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York University Libraries invite applications for the position of Adjunct
Archivist with the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections. This
is a one-year, contractually limited appointment.
York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive
teaching and research excellence. Through cross-discipline programming,
innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive
community environment, our students receive the education they need to
create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto,
York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community
of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than
The Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections is a small but dynamic
department of York University Libraries, and is located in the Scott Library
on the Keele campus. Its archival holdings consist of more than eight
kilometres of university records and private papers, including an extensive
collection of non-textual materials. Special Collections has over
90,000 items of published Canadiana and other works. Additional information
on holdings and services can be found at: http://www.library.yorku.ca/web/archives.
The Adjunct Archivist works within a collaborative team environment, and
will report to the Head of the department. The incumbent will be responsible
for: appraisal, arrangement, description, and physical processing
of archival records in a wide variety of formats (including born-digital
documents); development of digital content to promote the discovery and
use of these records; provision of reference services in an academic setting;
and instruction in archival literacy. The incumbent will participate in
the work of the Libraries’ committees as appropriate, and will pursue
scholarship, professional development, and service.
• Master’s degree in archival studies from a graduate programme
meeting the Association of Canadian Archivists’ Guidelines for the development
of a two-year curriculum for a Master of Archival Studies or MLS (or equivalent)
with concentration in professional archival education, with a graduation
date of November 2013 or later.
• Demonstrated expertise in processing and providing access
to archival records within an automated work environment, including working
knowledge of the Rules for Archival Description. Experience with
AtoM would be an asset.
• Demonstrated expertise in using computer applications to
create electronic material to promote use of archival records, such as
digital facsimiles of paper-based documents, virtual exhibits, and web-based
guides to holdings.
• An understanding of copyright and privacy legislation and
its application to archival holdings and reference services.
• Knowledge of preservation standards and best practices.
• Demonstrated project management skills, including the ability
to manage detail-oriented workflow with a high degree of accuracy.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent organizational, analytical and interpersonal
• Ability to work independently and in collaboration with
• Ability to undertake physical processing and handling of
• Ability to manage a complex workload in a timely, effective
manner with minimum supervision.
Librarians and archivists at York University have academic status and are
members of the York University Faculty Association bargaining unit (http://www.yufa.org/).
Salary is commensurate with qualifications. The position is
available from January 1, 2017. All York University positions are
subject to budgetary approval.
York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values
diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community.
The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities,
people with disabilities, and women, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs
or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are
encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents
will be given priority. Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and
Mexico may apply per the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement
(NAFTA) or citizens of Chile may apply per the provisions of the Canada
Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA).
York University’s resources include centres relating to gender equity,
race and ethnic relations, sexual harassment, human rights, and wellness.
York University encourages attitudes of respect and non-discrimination
toward persons of all ethnic and religious groups, regardless of gender
or sexual orientation.
Deadline for the submission of applications is November 25, 2016. Applications
should include a covering letter that relates qualifications to the requirements
of the position, as well as a current curriculum vitae. Applications should
be sent by mail, email, or fax to:
Chair, Archivist Appointment Committee
York University Libraries
516 Scott Library
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
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Applicants should also arrange for three referees to send letters of support
directly to the Chair, Archivist Appointment Committee by November 25,
2016 using the contact information listed above.
University Librarian's Office
York University Libraries