Curatorial Research and Interpretation Assistant

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail pour une carrière vouée au patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Curatorial Research and Interpretation Assistant
  • Nom de l’organisme : Beaty Biodiversity Museum
  • Lieu de l’emploi : vancouver, Colombie-Britannique
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2018-06-11 à 2019-02-08 (35 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 16,61 $

Job title: Curatorial Research and Interpretation Assistant

Institution: Beaty Biodiversity Museum

Location: University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC campus

Duration: 35 weeks , 30 hours/week, Monday to Friday

Start and end dates: June 11 2018 to February 8, 2019

Wage: $16.61 /hour

Language of work: English


Are you interested in integrating new technology into the museum experience by creating web and multi-platform digital exhibits? This position at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at the University of British Columbia is for tech-savvy creative people who enjoy working with a diverse group of collaborators to produce unique and compelling museum exhibits. Under the supervision of the Exhibits & Design Manager and the Digital Media Specialist, you will work closely with collection curators, researchers, and the education team to develop content for the Researchers Revealed Project. Researchers Revealed are a series of multimedia exhibits that provide an accessible window to the research happening right now, using the collections at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.


Qualified candidates will have completed an undergraduate degree in either arts or sciences with an interest in natural history & museology and demonstrate research skills and an interest and skills in multimedia. The candidate will have independently created multiple websites with interactive, multimedia content, and will have resourceful problem-solving skills. This position may be particularly suited to Computer Science or Digital Media students.


Specific skills include:

-Demonstrated expertise in responsive web programming, including HTML5, CSS, and Javascript

-Experience with web analytics

-Knowledge of integration of content across various social media platforms

-Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite including Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Premiere, and Flash on Mac

-Some knowledge of 3D imaging and authoring 3D content

-Familiarity with digital still and video cameras, audio recorders, studio lighting, touch and mobile devices, and video projectors

-Strong attention to detail and ability to maintain quality in work

-Excellent organizational skills

-Ability to follow instructions and work independently according to those instructions

-Excellent team, interpersonal, and communication skills

-Applicants should be interested in biodiversity and learning about the natural world


Candidates are requested to send a resume and a cover letter detailing why they are interested in this opportunity. Applications can be sent electronically or mailed to:


Beaty Biodiversity Museum

University of British Columbia

Attn: Yukiko Stranger Galey

2212 Main Mall

Vancouver, BC

Canada V6T 1Z4


Fax: (604) 827-5350


Electronic applications (Word documents or PDFs only): yukiko.strangergaley@ubc.ca



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