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Digital Archivist

Closes on Friday, July 21, 2023
HIV Legal Network
Toronto, ON
Full Time (Contract)
Organization Name
HIV Legal Network
Job Title
Digital Archivist
Job Type
Full Time (Contract)
Posting Date
Application Deadline
Target Audience
  • Recent Graduates
  • 0–5 Years of Experience
Job Category
  • Archives
  • Records Management
Job Description
In December 1992, a group of activists came together to create the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network. They were united in their recognition that any effective response to the pandemic must ensure that the human rights of people living with HIV and communities particularly affected by HIV are respected, protected, and fulfilled.Today, as the HIV Legal Network (, we’re one of the world’s leading organizations tackling the legal and human rights issues related to HIV and criminalization, in Canada and internationally.We work tirelessly to defend the rights of people living with HIV or AIDS and other populations disproportionately affected by HIV, punitive laws and policies, and criminalization, from women, newcomers, and 2SLGBTQ+ people, to people in prison, people who use drugs, and sex workers. We do this through research and analysis, litigation and other advocacy, public education, and community mobilization.We envision a world in which the human rights and dignity of all people, including people living with HIV or AIDS and other populations disproportionately affected by HIV and criminalization, are respected, protected, and fulfilled.Job descriptionThis is a new and exciting opportunity for an information professional at the HIV Legal Network. The Digital Archivist will be a member of our Program Support Team, and will work closely with the other team members, the Co-Executive Directors, and other staff in achieving the overall goals of the HIV Legal Network.The Digital Archivist will oversee the considerable task of archiving/making digitally accessible all our resources and work files, current and historical, many of which currently exist only in paper format. They will be responsible for the preservation, classification, description, and accessibility of born digital and yet-to-be-digitized content of the Legal Network.Specific responsibilities include:Working closely with the Program Support Manager to develop processes, organize, digitize, and catalogue the Legal Network’s many collections to enable better knowledge exploitation and search functionality;Assisting in the development of new digital information and records management policies and processes to facilitate digital review and disposal;Assisting with the design and delivery of new digital archive solutions;Overseeing the scanning and sorting of paper files; andOther duties as required.QualificationsMinimum qualifications include:Master of Archival Studies, Master of Information Studies, Master of Library and Information Science degree (or a suitable equivalent) and/or relevant work experience in a recognized archives as an Archivist or Digital Archivist;Digital Archives Specialist certification and/or Records Management certification, training or related experience are considered an asset;Knowledge of Records Management principles and ability to use records retention schedules;Familiarity using Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop for processing and editing files;Knowledge of relevant legislation and/or best practices that guide access or restriction to records;Knowledge of SharePoint, and Microsoft 365 applications;Strong work ethic and time management skills;Exceptional verbal and written communication skills;Ability to work accurately with attention to detail;Excellent organizational and analytical skills;Ability to perform work that may occasionally be tedious with high attention to detail;Initiative, perseverance, flexibility, and collegiality.The ideal candidate will also:be familiar with issues related to HIV and HCV including the health and social impacts of repressive laws and policies on communities particularly affected by HIV or HCV;have experience working with people living with or affected by HIV or HCV;
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Salary and benefitsThe salary for this position is $55,000, in addition to employer-paid benefits.Application processPlease email your résumé and a cover letter to Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.Desired start dateWe would like to fill the position as soon as possible but have some flexibility and are seeking a candidate well-suited for the position and organization.We thank all applicants for their interest but cannot respond to all inquiries; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.The HIV Legal Network is strongly committed to building an inclusive and diverse workplace. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented or marginalized groups including people living with HIV, Indigenous people, Black people, other racialized people, 2SLGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities are welcome to self-identify in their cover letter, should they feel comfortable doing so.