In this seasoned field, well known roles of archivists and records managers are expanding to reflect our growing digital present and future. The traditional job titles are still prominent, however, industry trends are pointing towards the need for more knowledgeable professionals who can embrace both traditional and new methods. In particular, the need is growing for people who thoroughly understand and know how to handle records as societies continue to advance into the big data era. This affects the creation of new roles and consequently, new job titles.
iSchool graduates are sought after by leading employers. According to our 2014 Employment Survey, 89% of graduates from our Master of Information surveyed found positions with a wide range of public and private-sector employers within 12 months of graduation. 92% of these MI alumni were in full-time roles, which are closely or somewhat closely related to their field or subject area.
Who Hires ARM Graduates?
Our alumni work in a wide range of organizations and industries, including: financial services, technology, health care, law, government, marketing and communications, non-profit and more.
Sample employers include: Archives of Ontario, Art Gallery of Ontario, Bank of Canada, BMO, CBC, City of Toronto, De Beers Canada, Deloitte, Diamond Schmitt Architects, George Brown College, House of Commons, Mattamy Homes, Ontario Public Service, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, SNC Lavalin, St. Michael’s Hospital, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, SunLife, TransCanada, University of Toronto, among others.
Sample roles include:
Digital Information Archivist
Government Records Archivist
Corporate Records Officer
Electronic Document Management Coordinator
Government Records Analyst
Information Resource Specialist
Ask an Alum
program, offered by the Faculty of Information Alumni Association, allows prospective and current students to connect with iSchool graduates in order to learn more about careers in ARM.
The iSchool has a dedicated Careers Officer who is available to meet with students to help you develop your career plans, as well as assist with job search (including practicums, co-op and work after graduation). Services include job search prep workshops, networking events, career advising, and job listings through the iSchool Job Site.