Curatorial Assistant - History

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail pour une carrière vouée au patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Curatorial Assistant - History
  • Nom de l’organisme : The Manitoba Museum
  • Lieu de l’emploi : WINNIPEG, Manitoba
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-07-31 à 2017-12-15 (20 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 15,00 $

YCW Web Site Job Poster:

The Manitoba Museum is Manitoba’s largest heritage centre and number one paid tourist attraction.

We are seeking a Curatorial Assistant to work with our Curator of History for a 20-week period beginning in July 2017.

Curator of History under the Research, Collections and Exhibits Division is responsible for the Museum’s history collection of some 55,000 artefacts, representing the period from the beginnings of settlement by newcomers to the region (ca. 1800-present). The position serves as the primary staff resource and facilitator of knowledge dissemination within the Department of Human History for the critical years leading to the creation of the Province of Manitoba and entry into Confederation; the first decades of co-existence and enterprise of its diverse citizenry (British; French; Métis; European - Northern, Southern, Eastern; Asian); the history of Winnipeg, especially the growth of boomtown Winnipeg and events leading to the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919; Manitobans’ challenges and accomplishments in the 20th century; and immigration of various peoples to Manitoba up to the present time.

The candidate will assist the Curator of History to execute tasks and activities.

The candidate will have upper level University or College education in any of the following areas is preferred: Humanities (History, Canadian Studies, Anthropology, Art History), Museum Studies; good knowledge of Manitoba’s post WWII history and cultural immigration; and computer proficiency, including MS Word, Excel, and databases is preferred; proficiency with digital camera is desirable; proficiency in spoken and written English is essential; positive teamwork experience, self-motivation, and organizational ability is desirable; strong interest in Manitoba’s human and natural history and First Aid/CPR training are assets.

The location of the job is Winnipeg and it is a full-time temporary position commencing July 31 and ending December 15, 2017. Characteristics of City/Region - The Manitoba Museum is located in the center of Winnipeg with access to major attractions and landmarks within walking distance.

The incumbent will report to the Curator of History. Pay is $15.00 per hour, working Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week. Applicants must qualify under the Young Canada Works Student program (see

Interviews will be conducted in May. This position is dependent upon funding from the Young Canada Works program. Applicants wishing to be considered for this job must be registered in the YCW in Heritage Organizations candidate inventory databank. YCW criteria state that candidates must be between the ages of 16 and 30 years; must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or have refugee status in Canada; and be legally entitled to work in Canada. The Manitoba Museum welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified Canadian students, including Aboriginal peoples and members of visible minorities. Due to the nature of the work and workplace, the successful candidate must be able to lift and carry objects weighing up to 18 kilograms.

Submit resumes to:

Director of Human Resources

190 Rupert Avenue

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0N2

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