Curatorial Assistant [Orillia]

 Curatorial Assistant 



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Curatorial Assistant 




Orillia Museum of Art & History 


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Orillia, Georgian / Huron / Simcoe Region, Ontario 


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The Orillia Museum of Art & History (Orillia, ON) seeks a post-secondary student to fill the position of Curatorial Assistant for the summer. The Curatorial Assistant will provide support to the Exhibitions and Collections and Research departments primarily through exhibition planning, research, installation, and administration. The applicant is computer proficient, with some graphic design experience. A background in visual arts and/or Canadian history is recommended. The applicant will be the lead on a major annual special event.

Eligible candidates will be a student returning to post-secondary education, preferably in a related field. This position is limited to students or recent graduates who meet the Young Canada Works program’s set criteria and have registered with the online database at Intermediate computer skills are required, while familiarity with database applications, and in particular PastPerfect Museum Software, are a definite asset. Applicant must be able to work independently with good clerical accuracy, and have the ability to organize and plan. Time management is also required. Familiarity with artefact handling, an asset. Must have excellent English skills, including good verbal and excellent writing abilities. Must have excellent customer service skills and a pleasant manner.
Applicant will need a recent
clean police check including a Vulnerable Sector check.

Length of position: 16 weeks (35 hours per week)
# of positions available: 2
Hours/Week: Salary: $14/hr

The Orillia Museum of Art & History is an equal opportunity employer and has in place a Human Resources Policy that it follows with regard to hiring practices for applicants and the participation of the Government of Canada’s job equity groups.

Deadline for application for this position is Friday, April 20, 2018 by 4pm. Applications may be submitted, in confidence, by e-mail, mail, or dropped off in person to the attention of:

Ninette Gyorody
Orillia Museum of Art & History
30 Peter Street S.
Orillia, ON
L3V 5A9
Tel: (705) 326-2159 x101


The support of Canadian Heritage through the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations program is gratefully acknowledged.