Position Title / Rank: Project Archivist / Assistant or Associate Librarian
Department: Archival and Special Collections
Date Posted:November 28, 2018
Deadline: 4:00pm on December 21, 2018
Please reference AD #18-70
Archival and Special Collections in the McLaughlin Library at the University of Guelph invites applications for a twelve-month Contractually Limited Project Archivist position at the Assistant or Associate Librarian level.
The McLaughlin Library is seeking a dynamic, knowledgeable, innovative Project Archivist to complete a twelve-month arrangement/description and outreach project relating to Canadian film and theatre producer and entrepreneur Garth Drabinsky’s archives. Reporting to the Head of Archival and Special Collections (ASC), the Project Archivist holds an MLIS with a specialization in archives or an ALA-accredited MAS degree. The primary accountabilities of this position are three-fold. First, the Project Archivist will be responsible for re-housing approximately 62 metres of textual and other materials into appropriate acid-free containers and completing a RAD-compliant finding aid for the entire Garth Drabinsky fonds. Secondly, the Project Archivist will, under the guidance of the Head of Archival and Special Collections, prepare the Library’s Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board (CCPERB) application for designation of the fonds as Canadian Cultural Property. And thirdly, in consultation with the Head of ASC, the Project Archivist will engage in planning, oversight, and implementation of educational and outreach activities to promote awareness and use of the Garth Drabinsky fonds as well as other holdings in the LW Conolly Theatre Archives. These activities may include but are not limited to developing a social media strategy in collaboration with other Library units; partnering with faculty in the development and facilitation of experiential or other learning opportunities; organizing events; creating information sheets and other educational resources; curating/co-curating physical and/or virtual exhibits.
The University of Guelph is the second-largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.
The Project Archivist works within the terms and conditions of employment as governed by the "Collective Agreement between the University of Guelph and the University of Guelph Faculty Association." All UGFA Librarian Members are expected to engage in: professional practice; scholarship, which includes research, study, professional development and scholarly and creative activities; and, University service and academic or professional service.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience; a comprehensive benefits package is provided. Please submit the following components:
All components should be submitted as a single PDF file using the naming convention of Surname-First Initial-CLA-Archivist no later than 4:00pm on Friday, December 21, 2018 to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.
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