Library Assistant

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les établissements du patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Library Assistant
  • Nom de l’organisme : The Elgin Military Museum
  • Lieu de l’emploi : St. Thomas, Ontario
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-05-16 à 2017-09-02 (16 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 12,50 $

The Elgin Military Museum in St. Thomas, Ontario, is seeking candidates for the position of Librarian Assistant.

Period: May 16th, 2017 to September 2th, 2017 inclusive. 32.5 hrs per week

Location: The Elgin Military Museum, 30 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, Ontario N5P 1A3. Occasion work may occur at our second site located at 3 Pitt Street, Port Burwell, Ontario.

Wage Rate: $12.50 per hour

Job Description: Working with Museum staff, the successful candidate will assist with the regular operation of the museum and library. Tasks may include reception (entry door & telephone), giving tours, curatorial research for artifacts and exhibit creation, prepare and maintain library records by arranging and describing acquisitions with use of database, while adhering to recognized standards of library management. And other regular museum duties as required.

NOTE: Due to the nature of the Museum’s collection, which includes restricted & prohibited weapons as well as “Controlled Goods”, the candidate will be required to pass an extensive background review prior to hiring.

The ideal candidate will be one considering a career in the library/museum/tourism sector or a related field.

Necessary qualifications for this position include:

-Good communications skills (especially handwriting and spelling)

-The ability to work with minimal supervision and complete tasks quickly and efficiently

-Experience with computers, especially word processing, email, web searches and databases

-Good manual dexterity

-Current certification in First Aid, CPR and WHMIS would be an asset

-Knowledge of the local history and geography of the Elgin County area would be an asset

- A working knowledge of Canadian and or local military history would also be an asset

-Some evening and holiday work may be necessary

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