The Havlik Consulting Group (“HCG”) is a leading Canadian negotiation and research advisory firm based in Vancouver and Victoria, BC. We specialize in issues concerning the relationship between First Nations, industry and governments in Canada.
For over 30 years, we have proudly supported First Nations in realizing opportunities inherent in their treaty and aboriginal rights and title. As result of our continued negotiation and Specific Claims research success, we have an immediate opening for a Contract Archivist to join our team for an 18-month term. This role will assist our First Nations clients in establishing professional Nation-based archives to safeguard records acquired, and created, during development of their Specific Claims.
HCG uses a fully remote work model complemented by regular in-person, and electronically enabled, team meetings. The successful candidate will be required to travel within western Canada in order to develop new Nation-based Archives, while supporting already- established First Nations Archives.*
You are a university graduate with a master’s degree in Archival Studies or Library and Information Sciences with an Archival focus. You are a self-starter, comfortable with managing the competing deadlines of multiple Archiving projects. You are a fluent, and precise, English language writer and can demonstrate your ability to articulate matters related to establishing and maintain Archives to a non-professional audience. You can apply the Rules of Archival Description (RAD) to materials that are acquired from other institutions and those created within the Nation or Archive itself. You are excited to work alongside other Archivists and look forward to offering your skill and expertise to those newer to the field or who are unfamiliar with Archival practices but are enthusiastic to learn from you.
You will value the opportunity to work in a supportive and collaborative team environment that equally embraces independence and is eager to support each other in accomplishing time-sensitive tasks. You will be comfortable with juggling multiple projects and prioritizing competing demands. While you enjoy engaging your imagination in addressing varied client goals, you will not be deterred from the repetition involved in organizing, identifying and rehousing archival documents.
You value a work-life balance in which your work quality is of paramount importance, but you welcome your leisure time as well. Community service, time spent with friends and family and athletic or outdoor pursuits are important to you.
- Master’s degree in Archival Studies or Library and Information Sciences with an archival focus from an ALA-accredited institution
- Excellent written and verbal English skills
- Experience working in, and establishing, recognized archival institutions
- Working knowledge of RAD and ability to develop RAD-Compliant finding aids
- Working knowledge of Artefactual’s AToM software (or similar)
- Demonstrable excellence in establishing and maintaining archives
- Valid unrestricted Canadian Driver’s license and genuine interest in travelling though western Canada
- Self-starter with strong time management skills and self-discipline
- Task-oriented and deadline driven
- Ability to work cheerfully under pressure
- Methodical, yet resourceful, with superior attention to detail and accuracy
- Conversant with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat Pro and Dropbox
- Previous education or experience with indigenous records and archives is an asset
- Working knowledge of French is an asset
About your work environment
When not travelling to First Nation communities, you will need to provide your own workspace with a high-speed internet connection. HCG will provide a dedicated laptop computer for the duration of the contract. When travelling to First Nation Communities, you will work from the Nations’ administrative offices or the location that they house the bulk of their records. With our firms’ observance of travel advisories, creative approaches to establishing Archives may be necessary.
HCG estimates that this role will require a commitment of 30 hours per week over a period of 18 months.
HCG will pay a competitive professional rate to the right candidate.
Please upload a PDF copy of your resumé, to the attention of Morgan Chapman, via our website at www.thehavlikgroup.com by 7pm PST on July 6th, 2020. Please also upload a covering letter describing how your experience would support our objectives in delivering consistently superior client outcomes.
We thank all candidates for their interest. Please note that we will only contact short-listed candidates for an initial interview by July 13, 2020.
More about the Havlik Consulting Group
The Havlik Consulting Group is a BC-based boutique research, negotiation and strategic advisory firm. In 2019, we celebrated our 30-year milestone of enriching First Nations’ socioeconomic opportunities.
Negotiation, History, Political Science, Anthropology, Communications, International Relations and Global Investment Management form the foundation of our diverse team. We leverage our comprehensive knowledge to research, develop and implement innovative solutions across of a wide area of expertise.
Our specialities include resource revenue sharing, economic development, consultation management, treaty implementation, claims settlements and settlement trust development.
Our goal is to remain a firm of choice for First Nations with challenging treaty and aboriginal rights and title issues.
*Important Note: Health and Safety is crucial to the integrity of the HCG team. While travel is an important aspect in many of our roles, we are fully committed to the wellbeing of all employees. We observe all applicable provincial and federal COVID-19 public health guidelines.
Application deadline: 2020-07-06
Job Types: Part-time, Contract
- Casual Dress
- Flexible Schedule
- Work From Home
Health and Safety is crucial to HCG. While travel is an important aspect in many of our roles, we are fully committed to the wellbeing of all employees. We observe all applicable provincial and federal COVID-19 public health guidelines.
- Archival: 5 years (Preferred)
- Master's Degree (Required)