Human Ecology Curatorial Research Assistant - Friends of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum Inc.
Program stream: Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage
Job title: Human Ecology Curatorial Research Assistant
Organization name: Friends of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum Inc.
Job location: Regina, Saskatchewan
Length of assignment: 2019-12-02 to 2020-03-31 (17.14 weeks)
Hourly wage: $17.90
The Friends of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum is seeking a recent graduate in Anthropology, Sociology, or Geography and Environmental Studies to work as a Human Ecology Curatorial Research Assistant at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. The position will primarily involve documenting current challenges and opportunities associated with the development of Indigenous ecomuseums, providing critical feedback for interested Indigenous groups and provincial heritage organizations. Although primarily an office-based position, there will be opportunity for accompanying museum staff as they engage off-site meetings and field excursions in the Regina area.
To be eligible, you must meet all of the following criteria for a Young Canada Works (YCW) internship. You will only be considered if you:
• are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
• are legally entitled to work in Canada;
• will be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
• are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
• will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with the program;
• are an unemployed or underemployed college or university graduate, that is, not employed full-time;
• are a recent graduate who has graduated from college or university within the last 24 months at the start of employment;
• are not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program; and
• 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.
In addition to meeting these YCW conditions, to qualify for this position you should have graduated within the last 24 months with a degree in anthropology, sociology, geography, or a similar field. It would be an asset to have some experience with sustainable development and community engagement strategies, and some excitement and enthusiasm for working in a museum. Strong preference given to Indigenous candidates, but will also consider candidates with knowledge of local Indigenous cultures.
We are an equal opportunity employer and consider all qualified applicants.
Work term from December 2, 2019 to March 31, 2020. Pay is $17.90 per hour.
Apply through the YCW website or email applications (cover letter and resume) to:
Dr. Glenn Sutter (Curator of Human Ecology, Royal Saskatchewan Museum) – Glenn.Sutter@gov.sk.ca
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.