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December 20, 2022

JOB POSTING - Head Archivist

ᑭᓇᒨᒻᒪ¯ᑦ Michel Patry

Seeking a HEAD ARCHIVIST for the department of Research, Archives and Documentation of the Avataq Cultural Institute, a non-profit, Inuit organization with its head office in Inukjuak, Nunavik and another office in Montreal. The department is aimed at collecting and making accessible information about Nunavik Inuit culture, history and language for the members of the Inuit community of Nunavik as well as for other publics. The collections of the department include Historical Photographs, Oral Histories, Institutional Archives and a Published Documents Library.

We are seeking a dynamic professional Head Archivist for the following tasks:

- Organize and inventory archival collections as well as published material library.

- Plan, execute and/or supervise work on diverse collections, principally oral history recordings and historical photographs.

- Develops and applies policies regarding access, research, preservation, acquisition and other activities of the archives.

- Supervise the consultation and reproduction of documents.

- Follow-up contacts with donators of documents and oversee the obtaining of rights of reproduction.

- Supervise and train employees as required.

Job requirements:

- University or college education in archival or library sciences.

- Two years of work experience.

- Candidates who have a practical knowledge of Nunavik and Inuit culture will be given priority.

- Studies in either history, anthropology or photography.

- Social skills adapted to a cross-cultural work environment.

- Ability to work under pressure.

- Basic computer skills: FilemakerPro, Photoshop, word processing, Excel.

- Language of communication at work: strong English a requirement, plus Inuktitut and/or French an asset.

Additional information:

- Working schedule: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (35 hours/week)

- Salary: $45,000 to $55,000 per year – Added benefits for JBNQA Beneficiaries

- Location: Westmount Office near Atwater metro

- Deadline to submit resume: January 27, 2023

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. AVATAQ is an equal opportunity employer.

Submit applications to:

Michel Patry, Office Manager

4150, Ste-Catherine St. W. suite 360

Westmount, Québec, H3Z 2Y5

Fax: 514 989-8789

E-mail: michel.patry@avataq.qc.ca