Student - Museology Techniques [Pointe Claire]


Student - Museology Techniques



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Student - Museology Techniques




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Pointe-Claire is a city with a population of 31,000 located along Lac Saint-Louis and forming part of Greater Montreal. Recognized for its lifestyle, Pointe-Claire also has a distinctively rich architectural and historical heritage and provides services of outstanding quality to its population. Dedicated to the life of its citizens, the City's mission is to ensure that the quality of its social, cultural and economic environment is maintained for citizens today as well as future generations. Departmental mission: The mission of the Culture, Sports, Leisure and Community Development Department is to improve quality of life by promoting accessibility, participation, and integration of all citizens through the provision of excellent community, cultural, sports and recreational facilities, activities, and services. Description: Reporting to the Art Gallery Curator, the Museology Technician will be trained to perform various tasks related to displaying a municipal collection. Thanks to the variety of activities offered (inventory, documentation, scanning, handling artwork, etc.), the jobholder will become familiar with the different aspects of managing collections. The position includes a two-week theory training period with the Curator and the person responsible for collections, constant follow-up as the jobholder gradually gains responsibilities, and a final assessment of acquired knowledge at the end of the contract. General responsibilities and goals: • Preparing the stocktaking process for works in the City of Pointe-Claire’s permanent collection, held by the Stewart Hall Art Gallery (around 350 works); • Taking inventory of the collections in municipal buildings; • Reviewing the acquisition numbering process; • Sorting and updating documentation and curatorial files; • Taking photographs of artworks and processing images; • Standardizing the database (FileMaker Pro); • Helping to draft a collection development policy. Job requirements: • Diploma of College Studies (DEC) in Museology Techniques, Art History, Museology, or Visual Arts • Artistic knowledge • Interest in heritage and the science related to the materials used to create artworks • Knowledge of FileMaker Pro • French and English (spoken) • Driver’s license (asset) Schedule: 10 weeks (from June 3 to August 11, 2018) 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) To apply: To apply for this position, go to and click on “Apply now!” Footnote: * The City of Pointe-Claire is an equal opportunity employer and invites women, aboriginal people, members of visible minorities, ethnic minorities and handicapped persons to submit their candidacies. We thank you in advance for your application; however, only candidates who are selected will be contacted.