Assistant to Museum Curator
Erland Lee Museum (Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario)
Stoney Creek, ON

Job Title: Assistant to Museum Curator

Salary: $14.00 per hour for 30 hrs/weekly for 8 weeks (duration is dependent on funding)

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Museum Curator, the successful applicant will provide excellent visitor experiences by conducting informative, friendly, and enthusiastic tours to the visiting public. The successful applicant will also assist in the planning and execution of Summer events at the Museum, including a Community Archaeological Dig. Other duties include cataloguing, displaying, and storage of artifacts, and basic maintenance of the Museum and grounds (i.e. dusting, vacuuming, watering flower beds). This is a Seasonal position, funded by Canada Summer Jobs program and eligible candidates must comply with the requirements of this program.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meet and greet the visiting public, including groups, in a friendly and professional manner
  • Conduct tours of the Museum for visitors
  • Perform transactions in the Gift Shop using both cash register and credit card/debit reader
  • Perform environmental checks of the Museum twice daily and maintain data loggers
  • Assist Curator with planning and execution of Summer events
  • Assist Curator and volunteers with preparation and execution of the Community Archaeology Dig
  • Assist Curator with collections management, including artifact cataloguing, storage, and display
  • Perform basic maintenance of Museum and grounds (i.e. dusting, vacuuming, watering flowerbeds)
  • Any other tasks as requested by the Curator

Qualifications and Eligibility

  • The successful applicant must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial legislation and regulations
  • The successful applicant must obtain a Vulnerable Sector Police Cheque
  • Enrollment/experience in a related field is an asset: e.g. History, Anthropology, Museum Studies, Library and Information Sciences
  • Prior archaeological experience is an asset
  • Experience working with children is an asset

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have a keen interest in history
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and public speaking skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Must be able to work independently and collaboratively within a team
  • Adaptable and flexible, and able to reprioritize on short notice to meet the needs of the Museum
  • Able to work flexible hours on occasion depending on the needs of special events
  • Must have excellent time management skills and the ability to multitask

Additional Info:

The Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity and invites applications from Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities, and Visible Minorities. Interested candidates should send their resume accompanied by a cover letter and references. The application must be sent to erlandleemuseum @ no later than 4:00pm on Tuesday, April 30th. We thank all the applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Temporary

Salary: $14.00 /hour


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