New Job Reference Archivist In Saskatchewan
Company : Government of Saskatchewan
Salary : $28.12–$35.24 an hour
Location : Saskatchewan
The Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan requires a full-time term Reference Archivist to work in Reference and Outreach Services. The term position would end on March 29, 2024. Reporting to the Manager, Reference and Outreach Services, you will work as part of our team to facilitate access for both in-person and distant clientele to the Permanent Collection at the Provincial Archives.
With your graduate level knowledge of research methods, you will assist and analyze the research needs of a diverse clientele ranging from the general public to PhD level researchers. You will advise and assist researchers in the application of archival materials in research activities for a wide variety of topics and purposes. Using your expertise in archival science and/or history you will promote the reference use of Provincial Archives collections and provide outreach services, including exhibition research and construction, group presentations, and facility tours. You will also have knowledge of archival conservation and preservation methods.
The position requires an understanding of legislation relevant to archival records as you will be assisting patrons and other Archives staff in the application and interpretation of various laws including: The Copyright Act, The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and The Health Information Protection Act. Maintaining statistics related to reference work is also a responsibility of this position. The position will also perform other tasks related to the program as assigned by the Manager, in keeping with the scope and classification of this position.
The knowledge and abilities required for this position would typically be gained through a Master’s degree in archival science, library and information science, history, or a related social science discipline. Supplemental training courses in archival science or experience working at an archives are an asset.
Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and be willing and able to work in an environment where there may be exposure to dust, moulds, mildew, and physically lift, move and/or transport heavy boxes of materials weighing up to approximately 15 kg onto shelves and/or between worksites using a CVA vehicle. Archival storage may require the use of ladders or a lift platform.
Candidates are asked to clearly describe in their cover letter or resume how they gained the required knowledge and abilities. Selections or interviews will be made on the basis of this information.
There will be screening tests and exercises administered as part of this competition. This position may remain upon until filled.