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Private Sector Records Archivist, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB - Deadline December 1, 2023

15 Nov 2023 9:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Private Sector Records Archivist, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB

Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick
Compensation: $1,910 to $2,669 bi-weekly 

Operating within the Finances and Treasury Board of the Province of New Brunswick, the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, located in Fredericton, New Brunswick, fulfills it's mandate to preserve and make available records with a bearing upon the history of the province.  Located next to the dynamic and thriving campuses of the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University, the Archives houses a diverse range of materials, including government records, private manuscripts, maps, photographs, newspapers, audiovisual materials, and other historical documents. These collections cover a wide span of time.

The archives provide facilities for researchers to access and study the materials in their collections. Archivists and staff members are available to assist individuals in locating and using the resources for research purposes. PANB often engages in educational outreach, offering programs and services to schools, community groups, and the public. This can include workshops, presentations, and exhibitions to promote an understanding of the historical resources available.

Description and Duties    

The Provincial Archives of New Brunswick has an exciting opportunity for a Private Sector Records Archivist.  

Reporting to the Manager of the Private Sector Records Unit, the Private Sector Records Archivist is responsible for applying professional and current archival standards, best practices and methodologies for the acquisition, arrangement and description, preservation and promotion of PANB private sector records holdings in analog and digital formats.

Specific key responsibilities will include:

  • Acquire, accession, arrange and describe and make available for research archival fonds of personal papers and records of institutions, societies, organization, and associations according to archival standards (RAD).
  • Liaising with donors.
  • Reviewing requests for access to restricted records.
  • Explain record access implications and restrictions to clients based on an understanding of privacy legislation including the Archives Act.
  • Developing processing plans for newly acquired and/or backlogged material.
  • Write, revise, and update finding aids to meet current archival descriptive standards and best practices.
  • Troubleshoot issues characteristic of legacy systems and assist in the development of solutions.
  • Assist with logistical operations for new acquisitions, such as assisting with onsite appraisals, packing, and shipping new acquisitions, shelving new acquisitions, and labelling boxes.
  • Provide in-person and remote reference services through a regular research desk shift and as assigned by the Manager.
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders to establish research collaborations and community partnerships.
  • Proactively identify work to be completed, shifting priorities as needed.
  • Write funding applications to external granting bodies such as University experiential learning programs, Young Canada Works and Canada Summer Jobs.
  • Contribute to policy and procedures evaluation and development.
  • May supervise and provide training for students, interns, or temporary employees in processing and working with archival collections.

Essential Qualifications: 

  • A Bachelor's degree in history, political science, information management, or related discipline and demonstrated knowledge of archival processes and concepts.
  • Experience in archival procedures and the arranging and describing archival materials applying archival standards including RAD, processing records with an eye for their potential use.  
  • Familiarity with different formats of archival manuscript and photographic materials, born digital materials, and knowledge of best practices for handling, storage, and preservation of those materials.
  • Written and spoken competence in English is required.
  • Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. Please ensure that preferred language for assessment is identified on your resume.

Asset Qualifications:

  • Preference may be given to candidates that possess one or more of the following asset qualifications:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience providing reference services for archival collections.
  • Experience working with archival donors.
  • Strong organizational, time management, and project management skills; proven ability to work independently, establish goals, set priorities, and carry out tasks with limited direction.
  • Ability to lift at least 25-50 lbs.

Behavioural Competencies: The successful candidate will possess the following behavioural competencies: Analytic thinking/Judgment, Flexibility, Integrity, Client Service Orientation, Effective Interactive Communication, Relationship/Network Building, Organizational Commitment, Results Orientation.

Technical Competencies : The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies: specialized subject matter expertise in Archives and Information Management; excellent written and spoken communication skills; knowledge of the New Brunswick history.

Additional Information

  • Resumes should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment.
  • Occasional travel and weekend and evening work will be required.


How to Apply    
Apply online here.

Application Deadline: December 1 2023

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