Museum Collection Intern [Atikokan]

Museum Collection Intern



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Museum Collection Intern




Atikokan Centennial Museum


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Atikokan, ON


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The Artifact Collection Intern will assist the Curator in the preparation of the artifact room for the installation of high-density storage. The task includes removing all of the artifacts presently in storage to a temporary location. The intern will collect the appropriate documentation for the artifacts, and consult the artifact registry to fully assess the artifact during the removal. Assessment for de-accessioning at this point is essential to avoid storing artifacts that do not meet the Museum mandate. The Museum is an member of the Ontario Museum Association, and meets the annual standards of the Community Museum Operating Grant, which is the primary source of funding for the collection. The intern would be expected to follow the established Museum Collections policies for accession and de-accessioning. The end result of this internship will be ordered and functional museum's artifact storage. Artifacts will be retrievable, their associated documentation will be entered in the museum's collection management software program, PastPerfect.
The desired applicant will be a university or college graduate who has graduated within the last three years from an accredited college or university. The candidate must be a graduate of a post-secondary degree or diploma program. The position will be a first full-time employment in the candidate’s field of study. The position will be of particular interest to those looking to gain work experience to prepare for a career in the heritage field. Applicants should have a high degree of computer literacy, including experience with databases, digital imaging and digital photography hardware and software. Previous work or volunteer experience with a museum or cultural institution (2-3 years) is an asset, as is experience in working with volunteers. Demonstrated high-level organizational, research and writing skills are necessary. This opportunity is proudly supported by Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation.