Museum Intern

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail pour une carrière vouée au patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Museum Intern
  • Nom de l’organisme : Arthur Child Heritage Museum of the 1000 Islands
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Gananoque, Ontario
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2018-06-04 à 2019-03-31 (41 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 16,00 $

The ACHM is seeking an intern interested collection management and in the development of museum exhibits. The intern would be an integral part in the care and maintenance of the collection. This would include documentation for changing exhibitions; data entry of object and accession records on the Past Perfect database system; training in object handling; object moves and the creation of condition reports. The intern would work with museum staff on an ongoing exhibit development project, and would be involved in one or more activities including: brainstorming exhibit ideas, assist with research and development of current and upcoming exhibits. The intern would compile information and support materials for the exhibit. In addition, the intern would be expected to spend some time learning and assisting with daily operations of the Museum, including some office work, exhibit maintenance and cleaning, and visitor services. The internship would run from May 2018 to March 2019, with a 30 hour per week commitment.


- Museum Studies diploma or at least one full year of museum studies completed

- Physical ability to climb 2 flights of stairs and lift objects such as chairs, small tables, large framed pictures, and handle dusty environments

- Can work independently or in a team environment

- Can problem solve

- Effective communicator

- Good organizational skills

Gananoque, with a population of 5,500 is a beautiful, historic town, rich in culture, attractions, natural scenery, and is part of the UNESCO designated Frontenac Arch Bisophere. Also known as the “Gateway to the Thousand Islands,” the story of Gananoque begins with the geological formation of the region, First Nations settlement, European exploration, war, the growth of industry and tourism, and the story continues.

The town itself was established by Joel Stone between 1789 and 1791, when he secured land where the St. Lawrence and Gananoque Rivers merge to harness the power of the falls to open a saw mill, which would supply lumber throughout the south eastern region of Upper Canada.

Gananoque was one of the first American incursions in the war of 1812. As a result, the settlement sustained considerable damage. However, it being the sole supply route for Upper Canada, the settlement soon rebuilt, and Gananoque grew, attracting more families and entrepreneurs, ultimately thriving in the lumber, milling and mining industries.

During the Second World War, Mr. Edwin A. Link created the first flight simulators in his Gananoque factory, which would be instrumental in reducing the time needed to train pilots, and ultimately saved lives.

The Arthur Child Heritage Museum of the 1000 Islands, established in 1995, is a registered charity, dedicated to the acquisition, preservation, interpretation and study of the unique tangible and intangible heritage of the natural environment and the people who have and do live in the region now known as Leeds and the Thousand Islands, as well as a focus on Gananoque.

For further information see our web site . The Museum receives approximately 25,000 visitors annually.

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