Summer Collections Assistant [Sharon, Ont]

Summer Collections Assistant 



Job Title:


Summer Collections Assistant 




The Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum


Job Type:

Summer Student  


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Sharon, Ontario 


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$14.00 per hour


Job Description:


General Description:
The Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum is an open-air museum with 8 heritage buildings and two interpretive buildings on-site. The ideal candidate has an interest in history, research, collections or archives. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, be energetic and a self-starter, and have excellent organizational skills.

Primary Job Functions:
-Propose, undertake and successfully complete an individual research project based on personal choice of an object within the collection that will help advance ones professional development.
-Create one Mini Exhibit display for a community partner in relation to the anniversary of 100 years as a museum, and install it by the end of July.
-Clean, reorganize and digitize the museums 19th century Drive Shed in preparation for the 200 year anniversary of the Doan House in 2019.
-Assist in the preparation and delivery of three summer day camp programs for ages 7 to 12.
-Further the preservation of our heritage buildings and artifact collection through basic preventive conservation and maintenance under the supervision of the Museum Manager.
-Be trained on the database Filemaker.

General Duties:
-Provide interpretation to the public through tours, education and outreach programs.
-Special events and program preparation.
-Assist Staff with daily attendance tracking, gift shop inventory, and cash balancing.
-Conduct daily and weekly preventative maintenance checks on historic buildings.
-Provide support for wedding and rental preparation.
-Provide support as needed to other staff members.
-Other tasks, as required.

-Currently enrolled and returning to post-secondary studies in a related field, such as Museum Studies, Education, Anthropology, Classical Studies, Archaeology, or Canadian Studies.
-The ideal candidate will have an interest in the career fields of Museums, History, Arts, or Education.
- Previous experience working with the public in a structured setting, in a paid and/or volunteer capacity.
-Candidate must be between the ages of 16-30 and legally entitled to work in Canada.
-Must possess or be willing to train for Standard First Aid and CPR.
-Must possess or be willing to obtain a Vulnerable Sectors Screening.
-Be prepared to work a variety of shifts, including weekends, and evenings.

Physical Requirements:
The Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum is located north of Toronto on 4.5 acres. As this is a large site with multiple buildings, the candidate will be required to move between these buildings and around the site as needed to conduct various activities.

The Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum always encourages Government of Canada’s job equity groups to apply.

This position is dependent on receiving funding through Young Canada Works. We thank you for your interest but only successful candidates will be contacted.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to, with the Subject Line: