Archivist/Records Manager


The Library and Archives of the Royal Ontario Museum are seeking a creative and innovative professional to become a member of its Library and Archives team.

 Reporting to the Deputy Director, Collections and Research, and working under the supervision of the Head, Library and Archives, the Archivist/Records Manager undertakes the arrangement, physical processing, and description of archival records in all formats acquired and/or created by the Royal Ontario Museum, and facilitates the discovery and use of these holdings.  The successful candidate will also lead the development of a program for the management of corporate records regardless of media in consultation with Museum departments, including a records inventory, classification scheme, retention schedules, and policies and procedures that guide the handling and disposition of corporate records.  The position is to be divided equally between archives and records management responsibilities.

 The incumbent will participate in project teams and will be called upon to assist with the development of digital content and initiatives in support of the ROM’s broader mandates.

 Duties include interaction with ROM departments and curators, as well as donors from the general public; provision of public services through the Library & Archives service desks; and other duties related to the ongoing operations of the ROM Library & Archives. The incumbent will be required to engage in public presentations,  research and publication as criteria for promotion and merit, and is expected to participate in professional organizations.

Posted Date 2013-08-30
Closing Date 2013-09-27
Department Library & Archives
Type Full-Time Permanent
Salary tbd



Applicants must possess a postgraduate degree in archives studies or an equivalent combination of related degree(s) and experience in archives and records management. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are required.  Coursework and/or experience in museum studies will be an asset.

 The appointment will be made at the rank of Librarian 2. This position is represented by the Royal Ontario Museum Curatorial Association.

How to Apply


Applicants should send a letter of application and curriculum vitae, and arrange for three (3) letters of reference to be forwarded directly from the referees to:

Mara Gunner,  Senior Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources and Organizational Development Department, The Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s  Park Crescent, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2C6.

Fax No:  416-586-5827 or email:  Please include Competition #2013-015, Archivist/Records Manager on the subject line