Museum Assistant (Full-Time)
Hours of work:
Thirty-five (35) hours per week, normally Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; flexibility in scheduling is necessary as there may be the occasional requirement to change shifts, work evenings, weekends or at special events, respond to urgent matters, and/or to work overtime as needed.
Reporting to the Supervisor, Museum, the Museum Assistant provides operational support for the Museum’s administration, programming, collections management, exhibition, research, and community outreach activities. The position assists with the development and implementation of revenue generating activities, and the coordination of exhibit and collection-related tasks with part-time staff and volunteers. The Museum Assistant answers and responds to public enquiries, greets visitors, updates membership databases and visitor tracking spreadsheets, assists with historical research and the development of community presentations, responds to information and photograph requests, assists onsite researchers, and coordinates content development for the Museum’s social media accounts. The main duties and responsibilities of the position are in the areas of: task coordination and general administration; collections management; exhibitions; marketing and community partnerships; programming and events; and, financial administration.
Experience and Qualifications:
- Post-secondary degree or diploma in relevant field (e.g., Cultural Resource Management, History, Museum Studies).
- Minimum one (1) year of experience in a museum environment.
- Demonstrated ability to work well with others and coordinate tasks among other staff members.
- Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Knowledge of Past Perfect Museum Software is preferred.
- Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to multi-task, work independently with minimal supervision, as well as the ability to work in a team environment.
- Flexibility in scheduled work hours, particularly evenings and weekends.
- Have a strong and demonstrated interest in Collingwood’s history. Previous knowledge is an asset.
- Ability to cope with interruptions and work under pressure to meet multiple deadlines, exercise discretion and good judgment particularly when handling highly confidential/sensitive information. Possess a high level of initiative and personal integrity.
- Ability to operate all standard office equipment.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, WHMIS.
- Must be physically capable of completing the job requirements of the position.
- Possess a valid Class “G” driver’s license.
- Possess a current Criminal Record & Judicial Matters Check (Level 2) with results satisfactory to the employer, and a valid standard first aid & CPR/AED Level C certification (or willing to obtain).