Archivist-Mission District Historical Society (Mission, BC)

Archivist, Online Database Project

The Mission District Historical Society is seeking an Archivist (3-4 week contract) for the Mission Community Archives to assist with launching the Archives new AtoM-based online descriptive database in September 2019. The Society is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.


·    Set-up CSV file for exporting archival descriptions to Access to Memory (AtoM) online database.

·    Prepare an online Archival Research Guide to assist the public searching and using archival materials.

·    Assist with outreach and promotion related to the project including writing articles and social media posts.

·    Prepare recommendations and a documented workflow in graphic form for digitization projects

·    Review and update as required the Mission Community Archives RAD guidelines for preparing archival description records and authority records.  


·       Enrolled in or a graduate of Archival Studies Program

·       Knowledge of and/or experience using RAD (Rules for Archival Description)

·       Experience working with Access to Memory (AtoM)

·       Excellent time and project management skills and the ability to problem-solve

·       Strong communication and research skills with meticulous attention to detail.

·      Ability to work in team-based environment as well as independently with self-initiative and minimal supervision

Terms of Employment:  

·      Temporary Contract Position (3-4 weeks) flexible hours working mainly remote

·      Salary dependent on experience

How to Apply:

· E-applications only to:

· Subject Line:  Archivist, Online Database Project

· Attachments:  Resume and cover letter with 2 references, addressed to Val Billesberger, Archivist

Please ensure your cover letter clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position.

Application Deadline:  This position will remain open until filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest however only individuals short-listed for interviews will be contacted.

Posted on AABC Listserv on May 29, 2019
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