Intern Curator

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail pour une carrière vouée au patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Intern Curator
  • Nom de l’organisme : Dalnavert Museum and Visitors' Centre
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-09-21 à 2018-03-25 (22 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 15,00 $

Intern Curator (YCW-BCH position)

22 weeks (110 days), 30 hrs/wk, $15.00 hourly wage

September 21, 2017 – March 25, 2018

English essential; proficiency in spoken/written French or other language(s) desirable

Driver's License not required

This is an exciting time to join the Friends of Dalnavert Museum. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified candidates. Interested persons will have to complete an online YCW-BCH Candidate Eligibility Form prior to hiring. This internship is subject to approved funding from YCW.

Founded in 2015 when the Manitoba Historical Society closed Dalnavert Museum, the Friends of Dalnavert Museum Inc. - now own and operate this heritage cultural facility with nearly 5000 artifacts in its collection with a focus on the decorative arts. The Intern Curator will be involved in the set up and launching of exhibitions and displays at Dalnavert Museum & Visitors’ Centre, the mansion erected by Sir Hugh John Macdonald, the only surviving son of John A. Macdonald, in the heart of historic downtown Winnipeg. Built in 1897, Dalnavert is a designated Municipal, Provincial and National Historic Site. Come join us in welcoming visitors to the beautifully furnished rooms and period gardens, with new programs and exhibits, showcasing the behind-the-scenes lives of Sir John A. Macdonald’s son and grandchildren and exploring Canada’s booming prairie town, Winnipeg, the “Gateway to the West,” at the turn of the 20th century.

As part of the YCW Building Careers in Heritage program we are pleased to announce one Full Time 22 week Curatorial Intern position beginning this fall. The Intern Curator will report to the Manager, and two additional heritage/museum community mentors in exhibit and collections management. Duties include, exhibition set up, and condition monitoring, collections care and management, records migration with a Past Perfect database, inventory taking, artifact descriptions and assessments, collections care security and environmental monitoring and directed research, as well as orientating volunteers to guest services and occasional delivery of tours. A major project will be extensive condition reporting and valuation of specific artifacts in the collection. the Intern Curator should be able to achieve comprehensive inventory and condition assessment of our collection sufficient for our insurance providers, and establish a stable collections care and management baseline for the institution using collection management best practices.

Candidates interested in this position should demonstrate the following education and skills:

- Upper level University or College education in any of the following areas is preferred: Collections Management, Museum Studies, Humanities (History, Canadian Studies, Political Science, Anthropology, Art History, Fine Arts)

- Demonstrated interest in Canadian historical perspectives is an asset: e.g., social and political history, built heritage, material culture, interpretation and story-telling

- Computer proficiency, including MS Word, Excel, and databases is preferred

- Experience working with artefacts and digital photography is an asset

- Proficiency in spoken and written English is essential

- First Aid/CPR training is an asset

- Excellent oral, communication and organizational skills, accuracy, attention to detail, friendly, open to learning, self-motivated, able to work independently and as part of a team

- Physical demands of this position include sitting at a desk, using a computer, climbing stairs, and standing for an hour or more at a time

- Occasional evening work may be required

Interviews will be conducted near the end of September, 2017. This position is dependent upon confirmed funding from the Young Canada Works program. Applicants wishing to be considered for this position must be registered in the YCW in Heritage Organizations candidate job bank. YCW-BCH 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 must be legally entitled to work in Canada, and have completed a post-secondary degree within the past 24 months.

The Friends of Dalnavert Museum Inc. welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified Canadian students, including Indigenous peoples and members of visible minorities, or individuals with disabilities. Employment Equity is a factor in selection. Physical demands of this position include sitting at a desk, using a computer, climbing stairs, standing for an hour or more at a time, and being able to lift and carry objects weighing up to 18 kilograms. Occasional evening work may be required.

Interested applicants need to forward a résumé including a cover letter as a single document along with two references by Saturday September 9, 2017 to:

Friends of Dalnavert Museum Inc.

61 Carlton Street

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1N7


Friends of Dalnavert Museum strives to insure a fair balanced recruitment process. All applications received by the deadline will be reviewed, by the Manager and at least one board member and a list of those selected for an interview created, based on the resume and cover letter. Candidates will be contacted at this stage of

the hiring process and be advised on whether they are proceeding forward or not.

Candidates selected for an interview will have their eligibility for the YCW-BCH program verified and will meet with the Executive Director and an interview panel of two – three board/staff team members. After the panel interview and adjudication, references will be checked of successful candidates. Candidates may be required to show proof of a clear Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry Check. Applicants will be contacted at each stage of the review process and advised if they are successfully proceeding further.

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