|Job Title||Summer Collections Assistant (2 positions are available)|
|Reports To||Manager of Collections and Exhibits|
|Work Setting||Monday to Friday – 35 hours per week
16 Week position from May 13, 2019 to August 30, 2019
|Remuneration||$15.40 per hour
(Please note this position is subject to funding approval)
This is a unionized position – CUPE 410, pay grade 1
The AGGV Summer Collections Assistant will be an important part of a multidisciplinary team led by the Manager of Collections and Exhibits and including the Registration Assistant and the Preparator/Technician. This position will work with AGGV Collections staff on a major collections project in preparation for building demolition and construction. This project is to assist the Gallery with the inventory of the collection and the packing and moving of the entire collection (20,000 objects of art & artifacts) to enable the scheduled building renovations and construction to occur without delay.
Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will:
- Participate in training in object handling, AGGV systems and databases and museum standards for object and art care and handling;
- Be briefed by the Manager of Collections and Exhibits on the project, which consists of inventorying the collection, amending location records, handling objects and works of art, designing and constructing artifact and object support systems, moving and managing the packaging and movement of collection objects and updating both digital and manual records and databases to ensure the accurate and safe handling of all collection objects;
- Participate in orientation to the AGGV staff, facility, and safe workshop practice;
- Participate in training and orientation for the AGGV collections software – The Museum System (TMS);
- Participate in training relating to the AGGV’s current electronic and paper records associated with collections-related data;
- Participate in the inventory, packing and movement of the entire collection of art and artifacts;
- Assist with the AGGV’s major annual outreach event – TD Art Gallery Paint In;
- Participate in cross-institutional projects as appropriate and as assigned by their supervisor.
- Must be eligible for funding under the terms of the Young Canada Works Program and be registered under this program.
- Will be actively engaged in a field of study relevant to the visual arts, museum studies or history/social studies.
- Will have a combination of experience or training relevant to museum/gallery collections work and preferably have experience working with fragile and valuable objects.
- Will have a combination of experience or training relevant to database work and have strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, Excel and other relevant software.
- Will have experience working both independently and as part of a professional team.
- Will be able to handle the physical requirements of the job, for example be able to lift 50lbs, climb ladders, safely use workshop equipment etc.
- Will have excellent oral and written English skills.
- Will have the ability to problem solve and clearly articulate issues and solutions to other members of the team.