum. The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

    University Archives and Special Collections (UASC) constitutes the official memory of the University and represents the accumulated experience of this community that has greatly contributed to the history and development of Saskatchewan. UASC also has extensive collections of rare and historical books and Canadiana material.

    Description and Duties    

    Primary Purpose: To provide high level public services within the University Archives and Special Collections (UASC) division of the University Library; and to provide leadership and expertise for a wide range of activities supporting the accessibility, discovery and promotion of UASC archival collections.

    Nature of Work: Reporting to the Operations Manager, University Archives & Special Collections (UASC) and working closely with UASC employees, your work would involve both technical services and public services, with a primary focus on archival collections. The work is highly detailed, with rigorous intellectual demands, and considerable judgment and decision making required. There is frequent interaction with undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and/or other experienced visiting researchers as well as supervisors, peers, and other employees. Your ability to work effectively in an evolving and innovative environment and balance competing deadlines, priorities and tasks is essential. The need to be flexible to meet expectations is required. You would be required to work independently to solve problems in collaboration with the Operations Manager and faculty.  You would assist UASC support staff with the resolution of more complex issues and archival reference questions, and provide technical leadership and mentoring for archival processing, reference, and related functions.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this position may involve both on-site and remote work.

    Typical Duties or Accountabilities:


    • Undertakes archival processing: arranges and describes a wide range of archival material based on division guidelines and national standards; provides staff mentoring, training, and content review
    • Provides in-depth (Tier 1 and 2) information/research services to USask faculty, students and staff, and external patrons/researchers; first point of contact for staff assistance and referrals relating to archival collections
    • Triage access and privacy reviews, including vetting for restrictions during processing
    • Oversees archival accessioning workflow
    • Supports the acquisition of archival collections, including contact with university and external donors
    • Assists with ongoing monitoring of archival storage facilities
    • Functional lead for IT platforms used to manage and access archival collections, e.g. ArchivesSpace, AtoM
    • Lead or co-lead for UASC's outreach activities including the website, social media, Archives Week, articles in university publications, and digital projects; leadership may include both project management and content development.
    • Collaborates in the delivery of group orientation and instruction
    • Undertakes selected conservation work
    • Supports UASC's physical exhibition program
    • Is a member, lead, or resource for library and university committees, task forces, and working groups as required
    • Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications    

    Education: An undergraduate degree is required. Specialized education in archival studies and/or allied research-based disciplines is considered an asset. A combination of education and experience may be considered.

    Experience:

    Relevant employment experience in archives (minimum five years).
    Experience (two years minimum) with both archival in-depth reference service and archival accessioning, arrangement and description
    Experience with archival description and metadata standards (e.g. Rules for Archival Description, Dublin Core, Encoded Archival Description)
    Experience with the application of access and privacy guidelines/legislation to archival collections
    Experience with IT platforms used to manage and access archival collections (eg. AtoM, ArchivesSpace)

    Skills:

    • In-depth knowledge of archival practices and standards
    • Demonstrated ability to analyze collections, apply appropriate organization schemes, write descriptive summaries, and create archival finding aids
    • Demonstrates the competencies required for reference work
    • Knowledge of Western Canadian and prairie history is an asset.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of requirements relating to confidentiality, privacy and copyright as applied to collections being processed and researcher inquiries
    • Demonstrated ability to use and learn a variety of software and online tools
    • Strong interpersonal skills and effective written and verbal communication skills
    • Reliable, dependable, and self-motivated
    • Ability to demonstrate diplomacy and discretion
    • Demonstrated ability to use judgment and apply effective investigative, analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Demonstrated ability to organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines, work independently, use initiative, and effectively handle disruptions
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with others in a team environment
    • Demonstrated flexibility to adapt to change, and ability to support others in the change process.
    • Possesses a tactful, responsive, pleasant and effective manner in all personal interactions
    • Possesses the physical ability to perform moderately heavy lifting (approximately 11 kg)

    Additional Information: Department: Library
    Status: Permanent
    Employment Group: ASPA
    Shift: Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:30
    Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0
    Salary: The salary range, based on 1.0 FTE, is $49,301.00 - 77,033.00 per annum. The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
    Salary Family (if applicable): Specialist Professional
    Number of Openings: 1

    The University believes equity, diversity, and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request. The University of Saskatchewan's main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.
     
    Application information

    Please apply online.  Tips on applying online can be found at https://careers.usask.ca/tips-for-applying.php#OnlineApplicationInstructions
    https://usask.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/14/requisition/7357/application?c=usask&jobboardid=0#1

    Application Deadline: September 30, 2021



  • 31 Aug 2021 2:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Head of Archives

    Royal British Columbia Museum


    Location: Victoria, BC

    Compensation: $92,700.24  - $123,200.20  per annum


    The Royal BC Museum, situated on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen (Songhees and Xwsepsum Nations), 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 understandings of BC, and provides for a dynamic forum for discussion and a place for reflection.  

    We care for over 7 million objects and specimens, 28 kilometres of government and private records,  substantial photographic, audio and video collections documenting the stories of the province; 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, interact with the collections, participate in research and explore our websites each year. 

    The Royal British Columbia Museum and Archives is one of Canada’s great cultural treasures. Our collections, research and public programs enable us to tell the stories of BC in ways that enlighten, stimulate and inspire.    

    The BC Archives is the provincial archives; preserving and making accessible government and private records including historical photographs, documents, sound recordings, films, maps and publications. The stories these records tell chronicle the experiences of individuals, businesses, families, communities and governments that shape the province.  

    The Royal BC Museum is committed to on-going and true community collaboration, building on our existing partnerships and developing new relationships to help communities preserve their own stories, facilitate community dialogue, and bring forth voices often silenced in historical accounts. 

    We are working to meet crucial goals outlined in BC’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA), the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) Calls to Action.   

    The Head of Archives ensures exceptional stewardship of the archive’s collections through strong personal advocacy and the effective management of both teams and projects. The Head is responsible for maintaining and improving the physical state of collections through the development and implementation of preventive care strategies, forward-looking policies and robust procedures, while enabling various modes of collections access and use.

    The Head of Archives oversees the preparations for a collection move to a new Collection and Research Building, scheduled for 2024.   With a deep understanding of archival management and process, a reputation for strategic thinking, and experience in senior management, the Head is able to devise and implement strategic change that supports the vision and mission of the archives and coordinate the varied operations of a dynamic and diverse department. 

    If you are a strong leader, excited about moving into a new purpose-built collection building, you live and breathe partnerships and are passionate about caring for and making accessible British Columbia’s collections then
    we want to meet you. 

    The ideal candidate has a Master’s degree in Archival Studies or Library & Information Science with a specialty in archives or an equivalent combination of training and experience. This is supplemented with a strong understanding of current and potential future trends for archives and how to incorporate them into planning and action.  

    This position requires Criminal Records Checks under the BC Public Service Screening Policy and the Criminal Records Review Act and all applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada (have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status).   

    The BC Archives is responsible for ensuring the historical records of the province are preserved, managed and made accessible.  The department achieves this through an outstanding team of archivists, collection managers, conservators, access technicians and preservation staff, each of whom works collaboratively with colleagues, the public, academic institutions, ministries, volunteers, community partners, Indigenous communities, Friends of the BC Archives and other stakeholders.

    The BC Archives houses the government records of the province in addition to private records of historical significance and is the largest archives repository in Western Canada with holdings that include 28 KM of textual records, over five-million photographs, 100,000 maps and architectural drawings, 15,000 drawings, paintings and prints and the largest collection of audio-visual material in Canada.  

    The department is responsible for managing both physical and digital access to collections via a reference room and a digital public collection search.   Under the direction of the Vice President, Collections and Research, and in accordance with the Royal BC Museum’s corporate planning framework (principally the mission, vision, Strategic Roadmap and Collections and Research Strategy), the Head of Archives inspires, promotes, develops, and manages a department that:

    • Provides exceptional stewardship of, and access to, the province’s archival collections
    • Contributes to audience-focused public programs, exhibitions and websites
    • Collaborates effectively with colleagues, partners and stakeholders to deepen knowledge and widen understandings of British Columbia
    • Prepares the archives collection to move to the new Collection and Research Building in 2024
    • Works with Indigenous communities, residential school survivors, their families and other partners to provide access to residential school records 

    Please refer to the full job description and selection criteria to ensure your application  addresses the  areas  we  will  be  looking  at  when  assessing suitability for this opportunity.  

    An eligibility list may be established for similar permanent and temporary positions over the next 12 months.  Preference will be given to applicants who identify as BIPOC and or persons with disabilities.  

    Please submit your application in pdf format by 11:59 pm (PST)
    September 14 th, 2021 quoting competition RB2021:22 via email to:  humanresources@royalbcmuseum.bc.ca  

    head_archives.pdf



  • 31 Aug 2021 1:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Archivist  (Young Canada Works)
    H.R. MacMillan Space Centre


    Location:  Vancouver, BC
    Compensation:  $24.79/hr + 8% in lieu of vacation & statutory holiday pay, 35 hours/week, this is a temporary full-time, grant-funded position for an 18-week term

    Period of Employment: 2021 October 11 - 2022 February 11

    The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is a non-profit community resource that brings the wonders of space to Earth, while providing a personal sense of ongoing discovery. Through innovative programming, exhibits and activities, our goal is to inspire sustained interest in the fields of Earth science, space science and astronomy.


    Description and Duties: Nature of Position

    The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is seeking a dynamic recent graduate from a recognized archives program to:

    • assist in establishing our image archives. The Space Centre has a vast collection of approximately 80,000 images
    • taken from historic sites around the world. We are in the process of assessing our collection and establishing a
    • contemporary archives to protect the images and make them more available.


    Major Duties and Responsibilities

    Working with staff this position involves establishing a collections management system and ensuring documentation:

    • outlines best practices for digitizing, cataloguing and storing our images and other materials, and to make
    • recommendations for future work to attain contemporary archival standards.

    Qualifications

    Recent archival studies graduate with a training in managing audio visual materials, database design, and digital image collections

    • Experience in digitizing materials
    • Knowledge of RAD
    • Good communication skills - written and verbal
    • Good computer and research skills
    • Good organizational skills
    • Good problem solving and multi-tasking abilities
    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Flexible and able to work in different work environments
    • Legible hand writing / printing
    • Ability to lift 50 pounds

    This is a grant-funded student employment position.

    Candidates must:

    • be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
    • be legally entitled to work in Canada;
    • be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
    • commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
    • not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with the program;
    • be an unemployed or underemployed college or university graduate, (not employed full-time);
    • be a recent graduate from a college or university within the last 24 months at the start of employment;
    • not be receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program; and
      - not have 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.


    This is a temporary full-time, grant-funded position for an 18-week term.

    Please apply in writing with a resume and cover letter to the attention of the Director of Human Resources at: careers@spacecentre.ca no later than 9:00 am on Friday, September 3, 2021

    Job Poster: 86589542_ycw_archivist_posting_2021.pdf



  • 20 Aug 2021 8:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Manager, Rare Books and Archives
    Toronto Public Library

    Location: Toronto
    Compensation: $95,596.80 - $112,312.20 per annum (2020 Rates, Wage Grade 7)
    Status: Permanent Full-Time

    Toronto Public Library provides free and equitable access to services which 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.


    Description and Duties    (POSTING #: 21-565EXT)

    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.

    The 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.

    The Position:

    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.

    Major 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 financial and human 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.  


    Qualifications    

    The Candidate:

    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

    Reporting To: Manager, Special Collections

    How to Apply  

    E-mail your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job Posting # (POSTING #: 21-565EXT) to recruitment@tpl.ca.

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

    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, Indigenous 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.

    Application Webpage (URL): https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/about-the-library/library-jobs/

    Application Deadline:   August 31, 2021

     

  • 19 Aug 2021 1:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Research Archivist (Intern)
    Friends of the Provincial Archives of Alberta

    Location: Edmonton, Alberta
    Compensation: $27/hour

    The Friends of the Provincial Archives of Alberta Society is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified parties (particularly women, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority and Indigenous communities), subject to the requirements of the Young Canada Works programme.


    Description and Duties    

    The Friends of the Provincial Archives of Alberta Society is pleased to offer four (4) Young Canada Works Internships in archives at the Provincial Archives of Alberta. Based in Edmonton, the Research Archivist (Intern) will research records of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate related to Residential Schools in Alberta, and also help to make these records accessible to the public.

    Qualifications    

    The ideal candidate would be a recent graduate with a Masters Degree in archival or library studies, the humanities or the social sciences acquired within the past two years. The candidate should also have a reading knowledge of French. Desirable qualifications include an understanding of the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and of the history of the residential school system; a good working knowledge of research in archives; and knowledge of the history of Alberta and Western Canada. The enthusiasm to make the most of an excellent practical learning opportunity is also important.

    Application information

    This position is scheduled to run for 30 weeks, from September 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 with a stipend of $27/hour (36.25 hours per week). Start and end dates are flexible.

    Please note that there are two steps to the application process:

    Step 1: Register with the Young Canada Works 2021 Programme at the following address:
    https://young-canada-works.canada.ca/Opportunity/PublicApprovedOpportunities


    Step 2: Forward a letter of interest and a résumé, by August 27, 2021 to:

    Friends of the Provincial Archives of Alberta Society
    President
    c/o Provincial Archives of Alberta
    8555 Roper Road NW
    Edmonton, AB, T6E 5W1
    Phone: (780) 427-1750
    email: FriendsPAAInfo@gmail.com

    Application Webpage (URL):  https://young-canada-works.canada.ca/Opportunity/PublicApprovedOpportunities

    Application Deadline: August 27, 2021



  • 16 Aug 2021 11:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Information Analyst
    BC Pension Corporation


    Location:  Victoria, BC
    Compensation:  $79,924.74 to $91,233.32 per annum (salary includes 9.9% temporary market adjustment)

    There is more to Pension Corporation than you might think. We are an award-winning organization with meaningful purpose-driven work, where staff have impact and create peace of mind for those we serve. We have cultivated an outstanding community rooted in respect, where employees are inspired to have courage, take action, and be at their best every day.

    Our new nine-year strategic plan, Plan 20|30: Our Future is Insight, will guide us from 2021 to 2030. To learn about our aspirations and objectives and how you can be a part of a people-focused organization that is grounded in operational excellence, visit bcpensioncorp.ca  

    What we offer:

    •    A variety of work options (modified workweek, on-campus work, or a hybrid of work from home/on-campus)
    •    Incredible campus with collaboration spaces
    •    Ongoing training and professional development opportunities and scholarship programs
    •    Comprehensive extended health and dental benefits for you and your family
    •    Defined benefit pension program
    •    Health & wellness programs - lunchtime seminars, community activities and a comprehensive Employee & Family Assistance Program
    •    Opportunities to give back to the community and support not-for-profits
    •    Seasonal events and socials
    •    A robust awards/recognition program
    •    Discounts on BC Transit passes, travel and accommodation, cell phones and plans, and more

    Description and Duties    

    As an Information Analyst, you will be a part of a high functioning team of information management professionals. You will be engaged in fast paced, challenging and exciting work, including supporting ongoing enterprise information management standards, practices and technology needs consistent with BC Pension Corporation information management strategy.

    This role requires a detail-oriented individual to provide information management (IM) analysis including privacy, records management, identity, and access management services. You will play a key role in helping corporation staff apply IM best practices and contribute to multiple project teams.

    Qualifications: Must have

    •    Master's degree in Library and Information Studies, Computer Science, Information Technology or a related discipline and a minimum of three years of recent, related experience; OR
    •    Degree in Computer Science, Information Studies, or a related discipline and five years of recent, related experience; OR
    •    An equivalent combination of related education, training and seven years of recent, related experience.
    •    Minimum of three years of recent experience providing business and/or information analysis on information management projects.
    •    Experience with information management and privacy legislation (FOIPPA).
    •    Experience with a content management system, e.g. SharePoint, OpenText, HP Trim, M365

    Nice to have - Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:

    • Experience with information/data governance.
    • Experience developing or administering information management programs.
    • Experience implementing information strategies.
    • Experience with information or data quality initiatives or metadata or taxonomy management.
    • Information related designation.  

    BC Pension Corporation is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.  

    We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment, assessment and selection processes and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please email us at jobs@pensionsbc.ca.  

    How to Apply    

    Please apply through the BC Pension Corporations website. Please do not submit a cover letter; it will not be reviewed. A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes. Ensure your resume includes your education, the start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relate to the job requirements.

    Questionnaire: As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements.

    Application Webpage (URL): https://bcpensioncorp.prevueaps.ca/jobs/13706.html

    Application Deadline:  August 23, 2021 (11:59pm)

    86589542_jd_final_information_analyst.pdf



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