Employment Opportunities

Job openings for 2018:



Reporting to the Administrator/Curator the Archivist oversees the daily operations of the Colchester Historical Society Archives.

The Archivist will:

  • maintain and preserve the Archives collections – acquire, appraise, accession, arrange, describe, and make available the archival records of the Colchester Historical Society Archives in accordance with the policy and procedures established by the Archives Committee.
  • manage the library development, maintenance, security and use, and be responsible for the acquisition of books, periodicals, newspapers, and documents.
  • assist visitors to the archives and respond to research requests received by telephone and online.
  • research and take advantage as appropriate of available grants from government, corporate, private sources, and apply for operational grants to support the salaries, benefits and activities of casual staff to perform special projects in the Archives.


The Archivist will have a Master of Archival Studies degree or equivalent, with knowledge of digital and other archival information handling and storage, and copyright regulations.  She/he will be a motivated individual who possesses excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Willingness to interact with professional archivists provincially and nationally is an important asset.

Salary: $30,000 annually
This is a full-time position with a six month probationary period.
Start date: February 5, 2018

Deadline for Application: January 15, 2018 at 4:00pm

Resumes, Cover Letters, and References can be sent to:

Margaret Mulrooney, Administrator/Curator