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Archivist Hamilton


Co-operators Hamilton Canada

2 months ago

We are searching for an enthusiastic Archivist to join our exceptional team at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, AB.
Growing your career as a Full Time Archivist is a terrific opportunity to develop relevant skills.
If you are strong in cooperation, teamwork and have the right experience for the job, then apply for the position of Archivist at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity today!

Archivist Banff , AB
The Opportunity

The Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives at Banff Centre is looking for an Archivist. Working under the direction of the Manager, Library & Archives the Archivist is responsible for the coordination of archives and records management services across the Banff Centre campus.

The Archivist is essential in ensuring the continuing availability and use of Banff Centre historical records by identifying and acquiring records of enduring value for the archives, and by implementing archival standards and methods for their arrangement, description... and preservation.
Specific Accountabilities

Archives and Records Management
• Maintain a professional knowledge of documents-based records management and archives management
• Implement systems and oversee the inventory, processing and description of Banff Centre institutional records including providing guidance and recommendations to originating departments concerning digital asset management and access and disposal and destruction of records
• Coordinate digital preservation activities to ensure enduring access to digital assets over time including digitizing analog holdings, processing born-digital collections, and managing digitized collections
• Diagnose and implement appropriate conservation and preservation measures for physical and digital records

Safety of Archival Collections and Holdings
• Plan and manage the access to and safety of three on-site archival storage places
• Ensure the protection of institutional assets by putting archival safe guards in place that reflect best practice
• Develop and implement an up-to-date disaster plan for use in both the Archives and Library. Review and update every two years

Rights Management
• Exercise professional judgement to interpret and apply FOIP and copyright legislation to the release, retention, acceptance, and disposal of archival materials and collections
• Respond to copyright information requests from faculty and staff and provide guidance on copyright licenses in the context of a variety of formats including digital copying and public performance rights
• Support the Manager with managing the institution's copyright policy and fair dealing guidelines and suggest and implement best copyright practices

Relationship Building
• Maintain positive and cooperative relationships with all departments to ensure that Banff Centre records are maintained with integrity
• Where appropriate, serve on internal committees and working groups, and represent the Banff Centre Archives through active participation in local, provincial, and national professional organizations
• Liaise with provincial and national organizations concerned with records and archival matters
• Establish and sustain positive relationships with external archival donors and alumni to encourage donations of collections with enduring institutional and research value to Banff Centre Library and Archives

• Facilitate and provide reference and research support and access to archival collections for internal and external clients

• Direct the work of the Archives Assistant II and any part-time, contract, or temporary archive staff
• Mentor practicum participants, ensuring that the objectives of their learning agreements are met over the duration of their term

• In consultation with the Manager, Library & Archives pursue funding by identifying and submitting grant proposals for archives projects

• Assist the Manager to develop an annual budget. Assist in monitoring and provide input on maintaining the department annual budget to best meet the Department’s objectives

• Be an advocate for the Archives and the Banff Centre and seek out opportunities to acquire appropriate archival materials or work with other similar archival institutions
• Plan, select materials, and coordinate displays and presentations highlighting archival materials and Banff Centre history
• Coordinate outreach initiatives to educate Banff Centre staff on the purpose and functions of the archives
• In consultation with the Manager, develop a long-term strategy for the Archives which complements and meets Banff Centre's strategic plan
Qualification and Educational Requirements
• Master’s degree from an accredited program in archival, library, or information studies
• 3-5 years' of relevant archives work experience within a larger institution or post-secondary environment
• Experience in a mentorship role with junior staff or interns
• Experience in developing and implementing digitization and digital preservation projects
• Possess knowledge of methodologies, including digital imaging and recording technologies, for creating reproductions of primary source materials
• Working experience with structured data, digital object standards, and metadata formats and standards
• Demonstrable knowledge of archival principles and techniques including: RAD (Rules for Archival Description)
• Familiarity with relevant copyright legislation applicable to archival materials and collections
• Familiarity with Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP)
• Keen attention to detail and accuracy
• Good communication skills with the ability to relate to and encourage a wide range of users
• Ability to carry out independent research and to help users access materials
• The ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Competent in administrative procedures and project management skills
• Forward-thinking with an ability to anticipate and respond to changing access and preservation needs in the archives environment
Employment Terms & Benefits
• In accordance with CUPE 4318, this is a unionized, salaried support staff position, subject to a 6 month probation period.
• The salary for this position is between $59,631 to 62,614.50 annually, depending on qualifications, based on working 37.5 hours per week.
• The successful candidate will have access to a range of benefits through Alberta Blue Cross and will be eligible to participate in our defined benefit pension plan.
• Benefits of working at Banff Centre are:
• Staff housing options (based on availability)
• Professional Development
• Staff cafeteria and restaurant discounts
• Onsite fitness facility at a discounted rate – first month free for new staff!
• Free or reduced admission to select Banff Centre performance and events.

Application Process
• We are accepting applications for the Archivist position until a suitable candidate has been found.
• Candidates offered a position with Banff Centre, in this capacity, will be required to obtain a criminal record check with Vulnerable Sector verification through the local RCMP detachment, verifying a clear record.
• Visa Requirements: Candidates must be legally eligible to work in Canada. Banff Centre is unable to assist candidates in obtaining Canadian work authorization.
$59,631 to 62,614.50 Annually

Closes: 1 March, 2023

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Banff , AB

Benefits of working as a Archivist in Banff, AB:

● Excellent benefits
● Advancement opportunities
● Competitive salary
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