Archival Assistant – Memorial University of Newfoundland – St. John’s

Health Sciences Library
(Contractual Position to August 31, 2015, Subject to Renewal)

The University will consider applications from qualified permanent staff who may be interested in a temporary assignment, subject to departmental approval

This competition may be used to fill identical positions in this unit within three (3) months of the closing date

All qualified employees are welcome to apply, however preference is given to CUPE members

The successful applicant will perform responsible professional and technical work, under the direction of the Archivist, for the provision of archival services for the Health Sciences Library’s Faculty of Medicine Founders’ Archive. Duties include working with a preservation management system for digital records; digitizing archival materials into a document management system; arranging and describing archival accessions; preparing finding aids; performing initial sorting and arranging of archival collections; assisting with the security of the archives collection; identification and data entry of basic metadata for archival materials in various databases; assisting patrons in the use of archival materials; and performing other related duties as required.

Experience (up to one year) in archival work; graduation with a university degree in history, or a related discipline; or any equivalent combination of experience and training.  Extensive experience and understanding of best practices in the digitization of archival materials, and knowledge of the concepts and techniques of accessioning, describing, and arranging archival materials using Rules for Archival Description (RAD) is required. Strong interpersonal communication skills, a commitment to client service, the ability to work independently, and knowledge of the history of the Faculty of Medicine are required. Experience in the use of a digital management preservation system would be an asset.

Salary  $42,585 – $59,717 per annum (CUPE Local 1615)
Closing Date June 30, 2015
Competition No. MED-15-23

To apply for this position, please visit us at and click the “apply on-line” button at the bottom of our ad.  For further information concerning the above vacancy, or to obtain a copy of the application form, please visit us on the web at:; or contact the Faculty of Medicine – Memorial University, Medical Education Centre, St. John’s, Room M2M300A; email; or phone (709) 864-6357.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Memorial University is strongly committed to employment equity and especially welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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