"What would you see as being the critical duties of the Archivist?"
The primary duties of the Archivist, in my opinion, are to gather important Order documents, keep and maintain an archive (this would most likely be digital) where these documents are stored, and give members access to documents when requested. The archive should be organized so that documents can be easily found by the current and any future Archivists, and the Archive should be easily transferable upon the election of a new Archivist. I would also suggest that the Archivist take on the duty of taking minutes or summarizing meetings of the global officers.
Documents to be kept in the archive would be, in my opinion, a copy of the current charter and code of conduct, a copy of the endorsed members list, documents having to do with tribunals (formal complaints, rulings, etc.), and any other documents that the officers and or members of the Order feel should be included. I would suggest we start keeping minutes of meetings and submitting short event reports, as these documents could be helpful to future officers.
"Would you be willing to write the office up for the Charter?"
I would be willing to write the office up, pending approval of the membership.
"Some have proposed that the Archivist position should have no term limit. What is your opinion on that matter?"
I see where these people are coming from. This position has less risk of being abused and it could prove easier to not have the archive changing hands a lot. However, I feel it should still have the term limit for two reasons: 1. Consistency with the rest of the offices. 2. I feel this position could be a good starting point for those that might be a little bit timid about becoming on officer but still want to try it out and perhaps see more of what those in the other positions do.