Job Posting: Archivist, Helen and Morris Belkin Art Gallery at UBC, VancouverPosted: August 22, 2014
This Archivist position at the The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is a 40% FTE ongoing position. The posted salary range is $57,417.00 – $68,929.00 — so, $22,966 – $27,571 when pro-rated. It asks for a minimum of five years’ relevant experience, but work in a gallery or museum or participation in a contemporary arts scene would be applicable, so I think our readership probably qualifies. Just an FYI, I would totally apply for this job.
The deadline for applications is September 2nd, and the position is slated to start October 1st. You’ll need a cover letter and resume to apply.
The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at UBC is mandated to research, exhibit, collect, publish, educate and develop programs in the field of contemporary art. The Belkin Art Gallery houses the University’s permanent collection of over 3,500 works of art, one of the largest public collections of art in British Columbia. Complementing its collections of art, the Belkin houses an archival collection relating to the post-war history of art in Vancouver and the avant-garde narratives of the 1960s and 1970s. The Belkin’s holdings provide a resource for exhibitions, teaching, and learning, and scholarly research.
Reporting to the Director of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, the Archivist oversees the Gallery’s archives, a repository for records relating especially to contemporary art since the 1960s, including papers of artists, art historians and collectors, and material in multiple media (textual, graphic, moving image and sound), which is used as a research facility for researchers, staff and students. The Archivist is responsible for managing the archive’s day-to-day operations, developing long-term plans, and implementing records management for the Gallery, and oversees the registration, conservation,
appraisal, loans, travelling exhibitions, access, security, and storage related to the archives collection.
The Archivist presents lectures to undergraduate and graduate classes in the School of Library, Archival,
and Information Studies and Departments of Anthropology and Art History, Visual Art and Theory. The Archivist works closely with the Gallery’s Registrar and cooperatively with all staff. The position contributes to the policy and priorities of the Gallery’s Archives and record management practices and procedures.
. A Masters of Archival Studies is required for this position.
. A minimum of five years related professional experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
. Knowledge of archival arrangement, description, and creating finding aids according to the Canadian Rules for Archival Description (RAD).
. Knowledge of standards and practices for preventative conservation of archival materials, and preservation techniques and treatments.
. Knowledge of records management policies and procedures.
. Knowledge of BC’s Freedom of Information and Privacy Act.
. Knowledge of art history, contemporary art and contemporary art practices.
. Experience hiring, training, and supervising staff, work-study students, and professional experience students.
. Experience working in a professional gallery or museum.