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University Archivist and Digital Curator - Library *Term*

Organization Name: 
University of Winnipeg
Winnipeg, Manitoba
About the Organization: 
Located in the heart of Treaty 1 Territory and the traditional homelands of the Metis Nation, the University of Winnipeg is a diverse, multicultural urban campus committed to academic excellence, community engagement, social justice and environmental sustainability. With a faculty and staff of approximately 1,000 and more than 14,000 learners, The University of Winnipeg combines a strong tradition of outstanding scholarship in teaching, research, and creative work with a unique emphasis on engagement with community partners.
Position Details
Description & Duties: 
Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the University Archivist and Digital Curator will be responsible for managing, building and strengthening the University Archives and library special collections, while playing a leadership role in the Library’s development of a digital infrastructure for the University of Winnipeg that will support teaching and research on campus. The University Archivist and Digital Curator will direct the daily operations of the University Archives and be primarily responsible for the Archives’ digital initiatives, including the management of born-digital records. Main Responsibilities Manage the operations of the University Archives to ensure the preservation, accessibility, relevance and research value of the University of Winnipeg’s archival and special library assets. Nurture and further develop a collection development mandate and strategy that will build strong university and private collections. Manage intellectual control of holdings through accessioning analogue and digital records. Develop digital initiatives through the acquisition, description, preservation and provision of access to born-digital records, digitization projects, and web archives. Utilize consortial and Library infrastructure for digital preservation (ex. WestVault, Archivematica-as-a-Service, in-house storage) and liaise with COPPUL Digital Preservation Coordinator and Systems staff on its use and development. Enhance usability and discoverability of the Archives’ digital collections, including their integration with the Library catalogue. Liaise with the Information and Privacy Officer on developing a records management strategy that ensures the ongoing preservation of the University’s official records. Develop partnerships with key stakeholders on and off campus on projects that will promote and enhance the University of Winnipeg’s print and digital archival and special library holdings. Work with library units such as Digital Infrastructure and Metadata to enhance the Library’s capacity to support data management, open access publishing and digital humanities initiatives. Work with faculty to increase student usage of primary resource materials, including instructional support. Supervise the Digitization/Metadata Technician, Archives Public Service Coordinator, and other archives and library staff as required. Work with the Copyright Officer to ensure access permissions and compliance with copyright legislation. Participate in Library and University committees, working groups and other initiatives as desired or needed.
Required Master’s degree in archival studies or equivalent education. Professional experience working in archives, special collections, or digital initiatives. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Evidence of successful project management. Demonstrated commitment to providing customer service. Demonstrated interpersonal and teamwork skills complemented by the ability to take initiative. Preferred Familiarity with archival software and tools (e.g. AtoM, Archivematica, Archive-It, CONTENTdm). Experience with digitization initiatives or institutional repositories. Experience working successfully with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds.
$54,837 - $132,550 The salary schedule for Librarians is outlined in the current UWFA Collective Agreement (
Additional Information: 
Enquiries should be directed to: Paula Hossack Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the Library The University of Winnipeg 515 Portage Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E9 The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at time of application. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
How to Apply: 
Deadline for applications: March 15, 2019. Applicants must submit all of the above materials through The University of Winnipeg’s online recruitment system ( To submit your application for this opportunity click on apply below. Applications should also include the names of 3 references.
Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 15, 2019