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Government Records Archivist, Government of Yukon, Whitehorse, YT - deadline March 22. 2024

7 Mar 2024 3:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Government Records Archivist, Government of Yukon, Whitehorse, YT

Location: Whitehorse, YT
Requisition: #49466
Salary: $89,704 - $104,043 per annum

We are the Yukon public service. Every day, we come together to serve the people who live here, and to make a difference in so many ways—from simple to extraordinary and everything in between. Here, you will find the diverse opportunities you desire to develop your career while enjoying a warm sense of community and vibrant artistic, cultural and recreational amenities, all set in a spectacular natural environment.

The Yukon government has been selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers since 2014!

To learn more about the Yukon government, check out: The Talent Attraction Brochure and Working at the Yukon government.
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At Tourism and Culture, we are a dynamic team of professionals dedicated to Yukon’s vibrant tourism, arts, museums, heritage, historic sites, and archival communities and to their contributions to the Yukon’s quality of life.
Yukon Archives acquires, preserves, and provides access to the Yukon’s documentary heritage. Our collection of archival textual records, photographs, sound recordings, films, ephemera, and published material provides a fascinating insight into the Yukon’s diverse cultures, history, stories, and communities. Yukon Archives is committed to upholding the objectives of The Steering Committee on Canada’s Archives' Reconciliation Framework: The Response to the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Taskforce and is actively working towards making our facility and our records more accessible. 
Description and Duties:

This is a full-time, two (2)-year term position, working 75 hours biweekly. This competition may be used to fill anticipatory permanent positions. Temporary Assignments may also be considered with prior supervisor approval.

Reporting to the Territorial Archivist, as a Government Records Archivist, you will apply corporate and institutional policies in order to acquire, appraise, arrange, and describe records that are evidence of government actions and decisions. Working collaboratively with colleagues and stakeholders, you will enhance access to records of historical significance to researchers representing diverse interests and communities. You will also work with government corporate and departmental information management staff on a variety of projects involving government-wide initiatives such as digital records management. You will have opportunities to participate in reference and outreach activities, and to engage with record creators and research communities.

Essential Qualifications:
Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note that selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume. If you have these qualifications, ensure you clearly expand upon them (for each applicable employer) in your resume using the year/month format.

  • Master of Archival Studies, or Master of Library and Information Science with a specialty in archives, or a related field;
  • Demonstrated experience applying records and information management principles and practice;
  • Demonstrated experience applying archival theory and practice;
  • Experience using database software for the management of collections;
  • Experience in developing and implementing digital records projects would be considered an asset.
  • Candidates who have education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above will be equally considered.
  • Before applying, you may want to refer to our sample resume to assist you in submitting your application.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Candidates should have and may be assessed on:

  • Ability to carry out a wide range of archival activities such as appraisal, acquisition, arrangement, description, and related services, particularly in a government records context;
  • Strong research and information-gathering skills along with strong analytical and problem-solving skills applied in an information management environment;
  • Experience advising on archival issues with regard to the management of active and semi-active government records;
  • Strong organizational skills and detail orientation with a high level of accuracy;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including teamwork and customer/client service;
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation.
  • Conditions of Employment:
  • Valid Yukon Class 5 driver’s licence.

Job Requirements:

  • Requires lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling boxes up to 12-18kg and oversized materials, occasionally by stairs;
  • Occasional exposure to dust, dirt, pests, and mould (with protective equipment).
  • *Relocation expenses will not be provided for this position.

Additional Information:

This competition is open to all candidates who meet the above noted Admissibility. A hiring preference will apply for qualified candidates of Canadian Indigenous ancestry, with a priority for qualified Yukon First Nation candidates. This initiative is in support of the Yukon government’s goal for a representative public service.

For more information on the hiring preference, visit here.

For more information about this position, please contact Kaitlin Normandin, A/Territorial Archivist, or (867) 667-8063.
For more information about the recruitment process, please contact Kristen Mintz, Human Resources Consultant, or (867) 667-5679.

Please do not email resumes to the email addresses above; resumes may only be accepted through the E-Recruitment application system. To create your E-Recruitment account, click here.

How to Apply
To apply for the position of Government Records Archivist, and for full details on the requirements of the role, please visit here.

Closing date: Friday, March 22, 2024

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