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Project Archivist Toronto

University of Toronto

University of Toronto Toronto Canada

2 months ago

The University of Ottawa—A crossroads of cultures and ideas

The University of Ottawa is home to a dynamic community of over 50,000 students, faculty and staff, who live, work and study in both French and English. Our campus is a crossroad of cultures and ideas, where bold minds come together to inspire game-changing ideas. We believe in the power of representation, and that increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff supports this objective. Our goal is to provide students with the best possible learning experience, in an environment that reflects the diversity of its people, their ideas, and their identities.

We are one of Canada’s top 10 research universities—our professors and researchers explore new approaches to today’s challenges. One of a handful of Canadian universities ranked among the top 200 in the world, we attract exceptional thinkers and welcome diverse perspectives from across the globe. Our employees come together around the shared purpose of constant... improvement, personal development, service excellence, teamwork and a passion for learning with a desire to make uOttawa and the world a better place. Everyone's contributions are valued, we all play a part in making uOttawa a world-class institution. Most importantly, we make it possible for you to achieve your full potential. Because at uOttawa, you belong!
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Position purpose:

Reporting to the Supervisor, Library and Archives, the incumbent plans, organizes and coordinates audiovisual documents section (photographic documents, sound recordings and moving images). Develops, conserves, organizes, handles and distributes centre documentary resources in keeping with records management principles, rules and procedures. Assists the archives authority with archives service planning and helps raise the centre’s profile.

The duties of the position will be performed in French only. The candidate must demonstrate an excellent command of the French language (spoken and written).

In this role, your responsibilities will include:

Ensures development of the audiovisual section and plans its activities. Analyzes needs and recommends necessary equipment, software and supplies. Working with the archives supervisor, defines section objectives and the means to achieve them.

Organizes, coordinates and completes audiovisual section activities related to archival processing (assessment and selection, acquisition, classification, description, indexation, dissemination, preservation), in accordance with archival principles, rules and procedures; policies, regulations and practices in effect at the centre; and federal and provincial law.

Develops research tools and databases to integrate audiovisual items into centre archive reference systems and maximize dissemination.

Coordinates and verifies transfer and restoration of audiovisual items, in accordance with records management principles and procedures. Handles migration of items as requested.

What you will bring:

University degree in archives administration, records science, information science or a related field, with three years’ experience in a similar position, or a combination of education and experience.

Knowledge of Rules for Archival Description (RAD) and of research tools (guides, directories, inventories, database management systems, etc.)

Knowledge of commonly-used software (FileMaker Pro, AtoM) and technological environments

Knowledge of federal and provincial law affecting archives (Copyright Act, Privacy Act, Archives and Recordkeeping Act, etc.)

Excellent French-language writing skills

Organizational skills, with ability to work under pressure and meet firm deadlines

Ability to handle work requiring precision and attention to detail

Resourcefulness and independence

Visual and manual dexterity, with physical strength required to lift boxes weighing up to 20 kg

Bilingualism — French and English (spoken and written)

Key Competencies at uOttawa:

Here are the required competencies for all or our employees at uOttawa:

Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.

Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.

Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.

Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.

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