Archivist (Contract)

Spin Master Ltd

Are you a kid at heart looking to build a career with a leading global children’s toy, entertainment and digital gaming company?

At Spin Master, our unwavering commitment to open mindedness, integrity and innovation is a great part of what has made us an industry leader. How do we stay ahead of the pack? By hiring the best and brightest minds—and that’s why we want you!

Job Description:

What will you work on?

The Archivist, Specialist will be responsible for implementing archival practices and services in support of the ongoing preservation and management of physical, born-digital records and cultural materials across Spin Master’s global offices.

How will you create impact?

Archival Management

  • Continue to implement the archival strategy including the intake and storage processes, deaccession criteria and guidelines for access for artifacts and born-digital records.
  • Streamline intake process by consulting with creative and engineering departments on property creation workflow to create a collections calendar.
  • Performing hands-on archival duties including preparing and packing artifacts for long-term storage.
  • Pursue training opportunities on creating a strategy for digital archival materials.
  • Research viable digital platforms and databases to ensure consistency in the storage and preservation of vital digital assets.
  • Maintain and regularly inventory Digital PR assets, corporate culture assets and other born digital items documenting the company’s history on a weekly basis.
  • Plan and administer digitization strategies where appropriate to capture creative records in a variety of formats as well as to facilitate cataloging of materials.
  • Maintain global museum partnerships, including creating donation packages of Spin product and vital archival materials, consulting on Spin-related exhibitions, philanthropic and marketing opportunities.
  • Lead projects to ensure consistent transfer of knowledge and vital assets for new acquisitions.


  • Take a lead role in educating, training, directing and aiding staff with respect to archival procedures, material management and preservation.
  • Assist staff in accessing archival materials and/or respond to internal research requests pertaining to archived materials.
  • Assist in identifying, collecting, and preparing records and physical assets for litigation purposes as needed.

Corporate Culture

  • Manage the branding activities within the headquarters including the ordering of product and design of libraries and display shelves.
  • Lead projects to ensure consistent transfer of knowledge and vital assets for new acquisitions.
  • Take a lead in project planning for global office moves.
  • Assist Archivist with office closures as needed.
  • Where necessary, assist the Archivist with the management of the video wall.
  • Where necessary, assist with data entry and/or updating of records.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What are your skills and experience?

  • 1-3 years previous experience as an archivist, preferably in a related industry or corporate setting.
  • Formal education or significant related experience in archives.
  • Experience storing, maintaining, and preserving physical artifacts including delicate or climate-sensitive products and other materials.
  • Demonstrate clear knowledge of tools for archival preservation, preservation standards for records, artifacts, and born-digital items.
  • Demonstrate clear knowledge of archival standards and compliance-related practices.
  • Demonstrate ability to present archival concepts in clear and concise ways to staff with different knowledge backgrounds
  • Computer software skills (including MS Office Suite, archival system software and Adobe Suite of products including Acrobat and Photoshop) and a high comfort level cataloging and working with digital media formats including but not limited to photos, videos, and digital design files.
  • Experience handling confidential and/or sensitive corporate materials.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with diverse teams.
  • Flexibility appropriate for a fast-paced and dynamic environment, with desire to participate actively in problem-solving.
  • Knowledge of and passion for toys, product design, entertainment, and gaming.
  • Ability to lift and carry at least 40lbs related to storing and managing archival materials



What you can expect from us:

Our mission is to Make Life More Fun with a vision to push the boundaries of innovation, creativity, and fun.

  • Growth and Career Opportunities
  • Flexible Work Hours
  • Innovation, Collaboration and Fun
  • Comprehensive Benefits
  • Other fun Perks!

What’s it like to work here?

Spin Master is a fast-paced, hands-on organization that provides many great opportunities for impactful decision-making; though our challenging start-up atmosphere isn’t for everyone, we have a proven record of opportunities for future advancement and internal transfers for our passionate and results driven team.

Everyone is welcome in our sandbox and we are committed to an accessible and inclusive hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants.

Spin Master strives to create an accessible and inclusive application and selection process and is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to job applicants who may require provisions to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes. Should you require an accommodation, please contact our Talent Acquisition team, by email at [email protected] or by phone at 416 364-6002 and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

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We do appreciate all interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.

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