Please Note: This position is tentative pending funding based on Federal grant approval.
Windsor and Essex County is a vibrant community located in South-Western Ontario. Offering a rich urban community with world class entertainment, art and culture located minutes from an international border with the United States (Detroit, MI) and easy access to rural areas with historical sites, wineries, golf-courses, parklands and extensive trail systems for the outdoor enthusiast.
The Museum Collections Assistant (Special Grant Employee) is required to assist with a museum staff with research, interpretation and documentation of the museum’s collections.
This position is classified as a ‘Special Grant Employee’ as the tasks associated with the position are funded in whole or in part through Federal and Provincial funding agencies.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Photograph artifacts in the JRPH collection where gaps currently exist in the collections records (for digitization, insurance, exhibit planning purposes, etc.)
- Take an inventory of artifacts in our existing curatorial storage area (in preparation for the potential move of artifact storage to a new space in 2021/2022)
- Assist with data entry for newly donated artifacts to the museum's collection which may include artifact research
- Assist with the development of a registry for and data input of Hillman Marsh Conservation Area specific collections
- Assist with the development and installation of 2 temporary exhibits using artifacts from the collection over the course of the 16 weeks (one to be installed July 2020, one to be installed late August 2020)
- Creating a social media campaign to highlight the artifacts
- Interpret the project/work to visitors (includes interpretive and visitor services duties)
- Other duties as required.
Per the Young Canada Works (YCW) funding:
o This position is open only to applicants between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
o Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada and be legally entitled to work in Canada. Note: Non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible
o Are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment (16 weeks x 30 hours/week)
o Will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed under the YCWs program
o Are an unemployed or underemployed college or university graduate, that is, not employed full-time
o Are a recent graduate who has graduated from college or university within the last 24 months at the start of employment
o Are not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program
o Have not previously participated in or been paid under this or any other Career Focus internship program funded under the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy.
- Background in History, English, Library Science or related field of study will be given preference
- Demonstrated, well-developed written, verbal and organization skills
- Experience with data entry and proficient with MS Excel
- Excellent attention to detail, with ability to focus on small details for extended periods
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
- Ability to share project details with the public through interpretation and social media content
- Must have reliable transportation to the work location
- Police Record Check (Vulnerable Sector)
- English/French bilingual an asset
- Typically Sunday - Thursday, 9:30am to 4:00 pm, with occasional Friday/Saturday work; may be required to work holidays.
- Hazards and Risks: Working in high heat/humidity (the Homestead is not climate controlled); working outdoors and in all weather conditions, as required; lifting (up to 25 lbs), bending, crouching, repetitive actions requiring a high level of attention to detail.
- Environmental conditions: Will be required to wear 19th century period costume.
- Job Duration: 16 weeks x 30 hours per week.
Department: Community Outreach Services
Union Affiliation: None
Job Status: Special Grant Employee, 16 weeks x 30 hours
Hours of Work: Typically 30 hours per week, Sunday through Thursday from
9:30am to 4:00 pm. with some holiday, weekend and evening work
Posting Added Date: January 24, 2020
Posting Closing Date: February 10, 2020
Posting Closing Time: 12:00 pm (noon)
Positions to Fill: One (1)
Progress Status: Receiving Applications
Office Location: 360 Fairview Avenue West, Suite 311, Essex, ON N8M 1Y6
Wage Rate: $14.00 (hourly)
Contact: Nicole Kupnicki, Executive Assistant
360 Fairview Avenue West, Suite 311, ESSEX, ON N8M 1Y6
1. Send your resume and cover letter in one document (either Word or PDF format only) to the
email provided by no later than 12 noon on Tuesday, February 10, 2020.
2. Note the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email
- ERCA is an equal opportunity employer.
- We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
- Personal information is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act and will be used for the purpose of this employment opportunity only.
- We are pleased to accommodate any individual needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require accommodation throughout the hiring process, please contact HR 519-776-5209 ext 357 to make your needs known in advance.
Job Type: Contract
Salary: $14.00 /hour
- Background in History, English, Library Science or related: 1 year (Required)
- Microsoft Office/Excel and data entry: 2 years (Required)
- interpretation and developing social media: 2 years (Required)
- sharing project details with the public: 2 years (Required)
- working within a team: 2 years (Required)
- Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)
- Police Record Check (Vulnerable Sector Check) (Required)