Digital Records Archivist

Tłı̨chǫ Ndek’àowo / Tłı̨chǫ Government | Behchokò, Yellowknife, NT

2-year term with possibility of extension or permanent

POSITION TITLE: Digital Records Archivist
DEPARTMENT: Culture and Lands Protection / Training Research
LOCATION: Behchokò, Yellowknife, NT
STATUS: 2-year term with possibility of extension or permanent
CLOSING DATE: July 14th, 2023 @ 5:00pm

Compensation: 98k-110k Range

About the Organization

The Tłı̨chǫ Government has powers to pass and enforce a wide range of its own laws. The Tłı̨chǫ Government can own resources, receive tax revenues and protect resources. The focus of the Tłı̨chǫ Government is the protection of the Tłı̨chǫ language and culture, heritage and wildlife. The Tłı̨chǫ people also have their own Constitution. The Constitution sets out the rights and freedoms of Tłı̨chǫ citizens and provides the rules for the election of the Tłı̨chǫ Government and for keeping the Government accountable.

Additional Information

The Tłı̨chǫ Agreement was negotiated by the Dogrib Treaty 11 Council, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT), and the Government of Canada. It is the first combined comprehensive land claim and self-government agreement in the Northwest Territories. In 2005 the Tłı̨chǫ Nation ratified the Tłı̨chǫ Agreement, a modern Treaty with the Government of Canada. The agreement provides and defines certain rights relating to lands, resources and self-government. Some of the highlights of the agreement include:

Creation of the Tłı̨chǫ Government

Ownership of 39,000 km2 of land located between Great Slave Lake and Great Bear Lake including surface and subsurface rights.

The ability to define its membership know as Tłı̨chǫ citizens

Jurisdiction over lands and resources in the Tłı̨chǫ traditional territory.

The establishment of the Wek’éezhíi Land and Water Board and the Wek’éezhíi Renewable Resources Board

A share of mineral royalties from the Mackenzie Valley

The Digital Records Archivist is responsible for strategic planning, collections management and daily operations of Tłı̨chǫ Government’s physical and digital archives, which includes development and implementation of policies and procedures. The incumbent will develop and maintain Tłı̨chǫ Nàowoò Deghats’etsaa: Tłı̨chǫ Cultural Commons Digital Archive (TCCDA) which is a central digital location for Tłı̨chǫ cultural knowledge. The incumbent should take an innovative approach to archival management with inquisitiveness, flexibility and drive to promote and enhance preservation of and access to the TCCDA. The incumbent will develop partnerships, implement best practices and respond to and work with a wide variety of requests from colleagues, communities, researchers and the general public.


  • Minimum 1-year work experience in archives, working with relevant digital tools, technology
    and metadata standards in an archival repository, and a Masters’ degree in either Archival
    Studies, Information Studies, Archival and Library Studies or another graduate degree in a
    relevant field and combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Thorough knowledge of archival standards and practices related to digital records, receiving
    and management of digital records; technical requirements for digital preservation on
    hardware, software and file formats; and provision of access to digital records
  • Experience developing research guides, exhibits, or other tools to promote and support use of
    archival and manuscript holdings
  • Strong analytical, planning, organizational, time management, interpersonal and
    communication skills
  • A strong interest in Tłı̨chǫ history, geography, language, culture, way of life, and an
    understanding of Tłı̨chǫ Government’s programs and services
  • Ability to work with Tłı̨chǫ Elders, as part of a team, in stressful situations amongst projects
    with changing deadlines, emerging issues and conflicting demands.
  • Ability to conduct research, write reports, proposals, and work with confidential material.

To apply, submit your resume + cover letter or to request Job Description, email:

Closing Time/Date:  July 14th, 2023 at 5:00pm MST

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