Archival Assistant / Programme Coordinator

(Administrative Services Level 4)



The New Brunswick Museum (NBM) seeks a highly motivated and resourceful individual to join the Archives & Research Library of the NBM as an Archival Assistant / Programme Coordinator. The NBM is a leading centre for documenting, understanding, and fostering appreciation of the rich natural and cultural diversity of New Brunswick in local to international contexts.

As a member of the New Brunswick Museum team, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Arrange and describe archival collections according to national standards (RAD);
  • Assist with the development and promotion of archival / library programming needs, ensuring the evaluation of programs and services;
  • Manage all photo-reproduction requests for the New Brunswick Museum;
  • Establish relationships with community groups and potential partners;
  • Manage the periodical budget and orders to the periodical subscription agency;
  • Participate in collections development for both the archives and library;
  • Assist with the supervision and training of volunteers, contract staff and summer students;
  • Provide advanced level reference service through traditional and electronic services;
  • Provide presentations at meetings, workshops, & conferences;
  • Serve on external committees as required.


  • A University degree with at least two (2) years relevant experience which includes supervision and working with the public;
  • Familiarity with archival arrangement and description according to national standards (RAD);
  • Experience with library procedures and library automation software, the Internet and electronic reference tools;
  • Ability to read cursive handwriting.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Written and spoken competence in English and French is required. Please state your language capability.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. Please ensure that a preferred language for assessment is identified on your resume.

The following operational requirements are required:

  • Working on weekends / evenings;
  • A valid Class 5 Driver's License;
  • Ability to lift and carry up objects to 30 lbs.

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following behavioural competencies:

  • Client Service Orientation
  • Teamwork and cooperation
  • Effective Interactive Communication
  • Creative Thinking / Innovation

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies:

  • Presentation skills
  • Planning and Organizing Skills
  • Specialized subject matter expertise and knowledge
  • Written communication
  • Ability to use Office technology, software and applications

Résumés should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment.

SALARY: From $42,744 to $51,922 annually

We encourage applicants to apply on-line, by email to or by mail at the following address by April 26, 2019 indicating competition number THC-19-09.

Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture
Human Resource Branch
Marysville Place, 4th floor
P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
(506) 453-3115

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

As per the Civil Service Act, candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who demonstrate they are among the most qualified, shall be given preference at the time of appointment.

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