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CANADIAN BASEBALL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM

Job Description: Curatorial Assistant

Scope:  The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is adding a contract Curatorial Assistant position to the team through a Youth Canada Works grant. This position is responsible for assisting the Curator in all aspects of our collection. The Curatorial Assistant will work with the Curator to catalogue and perform research on collection objects and archives, and rehouse objects in the collection. They will also assist with updating existing museum records by adding images and reviewing accuracy, translating entries to French, and digitizing archival materials. The right player will have relevant museum experience, computer proficiency, exceptional organizational and communication skills and a passion for community service.

Reporting to:  Curator

Responsibilities:

  • Work on specified projects, under supervision, such as care of collections, historic research, and digitization
  • Archives
  • Assist in digitization project of archival records, photographs and videos
  • Inventory existing un-catalogued archival material
  • Accession, arrange, and describe archival collections under supervision of Curator
  • Assist with requests from external researchers
  • Collections
    • Catalogue and process artifacts using spreadsheets and the museum database
    • Assist with photography of museum artifacts and editing of images
    • Rehouse artifacts in collections storage
    • Perform research and update relevant information to the database entries
    • Monitor museum environmental condition
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications:

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, and organizational skills
  • Computer proficiency, including with spreadsheets, databases, and word processing
  • Knowledge of Past Perfect, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop or other image editing software, digital cameras, and scanners
  • Knowledge of archival principles, practices, and Rules for Archival Description (RAD) is an asset
  • Previous experience in a museum or archives setting preferred

Education: Post-secondary education with an emphasis on museum studies, archives, or another related field

 Terms of Employment:

  • The selected applicant must be able to meet the specific YCW grant requirements:
  • must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • have been a full-time high school, college, CEGEP or university student (as defined by their educational institution) in the semester preceding the work assignment; and intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW work assignment
  • The position is for a maximum of 560 hours with an average of 40 hours per week. All hours must be completed prior to March 31, 2022
  • Flexible schedule

Rate of Pay:  $15.75/hour

Start date: mid-January 2022

Contract length: Until end of March 2022

Contract hours: 40 hours per week

Cover letters and resumes are due by Friday, December 10th, 2021

Please email to baseball@baseballhalloffame.ca or drop off at 386 Church St. S. in St. Marys

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Several volunteer positions are always available at the Hall of Fame, such as:

  • Tour guides
  • BBQ’ers
  • Office support
  • Site support

If you are interested in either opportunity please call 519-284-1838 or email baseball@baseballhalloffame.ca

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