Job Summary: Under the Curator’s supervision, the incumbent will provide operational support to the collections management process at The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum. The job consists of all necessary steps as it pertains to organizing, categorizing and cataloguing artefacts/archives, from the temporary registration stage to dispatching in storage and/or display. This includes, but it is not limited to, performing basic conservation treatments, entering data in the collections automated system, labeling, scanning, taking photographs, researching and documenting artefacts/archives. Maintaining records, digital and hard copies on all artefacts in the collection, already donated or incoming donations, is an important task. This job is suitable for s student enrolled in a related graduate program who wishes to acquire hands-on experience. The job is a contract replacement for 8 months starting 4 September 2018, with the possibility of renewal.
Experience: in archives/museum’s collections practices and historical research
Qualifications: College diploma or certificate in museum studies or a related field AND some experience in museum collections management
An acceptable combination of education, training and experience will also be considered
Language requirement: English Mandatory, French an asset
Pay rate: $15.00/hour for 25 hours/week.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Coordinate the incoming artifact/archives donations and/or purchases, including liaising with potential donors and/or other interested agencies;
• Catalogue, label and handle adequately artifacts/archives;
• Research and document items;
• Take photos of the items and link the images to the records in the automated database;
• Enter the information for sources/provenance data, for items catalogued in the collections management automated system;
• Organize and classify archives and other files; maintain the collections management automated system and collections records in hard-copy;
• Perform physical inventory of the collections and coordinate the collections storage project;
• Availability to work week-ends;
• Enforce and uphold the policies and procedures of the Museum;
• Any other tasks as required.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Strong interpersonal and excellent time management skills;
• Prepare and writing reports;
• Attention to detail;
• Advanced skills in using PC and applications such as Windows 10 and higher, Microsoft Word, Adobe, peripherals such as cameras, scanners, and printers;
• Knowledge of museum practices such as handling artefacts, cataloguing procedures, labelling techniques, collections storage management, digitization and preservation of artefacts;
• Knowledge of Past Perfect software an asset;
• Knowledge of Canadian Military History an asset;
• Must be able to sit for long periods of time;
• Must be able to lift up to 15-20 lbs;
• Must not have any allergies and be able to come in contact with material that is old.
Employees must demonstrate the following core characteristics: team player, customer focus, positive attitude, excellence, and competence. Employees must demonstrate the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, to perform repetitive tasks. Employees must possess solid and proven office administration skills, be very organized, and able to multi-task. The job is a contract replacement for 8 months with the possibility of renewal.
The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity and invites applications from Women, Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities and Visible Minorities. Only Canadian Citizens and/or landed immigrants are invited to apply.
Eligible candidates should submit a resume clearly outlining their ability to fulfill all position requirements before 23:59 hrs (11:00pm) on 17 August 2018. Applications are accepted via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . When applying, please mention Collections job applications in the subject line.
Thank you to all interested candidates, and please note that only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.