Archivist (City of Richmond)

Temporary Full-Time
Job ID: 2017135
$41.86 – $49.47 per hour (2015 rates)

The City of Richmond is offering a unique opportunity for a dynamic and innovative individual to lead the Richmond Archives as Archivist. The Archivist will be instrumental in preserving and making accessible the evidence of Richmond’s past. This is a specialized and professional position directing a municipal archives program and working collaboratively within the City Clerk’s Office and specifically with the corporate records management program team. The Archivist will demonstrate commitment to the provision of high quality archives, records and information management services. The incumbent will be encouraged to bring forward new ideas and suggest improvements to existing practices. Considerable independence of judgment and action is exercised with policy matters being discussed with a superior who reviews work performance in terms of effective services rendered.
Examples of key activities include, but are not limited to:

 Developing and, upon approval, implementing policies and procedures relative to the organization and development of the municipal archives program;
 Recommending policies and procedures for the life-cycle management of records including, but not limited to, the security, evaluation, retention, and disposal of municipal records including those in digital form;
 Planning, assigning, supervising and participating in the work of one or more staff or consultants engaged in related archival tasks;
 Supervising and coordinating volunteers and students;
 Coordinating the work plan and communicating with the non-profit society Friends of the Richmond Archives;
 Acquiring, classifying, and administering a variety of historical records in various media; and
 Providing assistance and archival information to a variety of internal and external contacts.

Master’s Degree in Archival or Information Studies required, plus 2 years related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

The City of Richmond offers a competitive pay and benefits program, attractive incentives and a compressed work day schedule. If you are looking to make a difference, and to share our vision “to be the most appealing, livable, and well-managed community in Canada,” please submit your application by following the instructions below:
For further information regarding position details and to apply, please visit our website at
We are accepting applications until June 5, 2017 at 11:59pm.


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