Job Post: Yukon Archives Government Records Archivist - (18333)


Government Records Archivist - (18333)

Department: Government of Yukon -> Tourism & Culture - Archives

Location: Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6 CA (Primary)

Job Type: Permanent

End Date: Full/Part Time Standard Hours Bi-weekly 75 Hours

Classification: SS15

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Salary: $78,153.00 - $90,228.00

Union: YEU

Days Off: Saturday/Sunday

Travel: 10%

Admissibility: Open to all Candidates

Job Summary and Requirements

Yukon Archives acquires, preserves, and provides access to Yukon’s documentary heritage. Our acquisition mandate is broad, encompassing archival records from the public (government) and private (non-government) sources as well as published library materials.

We acquire government records in all formats from Yukon government agencies, as well as Yukon municipalities. As Government Records Archivist, you will apply corporate and institutional policies in order to acquire, appraise, arrange and describe records that are evidence of government actions and decisions. Working collaboratively with co-workers, you will enhance access to records of historical significance to researchers representing diverse interests and communities. You will also work with corporate and departmental information management staff on a variety of projects involving government-wide initiatives such as digital records preservation strategies. You will have opportunities to participate in reference and outreach activities and to engage with record creators and research communities. 

Here is what we can offer you:

The Yukon Archives is a contemporary facility located in the Traditional Territories of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council.

As an employer, the Government of Yukon offers a number of benefits including:

Competitive extended health benefits package and pension plan.

Generous annual paid vacation and travel allowance subsidy.

Flexible work arrangement options.

Read here to learn why Yukon Government is listed as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers

For more information about this position, please contact David Schlosser, Territorial Archivist, at (867) 667-5275 or

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact: Brooke Martel, Human Resources at (867) 667-8366 or


Essential Qualifications

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Prior to applying, refer to our sample resume to assist you in your application.

  • Post-secondary education with one of the following:

    • Master of Archival Studies.

    • Master of Library and Information Science with a specialty in archives.

  • Demonstrated experience applying archival theory and practice.

  • Demonstrated experience applying records and information management principles and practice.

  • Experience using database software for the management of collections.

  • Experience in developing and implementing electronic records projects would be considered an asset.


If you have these qualifications, ensure you clearly expand upon them (for each applicable employer) in your resume. Please note that selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.
Candidates who have a Master’s or bachelor’s degree in history, political science or other social sciences or related field with several years of experience working in an archives may be equally considered.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

  • Ability to carry out a wide range of archival activities such as appraisal, acquisition, arrangement, description, and related services, particularly in a government records context;

  • Strong research and information gathering skills along with strong analytical and problem-solving skills applied in an information management environment;

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;

  • Familiarity with advising on archival issues with regard to the management of active and semi-active government records;

  • Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented with a high level of accuracy;

  • An energetic and self-confident individual who shows tact and diplomacy dealing with a variety of people;

  • Strong interpersonal skills; including teamwork and customer/client service.

Additional Information

Conditions of Employment: Valid Yukon Class 5 driver’s licence.

Job Requirements: Occasional lifting of boxes (10‑15 kg.) and potential exposure to dust, dirt, pests and mould.

Eligibility List: 12 months

Post Date: 30 September 2019

Close Date: 22 October 2019

Job Description: TC-Government Records Archivist