University Archivist (Tenure-Track)

  • University of Regina, Dr. John Archer Library
  • Regina, SK, Canada
  • Dec 16, 2020
Full time   Library & Information Science Other Professional fields Arts & Museum

Job Description

The Dr. John Archer Library and Archives at the University of Regina invites applications from innovative, proactive, flexible, collaborative and service-oriented candidates for the position of University Archivist (Tenure-Track). We are seeking an experienced archivist with experience in developing, managing, and promoting physical and digital archives within the larger context of a comprehensive university.

The successful candidate will strategically lead the continued growth and development of the University Archives and Special Collections. They will engage with private donors to acquire new collections, take an active role in promoting existing collections to the campus community and the public, collaborate with colleagues on the archival digitization program, and develop and maintain procedures for appraising, processing, preserving and providing access to physical and digital archival records of institutional, civic, provincial, national, and international importance.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian: Content Management and Discovery and working closely with the Records and Information Management Archivist, the University Archivist will proactively engage with private individuals and organizations to acquire archival records of enduring research value. The successful candidate will be actively engaged in ongoing donor relations, negotiation of agreements and contracts, building and promoting the research collections of the University Archives, and guiding the direction of the archival digitization program.

The University Archivist will also work with Archives, Library and University colleagues to develop and implement policies and procedures for the effective and efficient management of the University Archives. This includes the implementation of operational priorities, stewardship of physical and digital assets, promotion of existing and new collections, and oversight of discretionary funds assigned to the unit. 

This is a leadership position within the Dr. John Archer Library and Archives which includes supervision of staff and participation on the Library’s Leadership Team.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in Archival Studies or a Master’s degree with an Archival Studies specialization from a recognized university program.
  • Excellent communication skills in English.
  • Minimum of five years of experience as an archivist, with increasing levels of responsibility (staff supervision, resource allocation, budget, and project management) or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Extensive knowledge on archival theory and best practices.
  • Demonstrated history of successful relationships with archival donors.
  • Demonstrated history of managing promotion and outreach for archival collections
  • Experience providing training and instruction.
  • Experience leading and managing complex projects.
  • Demonstrated understanding of archival digitization processes.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles of digital preservation.
  • Understanding of archival metadata standards such as RAD, EAD and Dublin Core and their importance in discovery and access.
  • Strong writing and organizational skills.
  • Commitment to scholarship, professional development and service.

 Additional consideration will be given to those who have:


  • Academic research experience or advanced degree
  • Experience in working with First Nations, Inuit, and/or Métis communities and Elders in preserving their historical and documentary heritage
  • Project management training
  • Knowledge of Copyright legislation
  • Fluency in another language


Application Details

For the complete position description and full list of requirements please refer to the following:


Application Procedure: Applicants must apply through the University of Regina Human Resources Website


The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Application Deadline

Applications received before February 15, 2021 will receive preferential consideration