PAMA Museum Assistant I

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail pour une carrière vouée au patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : PAMA Museum Assistant I
  • Nom de l’organisme : Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Brampton, Ontario
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-10-16 à 2018-03-30 (24 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 22,95 $

The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) in Brampton, Ontario is seeking a Museum Assistant I Intern to work with our Museum team to help to strengthen the diversity and inclusivity of our museum exhibitions and collections. The ideal candidate will have an affinity for history, exhibitions, and collections, exceptional communication skills and a passion for inclusivity and sharing stories.

Working with the PAMA Museum Team, the intern will split their time and energies between our exhibition team and collections management. The position will offer a chance to work with the local community in exhibition development, be involved in interpretive planning, design, installation and de-installation of exhibitions, and be part of implementing PAMA’s new Collections Policy with a focus on building the diversity and inclusivity of the Museum Collection, among other projects.


The successful candidate will have basic knowledge of museum practices, generally acquired through completion of Museum Studies at the university level or Management & Curatorship or Collections Conservation & Management program at the community college level. Undergraduate degree in Canadian History/Studies or related subject area.

Work Experience:

Minimum 4-6 months volunteer or work experience in a museum or other cultural organization working with artifact collections and/or museum exhibitions. Collections Management database experience an asset.

Other Qualifications:

Excellent communication skills, verbal and written

Well-developed organizational skills

Proven teamwork

Ability to adapt and respond to evolving circumstances

Enthusiasm for history, inclusivity, change, innovation

Extensive computer skills and experience using Microsoft Access. Ability to enter data accurately and quickly.

Ability to lift and carry boxes up to 15 pounds. (not mandatory)

Ability to communicate in French or any other language considered an asset.

Eligible candidates who have a disability, Aboriginal youth, visible minorities, and new Canadians are encouraged to apply for this position.

The Region of Peel is an equal opportunity employer. All regional sites are accessible. Jobs are open to those who meet the Young Canada Works eligibility requirements and are also legally entitled to work in Canada and be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have been granted refugee status in Canada.

Applications will be accepted on line.

Regional website will be provided as part of the job posting for candidates

The Region of Peel; Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon is rapidly growing municipality with a population of over 1.4 million. The region is incredibly diverse with over 50% of citizens coming to Canada from other countries. The region is also has a young demographic with the majority of residents under 35 fueling PAMAs desire to connect with youth, young adults and families.

The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives are located in downtown Brampton.

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