Closes June 10, 2019
Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan
Reference and Outreach Services
The Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan requires two full time permanent Reference Archivists to work in Reference and Outreach Services. Reporting to the Manager, Reference and Outreach Services, you will work as part of our team to facilitate access for both in-person and distant clientele to the Permanent Collection at the Provincial Archives. Please note one of the positions has a bilingual (English and French) requirement.
With your graduate-level knowledge of research methods you will assist and analyse the research needs of a diverse clientele ranging from the general public to PhD level researchers. With your training in archival science and/or history you will advise and assist researchers in the application of archival materials in research activities for a wide variety of topics and purposes. Using your expertise in archival science and/or history you will promote the reference use of Provincial Archives collections and provide outreach services, including exhibition research and construction, group presentations, and facility tours.
The position requires an understanding of legislation relevant to archival records as you will be assisting patrons and other Archives staff in the application and interpretation of various laws including: The Copyright Act, The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and The Health Information Protection Act. Maintaining statistics related to reference work is also a responsibility of this position. The position will also perform other tasks related to the program as assigned by the Manager, in keeping with the scope and classification of this position.
The knowledge and abilities required for this position would typically be gained through a Master’s degree in archival science, library and information science, history, or a related social science discipline. Supplemental training courses in archival science or experience working at an archives are an asset.
Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and be willing and able to work in an environment where there may be exposure to dust, moulds, mildew, and physically lift, move and/or transport heavy boxes of materials weighing up to approximately 15 kg onto shelves and/or between worksites using a CVA vehicle.
There will be screening tests and exercises administered as part of this competition.
For further information and application instructions please go to the Government of Saskatchewan Career Centre
Full Time Permanent
Salary: $26.415 – $33.105 hourly