Program Developer [Markham]

Program Developer



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Program Developer




York Region District School Board Museum & Archives at the Heritage Schoolhouse


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Program Developer YCWBCH 6 month Internship


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$20.00 per hour 35 hour week


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We at the York Region District School Board Museum and Archives, would like to hire an Indigenous intern to create an outreach kit for students that explores the limitations of being an Indigenous person in Canada. The intern would use the YRDSB Museum & Archives collection of history and geography textbooks and curriculum documents as well as documents created over the decades on equity as tools for opening the discussion.

After reviewing our collection and determining what is missing from the narrative, the intern will work with First Nations Métis and Inuit consultants to formulate questions and explore possible resources for expanding the knowledge base including consultation with local First Nations communities and working with local area museums.

In addition, the intern will work with Indigenous student leaders who are taking part in a museum pop-up exhibit about being a racialized person in Canada.

Have a degree or certificate in museum studies or a related field such as public history or history. Experience with museum education programming and exhibit design. Experience working with the public would be an asset.
Must identify as Indigenous.
As this is a Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage Internship, the candidate must have graduated from a college or university within the last 24 months.
Have very good verbal and written communication skills and good interpersonal skills.
Have effective computer skills with standards such as word and excel but also good skills with social media. Familiarity with collections management software an asset.
Be detail oriented, and comfortable working as part of a small team.
Vulnerable Sector Screening required.
As always in the museum field, a sense of humour is an asset.

Please send applications to:
York Region District School Board Museum and Archives
21 Renfrew Drive
Markham ON L3R 8H3

This is a 24 week position starting on September 17th, 2018 and ending on March 8th, 2019.
Salary is $20/hour based on a 35-hour work week.

Please send applications to:
York Region District School Board Museum and Archives
21 Renfrew Drive
Markham ON L3R 8H3