Archivist-Emily Carr University of Art + Design (Vancouver, BC)

Temporary - January 2, 2019 to August 31, 2019
Part time - 50% Non-Teaching Faculty Position
Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Applications are invited for an Archivist who, under the general supervision of the University Librarian, assists in directing  the operations and activities of the University's archives, within the Library. The Archivist provides service, leadership, and  direction for all aspects of digital and analog archival collections including arrangement, description, preservation, access,  acquisitions, reference, and outreach.

Applicants will have:
 Undergraduate degree with a strong focus in Visual Art, Media, or Design.
 Master's degree in Library Science, Archival Science, or another relevant field.
 Minimum two years related work experience as a professional Archivist, or an equivalent combination of prior work experience.
 Knowledge of standard archival theory and practice, preservation concepts, principles, and methodologies.
 Experience in the arrangement and description of archival collections.
 Knowledge of and/or experience in developing digital collections and employing digitization practices to enhance archives and  special collections.
 Experience in the management of born-digital assets.
 Experience providing reference for archival research.
 Knowledge or experience with one or all of the following systems would be an asset: Isandora Digital Repository, Access to  Memory (AToM), Archivematica, Evergreen ILS, and Kaltura Media Asset Management.
 Experience providing staff supervision is preferred.
 Demonstrated interest in professional development and involvement in library/archives professional organizations is preferred.
 An active interest or involvement in contemporary arts practices is preferred.
 An active interest in mentoring co-op students and interns is preferred.
 Demonstrated experience in applying archival practices, including working knowledge of the Rules for Archival Description.
 Demonstrated knowledge of Canadian copyright and privacy legislation as it applies to the use of analog and digital archival  holdings.
 Familiarity with emerging technologies, digital asset management systems, and their applications.
 Demonstrated ability to plan and manage projects in terms of budgeting, staffing, and allocating resources.
 Familiarity with the principles and practices of institutional repository management.
 Interest in exploring new outreach and service opportunities and modifying existing ones.
 Strong communication skills.
 Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
 Dedication to team development and excellent peer interactions.
 Ability to set priorities in an environment with multiple, simultaneous demands.
 Ability to move and/or lift up to 40lbs.

Some Typical Duties:
1. Develops and documents practices for the arrangement, description, preservation, and management of analog and digital archives  assets in accordance with international standards and best practices.
2. Appraises, arranges, describes, and processes a wide variety of digital and analog objects.
3. Plans and delivers archival literacy instruction to University students and faculty, both in person and online. Creates and delivers  guides, workshops, orientations and tours.
4. Facilitates access to archival records through a variety of approaches including physical and virtual exhibits, web-based finding  aids, public outreach and reference services.
5. Investigates and evaluates potential acquisitions of materials to the archives including the evaluation and documentation of  donated materials and liaising with donors. Consults with subject liaison librarians for the evaluation of discipline specific materials.
6. Liaises with faculty in planning and providing archives resources and services that support the delivery of University curriculum.
7. Contributes to the planning, content, and implementation of web-based resources (LibGuides, blogs, social media) as they relate to  archival collections.
8. Participates in the preparation and revision of policies and procedures, documentation, reports and statistics.
9. Leads the Library team in the development and execution of archives-based projects.
10. Engages in relevant professional development activities.
11. Participates in Library, University, and consortia committees as required.
12. Oversees Library operations on assigned weekends and evening shifts, including assuming responsibility for opening and closing  the Library, overseeing staff and students and maintaining a high standard of service.
13. May oversee library operations in the absence of the University Librarian.

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Competition closes on October 25, 2018.

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