Archivist I – Digital Preservation

Date Posted: May 15, 2019
Application Deadline: Jun 03, 2019

Salary Range: 40K - 60K
Additional Salary Information: $28.31 - $35.31 per hour
Province: Ontario
Region: Central Ontario
City: Midhurst
Employee Benefits: Health, Pension
Organization's Field/Discipline: Doesn't apply
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Entry level/ intern

Organization Description

The Corporation of the County of Simcoe
The Corporation of the County of Simcoe is one of the largest employers in the County of Simcoe with 1,600 employees providing a variety of specialized services to County residents and staff. Home to many four season attractions, events, and recreational activities, the County of Simcoe makes for a fantastic location to work, live and play. With its many forests and miles of shoreline, the County of Simcoe has numerous golf courses, ski hills, snowmobile, hiking and biking trails and fresh water lakes. The County of Simcoe is truly a place for all seasons

Job Description

Assist the County Archivist in the development and maintenance of archival collections, procedures, and services. Act as Program Lead in the Archives’ Digital Preservation program. Undertake a full range of archival service delivery, including but not limited to: archival appraisal, conservation and preservation, accessioning, arrangement and description, database management, reference services, and outreach.


  • Master of Archival Studies, Master of Information with a concentration in Archives and/or Digital Preservation, or Master of Library and Information with a concentration in Archives and/or Digital Preservation, or equivalent. Post-graduate certificates in Digital Preservation, Digital Archives Management, or equivalent are desirable.
  • One (1) year of experience in a related role at an archives or other cultural institution with significant archival holdings, and including:
  • Practical experience in digital preservation, including:
  • Experience using digital preservation systems
  • Experience completing digitization projects
  • Experience in digital imaging
  • Experience applying digital preservation technologies and standards
  • Practical experience appraising, accessioning, arranging and describing records according to RAD, and providing access to records, preferably including born-digital and digitized records.
  • Knowledge of digital preservation best practices, technologies, and standards.
  • Proficiency in current historical and genealogical research methods and best practices.
  • Knowledge of the local history and development of local government in the County of Simcoe an asset.
  • Knowledge of arrangement and description of archival records according to the Rules for Archival Description (RAD).
  • Familiarity with archival database software and associated best practices.
  • Familiarity working with InMagic DB/TextWorks and Web Publisher Pro an asset.
  • Knowledge of provincial and federal legislation that applies to archives (e.g. Copyright Act, Municipal Act, MFIPPA, etc.) and ability to explain legislation and regulations to clients and to ensure that they understand all aspects of the service.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with an ability to operate in a fast paced, multi-functional environment where priorities change regularly and frequent interruptions are a given.
  • Strong data entry skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

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