Collections Management Assistant - Melfort and District Museum
- Program stream: Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage
- Job title: Collections Management Assistant
- Organization name: Melfort and District Museum
- Job location: Melfort, Saskatchewan
- Length of assignment: 2021-08-23 to 2021-12-23 (18 weeks)
- Hourly wage: $17.00
COLLECTIONS MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT - Melfort & District Museum is a community museum in Northeastern Saskatchewan. Since 1973, we have been committed to the preservation of our heritage and telling the story of those peoples that inhabited our area and those settlers who developed it. We bring the community into the museum and take the museum out into the community. We have a vast collection of almost 40,000 items that depict indigenous, archaeological, agricultural, and pioneer life.
This position involves overseeing exhibits in the Indigenous Peoples Archaeology building, the new Chinese Cafe & Laundry, and the General Store. Assistance is also required with the restoration of a 1912 CP Caboose. Other tasks include the development of promotional materials, archival work, and general museum duties. The position is fulltime, August 23 - December 23, 2021, 5hrs/day, 5days/week, for 18 weeks. Salary is $17/hr. We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, diversity and inclusion. Applicants must adhere to eligibility requirements of Young Canada Works Building Careers in Heritage. Ideally, candidates should be recent graduates of a degree program in museum studies, archaeology, Indigenous Studies, History. The candidate must be self-motivated, a team player, a dedicated worker, and act in a professional manner with the public.
Application deadline is JULY 30, 2021. Apply with references to Gailmarie Anderson, Curator. firstname.lastname@example.org. 306-752-5870. 401 Melfort Street, Melfort, Sk. S0E 1A0. For more information, melfort.museum.org and youngcanadaworks.ca