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Historical Interpreter - Curatorial & Programming Assistant

Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 31, 2017
Job Description: 


Spring/Summer 2017 Recruitment
Historical Interpreter- Curatorial & Programming Assistant 
WS Museum & CC
(Job # 2017-011-IE)

Department: Leisure and Community Services
Status: Seasonal 
Date Posted: January 31, 2017
Number of Positions: 1
Scheduled Hours/Shifts: Up to 35 hours per week including weekends 
Salary: $14.24 - $16.49 per hour

Applications Due: March 31, 2017

Position Purpose: 
The Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre is accepting applications for a Curatorial & Programming Assistant. This is a 14-week grant supported summer position, starting Tuesday May 16th, 2017. Requires working on weekends (Work week schedule: Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm). This position assists with all aspects of cataloguing and proper storage of artifacts, as well as preparation of necessary gift forms; assisting with the development of new programs and programming strategies; researching and developing new themes for Discovery Baskets in our interactive room; data entry and inventory of a portion of the Museum’s collection; planning & delivery of special events schedule; and research requests. Also greets & tours casual visitors to museum and assists with other administrative/clerical functions. 

Qualifications and Requirements:
• Currently enrolled in a post-secondary education in History, Education, Fine Arts, Graphic Arts or related field
• Must be a full time student aged 16-30 and registered in the YCW candidate inventory accessible on the YCW website as per the Young Canada Works Heritage Organizations program guidelines. Students should be intending to return to full time studies in the fall
• Interested in local history or genealogy, preferably with an understanding of early settlement patterns and 19th-century social history in Ontario
• Strong research, analytical and communication skills with a high level of attention to detail and the ability to work independently on specific tasks
• Computer proficiency with Word; knowledge of FilemakerPro database software is an asset
• Superior customer service and public relations skills 
• Experience working with groups of children is an asset
• Successful Vulnerable Sector Screening is required

How to apply: 
Please forward your resume in confidence by March 31, 2017 at 4:30 p.m., identifying Job # 2017-011-IE in the subject line to

Committed to diversity and a barrier-free environment: Whitchurch-Stouffville is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and as we grow, it’s important that our workforce reflect the citizens we serve. At the Town, we respect, encourage, and celebrate our diversity. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Employer Address: 
Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre
14732 Woodbine Ave
Gormley, ON L0H 1G0
Employer Phone: 
+1 604 555 1212
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