Curator, Textual archives [Montreal]

Curator, Textual archives



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Curator, Textual archives




Musée McCord


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English and French




Montreal, QC


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Job Description:


Reporting to the Head of Collections and Research, The incumbent will have the following responsibilities:
- Promote the growth of the McCord’s Textual Archives Collection through donations and acquisitions, ensure the monetary appraisal of records;
- Conduct and supervise the treatment of documents and ensure their cataloguing in the Museum System (TMS) database;
- Act as the resource person for space management, storage, preservation and handling of documents;
- Develop and participate in various dissemination projects (exhibitions, web projects, digitalization, educational and cultural initiatives, cooperation with other institutions, etc.);
- Contribute to the classification framework of the collection and its acquisition policy;
- Answer to specific research requests;
- Develop and cultivate a network with other institutions related to the McCord Museum. Maintain relations with the academic community in order to see the promotion of the collection and the development of specific disciplines (history, archival, etc.);
- Disseminate research through conferences and scholarly papers, interviews, public presentations or others;
- Participate in fundraising and promotional activities for both the McCord Museum and its Foundation;
- Plan and improve the McCord Museum's institutional archives management programs (policies, procedures, tools, etc.);
- Various administrative tasks (development of policies and procedures, annual grant applications, budget management, annual reports, etc.).

Employment Conditions
- Regular full-time position;
- 6 months’ probation period;
- Compensation commensurate with experience with competitive benefits.

Qualifications and Profile Required
- Masters’ degree in Archival or Museum Studies, History, Material Culture, or relevant field with certification in Archives Management;
- 5 years of relevant experience;
- Registered professional membership with the Association des archivistes du Québec (or similar professional association) is an asset;
- Strong analytical and research skills with a proven ability of public speaking and publication;
- Must be fluent in RAD standards and have knowledge of Museum cataloguing, conservation and storage practices;
- Excellent interpersonal skills including tact and courtesy;
- Keen interest in the history of Canada;
- Bilingual in English and French with advanced writing skills in either English or French;
- Proficiency with MS Office software, with a sound knowledge of databases.

Applications for the position will be accepted until August 26, 2018 (Ref.: #201819E). Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by email. Please provide: 1) Letter of intent 2) Curriculum vitae 3) your salary expectation
Forward to: Human Resources Department by e-mail at