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Job Posting: Collections Technician (YCW), Full time - Temporary
Duration: 12 weeks
Preferred Start Date: 6 May 2019
Hours: 9:30am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday (6.5 hours per day)
Location: Dundas Museum and Archives
139 Park Street West, Dundas, Ontario, L9H 1X8
Hourly rate: 15.00/ hour plus 4% vacation pay.
Application deadline: 4pm on April 24, 2019
This is a unique opportunity to join a small, curatorial and collections management team working to build and expand resources and opportunities for the local community. The museum is seeking an individual who has an interest research, exhibition design, collections management, documentation, and conservation in a local history museum. The candidate must be passionate about public access to collections and their management. This position will provide research, and collections management support to the museum’s summer and fall exhibitions as well as working on scheduled care of collection projects.
- Complete vault shelf inventory and reorganization and update the database accordingly.
- Create or update digital records in the Sumac Collections Management database, based on the existing accession documents and additional research.
- Photograph artifacts, edit artifact photographs and attach the files to the appropriate records in the Sumac Collections Management database
- Assist with the installation of the museum’s summer Exhibition “Tavern Town: Dundas on Tap” (Summer 2019).
- Research topics, artifacts, themes, places, and people as defined by the interpretive plan for our upcoming fall exhibition “Wish you were here: Dundas through postcards”. Draft and edit exhibition text panels, and assist in the preparation and installation of artifacts for the exhibition.
- Under the supervision of the Curator & General Manager, greet Museum visitors and respond to their inquiries as required.
Qualifications and skills:
A student who meets the Young Canada Works Summer Work Experience program criteria from a university or college program in museum studies, archival studies, library and information science, records management, history, public history or equivalent.
As well you should have the following skills:
- Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently.
- Experience researching in and writing about Canadian history.
- Experience working in a museum, archives or library environment.
- Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Adobe Creative Cloud, Collections Databases).
- Familiarity with scanning, photo editing, and data entry.
- Strong organizational, problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills.
- Fluency in English.
- Able to lift 50 pounds comfortably.
The Dundas Museum and Archives subscribes to Employment Equity principles. Information gathered is under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information Act and shall only be used for candidate selection purposes. When notified we will take reasonable steps to accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes and when people are hired, including but not limited to ensuring application processes are easily accessed by support devices and ensuring that interviews are conducted in a location that permits use of any assistive devices that the applicant may require.
If you have YCW eligibility and would like to apply for this job, please apply through Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations or submit a cover letter and resume electronically to:
Dundas Museum and Archives
by 4pm on April 24, 2019
We thank everyone for their interest in this position, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.