Council of Nova Scotia Archives (CNSA)

The CNSA is a network of 95 archives throughout the province, representing community archives and museums, university and religious archives, historical societies, genealogy centres, and municipal archives.  We endeavour to promote archival standards, procedures and practices among our members through educational programs, including a suite of six Core Curriculum workshops on the basics of archival management.  These 2-day workshops are offered annually, in various parts of the province.

The Opportunity: You will update and deliver the preservation component of the CNSA Core Curriculum program, Introduction to Preservation, to adults working with archival collections to provide them with basic knowledge of preservation management, hands-on practice with enclosures for paper records, and best practices for storage of archival material in all its formats.  This is a short term, contract-for-service position, with possibility of annual renewal.

Compensation:  $1,800 including travel expenses

Date:  Delivery of workshop on Nov 4 & 5, 2010

Location:  Baddeck, NS

Your Credentials:

–          You possess a relevant conservation/heritage diploma or degree.

–          You possess a minimum of five years experience working as a conservator in the heritage sector, preferably in archives, enabling you to provide learning experiences that reflect best practices.

–          You have excellent presentation and interpersonal skills.

–          You understand the preservation issues of archival records.

–          Your desire and enthusiasm to teach adults with diverse backgrounds and knowledge makes you an ideal candidate.

–          You have competent computer skills, including MS Power Point, the Internet and email.

–          You are able to drive a vehicle in Nova Scotia.

–          Experience working in archives or with archival documents would be considered an asset.

Application deadline is August 6, 2010 at 4 pm

Please send your cover letter and resume as one document when applying via email.  Please include names and phone numbers of 3 references with your resume.

Submissions may be made by email to , or surface mail to:

Council of Nova Scotia Archives

6016 University Ave.

Halifax, NS  B3H 1W4

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.