Consider this the first part in a yearly multi-part series.
Collections Assistant, Old Log Church Museum, Whitehorse, YK
The collections assistant will serve as an integral part of the Old Log Church Museum team. They will assist the executive director in a number of collections related tasks throughout the summer including environmental monitoring, integrated pest management, photographing museum objects, cataloguing, research, and record management. In addition they will serve as frontline staff responsible for delivering an excellent customer service experience. They will work with the Heritage Interpreter and Museum Attendant to greet visitors, orient them to the museum and conduct tours of the exhibit area.
Curatorial/Managerial Assistant, Sturgis Museum, Sturgis, SK
Assist the Curator/Manager in a number of daily operational tasks and other planned programming activities and events for the 2015 operating season.
Museum Assistant, Bulkley Valley Museum, Smithers, BC
Museum Assistant: artifact cataloguing, artifact conservation, updating database records, research and content development for museum exhibits, development of educational programming materials and activities, provide guided tours and interpretation to visitors, assist with daily administrative operations such as social media, gift shop, etc., assist with special events or fundraisers.
various student jobs, including Collection Assistant, Registration Assistant, and Development Assistant, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Under the direction of the Manager, Collection Information & Resources and key staff, the Collection Information & Resources Assistant will provide key support for a digital access project. The successful candidate will gain experience digitizing and preserving primary collection documents and will be trained and work directly in TMS, The Museum Systems, the AGO’s collection management system.
The Art Gallery of Ontario seeks a Registration Assistant who will provide support for the Registration function by coordinating the archiving of exhibition, loan, and acquisition files. The position will be involved with the organizing and arranging of file and documenting and liaising with AGO Archivist for transfer to the AGO Archives.
The Art Gallery of Ontario seeks a Development Assistant to support the AGO’s Development Department launch the first phase of a donor and fundraising digital archive initiative. Working with the development team under the supervision of a Manager, the Assistant will play a key role in the initiation of this project and would participate in developing the criteria and guidelines for digitization and archival activity. In addition, the Assistant will also implement the archiving of the first pool of donor records according to the newly formed criteria and guidelines.
various student jobs including Library & Archives; Museum; Education, Interpretation & Public Programming Assistants, Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute, Ouje Bougoumou, QC
We are seeking an enthusiastic Library & Archives Assistant to work alongside our Librarian and Archivists for 8 weeks, starting 2 July 2015 and finishing 27 August 2015, to help maintain ACCI’s standards according to our policies and procedures. The Library and Archives Assistant is a full-time, temporary position that reports to the Coordinator of Collections & Exhibitions. Their daily tasks are supervised by the Librarian and the Archivist. This position will assist with basic library and archive projects. The language of work is English. French is an asset. Any Cree language abilities are an asset but not required. Students from one of the 9 Cree communities of the Cree Nation are highly encouraged to apply. ACCI will try to assist with accommodation arrangements if required.
We are seeking an enthusiastic Museum Assistant to work alongside our Registrar, Conservator and Collections Officer for 8 weeks, starting 2 July 2015 and finishing 27 August 2015, to help maintain ACCI’s standards according to our policies and procedures. The Museum Assistant is a full-time, temporary position that reports to the Coordinator of Collections & Exhibitions. Their daily tasks are supervised by the Registrar, Conservator and Collections Officer. This position will assist with basic museum object collection management projects.
Animator/Interpreter assistants will assist with education programming, special events, tours, and any other duties, or tasks required.
And, not YCW, but also a summer job that’s fairly underpaid:
Summer Curator, Hart House Library, University of Toronto