Archivist, Government Records[Victoria]

Archivist, Government Records



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Archivist, Government Records




Royal BC Museum


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Victoria, BC


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17 Apr 2019




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$63,973 per annum starting, increasing to $72,938


Job Description:


The Royal British Columbia Museum is one of Canada’s great cultural treasures. Our collections, research, presentations and programs enable us to tell the stories of BC in ways that enlighten, stimulate and inspire.   

The mandate of the Government Records Program is to ensure that the historical records of the province, including the archives of the provincial government, are preserved, managed and made permanently available, usable and authentic in accordance with accepted legal, scientific and archival standards, and to disseminate information about the collection by the best means available.

Reporting to the Government Records Manager, this position is responsible for providing expert knowledge about archival and other historical records in a variety of formats and engages in multiple research strategies to gain access to their content, often using outside resources such as corporate databases and web access. The position provides a wide range of policy, program and procedural recommendations, advice and interpretation of legislation, ensuring the release of information is in compliance with relevant legislation.

The ideal candidate will have a Masters’ degree in Archival Studies or a related field.  They will have experience interpreting and applying legislation and drafting policy related to privacy acts, records management acts and other policies and procedures related to the management of records.  The successful candidate will have a positive attitude and have demonstrated high level of customer and results-oriented service.

We offer a very attractive compensation package, which includes a competitive salary, excellent benefits, a fabulous location and the chance to work in an organization passionate about preserving, protecting and sharing the wonders of the human, natural and archival history of BC.

This position requires Criminal Records Checks under the BC Public Service Screening Policy and the Criminal Records Review Act and all applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada (have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status). 

Please refer to to access the full job description and selection criteria to ensure your application addresses the areas we will be looking at when assessing suitability for this opportunity.

An eligibility list may be established for similar permanent and temporary positions over the next 12 months.

Please submit your application in pdf format by 11:59 pm (PST) April 24, 2018 quoting competition RB2019:12 via email to: