Takla Nation

Takla Nation

POSITION TITLE:Takla Nation Archivist
ABOUT TAKLA FIRST NATION: The traditional territory of the Takla First Nation is located in North Central British Columbia and totals approximately 27,250 square kilometers. The territory is a rich environment of lakes, rivers, forests, and mountains, bordered on the west by the Skeena Mountains and on the east by the Rocky Mountains.Takla Nation is an amalgamation of the North Takla Band and the Fort Connelly Band, a union which occurred in 1959. Our traditional lands are the geographic area occupied by our ancestors for community, social, economic, and spiritual purposes. Carrier and Sekani place names exist for every physical feature and place that we occupy. Each name reflects the significance of the feature or site and today provides us with historical information to the rich history and extensive knowledge of our land and our resources.

 POSITION OVERVIEW:In relation to ongoing management of our territories and research into our history, Takla First Nation is continuously accumulating documents, reports, interviews, and information. It is imperative that this information is properly organized and stored so that is accessible to Takla staff. Takla needs an individual with modern archival skills to develop a records management system, and to organize and store Takla’s information. This position will last approximately 4 months.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:The successful applicant will work closely with Takla’s staff to develop a record management system for Takla’s extensive corpus of ethnohistoric materials in a variety of media formats. This will include:Developing a records management system to organize existing and incoming materials.Developing database of all relevant records/objects.Ensuring proper storage and organization of paper records, such as books, reports and transcripts; Ensuring proper digital storage, backup and organization of digital files such as texts and interviews.


  • Extensive experience with the MS Office package software.
  • Previous employment or experience in records management.
  • Previous experience working with First Nations communities is an asset.

  • Enrolled in UBC’s Masters of Archival Studies or Master of Library and Information Studies programs.
  • Holds a relevant undergraduate degree (e.g., social sciences, humanities, or biology/ecology/forestry)
BENEFITS PACKAGE:At Takla, we value the dedication of our employees, which is why we give so much in return. In addition to Competitive pay, we also offer the following:

  • Comprehensive Health benefits package with Medical, Dental and Vision coverage.
  • An employer matched Pension Plan up to 5.5 percent.
  • Excellent learning and advancement opportunities.
  • Group RRSP plan.
  • Opportunities for personal and professional training and development
  • 18 sick days
  • 5 personal days
  • $500 Health care spending account per fiscal year.
  • Paid time off during Christmas break

Preference will be given to qualified applicants of Indigenous ancestry in any hiring decision as per section 16(1) CHRA. Please declare your indigenous status in your application.

Please send your completed resume to hr@taklafn.ca.Due to volume of applicants, only qualified and chosen candidates will be notified.

To apply for this job email your details to hr@taklafn.ca