Employment at the Museum
The Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives is seeking a Curatorial Assistant to administer the day-to-day operation of the Museum’s office, gift shop, visitor and educational programs while assisting in collections management, event planning and social media outreach under the guidance of the Manager/Curator. Our ideal candidate is dynamic, innovative and passionate about the role of history in shaping the present; they believe in the power of community collaboration and have a great sense of humour. Examples of Duties:
Performs administrative duties including maintenance of office systems, supplies, equipment and software; handles office correspondence.
Manages gift shop – sales, inventory, consignment, ordering, balancing cash, deposits.
Monitors and maintains the premises including daily and weekly cleaning duties.
Conducts research in identification and interpretation of museum collections; responds to inquiries and research requests from museum visitors; uses Past Perfect software and other museum database resources for research.
Assists in the organization of and implementation of public programs such as research bookings, oral history interviews, workshops and education programs, tours, and special events.
Assists Manager/Curator in all aspects of collections management, including exhibit installation, and maintenance; prepares graphics, labels, and text panels.
Greets the public and works intensively with museum volunteer greeters; supervises volunteers in Curator’s absence.
Conducts social media and website outreach on a variety of platforms.
Acts on behalf of the Museum in the absence of the Manager/Curator.
The successful candidate will have:
Minimum 2 years office administration experience with a high degree of computer literacy (Microsoft Office suite, Photoshop, Weebly, Mailchimp)
Cash handling experience; basic accounting skills an asset
Experience working or volunteering for a museum or related arts/culture organization
Excellent research and writing skills; a passion for Sunshine Coast history
Ability to multi-task while maintaining accuracy under pressure and deadlines
Effective interpersonal and organizational skills
Ability to work co-operatively as part of a dynamic team
Preference given to applicants with training and experience in Museum Studies, Archival Studies or History
Experience delivering exceptional educational programs and community events
Ability to lift 30 lbs
Must be available to work Wednesday to Saturday; 22.5 hours per week (may change to 26 hours-pending)
Salary: $18.00/hour to start, assessed after 3 month probationary period
Application Deadline: Thursday, December 7th, 2018
Starting Date: TBD Please submit resume and covering letter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying “Curatorial Assistant Position” in the subject line, by fax (604-886-8232) or by direct mail addressed to Manager/Curator, Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives, P.O. Box 766, Gibsons, B.C. V0N 1V0.
Thank you for your interest! Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted
Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives
716 Winn Road, P.O. Box 766, Gibsons BC V0N 1V0