Job Opportunity: Archivist, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Job Summary

Under the Chief, Library, Archives and Research Fellowships, the archivist will assist in the planning and implementation of the archival program of the Library and Archives. The Archivist will appraise, process, arrange, describe, and preserve the archival records of the National Gallery of Canada, with an emphasis on the Gallery’s institutional records, including electronic and audio-visual records. The Archivist will create and maintain databases, finding aids and other tools to facilitate the discovery of and access to the archival holdings of the Library and Archives, and provide reference service to Gallery staff and the public.

To appraise, arrange, describe, and preserve archival collections, with an emphasis on the Gallery’s institutional records (including electronic records, installation photography, printed documentation, audio-visual and digital records). To provide reference service for the Archives collections, including tours and orientation to the collections in this area. To provides knowledge of and access to the holdings of the Library and Archives by developing and maintaining a digitization program to make these holdings accessible to internal and external researchers through the Gallery’s website. To promotes the collections and services of the Library and Archives through outreach activities.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree from an accredited program in archival, library or information studies and a degree in art history or fine arts
  • knowledge of Canadian art history
  • minimum of 2-3 years’ experience appraising, processing, arranging and describing archival records
  • knowledge of museum operations and organizational structure is desirable
  • in-depth knowledge of archives and library principles, practices, and techniques including: RAD (Rules for Archival Description), and all relevant access to information, privacy and copyright legislation
  • minimum of 2-3 years’ experience using Library or Archives information management systems (e.g. Millennium from Innovative Interfaces Inc.), database software (e.g. DBTextworks and FileMakepro) and spreadsheets (MS Excel)
  • ability to work in a web based environment and experience using HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)
  • effective written and verbal communication skills
  • effective organizational and analytical skills, detailed oriented with the ability to organize and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects concurrently

Working Conditions

  • Frequent light lifting, bending and/or crouching
  • Exposure to dust
  • Physical stamina required to lift and move boxes and objects up to 20kg
  • Extended periods working at a computer

Condition of Employment

Must meet the bilingual requirement to be invited to the interview process. Reliability Status – this factor is not used at the pre-selection stage.

Additional Information

  • A variety of assessment tools will be used to assess candidates.
  • The Gallery is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environment. Alternative selection tool methods and/or reasonable accommodation are available upon request.
  • The National Gallery of Canada is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environment. Alternative selection tool methods and/or reasonable accommodation are available upon request.
  • Candidates are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice.

Deadline: June 17, 2016

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