Reporting to the Head, Visual Resources & Special Collections, the Archivist supports the university archives by providing archival research, reference, and digitization services within a collaborative service model, and working with the Head on digitization projects and archival research services, to meet the university’s information needs and strategic priorities.
Summary of Responsibilities :
- Provide services in alignment with Archives policies and procedures to the university, external researchers, and the public
- Collaborate with Visual Resources & Special Collections staff to provide digital reproduction services in accordance with institutional fair-dealing policies, archival rights management principles, and copyright legislation
- Support the Head of Visual Resources & Special Collections, and other Library staff in related tasks that contribute to the successful operation of the department
- Graduate degree in Archival Studies, Information Management, or Library and Information Studies from an ALA-accredited institution, and a minimum of one (1) year of related experience in an academic library supporting teaching, learning and research
- Knowledge of historical and contemporary art and design
- Thorough understanding of principles, methods and techniques for managing archival records
- Current knowledge of records and document management-related technologies, preservation technologies, in addition to digital imaging and digitization technologies
- Strong service-orientation and problem-solving skills, including demonstrated creativity and initiative in responding to reference and research requests
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Exceptional time-management skills, with the ability to manage concurrent projects, while maintaining on-demand reference and research services
- An advanced understanding of rights management principles and of applying copyright legislation within the context of diverse art and design practices at the university level
- Demonstrated commitment to the principles of equity and diversity, and proven ability to deal effectively with a diverse
Compensation: $37.57 to $49.20 per hour, plus 4% vacation pay and 6% in lieu of benefits.
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, for a total of 35 hours per week. This contract is expected to begin immediately for five (5) months.
Application Deadline: Interested applicants are invited to submit an updated resume, with a cover letter by selecting “Apply for this Position” below, no later than Friday, April 13, 2018 by 4pm.
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