PAVED Arts Job Call : Archival Coordinator

PAVED Arts Job Call : Archival Coordinator

PAVED Arts Job Call : Archival Coordinator

PAVED Arts is a non-profit, artist-run centre for research, production, presentation and dissemination of contemporary photographic, audio, video, electronic and digital art. Our mandate is to present contemporary art with an emphasis in photographic, media art and new media practices, new media artwork. Through our production and presentation activities, PAVED Arts supports local, regional and national artists working in the ʻpavedʼ arts, as well as regional audiences and local communities.

PAVED Arts came into official existence with the amalgamation of The Photographers Gallery (TPG) and Video Vérité (VV), the former a photography resource and exhibition centre, the latter a media access centre. As a result of the union, PAVED Arts inherited a rich photography and video art collection that is part of Saskatchewan’s cultural heritage and an important part of media art history in Canada. The collection is a representation of over 25 years worth of video work, in particular representing experimental video and audio activity produced in Saskatchewan.

Currently an employment opportunity exists for a position of Archival Coordinator to properly catalogue and index the video and audio collection according to the Rules for Archival Description (RAD). Also, the position will facilitate the digitization and proper archival storage of the collection. The goal of this project is not only preservation and identification but to allow PAVED Arts staff, members and community at large to easily access, view and study the collection. The Archival Project received financial support from the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation through a SaskCulture Capacity Building Grant.

Major Responsibilities Include:

Verification of records

Create a RAD compliant inventory of the current video and audio collection

Facilitate digitization of collection

Facilitation of proper archival storage for current video and audio collection

Establishing of proper archival protocols for the preservation of future video works produced at PAVED Arts

Completing a final report of the archival process


Knowledge of archival theory and practice, as well as the use of Rules for Archival Description (RAD) for the creation of finding aids and cataloguing.

Experience working with Microsoft Office products, especially Word and Excel.

Basic understanding of digital video formatting (codecs and aspect ratio).

A demonstrated record of working with arts organizations, developing archival protocols and a thorough understanding of archiving practices.

Qualified applicants must apply by May 21, 2012. The position will commence on June 1 and complete on August 31, 2012. This is a 24 hours per week position at $18 per hour.

Please e-mail your resume and letter of interest to: Biliana Velkova at

PAVED Arts are committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply.


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