Curatorial Intern

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail pour une carrière vouée au patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Curatorial Intern
  • Nom de l’organisme : Canadian Automotive Museum
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Oshawa, Ontario
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-10-16 à 2018-03-30 (21 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 14,00 $

The Canadian Automotive Museum (CAM), located in Oshawa, Ontario has exhibited the story of the automobile in Canada for over 50 years. The museum tells the unique story of the automobile in Canada and maintains the world’s most significant collection of Canadian cars.


Job Summary


The Canadian Automotive Museum (CAM) seeks a Curatorial Intern to assist with the development of the John A. “Bud” McDougald collection of British and European luxury cars, planned for completion in spring 2017. The selected candidate will gain hands-on experience in exhibit planning, curatorial research, and content development.


Duties & Responsibilities

• Research 17 automobiles and motorcycles.

• Select images and obtain reproduction rights.

• Write and post blog entries, website content, newsletter articles, and social media updates related to exhibit content.

• Develop guided tour of the McDougald Gallery.

• Maintain collections records and project files.

• Assist with additional curatorial tasks as they arise.


Qualifications:

• A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or refugee entitled to work in Canada.

• Be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment.

• Recent graduate who has graduated from college or university within the last 24 months at the start of employment.

• Have not previously participated in or been paid under this or any other Career Focus internship program funded under the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy.

• Preference given to candidates with a background in Museum Studies, Archives, Library Science or a similar field with experience working in a museum or library setting.

• Strong attention to detail.

• Reading ability of French, knowledge of Italian an asset.

• General knowledge of automobiles and European history.


Competencies:

• Technology: Use online research tools, digitization technology, and web based media.

• Communications: Interact with others via email, phone, and in-person discussion.

• Organization: Track projects and measurable outcomes.

• Customer Service: Work with the public both in-person and virtually.


This position is contingent on successful funding from Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage.


Positions Available: 1

Duration: 22 weeks (October 16, 2017 – March 30, 2018), 37.5 hours/week

Salary: $14/hour

Hours: Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm


To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and three references, and a writing sample to jobs@canadianautomotivemuseum.com


Characteristics of City/Region:


Oshawa, Ontario has a population of 157,000 and is located 45 minutes east of Toronto. It is known as Canada’s Motor City because it is home to General Motors Canada. Formerly an industrial city, downtown Oshawa has transformed with the growing presence of University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and a renewed focus on the city’s arts and cultural resources. For more information on local cultural attractions please visit www.canadianautomotivemuseum.com/visit-oshawa/ and www.durhamtourism.ca.



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