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Contract Archivists

Closes on Friday, April 01, 2022
Heritage Professionals
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Full Time (Contract)


Organization Name
Heritage Professionals
Job Title
Contract Archivists
Job Type
Full Time (Contract)
Posting Date
Application Deadline
Job Start Date (Expected):
April, 2022
$28-$42 hr.
Target Audience
  • Recent Graduates
  • 0–5 Years of Experience
  • 5–10 Years of Experience
  • 10+ Years of Experience
Job Category
  • Archives
Job Description


Heritage Professionals (HP) is a heritage consulting firm situated in Toronto. It was established in early 2012 and specializes in a variety of different heritage services in the areas of archives, information management and curatorial work. For more details, please consult the corporate website below.

Description & Duties

Heritage Professionals is seeking two to three archivists to take part in a project for our Ottawa-based client, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW). The initiative will involve appraising, selecting, arranging, processing, preserving, and describing approximately 85 linear metres of records – in a variety of media and formats — housed in their archives. The work will be carried out in a professional manner and in accordance with archival standards.The archivists will report to the HP Supervisor, Ross Gordon, who will be available on site to provide support, liaise with the other members of the management team and the client, and ensure that the project is progressing according to the timeline. The project will mainly take place in the client’s HQ building in Ottawa Centre and will be undertaken from April to November 2022. The contract is full-time and will run for approximately six to eight months.Successful applicants may be relied on for future initiatives undertaken by Heritage Professionals. The client has also expressed an interest in creating a permanent position after the project ends. The archivists involved would be considered first for this potential opportunity.


The preferred candidates will have a completed master’s degree in Archival Studies, Information Studies, or the equivalent in regard to background, training and experience in the field. The individuals will also have a minimum of one to 10 years of practical archival experience. Some of the required qualifications, skills, and characteristics that the successful candidates must possess include:

  • Familiarity with and expertise in the areas of archival appraisal, selection, preservation, arrangement, and description;
  • Experience working with textual and graphic materials. Some experience with AV materials and artefacts would be an asset;
  • Thorough knowledge of Rules for Archival Description (RAD) and proven experience arranging and describing records at all levels (fonds to item) according to RAD;
  • Proven expertise working with Microsoft Suite software and experience with archival databases such as DB Textworks would be beneficial;
  • Ability to lift boxes and items up t0 30 lbs;
  • Strong communication and time management skills;
  • Be detail oriented and have a commitment to accuracy;
  • Comfort working with a team as well as the ability to take and respond effectively to direction from above;
  • Facility to conduct work in an independent fashion and take initiative when required;
  • Proven capacity to resolve problems effectively and manage multiple tasks at once.


The salary base for the successful candidates will be commensurate with their credentials and experience.

Health & Safety Provisions

Staff are expected to always act in a safe manner and ensure that those around them do not put themselves or others at risk. Safety is everyone’s responsibility. This includes protocols around the coronavirus virus – vaccinations, personal spacing, and masking — depending on external mandates.

Application Process
Any other important information?
Please submit a cover letter and resume with a minimum of three references via email by 5 pm (EST), 1 April 2022.

Heritage Professionals

Attention: Ellen Scheinberg, President/Principalheritageprofessionals@yahoo.caWebsite: http://www.heritageprofessionals.netOnly those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


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