MTS Level 5 - Archives and Special Collections Technician - Robertson Library

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Date of Posting: 
August 7, 2013
Robertson Library
MTS Level 5
Part-Time Term
Hours of Work: 

10 hours per week during the main academic term (September to April), specific hours to be determined; flexibility in scheduling, including the ability to work some evening and weekend shifts is required

$39,498 to $43,462 per annum, prorated to time and term as per CUPE 1870

As soon as possible to April 30, 2014 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

The Robertson Library is seeking a qualified technician to a fill a part-time term position in the University Archives & Special Collections (UASC) area, providing services to students, staff, and faculty of the University and to the general public. The successful candidate would be expected to demonstrate judgment, flexibility, and initiative, to implement policies and procedures set by the Library, and to work cooperatively with Library staff.
Duties – performed under the direction of the University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian – include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Processing of UASC materials;
• Assisting with the preparation and/or maintenance of content for the UASC Web site, research guides, finding aids, PEI Periodicals Articles Database and public displays of UASC resources;
• Provision of patron access to UASC materials;
• Assisting with the preservation, digitization and storage of UASC materials;
• Assisting with the monitoring and assessment of all policies and procedures guiding the operation of the UASC unit;
• Conducting introductory Library tours;
• Other duties as required.
Responsibilities may shift and alter as Library requirements change.
A diploma in Library Technology or a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, with at least one year’s work experience in an automated library environment, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience. The job has a physical component, involving some bending/lifting, and the moving and shelving of heavy library materials. Experience working with the public and handling detail work would be assets, as would experience working in an archive, library special collection, and/or a museum. Some knowledge of the history of PEI and/or of UPEI would also be an asset.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and references to be received no later than the closing date to Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 

P. Craig

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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