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Archives Advisor Job Posting

The Council of Archives New Brunswick (CANB) seeks a dynamic, organized, bilingual archives professional who believes in the importance of archives and will assist the organization to deliver its vital services to the archival community in New Brunswick.
CANB is a membership‐based association of 50+ archives and archivists throughout New Brunswick. CANB supports our members to strive for archival excellence in the care and use of New Brunswick's documentary heritage. CANB advances the work of archives through educational, advisory and networking services. CANB’s focus areas are currently: renewing educational opportunities; improving member engagement/participation; increasing external visibility; and diversifying archival descriptive content. We also maintain and oversee the AtoM descriptions database and funding opportunities for members.

Under the direct supervision of the CANB President, and the general supervision of the CANB Executive, the Archives Advisor coordinates and delivers archival training and outreach opportunities and provides archival advisory services for member archives through site visits, global preservation assessments and responding to inquiries. The Archives Advisor also manages and delivers a suite of membership related services including maintaining the CANB website, online databases, and managing the CANB social media accounts. The Archives Advisor assists CANB committees, as directed by the Executive. The Archives Advisor remains current in archival practice through attending conferences and participation in professional networks and associations. The Archives Advisor may, at the direction of the Executive, represent the CANB on various sector‐related committees; lead projects; and perform other related duties. The Archives Advisor is also responsible for planning and hosting the Annual General Meeting and monitors and follows up on grant opportunities.

CANB encourages applications from racially visible persons, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons and persons of the LGBTQ+ community; please self‐identify in your cover‐letter.


Education and experience commensurate with one of the following:

  • Master’s degree in archival studies, or information/library studies or equivalent with concentration in archives courses

  • At least three years of professional experience in a related field

  • An equivalent combination of training and experience


Job‐specific skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with the core archival functions.

  • Knowledge of current trends and issues in archives, including digital preservation, archival management systems, copyright, access and privacy legislation, archival standards, preservation, professional ethics.

  • Awareness of related funding opportunities; experience applying for grants is an asset.

  • Demonstrated experience with education and outreach program development and delivery.


Technical competencies:

  • Demonstrated instruction skills, both in‐person and on‐line. The individual will be expected to conduct training courses to a variety of archives personnel, teach core archival theory and principles and speak in public.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required for this role. The ability to read cursive writing will be considered an asset.

  • Excellent technological skills including database management, website administration, social media platforms.

  • Demonstrated project management skills.

  • Requires valid driver’s license.


Behavioural competencies:

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and thorough reporting.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse colleagues.

  • Ability to manage a complex workload in a timely, effective manner.

Working conditions:

  • Extended periods of time using a computer.

  • Occasional travel throughout the province for courses and site visits over multiple days.

  • Occasional work in a variety of environments that may involve heavy lifting, cramped quarters, exposure to dust or other harmful elements associated with archival material.

  • Currently based out of the CANB Office at the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick in Fredericton with the option to work‐from‐home or alternate archival location.



  • Currently, a full‐time (36.5 hours per week) contract position tied to the fiscal year of CANB, dependent on annual grant funding; initial contract will be to March 31, 2023. There is flexibility during the probationary period to accommodate part-time possibilities.

  • Base salary is $45,000 but will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefit options can be discussed with the successful candidate.


Please send cover letter, resume and list of three references as a single pdf attachment to CANB president, David Mawhinney (dmawhinney@mta.ca) by midnight on January 10th, 2022. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.