Exhibition Assistant

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les établissements du patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Exhibition Assistant
  • Nom de l’organisme : Daly House Museum
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Brandon, Manitoba
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2018-05-15 à 2018-08-07 (12 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 11,17 $

We are looking for a summer Exhibition Assistant with strong research and writing skills to assist the Museum in the research, development and installation of the Daly House Museum’s upcoming exhibit “The New Woman’s Fashion Revolution: 1880-1920”. The Exhibition Assistant under the supervision of the Curator will:

1. Assist in the creation, production and installation of the exhibit. This task will include artifact research, creating exhibit panels, labels, posters and banners.

2. Assist in the planning and execution of the exhibit’s opening reception

3. Create weekly social media posts related to the exhibit and Daly House Museum.

4. Develop a visitor survey for feedback regarding the exhibit and prepare a report on the information collected from the survey.

5. Other duties will include, but are not limited to conducting general public tours, assisting researchers with information searches, carrying out the opening and/or closing of the Museum, retail services, answering phones and responding to emails; maintaining period rooms; cataloguing artifacts and representing the Museum at community events


The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications

• Be working towards an undergraduate degree in History, Museum Studies, Archival Studies, or other similar disciplines

• Written and oral fluency in English. A second language is an asset but not required.

• Strong interpersonal communication and written communication skills

• Have efficient time management and organizational skills

• Possess basic research skills using paper-based and electronic sources

• Comfortable working independently and as a team member

• Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, WordPress, Excel and Adobe Photoshop

• Be flexible and good at multi-tasking

• Commitment to learning from experience

• Demonstrated initiative and responsibility

• Ability to accept and learn from feedback

• Be able to work weekends and occasional evenings

• Be able to climb stairs and ladders and lift heavy objects

• Will meet all requirements for Young Canada Works including:

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

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

• have finished the school term at the start of employment;

• be registered in the YCW online candidate inventory;

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

• not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week);

• have been a registered full time student in the year leading up to this date, and will be returning to full time studies upon completion of this job.

Daly House Museum is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Send a resume and cover letter by 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to:

Daly House Museum

122-18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5A4

Attention: Eileen Trott, Curator

OR: fax 204/727-1722

OR: email to dalymuseum@wcgwave

Send resume and cover letter in PDF format only please.

We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Location and Area

Situated in the southwest corner of the province of Manitoba, the city is very close to the geographical centre of North America (situated north of Rugby, North Dakota). Brandon is the second largest city in Manitoba, with a population of 43,000 people and a trading area of 180,000 people. It is located 197 km (130 miles) west of Winnipeg, 365 km (225 miles) east of Regina and 100 km (60 miles) north of the United States border. Brandon covers an area of 75 square kilometers (47 square miles) and has an average elevation of 390 meters (1,280 feet) in the city and 409 meters (1,342 feet) at the Brandon airport.

A Multi-Cultural Community

Brandon is a prairie city with a very diverse culture. Each year Brandon shows off its multi-cultural by hosting the Lieutenant Governors Winter Festival at the beginning of February. Over 14 pavilions offer food and beverages from each culture. While visiting Brandon stop by one of our numerous shops and restaurants that highlight our multi-cultural city.

Riverbank Discovery Centre


Home to Brandon Tourism, Brandon First, and Ducks Unlimited Canada Provincial Field offices, the Riverbank Discovery Centre is located in the heart of the Assiniboine River Corridor. The tourism centre is open year-round, and contains information on the City of Brandon, all Canadian provinces and the United States. The centre also offers souvenirs, RV parking and dumpsite, picnic areas and interpretive information on the natural beauty of the area. For more information, call 204-729-2141 or 1-888-799-1111.

Tourist Attractions

Explore the many attractions, museums, heritage sites, and parks that Brandon has to offer. Start your adventure with a visit to our two Manitoba Star Attractions — the Riverbank Discovery Centre and the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum.

Other attractions to explore in Brandon include the following:

26th Field Regiment 12th Manitoba Dragoons Museum

11th St. & Victoria Ave.

Phone: (204) 725-2373

Housed on the main floor of the historical Brandon Armory, this military museum exhibits a variety of military artifacts, memorabilia, and archives. Admission: Free. Hours: Year Round 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Tuesdays.

Carousels and Dolls Doll Museum

3.75 km east of Brandon on Hwy #1 and north on Humesville Rd.,

Phone: (204) 728-1245

We offer for your viewing pleasure the largest collection of modern and reproductional dolls in the prairie region as well as a large collection of 20th century dolls and early “Barbie” favorites. Commission dolls as well as restoration and costuming for your own precious doll is available. Admission: Fee charged.

Hours: By appointment only.

Chapman Museum

West of Brandon on Hwy #1, north 8 km on Provincial Road #270 and west 6.4 km. Phone: (204) 728-7396

Take a step back in time and discover this quaint pioneer village with 16 original buildings over 100 years old. Admission: Donations welcome.

Hours: Open Daily.

Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum


1.6 km north of Brandon on Hwy #10 at the Brandon Municipal Airport in Hangar #1., McGill Field

Phone: (204) 727-2444

Canada’s only Air Museum dedicated solely to those who trained and fought for the British Commonwealth during the 1939-1945 War. Explore this World War II Royal Canadian Air Force Training Base highlighting aircrafts, artifacts, and memorabilia. A National Historic Site, this museum is one of only six designated Special Theme Museums in Manitoba.

Hours: Daily - Summer: 10 am - 4 pm; Winter: 1 pm - 4 pm.

Daly House Museum


Enjoy a guided tour through the original home of Brandon’s first Mayor, Thomas Mayne Daly. This upper middle-class home displays furnishings from the 1880s to the 1890s. The museum also contains a turn of the century grocery store and the Magnacca Research Centre. The museum includes an elegant and beautiful Victorian Garden on the site to enrich and expand the museum experience. Daly House is also one of Brandon’s municipal heritage sites. Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Summer) & Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Winter) Admission is charged. For more information call 727-1722 or email dalymuseum@wcgwave.ca

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