Assistant Archivist-City of Coquitlam Archives (Coquitlam, BC)

Application deadline: May 21, 2019
Salary: A CUPE hourly rate of $32.25 - $37.97 (2019 rates)  
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The City of Coquitlam is the sixth largest city in BC, home to more than 150,000 residents. Our municipality continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre.
Assistant Archivist
Regular Full-time
The City of Coquitlam is offering an exciting opportunity for an individual interested in the archival
field to join a dynamic team. Reporting to the City Archivist, the responsibilities of this position will
include assisting the City Archivist with a variety of tasks such as: appraising, arranging and
describing archival records; processing accessions and rehousing archival materials; conducting
research; providing information and reference services to City staff, elected officials and members
of the public; ensuring compliance with all relevant copyright and privacy legislation; inputting
information into the City's Online Search Portal (Quest); facilitating the transfer of City records to
the Archives; and assisting with outreach initiatives such as presentations, exhibitions, and social
media. In the future, this position will assist with digital preservation initiatives, including ingest,
integrity checks, migration, and dissemination. On an as needed basis this position may provide
relief for the supervisor.
Along with possessing excellent communication skills, understanding of the legislation, standards
and policies that govern the work, the preferred candidate will have a Master's Degree in Archival
Science or Information Studies (or will have recently completed the final requirements of their
degree) or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Familiarity with the Rules for
Archival Description (RAD), AtoM archival management software, OpenText e-DOCS software
suite, website content management systems, and The Freedom of Information and Protection of
Privacy Act and Copyright Act as it relates to the work is preferred. Ability to accommodate
occasional work outside regular office work hours for events will be required.
A CUPE hourly rate of $32.25-37.97 (2019 rates) is offered along with comprehensive benefits.
You can anticipate a lively, fast-paced environment plus opportunities for personal and
professional growth.
Please apply online by 5 p.m. May 21, 2019 at (Competition #2019-073)
The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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