Archives Assistant

Athabasca, Alberta
Library & Scholarly Resources
AU Athabasca
62,481.90  Annual
39,464.97  Annual
Permanent Full Time
Division Library & Scholarly Resources FTE 1.0
Location Name AU Athabasca Position Type Permanent Full Time
Location Athabasca, Alberta Job ID 1449
Posted 08/08/2018 Wage Min 39464.9700
Closing Date 08/23/2018 Wage Max 62481.9000

This position provides administrative/operational assistance to the University Archivist within the Institutional Archives and Records Management programs. Operates within the provisions of established legislation and regulations as they apply to the University, including the rules and regulations applicable to Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy.  Major responsibilities/work areas are itemized below.



  • An office administration certificate plus 2-3 years related experience.
  • Must have completed, or be willing to complete, an Archives Society of Alberta (ASA) Archives Institute Certificate (50 hours).
  • Preference will be given to a post-secondary degree or diploma in Archival Studies.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), internet browsers and email is required. 
  • Experience with HTML, Dreamweaver, MARC, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, and the AUCAT Library Cataloguing System is beneficial.
  • Familiarity with archival concepts, Rules for Archival Description (RAD) standards, and researching skills, both on the internet and by traditional means, is required.
  • Must possess editing (grammar, proofreading) skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail required.
  • Must be able to work independently and in isolation with direction for most aspects of the work.
  • Physically lifts and moves boxes weighing up to 50 lbs. 
  • Responsible for awareness of one's OHS related responsibilities as an AU employee and for participating in the AU OHS Program as required.
  • A combination of education and experience may be considered.


The full job description can be viewed at: Archives Assistant

For further information regarding this position contact Karen Langley at (780) 675-6268 or via email at