Invites applications for the position of
The Museum Assistant will report to the Curator and Museum Technician
and will be responsible for rehousing the existing archaeological and
ethnological collection in updated storage containers. This will include
the completion of minor renovations and the acquisition of materials and
supplies. Data entry, artifact photography, and record keeping may also
be required. This position will work closely with the Museum Intern and
provide training to the intern when needed. This position is a temporary,
full-time (35 hours a week) position beginning May 6th, 2019 until
November 1st, 2019 with an hourly wage of $22.00/hour.
- Organize, arrange, and rehouse artifacts using updated inventory
procedures and record keeping protocols. This may include the handling,
cleaning, and basic conservation of objects according to accepted
museum practices and procedures.
- Design and create customized storage containers using conservation-safe
- Print, organize, and distribute all pre-made artifact cards.
- Maintain accurate records of rehousing process.
- Prepare condition reports as needed.
- Scan contextual information and photograph artifacts. Must use proper
lighting and photo editing techniques.
- Assist with training and direction of volunteers and intern.
- Provide progress reports and/or presentations as requested.
- Monitor and maintain a safe work area.
- Minimum of post-secondary degree or diploma in museum studies,
collections management, archaeology, or equivalent work experience.
- One to three years’ experience in collections management and/or
archaeological or ethnological cataloguing. Must be familiar with
handling artifacts and sensitive objects.
- Must be comfortable with public speaking.
- Knowledgeable in the archaeological and cultural history of northwestern
Ontario and the Rainy River region is an asset.
- Detail-oriented and able to accurately record information.
- Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision and function as
part of a team.
- Familiarity with collections management software (knowledge of
Filemaker Pro is an asset).
- Familiarity with photo-editing software (Photoshop or GIMP)
- Strong computer skills including proficiency in data entry and experience
with Microsoft office programs and Apple products.
- Ability to meet the physical demands of the position.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
- Must be able to provide current Criminal Reference Check satisfactory
- Must adhere to the Rainy River First Nations’ Drug Testing Policy.
- Must have valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle or ability to find
alternate means of transportation.
NOTICE: All employees of KNCWN and Rainy River First Nations are subject
to random drug testing.
Please apply in writing by 4:00 PM on April 26th, 2019. Applications must
include a cover letter, current resume, and three (3) employment related
references (two of which must be from a current or recent supervisor) with
permission to contact these references.
PLEASE SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:
Verna DeBungie, Human Resources Officer
Rainy River First Nations
P. O. Box 450
Emo ON, POW lEO
For further information, please contact Verna DeBungie, Human
Resources Officer at (807) 482-2479 ext. 249.
We thank all applicants but only those invited for an interview
will be contacted.
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.