Chiefs Library – Archivist

Shingwauk Kinoomage Gamig

Key Responsibility Areas:

  • Implementing plans and process improvements for collections acquisition activities.
  • Verifying that metadata has been entered according to established industry standards.
  • Meeting with potential donors to assess materials and reach agreement on the donation of material to the archives.
  • Assessing and determining the condition of archival materials. Creating finding aids to ensure collection materials are accessible.
  • Developing content for marketing and/or promotional materials.
  • Digitizing material for collections. Keeping well-informed on applicable copyright, access and privacy laws.


  • Master’s Degree with specialization in Archival Studies, or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of four (4) years in a professional environment (e.g. Libraries, Museums, non-profit organizations, community organizations, or corporations) including work in archives or related information and collections management.
  • Experience creating finding aids to ensure collection materials are accessible by applying established standards (e.g., RAD, ISAD(G), and ISAAR(CPF)).

Essential Skills

  • Experience with digital asset management systems and content management systems in academic library environments (e.g., Drupal, Omeka, and Islandora).
  • Experience with metadata schemes currently in use within the academic community is desirable (e.g., Dublin Core, MARC, RDA, RDF, MODS, VRA Core, and others).
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrable productivity and ability to deal with a large volume of materials.
  • Demonstrable, superior organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrable initiative, knowledge of XML-based formats..

Applicants are requested to submit their resume and cover letter to, with their name and applied position in the document title. Internal candidates will be considered first; application should be submitted no later than Friday, August 28, at 4 pm.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted