Museum Assistant [Lindsay]

Museum Assistant



Job Title:


Museum Assistant




Victoria County Historical Society


Job Type:

Summer Student


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Lindsay, ON


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$14.50 hourly


Job Description:


Greet and welcome museum visitors, give guided tours and answer questions about museum artifacts and displays
Help prepare and develop displays, presentations and exhibits, scan materials and photographs
Enter artifact catalogue records in archival database, photograph the artifacts described in these records and download the photos into the archival database
Research topics of local historical significance
Provide assistance to the heritage and cultural committees and programs as required
Office duties and general administrative assistance (answering phone calls, monitoring email. Taking minutes, filing and other tasks as required)
Look after a small gift shop and sell booklets and small souvenirs
The successful candidates will have completed at least one year of a post-secondary degree and will be going back to school in History, Cultural Studies, Museum Studies or Education. Directly related experience will be an asset. The candidate should be able to work well independently and with others as our volunteers play an important role in museum activities. Well-developed computer skills and the ability to use a digital camera are required. Excellent writing skills, legible handwriting and the ability to pay attention to detail will also be required.

To be eligible, students must:
Be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
Have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
Be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment – This is an 8 week job assignment
We are an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants who have applied for the position, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Those interested in applying for this position should forward a complete resume with cover letter and references to the address below no later than 5:00 pm Friday, May 25, 2018. attention Jessica Wilson
Victoria County Historical Society
50 Victoria Ave N. Lindsay, K9V 4G3