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UnBQ Archivist

BACKGROUND

UnBQ seeks an extremely detail-oriented, organized person to serve as an Archivist aligned with the UnBQ philosophy, vision and mission statements. The successful candidate will work with the Indigenous Languages Program staff and closely with the IT department staff to oversee the creation of a digital Indigenous languages archive. The Archivist will provide a plan for establishing a new archival program for the Indigenous Languages Program. The Archivist will develop policies and procedures, as well as research and recommend required infrastructure (software, hardware, storage facilities, etc.) for establishing the archives.

PRINCIPAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Assess the current records housed at the Indigenous Languages Program and create a plan for establishing an archives based upon that assessment
  • Adhering to best practices in the archival profession, develop policies and procedures as well as design work flows for the processes of acquisition, appraisal, arrangement, description, digitization and access
  • Research and provide recommendations on needed hardware and software for the archives including digital storage, adoption of an archival database and digital preservation
  • Provide basic conservation recommendations for the care and storage of archival materials including suggestions for storage facilities
  • Train and assist with the training of staff and UnBQ students in the digitization and cataloguing of materials for entry into the archives
  • Assist with the establishment of policy guidelines surrounding public, student, and community access to archive materials
  • Procure and deploy physical infrastructure to house the archives in coordination with the IT department

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working with Indigenous peoples and organizations
  • A degree in archival studies, information studies, or equivalent training preferred
  • Experience teaching adults
  • 5 years experience working with archival materials and the process of acquisition, arrangement, description, preservation, access and digitization
  • Strong skills with digital asset management systems preferred
  • Ability to work in a team environment

Posted: February 2, 2021

Closing Date: February 16, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is found.

PLEASE SUBMIT RESUMES TO:

Sheila Poitras, Executive Assistant
University nuhelot’įne thaiyots’į nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills
Box 279
St. Paul, AB T0A 3A0
Fax: 780-645-5215
Email: sheilap@bluequills.ca

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