University Archivist-University of Regina (Regina, SK)

University of Regina – Dr. John Archer Library and Archives
University Archivist

The Dr. John Archer Library and Archives invites applications from innovative, proactive, flexible, collaborative and service-oriented candidates for the position of University Archivist. We are seeking an experienced archivist with experience in developing, managing, and promoting physical and digital archives within the larger context of a comprehensive university.

The successful candidate will strategically lead the continued growth and development of the University Archives and Special Collections. They will engage with private donors to acquire new collections, take an active role in promoting existing collections to the campus community and the public, collaborate with colleagues on the archival digitization program, and develop and maintain procedures for appraising, processing, preserving and providing access to physical and digital archival records of institutional, civic, provincial, national, and international importance. This is a leadership position within the Dr. John Archer Library and Archives which includes supervision of staff and participation on the Library’s Leadership Team.

The University Archivist will work under the general direction of the Associate University Librarian:
Content Management and Discovery and work closely with the Records and Information Management
Archivist. Situated in the Library & Archives, the incumbent will be expected to work independently as
well as collaboratively with a team of Archives assistants, Library and University colleagues. The
University Archivist will oversee the full scope of private record collections, collaborate with the RIM
Archivist on university record collections, and will proactively engage with individuals and organizations to
acquire archival records of enduring research value. The University Archivist will be actively engaged in
ongoing donor relations, negotiation of agreements and contracts, building and promoting the research
collections of the University Archives, and guiding the direction of the archival digitization program.

The University Archivist will work with others to develop and implement policies and procedures for the
effective and efficient management of the University Archives. This includes the implementation of
operational priorities, stewardship of physical and digital assets, promotion of existing and new collections,
and oversight of discretionary funds assigned to the unit. The University Archivist is a leadership position
within the Dr. John Archer Library and will include the supervision of staff and participating as a member
of the Library’s Leadership Team.


A Master’s degree in Archival Studies or a Master’s degree with an Archival Studies
specialization from a recognized university. The incumbent should have a minimum of five (5) years of
experience as an archivist, with increasing levels of responsibility (staff supervision, resource allocation,
budget and project management). An equivalent combination of education and experience may be
considered. Extensive knowledge of archival theory and practice is required. Demonstrated history of
successful relationships with archival donors, promotion and outreach for archival collections. The
University Archivist is to have a demonstrated understanding of archival digitization process and the
principles of digital preservation. Understanding of archival metadata standards such as RAD, EAD and
Dublin Core and their importance in discovery and access is required.

For the complete position description and full list of requirements please refer to the following:
Application Procedure: Applicants must apply through the University of Regina Human Resources
Website (click on Academic Positions):

Applications received before February 15, 2021 will receive preferential consideration.

The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the
community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including
individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities,
members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation
and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be
given priority.

For further information, please contact:
Brett Waytuck, University Librarian
Dr. John Archer Library
Regina, SK S4S 0A2
FAX: (306) 585-4878

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