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Job Posts in Canada: Young Canada Works edition (part 2)

Quick reminder that you can find all the YCW jobs across Canada here:


Public Art Collections Assistant, Burnaby Art Gallery, BC


Reporting to the Assistant Curator, the Public Art Collections Assistant will assist the Burnaby Art Gallery in its ongoing inventory of public art, focusing on the interpretation and maintenance of public art objects. These duties will include: collecting data on objects; conducting research; entering research information into the CSTextWorks database; performing site maintenance visits to local public artworks; and developing strategies for the interpretation of works (such as mapping, apps, booklets, etc). The candidate will perform other gallery duties as necessary including collections research and other exhibition-related tasks.
This is an auxiliary position, with an hourly wage of $22.72, plus 12% in lieu of benefits.
The schedule for this position is 30 hours per week.
The position runs from June 6, 2016 to September 2, 2016, with some flexibility.

Archives Assistant, Vancouver Art Gallery Association


The Vancouver Art Gallery is seeking a post-secondary student currently enrolled in a full-time archival studies program for a temporary summer position in the Gallery Archives. This is a unique opportunity to participate in an important cultural heritage archive project.The Gallery is in the process of arranging and describing its archival collections. Working with the Chief Librarian and learning about curatorial practice and exhibition record keeping, the student will arrange and create descriptions for exhibition records and make this documentation of the Gallery’s history of activity accessible online through the MemoryBC portal.

Curatorial Assistant, 221A Artist-Run Centre, Vancouver


The Curatorial Assistant is a 16-week position responsible for supporting the planning, communications, preparation/installation, monitoring and documentation for two public exhibitions and two performances for the duration of the position.

Collections Care Assistant, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto


Our ideal candidate has completed a university undergraduate degree and is enrolled in or has recently completed a graduate program in collections management or conservation and has a strong background in preventive conservation, and a demonstrated aptitude for research. Familiarity with standard office software and general familiarity with databases is required.

Digital Special Collections Assistant, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto


Our ideal candidate has completed a university undergraduate degree, has completed at least the first year of a graduate studies program in archival science; and has a demonstrated aptitude for fine-motor work through experience with crafts or similar activities. Familiarity with standard office software and general familiarity with databases and website content management is required.

Curatorial Assistant, Grenfell Campus Art Gallery, Corner Brook, NL


Grenfell Campus Art Gallery is Western Newfoundland’s public art gallery, supporting the Visual Arts Program of Memorial University, local public schools and the community of Corner Brook and the region. The gallery is an interpretive educational gallery dedicated to the research, interpretation and exhibition of contemporary and historical art relevant to regional, national and international interests. We also maintain an active program of collection and conservation of art. The successful candidate will be responsible for updating the collections database; the ongoing digitization and documentation of the collection; exhibition strikes and installations; exhibition development; working with youth; and the daily operation of the gallery. The successful candidate will have training in the visual arts and literacy in database, word-processing and spreadsheet software, an interest in art and gallery operations, strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills, and experience working with youth. Hourly wage: $19.20.

Job Posts in Canada: Young Canada Works edition

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.

Job Postings in Canada: YCW edition, part ???

Summer Librarian / Curatorial Assistant, Norfolk Historical Society/Eva Brook Donly Museum & Archives, Simcoe, ON



The Summer Librarian will assist the Curator in the care, cataloguing, and record keeping of the museum’s extensive local history and genealogy reference library and rare books collection including data entry in the collection database and physical storage optimization. The Summer Librarian will also assist Archives and Library staff with research requests. They will compile finding aids, indexes, and book listings for upload to the Norfolk Historical Society website.


The Curatorial Assistant will assist the Curator in the care, cataloguing, and record keeping of the museum’s collections including data entry in the collection database and physical storage optimization. They will research, design, and install temporary displays using the museum’s reference library and collections. The Curatorial Assistant will also research historical letters and journals from Norfolk County for the upcoming autumn exhibit.

Curatorial Assistant / Collections Assistant, the McLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON



The MacLaren Art Centre seeks a summer student to assist with various curatorial duties. Working closely with the Curator/Registrar, the student will be exposed to a range of tasks, including: organizing an exhibition of Carl Beam prints from the MacLaren’s collection, assisting with exhibition installations and dismantlements, assisting with circulating exhibitions, and researching and drafting justifications for proposed acquisitions.


The MacLaren Art Centre seeks a summer student to assist with various collections duties. Working closely with the Curator/Collections Manager, the student will be exposed to a range of duties, including: researching and writing justifications for new acquisitions, cataloguing books into the internal research library, updating location tags in Mimsy and curating a virtual exhibition on women in the Soviet Union from the Sovfoto Archive at the MacLaren.

Curatorial Assistant, Gallery 1C03, The University of Winnipeg, MB


Programming: Working under the supervision of Gallery 1C03’s Director/Curator, the Intern will assist with the organization and presentation of a University of Winnipeg faculty, staff, and student exhibition. Tasks include assisting with promotion via social media and other means, assisting with exhibit installation, creating artwork labels, attending the exhibition during public hours of operation, assisting with de-installation of exhibit. The Intern will also organize and carry out a two-day, off-site, educational art workshop or other public program during the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival as part of a city-wide art gallery public program project.

Collections Management: Working under the supervision of Gallery 1C03’s Director/Curator, the Intern will conduct an inventory of selected works in the collection and carry out on-campus artwork loan requests. Through this process the intern will help the Art Curator identify and prioritize selected pieces for conservation treatment as the University’s budget allows. The Intern will also input appraisal values for those works where that information had not been entered but for which there exist paper records. If time allows, the Intern will assist in the development and distribution of exhibition and copyright release forms for selected works in the collection.

Curatorial Research: The Intern will conduct research on selected artworks in the collection identified by the Director/Curator in preparation for a forthcoming conservation and/or exhibition projects.

Art Collection Library Management: Gallery 1C03 also oversees a small library of publications on contemporary and historical Canadian art. The Intern will accession new titles into the library collection database, and participate in the distribution of the Gallery’s publications to other institutions to make them available to researchers.


Job Posting: Archives Assistant (Young Canada Works), Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal

The Canadian Centre for Architecture is looking for one archives assistant under a Young Canada Works contract for 25 weeks. (The job posts are always in French, but they hire Anglophones, depending on the nature of the materials.)


 Identification de l’emploi

Titre de l’emploi :  Assistant aux archives (emploi JCT)

Division :      Collection

Supérieur immédiat : Directeur associé, Collection

Statut :        Temporaire à temps complet (35hrs/semaine; 18$/h)

Durée :         16 à 21 semaines – de septembre à mars 2015 (selon la subvention)

Sommaire de l’emploi

Fondé en 1979, le Centre Canadien d’Architecture (CCA) est un centre de recherche international et un musée créé avec la conviction que l’architecture est d’intérêt public. Il a pour mission de sensibiliser le public au rôle de l’architecture dans la société, de promouvoir la recherche dans ce domaine, et de stimuler l’innovation dans la pratique du design. Le CCA possède l’une des riches collections et comprend des publications, des revues, des fonds d’archives, dessins, plans, maquettes, gravures et photographies. Amorcée il y a 50 ans par Phyllis Lambert, cette collection est une pierre angulaire de l’institution. Aujourd’hui la collection du CCA compte des œuvres datant de la Renaissance à nos jours qui révèlent la richesse de l’histoire et de la culture architecturale dans le monde entier. Des chercheurs du monde entier viennent chaque année poursuivre leur recherche au CCA grâce à la richesse de cette collection.

Le stage consistera à fournir un accès intellectuel aux archives d’Arthur Erickson- un des architectes du Canada le plus important du siècle passé- et plus spécifiquement sur la récente arrivée de documents d’archives dont la description détaillée est manquante. Les travaux seront effectués dans une des bases de données du CCA, The Museum System (TMS), et donneront lieu à la création d’un instrument de recherche qui pourra être diffusé sur le Web. Le projet prévoit également une opération de tri et de conservation préventive, ce qui améliorera l’accès physique au matériel.

Principales responsabilités de l’emploi

  • Rechercher et analyser toutes les informations disponibles sur ce fonds, incluant des inventaires, descriptions, ou toute autre information existante ;
  • Participer à la création du cadre de classement spécifique à ce fonds en fonction de ses versements et enregistrer ce schéma de classification dans la base de données TMS pour permettre l’organisation des enregistrements selon les niveaux appropriés (fonds, séries, dossiers et pièces) ;
  • Participer à la création et/ou l’ajout de descriptions au niveau du fonds, des séries et des dossiers, selon les besoins,
  • Saisir les données selon les normes acceptées et les procédures du système ;
  • Vérifier l’instrument de recherche qui en résultera pour diffusion sur le Web ;
  • Évaluer les besoins en conservation du matériel ;
  • Préparer le matériel classé et décrit en vue de son rangement dans les réserves.

Qualifications requises pour l’emploi

  • Préférence : baccalauréat en histoire, histoire de l’art ou histoire de l’architecture;
  • Requis : étudiant inscrit à un programme de maîtrise en muséologie ou en archivistique et ayant complété un cours de base en catalogage;
  • Précision et souci du détail;
  • Connaissances des systèmes de gestion des collections (tels que TMS) ou ouvert à l’apprentissage;
  • Bonnes connaissances informatiques dans l’environnement Windows et avec les logiciels de la suite MS Office;
  • Habileté et soin dans la manipulation des objets;
  • Bilinguisme, français et anglais;
  • Intérêts : documentation muséale ou de bibliothèque, recherche.

Critères d’admissibilité

  • Avoir entre 16 et 30 ans au moment de commencer l’emploi, être légalement autorisé à travailler au Canada et avoir la citoyenneté canadienne ou la résidence permanente et ne pas occuper d’autre emploi à temps plein (plus de 30 heures par semaine) durant l’emploi avec Jeunesse Canada au Travail;
  • Être inscrit dans la banque de candidats JCT en ligne.

Veuillez soumettre votre candidature par courriel à l’attention du Service des ressources humaines, Centre Canadien d’Architecture, 1920, rue Baile, Montréal (Québec) H3H 2S6, à l’adresse : rh@cca.qc.ca. Seuls les candidats retenus seront contactés. Veuillez ne pas téléphoner.

Le CCA a une politique d’équité en matière d’emploi.