Curatorial and Research Coordinator

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail pour une carrière vouée au patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Curatorial and Research Coordinator
  • Nom de l’organisme : Museum of Jewish Montreal
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Montreal, Québec
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-10-02 à 2018-03-30 (25 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 15,00 $

Museum of Jewish Montreal - Curatorial and Research Coordinator (Internship)

Organization: The Museum of Jewish Montreal

Job Title: Curatorial and Research Coordinator

Location: Montreal, QC

Start Date: October 2, 2017

End Date: March 31, 2018

Compensation: $15/hour

Commitment: 30 hours/week

Application Due: Sunday September 24

The Museum of Jewish Montreal—a not-for-profit organization that collects, maps, and shares the history of Canada’s oldest Jewish community—is seeking a qualified recent post-secondary graduate to co-curate a small series of temporary exhibits, begin preparations for an extension to our permanent exhibition, develop our summer research fellowship program, help coordinate events, and continue work expanding our website content, integrating our research material, and developing an educational curriculum for school groups visiting the Museum. Specifically, the Curatorial and Research Coordinator will:

• Take part in the creative decision-making and logistical components of our temporary exhibit series

• Conduct preliminary research and make initial curatorial decisions for a new part of our permanent exhibition (pending funding)

• Develop the training curriculum for our summer research fellowship

• Help conceptualize and coordinate lectures, workshops, movie screenings, and other events at the Museum

• Contribute to our website content by uploading exhibits to the Museum’s online interactive map

• Continue work on a project aimed at incorporating the Museum’s research into tours and the Museum storefront space

• Edit and continue building an educational curriculum and tour guide manual

The ideal candidate will be excited about the prospect of meeting with local artists and coordinating their exhibits, conducting research and creating plans for a large-scale exhibition, developing curricula for different age groups, organizing events, contributing to the Museum’s website, and finding and implementing creative applications for the Museum’s research collections. Applicants must have strong research and writing skills and a background in the humanities or social sciences, with preference given to applicants who have pursued degrees or have a demonstrated interest or background in Museology or Curatorial Studies, History, Art History, Public History, Canadian Studies, Québec Studies, or Jewish Studies. Because of the Museum’s location and responsibilities, applicants must be fluent in either French or English, and possess at least intermediate capabilities in the other language.

In accordance with the Young Canada Works Student Eligibility Criteria, you are only eligible for the internship if you:

• are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada;

• are legally entitled to work in Canada;

• are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;

• meet the eligibility criteria of the program for which you are applying;

• are registered in the YCW on-line candidate inventory;

• are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;

• do not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with YCW;

• have graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution in the past 24 months

Further details and registration materials are available at Interested individuals who meet the above criteria may apply directly to the Museum of Jewish Montreal. Applications must include a CV with the name and contact information for an academic or professional reference, a cover letter, an academic writing sample, and a PDF of an official transcript from the student’s university. All materials are due by Sunday September 24, and should be emailed to with the subject of “Curatorial and Research Coordinator.”

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