The Erland Lee Museum Home is Hiring!

May 21, 2020

Job Title: Assistant to Museum Curator (2 positions)

Job Summary

Depending on the recommendations of government and health officials in light of COVID-19, this position may be fulfilled remotely for any portion of the placement. When working on-site, the successful applicant will provide excellent visitor experiences by conducting informative, friendly, and enthusiastic tours to the visiting public under the supervision and guidance of the Museum Curator. The successful applicant will also assist in the planning and execution of exhibitions and programming at the Museum. Other duties include updating artifact databases, digitizing artifact records, and basic maintenance of the Museum and grounds. This is a Seasonal position, funded by Canada Summer Jobs program and eligible candidates must comply with the requirements of this program.

On-Site Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meet and greet the visiting public, including groups, in a friendly and professional manner
  • Conduct tours of the Museum for visitors
  • Perform transactions in the Gift Shop using both cash register and credit/debit reader
  • Perform environmental checks of the Museum twice daily and maintain data loggers
  • Assist Curator with researching, planning, and execution of exhibits and programming
  • Assist Curator with collections management, including artifact cataloguing, storage, and display
  • Assist Curator with managing the Museum social media platforms
  • Assist Curator with creating newsletter content
  • Perform basic maintenance of Museum and grounds
  • Work with and assist the ELMC as needed
  • Any other tasks as requested by the Curator

Remote Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist Curator with researching, planning, and execution of exhibits and programming
  • Assist Curator with collections management, including artifact cataloguing, storage, and display
  • Any other tasks as requested by the Curator
  • Assist Curator with managing the Museum social media platforms
  • Assist Curator with creating newsletter content

Qualifications and Eligibility

  • The successful applicant must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial legislation and regulations
  • The successful applicant must obtain a Vulnerable Sector Police Check
  • Enrollment/experience in a related field is an asset: e.g. History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Museum Studies, Library and Information Sciences

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have a keen interest in history
  • Strong research skills
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and public speaking skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Experience with PastPerfect is an asset
  • Experience working with the public is an asset
  • Must be able to work independently and collaboratively within a team
  • Adaptable and flexible, and able to reprioritize on short notice to meet the needs of the Museum
  • Able to work flexible hours on occasion depending on the needs of special events
  • Must have excellent time management skills and the ability to multitask

Additional Info

The Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity and invites applications from Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities, and Visible Minorities. Interested candidates should send their resume accompanied by a cover letter and references. The application must be sent to employment@fwio.on.ca no later than 4:00pm on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 and include a current resume (including references) and cover letter. We thank all the applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Salary: $14.00 per hour for 30 hrs/weekly for 9 weeks