Museum and Archives Specialist

Department: 
Library
Reference number: 
15-070-P0010
Closing date: 
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 17:00
Employment status: 
Ongoing
Full or part time: 
Full-time
Competition status: 
Completed
Job description: 

This is a replacement recruitment of an existing position.

Royal Roads University is a post-secondary institution with a diverse and fascinating history:  the property has been a traditional gathering place for First Nations peoples, the National Historic site of James Dunsmuir’s family home including Hatley Castle, a campus of the Royal Military College, and finally a distributed learning university focusing on practical, professional programming.  Reporting to the University Librarian, you will bring expertise to the Library team and support the university by providing professional services and advice in the management of both the Museum and the University Archives.  You will identify and apply appropriate standards and principles to accession, describe, conserve, house, and determine conditions of access to, and display of, museum and archival materials and collections.  In addition you will provide reference service, interpretation, and expert advice for internal and external customers regarding the history of the campus and the lands on which it lies, liaise with units on campus and external donors to identify and select historical materials of enduring value to be retained or acquired, and bring museum and archival expertise to university groups and projects related to culture and heritage.  You will promote access to the museum and archives in a number of ways, including through digitization initiatives and the development and stewardship of online services.

This position also executes an important external liaison function by representing the university at applicable association meetings and liaising with other local, regional, heritage organizations.

Qualifications: 

To be well qualified for the role you will require:

  • A Masters degree in Museum Studies, or equivalent degree such as Masters of Archival Studies (MAS) or graduate library degree (MLS/MLIS) with museum  experience
  • At least three years of related experience including in a museum environment
  • Familiarity with applicable standards, including RAD
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office suite, HTML editors, software applications for digitization, OCR, imaging
  • Excellent communication and organization skills

In addition, we are seeking an individual who possesses a commitment to customer service and is able to work effectively in a changing and innovative institutional environment. Previous experience working with FIPPA legislation and Canadian copyright laws will be an asset.

Application submission information: 

In addition, we are seeking an individual who possesses a commitment to customer service and is able to work effectively in a changing and innovative institutional environment. Previous experience working with FIPPA legislation and Canadian copyright laws will be an asset.

This is a regular full-time position working 37.5 hours per week.  The position has been evaluated at Grade 4 and the recruitment range is $53,768 – $67,210 per annum.  The University is pleased to offer a comprehensive benefits package.

Please forward your cover letter and curriculum vitae (preferably in electronic format) to:

Email:  rru-career-opportunities@royalroads.ca
Competition # 15-070–P0010
or
Human Resources - Career Opportunities
Royal Roads University
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2
Fax: (250) 391-2570 Tel: (250) 391-2511

The competition will begin on June 15, 2015 and will close on June 28, 2015; however, the competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.

While Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates short-listed for further consideration will be contacted.  RRU is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principle of equity in employment.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority consideration.

Please note that two of our heritage buildings, including Hatley Castle, have some areas that are not easily accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.  Please call 391-2511 for information and assistance if you are dropping off your application in person.

If you are sending your application via e-mail, please ensure that your electronic file is saved in MS Word or Adobe pdf format.