Collections and Exhibitions Assistant [Aurora]

Collections and Exhibitions Assistant



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Collections and Exhibitions Assistant




Aurora Historical Society


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Aurora, ON


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$14.00 per hour


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The Aurora Historical Society is seeking a Collections and Exhibitions Assistant to assist staff at Hillary House National Historic Site with our 2019 inventory and accessioning project and historical interpretation of the historic house museum. This position will provide valuable experience for those considering a career in history, museum studies, collections, archives, or education.

30 hours per week, $14.00 per hour, for 14 weeks starting May 22, 2019

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist the curator with tasks relating to collections, collections management and exhibitions.
Conduct artifact and archival cataloguing
Interpret and share historical information
Utilize the collection to create school, outreach, and public programs
Educate the public on the history of Hillary House
Assist museum staff with other responsibilities as needed


Previous experience working with the public in a structured setting, in a paid and/or volunteer capacity
Candidate must be between the ages of 15-29 and legally entitled to work in Canada
Please note that Hillary House is open Wednesday to Sunday, please be prepared to work weekends and some evenings
Must possess or be willing to train for Standard 1st Aid & CPR
Must possess or be willing to obtain a Vulnerable Sectors Screening
Strong interpersonal skills
Computer skills
Able to take initiative and work independently as well as in a team setting

Additional Information:

This position is dependent on funding through Canada Summer Jobs. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Erika Baird,