The London Children’s Museum is looking for a professional, detail-oriented, organized, and enthusiastic Collections Assistant to join our team! Working with the Exhibits & Collections Coordinator, the Collections Assistant will help prepare artifacts for the move to a new location and assist with the ongoing maintenance of the collection. Our new team member will identify with and exemplify our organizational values which are: Stay Curious, Be Awesome, Be Helpful, Dream Big, Include Everyone and Have Fun.
Position: Hourly, contract position at 30 hours per week from Oct. 5, 2020- March 31, 2021 Start date: October 5th, 2020 Compensation: $15.00/hour
Identify and research artifacts, object composition, and material history issues to clarify collections database information
Assist in ongoing collections audit, ensuring that information about location and conditions of artifacts in storage is accurately reflected in the database
Research and make recommendations regarding packing artifacts for a move to a new location
Review the Children’s Museum’s current collections management policy
Using the collections policy and artifact conditions as a guide, make deaccessioning recommendations if necessary
Assist in ongoing accessioning, environmental monitoring, and preparing artifacts for display
High attention to detail and outstanding organizational skills
Flexibility and willingness to adapt in a fast pace, busy working environment
Strong verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
Ability to work in a safe and effective manner
Excellent time management skills and ability to work both independently and within a team
Enthusiasm for children, families, and experiential learning
Education: Graduate of museum studies or related program
Valid police check
Between the ages of 16 and 30 years of age at start of employment (October 5th, 2020)
Registered in the Young Canada Works (YCW) online candidate inventory
Note: The candidate must not have worked under the YCW grant at the London Children’s Museum in the past but could have worked under the YCW Grant at another agency.
Willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment (October 5th – March 31st)
Not employed in another full-time position (over 30 hours/week)
Be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or a person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the immigration and refugee protection act
Legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial legislation and regulations
The London Children’s Museum welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
To Apply: Please send your cover letter and resume to Vanessa Eastmure at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 pm on September 25th, 2020.