Invertebrate Collections Management Assistant

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les établissements du patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Invertebrate Collections Management Assistant
  • Nom de l’organisme : RBCM
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Victoria, Colombie-Britannique
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2019-06-10 à 2019-08-30 (11,57 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 17,86 $

The Royal BC Museum is one of Canada’s great cultural treasures. Our collections, research and presentations enable us to tell the stories of BC in ways that enlighten, stimulate and inspire. By exploring our human history and natural history, the Royal BC Museum advances new knowledge and understanding of BC, and provides for a dynamic forum for discussion and a place for reflection.


We have over 7 million objects and specimens and millions of significant government documents and records; substantial photographic, audio and video collections; artworks; and an extensive library of publications. Through research and learning, we strive to broaden understanding about our province and inspire curiosity and wonder. We are passionate about sharing British Columbia’s story with the millions of visitors who walk through our doors and explore our website each year.


We are looking for a summer student to work alongside our knowledgeable staff in the Invertebrate Collection of the Collections Care and Conservation Department. The main focus of this position is natural history collections management and conservation of a unique donation of glass sponge reef specimens and includes a range of tasks including specimen storage preparation, collection inventory and organization, data entry, label preparation, and shelving. The second focus of this position is the development of online learning content regarding the ecology of glass sponge reefs in BC. During this part of the work term, the successful applicant will work closely with the Learning Department Team.


In order to be considered for this opportunity you must be enrolled in a college or university program and working towards a diploma, B.Sc. or M.Sc. in sciences, museum studies, or education; and be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. You have excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing. You have a strong attention to detail, and the ability to work independently. Knowledge and experience with scientific nomenclature, taxonomy, and invertebrates is preferred.


If you are the successful candidate you must be willing to use personal protective equipment safety, while working with hazardous materials (preservatives, ethanol, etc.); and you must be willing to work at a stereo microscope and use laboratory tools (e.g., forceps).


Candidates will also be assessed on the following competencies: Planning, Organizing and Coordinating; Service Orientation; Results Orientation; and Teamwork and Cooperation.


This position requires Criminal Records Checks under the BC Public Service Screening Policy and the Criminal Records Review Act and all applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada (have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status).


Applications for this opportunity should be submitted through the Young Canada Works website.


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