Provincial Archivist and Head of Archives
Closes: March 27, 2020
The Royal BC Museum is one of Canada’s great cultural icons attracting millions of visitors each year, onsite and online. We are a significant provincial and national institution charged with researching, collecting, preserving and exhibiting the historical evidence of British Columbia.
The Royal BC Museum is at an exciting time in its 133 year history as we embark on a modernization project to protect our historic holdings and provide better access to our collections.
We are looking for a forward thinking, dynamic, creative, collaborative archivist to lead the Archives and represent the Province at the national archival level. This position is responsible for providing expert knowledge about archival and other historical records in a variety of formats and strategies to gain access to their content. The position implements and refines the long term strategy for the Archives, keeping current on trends, standards and technologies that will impact archival work and the future of the archives. As a member of the Heads Committee, this position has leadership responsibilities throughout the organization and works to ensure a culture of high performance.
The ideal candidate has a Master’s degree in Archival Studies or Library & Information Science with a specialty in archives or an equivalent combination of training and experience. You have knowledge of the Information Management Act, Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and the Personal Information Protection Act and associated policies and procedures relating to privacy and records management. This is supplemented with a strong understanding of current and potential future trends for archives and how to incorporate them into planning.
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