The Orillia Museum of Art & History seeks a post-secondary student to fill the position of Digitization Assistant for the summer. The candidate will be expected to accession, describe and catalogue a large collection of archival materials and photographs for the museum collection and online database. Appropriate storage of the collection will form a part of the position, and requires the use of preventive conservation methods and techniques. The candidate will also support the curatorial team with research. Eligible candidates will be a student returning to post-secondary education, preferably in a related field (Archival, Library or Museum Studies, History or Arts). This position is limited to students who meet the Young Canada Works program’s set criteria and have registered with the online database at www.youngcanadaworks.gc.ca. Intermediate computer skills are required, while familiarity with database applications, and in particular PastPerfect Museum Software is a definite asset. Applicant must be able to work independently with good clerical accuracy, and have the ability to organize and plan. Time management is also required. Familiarity with artefact handling, archival description standards, and a museum/archives environment are also assets. Applicant must have excellent English skills, including good verbal and excellent writing abilities. Applicant must have excellent customer service skills and a pleasant manner.
Police check, including Vulnerable Sector check mandatory.
Length of position: 16 weeks
# of positions: 1
Hours/Week: 35 Salary: $14/hr
The Orillia Museum of Art & History is an equal opportunity employer and has in place a Human Resources Policy that it follows with regard to hiring practices for applicants and the participation of the Government of Canada’s job equity groups.
Deadline for application for this position is Friday, April 20, 2018 by 4pm. Applications may be submitted, in confidence, by e-mail, mail, or dropped off in person to the attention of:
Orillia Museum of Art & History
30 Peter Street S.
Tel: (705) 326-2159 x101