As usual, this year’s collection of YCW jobs’ salaries are on the underwhelming side, and the general restrictions apply: you must be a returning full-time student, or, in some cases, a recent graduate of a university degree. But they’re good experience for those without any, and can often be supplemented with other work for the remainder of the summer. There are also a few jobs from the provincial-equivalent programs, such as the Summer Experience Program in Ontario.
Program Assistant, Orillia Museum of Arts and History, Ontario
and Curatorial Assistant, Orillia Museum of Arts and History, Ontario
Length of position: 12 weeks
Hours/Week: 40 hrs/week hourly: $11.25/hr
Exhibition and Digitization Assistant, Niagara Historical Society & Museum, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Duration: May 29, 2016 – August 27, 2016 (13 weeks)
Wage: $13.50/hour 35 hours per week
Job Purpose: The Exhibition & Digitization Assistant will develop new exhibits for the Museum’s upper gallery and assist with the digitization of the Museum’s archival collection.
Digitization Technician, Ireland House Museum, Burlington, Ontario
The Museums of Burlington are currently hiring a Digitization Technician to join the Curatorial team. The Digitization Technician’s primary duties will be to inventory, digitize, re-house and input artifact information into the collection management database.
$14.95/hour, 35 hours/week, 12 weeks
Collections Information Digitization Assistant (Summer Experience Program eligibility), Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
This is a temporary full-time position (Monday to Friday), working up to 35 hours per week for approximately 6 weeks. $11.25/hour.
To be eligible, candidates must be students currently enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary institution and have reached the age of 15 and not yet reached the age of 25 upon commencement of employment (or up to 29 years for persons with a disability). Please note that the AGO may ask for a proof of Age and/or Student Enrollment upon a conditional offer of employment. Students must also be a resident of Ontario at the time of employment and be eligible to work in Canada.