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The Frontenac County Schools Museum is a unique place where Ontario history is both preserved and brought to life. Located in historic Barriefield Village (Kingston), within the Museum’s collections are documents and artifacts from a time when many children in Ontario learned to read and write in one-room schools. Today, tours, special events and programs (both in-person and online) give visitors a chance to experience Ontario’s educational legacy.

 

We are currently seeking a Museum Assistant and a Collections Assistant.

As an equal opportunity employer, we strongly encourage women, Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities to apply for employment.

Please submit your resume and cover letter by Friday, March 8, 2024 at 5:00 PM as a pdf. or Word doc. as a single document to Mathew Thivierge at curator@fcsmuseum.com.

Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

These positions are subject to the availability of funding from the Young Canada Works or Canada Summer Jobs grant programs. 

Collections Assistant

Pay: $16.55/hour
Hours: 35 hours/week
Duration of Employment: 14 May 2024 – 31 August 2024
Application Deadline: Friday 8 March 2024 (5:00 p.m.)

(click here to access a pdf of this posting.)

The Schools Museum is seeking a Collections Assistant to aid the museum in its ongoing collections inventory project. The Collections Assistant will:

  • Evaluate, photograph and catalogue objects in the Museum’s collection
  • Maintain comprehensive and accurate collection records
  • Upload object descriptions and photographs into the Museum’s database, Past Perfect
  • Assist the Curator with re-housing objects as necessary (labeling storage containers, wrapping objects in acid-free tissue)
  • Assist with exhibit development and preparation
  • Greet members of the general public on occasion
  • Open and close the museum
  • Offer program planning and event support as needed
  • Perform other duties as required (general housekeeping or administrative tasks))

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Must be eligible for funding under the terms of the Canada Summer Jobs and Young Canada Works (a current student returning to full-time studies in the Fall)
  • Excellent writing skills with extreme attention to detail
  • Intermediate proficiency in the use of personal computers, Windows based software applications.
  • Ability to deal courteously and professionally with staff, volunteers, and members of the public.
  • Ability to be self-directed and work independently.
  • Ability to speak another language, particularly French, considered a strong asset
  • Must be available to work weekends (Saturdays)
  • Previous experience working or volunteering in a museum considered an asset, but not necessary).

    Museum Assistant

    Pay: $16.55/hour
    Hours: 35 hours/week
    Duration of Employment: 14 May 2024 – 31 August 2024
    Application Deadline: Friday 8 March 2024 (5:00 p.m.)

    (click here to access a pdf of this posting.)

    The Schools Museum is seeking a Museum Assistant to provide front line costumed interpretation, programming assistance, and marketing support throughout the summer. The Museum Assistant will:

    • Open and close the Museum
    • Provide interpretation of the one-room school and 19th Century rural life to the general public
    • Assist the Museum Manager & Curator with the development of programs and activities (online or in-person) for visitors, utilizing the Museum’s collection as a resource
    • Develop and facilitate drop-in activities and games for visitors, and/or for outreach events
    • Design graphics and artwork for social media posts, in-house activities, and print media for the Museum (posters, brochures, etc.)
    • Work with the Museum Manager & Curator, Collections Assistant and Museum volunteers to develop short videos for YouTube
    • Assist staff and volunteers with program development
    • Assist in occasional outreach events
    • Perform other duties as required (Assisting the Museum Manager & Curator and Collections Assistant with artifact moves, general housekeeping, administrative tasks etc.)

    The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

    • Must be eligible for funding under the terms of the Canada Summer Jobs and Young Canada Works (full-time student returning to studies in the Fall)
    • Demonstrates an interest in local history and museums
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills with extreme attention to detail
    • Strong oral presentation skills
    • Experience working in a front-line customer service role
    • Experience and interest in developing content for social media (experience using Canva or other design programs an asset)
    • Ability to deal courteously and professionally with staff, volunteers, and members of the public.
    • Ability to be self-directed and work independently
    • Must be available to work weekends (Saturdays)
    • Basic computer skills: email, Microsoft Office, design experience (Adobe, Canva) is considered an asset
    • Ability to speak French considered a strong asset
    • Experience and interest in using social media (Instagram and Facebook, YouTube) is an asset
    • Previous experience making videos/working with video editing software an asset, but not required