Chiefs Library – Archivist

Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig is the realization of Chief Shingwaukonse’s (1773-1854) Vision to create a “Teaching Wigwam” with an overall goal of providing education to Anishinaabe (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) students.

Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig is one of Ontario’s nine Indigenous Institutes, which are part of Ontario’s post-secondary education sector created by the Indigenous Institutes Act, 2017. Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig is also accredited the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium.

Career Opportunity:  Chiefs Library – Archivist

Key Responsibility Areas:

  • Implementing plans and process improvements for collections acquisition activities.
  • Verifying that metadata has been entered according to established industry standards.
  • Meeting with potential donors to assess materials and reach agreement on the donation of material to the archives.
  • Assessing and determining the condition of archival materials. Creating finding aids to ensure collection materials are accessible.
  • Developing content for marketing and/or promotional materials.
  • Digitizing material for collections. Keeping well-informed on applicable copyright, access and privacy laws.


  • Master's Degree with specialization in Archival Studies, or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of four (4) years in a professional environment (e.g. Libraries, Museums, non-profit organizations, community organizations, or corporations) including work in archives or related information and collections management.
  • Experience creating finding aids to ensure collection materials are accessible by applying established standards (e.g., RAD, ISAD(G), and ISAAR(CPF)).

Essential Skills

  • Experience with digital asset management systems and content management systems in academic library environments (e.g., Drupal, Omeka, and Islandora).
  • Experience with metadata schemes currently in use within the academic community is desirable (e.g., Dublin Core, MARC, RDA, RDF, MODS, VRA Core, and others).
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrable productivity and ability to deal with a large volume of materials.
  • Demonstrable, superior organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrable initiative, knowledge of XML-based formats..

Applicants are requested to submit their resume and cover letter to, with their name and applied position in the document title. Internal candidates will be considered first; application should be submitted no later than September 24th, at 4 pm.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted