Collections Manager

Closes October 18th, 2017

Do you believe museums serve their communities and have a responsibility to help people feel like they belong?

Are you passionate about how museum collections can be used to engage with our collective stories?

If so, we might like to meet you.

We are looking for a Collections Manager to oversee the care and stewardship of the WDM collections. This means taking care of everything from pins to locomotives at WDM locations throughout Saskatchewan!

Our Collections Manager is responsible for,

We are looking for a Collections Manager who is,

The details about this position, including required skills and qualifications, are listed below.

If you’re interested in joining our team, please send us your resume and a cover letter outlining why you’d like to be our Collections Manager.

Applications must be received by October 18, 2017.

Please send your application to: Joan Kanigan, CEO

Western Development Museum

2935 Lorne Avenue

Saskatoon, SK S7J 0S5


We thank everyone interested in this position but will only be contacting selected applicants.


Reporting to the Curator, the Collections Manager is responsible for achieving the Western Development Museum’s public trust responsibilities through the care and stewardship of the WDM collections. The Collections Manager oversees a team of collection and conservation professionals, aligning their efforts to the WDM’s mission and strategic goals. The Collections Manager strengthens the WDM collections by ensuring all aspects of the physical and records management of all collections at the WDM are handled according to legal requirements and professional standards.



1. Collections Management


2. Management and Administration


3. Research and Communication


The Collections Manager must maintain and encourage positive and professional relationships with the public, donors, board members, museum members, staff and volunteers.

The Collections Manager is a member of the Curatorial team and as such, works closely and collaboratively with the Chief Engineer & Restoration Manager, exhibits and programming staff.

The Collection Manager is a member of the Acquisitions Committee with lead responsibility for coordinating the work of the Committee.

The Collections Manager works closely with Branch Managers and their staff with collections responsibilities to monitor progress, and maintain museum standards.


The Collections Manager assists in recruiting and developing staff and volunteers involved in collections and conservation including;

a) Participating in the hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of staff and volunteers working in collections and conservation at the Curatorial Centre.

b) Assisting Branch Managers in the hiring, training, supervision and evaluation, of staff and volunteers with collection and conservation responsibilities at WDM branches.



1. Ensuring the diversity of Saskatchewan’s people, places, and stories are reflected in the WDM collection.
2. Increasing understanding of Saskatchewan’s history by making the WDM collection and the stories it tells accessible through a well-documented collection.
3. Safeguarding the WDM collection through standards-based collections management and conservation practices.





1. Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge


2. Education, Training and Experience

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