Museum Assistant Curatorial
- Program stream: Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations
- Job title: Museum Assistant Curatorial
- Organization name: Langley Centennial Museum
- Job location: Langley, British Columbia
- Length of assignment: 2017-05-22 to 2017-08-04 (11 weeks)
- Hourly wage: $20.21
Summer Career Placement 2017
Web Site: tol.ca
JOB TITLE: MUSEUM ASSISTANT – CURATORIAL
DIVISION: RECREATION CULTURE AND PARKS
Hours of Work: Non-standard Hours and/or Non-standard Work Weeks
Hourly Wage: $20.21 – $23.61 per hour (2015 rates)
plus 12.4% in lieu of benefits
Placement Date: Approx. May 15, 2017 to approx. Sept 1, 2017
(approx. start & end dates: subject to change/dependent on funding)
Applications are currently being accepted from a dynamic and committed individual to fill a temporary full-time Summer Career Placement for a Museum Assistant - Curatorial from approximately May 15, 2017 until approximately Sept 1, 2017 (approx. end dates are subject to change dependent on funding).
1. Duties and Responsibilities
As a student employee in the Recreation, Culture & Parks Division of the Township of Langley, the incumbent will work on short-term projects at the Langley Centennial Museum & Exhibition Centre. Summer Curatorial projects are aimed at the care of establishing proper intellectual control over and effective use of our collection in the most professional manner affordable so that the Museum can connect with people in our community and beyond by making the artifacts and information resources in our profession more accessible, useful, and valuable to our visitors and research clientele.
The Museum Assistant – Curatorial will be aimed at supporting the following project goals:
• Assist with a temporary exhibition change involving dismantling the existing and mounting the new displays, preparing exhibition mounts, participating in the review, editing, and mounting of label copy, photo, and other documentation of the installation
• Assist with research and development for future exhibits
• Assist with marketing current and upcoming exhibits
• Assist with refurbishing a permanent exhibition, including monitoring visitor use of existing exhibits
• Assist with special events, including preparations, set-up, take-down, and staffing of an exhibit opening, three local parades, and the museum’s major public event on Canada Day
• Continue describing and digitizing the museum’s growing oral history collection
• Responsibility to ensure oral history data was updated properly during a data migration, correct any errors or omissions
• Carry out proper re-housing for oral history storage
• Create ideas to integrate the oral history collection into our website
• Conduct collections inventories
• Assist in supervising volunteers in curatorial tasks, including inventory and cleaning
• Curatorial outreach projects including providing a curatorial presence in the exhibit galleries for interacting with visitors by both giving and receiving information on our displays, researching focused collecting initiatives, etc.
• Assist with day-to-day museum operations including opening and closing, participating with other colleagues in occasionally staffing the reception desk for lunch coverage and Gift Shop retail sales as help is occasionally required with this function.
2. Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills required for this position include:
• University student entering third or fourth year of study, with courses in history, anthropology, fine arts, museum or archival studies, or other related field
• Computer skills including knowledge & experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and collections database software would be definite assets
• Excellent organizational, technical writing, research, and manual skills with a penchant for attention to details
• Excellent interpersonal skills, preferably with some experience in teamwork and the information and service industries
• Previous experience in a museum environment would be a definite asset
• Because of the physical nature of some of the work proposed, the candidate must be physically capable of lifting 35 lb. from floor to table height and 20 lb. from table to head height
• Access to their own transportation.
Any other required licenses, certificates and registrations associated with this competition also must be valid and current at the time the posting closes and must be attached with your application. Applications without the attached required documents will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered. Please have these ready to upload when you apply.
3. Position dependent on funding and the following eligibility criteria:
• Must be a Canadian student, legally entitled to study and work in Canada. You must be registered in the Young Canada Works inventory at www.youngcanadaworks.ca and you must be between the ages of 16 and 30. You must also have been a full-time student in the semester preceding the YCW job and intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW job. You must be willing to commit to a work assignment up to 16 weeks.
If you wish to pursue this exciting career in a growing community, please apply directly through our site at tol.ca/careers.
These positions are defined by the Township of Langley as positions of trust (Child Safety) and require a criminal record check.
The Langley Centennial Museum & Exhibition Centre is a community museum located in Fort Langley, British Columbia. More information is available at http://museum.tol.ca/
9135 King Street, Fort Langley, BC
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