Welcome to the Archives Association of British Columbia

The Archives Association of British Columbia represents individual and institutional members, maintains resources for the public and the archival community, and advocate for Archives in the province.

Are you searching for archives?  Please visit MemoryBC.ca, our portal to descriptions of archival materials preserved in repositories throughout the province.

Our mission is to foster the development of the provincial archival community in order to better preserve and promote access to British Columbia's documentary heritage.  We assist the community through our Educational Advisory, Preservation, and Network Services and maintenance of the provincial catalogue (MemoryBC.ca).  See the About Us section for further details and how to contact us.

Honourary Patron: The Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia

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2019 BC GLAM Sector Symposium

"Here and Now: Practical Ideas, Local Solutions for Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums"

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

9:00am - 3:30pm
Tynehead Room, Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, Surrey BC

Registration for this event is now open! To learn more click HERE 



Archives Association of British Columbia and ARMA Vancouver Chapter present the 2019 Joint Conference "Digital Directions"

May 2-3, 2019 @ Deloitte - 1055 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC V7X 1P4

Registration is now available. Please visit the Conference page.


Workshop Announcement!

The AABC is pleased to announce a series of regional workshops "Archives 101: Archival Practice for Indigenous Organizations". For more information CLICK HERE.


Hey! Would-you-look-at-that! The AABC is on YouTube!

In November 2016 we were excited to partner with UBC to make a 3 minute promo clip talking about archives and our Digital Preservation Management webcast! You can find the video here: AABC Archivists talk about Digital Preservation


Posted: April 16, 2019

Archivist, Government Records-Royal BC Museum (Victoria, BC)-Job Posted

Reporting to the Government Records Manager, this position is responsible for providing expert knowledge about archival and other historical records in a variety of formats and engages in multiple research strategies to gain access to their content, often using outside resources such as corporate databases and web access. The position provides a wide range of policy, program and procedural recommendations, advice and interpretation of legislation, ensuring the release of information is in compliance with relevant legislation.

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Posted: April 16, 2019

Archivist-Royal BC Museum (Victoria, BC)-Job Posted

Reporting to the Head of Archives, this position is responsible for providing expert knowledge about archival and other historical records in a variety of formats.

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Posted: April 16, 2019

Student Archivist-HSC Archives Museum (Winnipeg, MB)-Job Posted

HSC Winnipeg is seeking a qualified and motivated summer student to fill an Archives Assistant position within the HSC Archives/Museum.

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Posted: April 16, 2019

Archives Assistant-Provincial Archives of Alberta (Edmonton, AB)-Job Posted

The Friends of the Provincial Archives of Alberta is pleased to offer a Young Canada Works summer job in heritage for 2019. Based in Edmonton at the Provincial Archives of Alberta, the Archives Assistant will process and describe the photographic library of the Alberta Report magazine, which features hundreds of thousands of photographs and negatives depicting current events in the latter decades of the 20th century.

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Posted: April 10, 2019

Archivist-Government Records Service (Victoria, BC)-Job Posted

The Archivist develops integrated records classification and scheduling systems for client ministries; appraises the information holdings of these ministries to determine which records will ultimately be destroyed and which will be selectively or fully retained as archives; reviews and selects specific sets of records for transfer to the government archives; and contributes to the ingest, preservation and public accessibility of information in government’s digital archives.

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Posted: April 08, 2019

Archives Intern-Greater Vernon Museum & Archives (Vernon, BC)-Job Posted

The Greater Vernon Museum & Archives is looking for an Archives Intern to assist in the processing of collections of primary documents, in order to make them accessible for reference and research.

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