Canada's Sports Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to conferring Canada's highest sporting honour on athletes and organizers that make us proud to be Canadian. Canada's Sports Hall of Fame Museum at WinSport's Canada Olympic Park is the home to Canada's Highest Sporting Honour, celebrating a community of Hall of Famers, 665 to date, that inspire Canadians in sport and life. New Hall of Famers are inducted annually and their stories are shared through curated exhibits, immersive experiences and digital storytelling. Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame officially opened in Calgary at Canada Olympic Park on July 1, 2011.
Canada's Sports Hall of Fame (CSHoF) is seeking the assistance of one intern to assist with two outreach initiatives, two exhibit projects, and day to day collections management duties.
The exhibit and collections outreach initiatives are a monthly Who’s in the Hall Wednesdays evening event and an annual Historic Calgary Week: Five Sports Invented in Canada event. The two major exhibitions are the Class of 2019 Hall of Famers exhibit and Building a Stronger Canada Through Sport exhibit that are being created in 2019. Day to day collections management duties will include accessioning paperwork, condition reports, cataloguing, and permanent numbering of artefacts.
This internship will provide the intern an excellent opportunity for hands-on training in collections research, artefact handling, collections management, public speaking, exhibit design and development, exhibit installation, and project management.
The Intern shall assist with the tasks below as noted for each initiative and project:
1. Monthly Exhibit and Collections Outreach Initiative – Who’s in the Hall Wednesdays.
-To do research within the collections to choose artefacts related to the monthly speaker to present on the first Wednesday of each month.
-To create info sheets for collections chosen for presentation each month.
-To update collections catalogues with any new information found in the research process of creating artefact presentation.
-To present the collections chosen to guests during the Who’s in the Hall Wednesday evenings.
2. Annual Exhibit and Collections Outreach Initiative – Historic Calgary Week: Five Sports Invented in Canada
-To research 5 sports invented in Canada or by Canadians.
-To create an engaging program from researched content with available visuals such as CSHoF artefacts and photos.
-To present program to Historic Calgary Week guests attending event.
-To update collections catalogues with any new information found in the research process of creating Historic Calgary Week presentation.
3. Class of 2019 Hall of Famer Offsite and Onsite Gallery Exhibit
-To project manage the creation and installation of Class of 2019 Hall of Famer Exhibit.
-To assist with the research and writing of exhibit text.
-To learn the processes for borrowing and receiving artefacts, preparing and managing condition reports and processing all paperwork following Canada's Sports Hall of Fame's museum guidelines.
-To liaise with designers and production firm to create exhibit signage, liaise with AV Engineer to coordinate AV element installation.
-To produce bilingual exhibit labels.
-To coordinate safe travel of select artefacts and display elements to and from CSHoF to Toronto exhibit venue.
-To install, staff, and dismantle exhibit at Toronto venue.
-To install full Class of 2019 Hall of Famer onsite gallery exhibit. (Estimated to be 10 display cases.)
4. Building a Stronger Canada Through Sport Exhibit
-To manage and revise work plan for exhibit.
-To research, design, develop exhibit plan for the display.
-To write exhibit text.
-To prepare the artefact mounts.
-To liaise with lending organizations to borrow artefacts for inclusion into the exhibit.
-To liaise with staff, designers, and production firms to create text panels.
-To liaise with AV Engineer to coordinate AV element installation.
-To liaise with all shareholders in project for approval.
-To receive artefacts loaned/donated for exhibit, complete all condition reports, loan and/or donation agreements.
-Assist in collections management tasks as required.
-Assist with guest services as required.
The successful candidate should have a diploma or degree in history, anthropology, archaeology museum studies, library science, sport history, sport media or conservation, and having graduated within the past two years of start date of position. The candidate must be between 18 – 30 years of age. Candidates should also have good interpersonal skills, excellent English writing skills, organizational skills and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and be able to meet deliverables. Candidates must also be well organized, have high level of attention to detail, independent workers and have intermediate to advance computer skills (database management software for museums, Microsoft office). Knowledge of PastPerfect database is an asset but not required. Previous artefact handling, exhibit, and collections management experience is required. There will be a moderate amount of lifting required and candidate will need to be able to lift 40-50 lbs. Membership with a professional association would be a definite asset. Basic French language skills an asset, but not required.
Interviews will be conducted by the Manager, Exhibits and Collections. All candidates will be screened to ensure they meet YCW eligibility requirements before being interviewed and before hiring the chosen candidate. A maximum of 5 candidates will be interviewed July 15-19, 2019
Deadline for applications: July 8, 2019
Start date to be July 29, 2019. End date to be December 20, 2019. Dates subject to funding.
Job Equity: Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is committed to the principle of equal opportunity. Applications are welcomed from individuals with a disability, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and new Canadians.
Submit your cover letter and resume in one document as a PDF to:
Helena Deng, Manager, Exhibits and Collections, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please state in your application how you came across this job posting. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.