Archival Coordinator

Posting Details:

Archival Coordinator

Reports to:


Start Date:


General Manager

13 week contract, 30 hours per week, $17 per hour

June 5, 2018

Green Thumb Theatre Office, Studios

Job Description:

Reporting to the General Manager, the archival coordinator will have the opportunity to sift through 42 years of archives. This is a job for someone who enjoys creating order from chaos, is interested in Vancouver's theatre history, enjoys a challenge and likes to work independently. The Coordinator will have the opportunity to organize the archival material in such a way that they can be made available to the broader community as a source of pride and as an important resource to researchers and theatre historians as well as organizing the material, in multiple media formats, for preservation, presentation and distribution.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Overall responsibility for the appraisal, arrangement, and description of archival collections according to recognizes archive standards
  • Review and catalogue existing archival material
  • Make recommendations for storage, distribution, management, and/or preservation of digital, video and other records
  • Research and report on copyright and ownership issues
  • Coordinate and facilitate archive use in public programs
  • Plan and execute public event to display archives in the community
  • Apply record schedules to determine destruction dates, categorizing records by function
  • Physically arrange records

Degree in archival studies or an equivalent combination of training and experience or a degree in a curatorial field of study or an equivalent combination of training and experience. It is critical for the candidate to have:

  • Sound knowledge of conservation and handling issues for archival material in various formats
  • Sound knowledge of procedures and terminology related to archival arrangement and description
  • Familiarity with archival descriptive standards

As this position is funded by Canada Summer Works, candidates must:

  • Be between 20 and 30 years of age
  • Have been registered as a full-time student in the preceding academic year
  • Intend to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year
  • Be a student in a post-secondary, vocational or technical program
  • Be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident
  • Be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial guidelines
To Apply:
Please send a cover letter and CV to:
Deadline to submit:
June 1, 2018
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