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Collections Technician (Canada Summer Jobs)
2019 Summer Student

POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 2 ***Dependent on funding***
SALARY: $14.00/hr. 35-hours per week for 16 weeks
START / END DATES:
Starting on/around May 1, 2019
Ending on/around August 31, 2019
NOTE: This position requires a Wednesday to Sunday work schedule
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Friday, April 26, 2019 at 4:30pm
LOCATION OF EMPLOYER:
Museum of Health Care at Kingston
Ann Baillie Building NHS, 32 George Street, Kingston, ON

INFORMATION
The Museum of Health Care at Kingston is Canada’s premier resource devoted to bringing to life the story of health and health care. As a history of medicine museum, the Museum of Health Care strives to connect visitors with the experiences of people in past times and provide context and perspective on today's health issues. To help Canadians better understand this history, the Museum preserves and promotes the rich material legacy of our medical and health care past.
The Collections Technician will work directly with the extensive collection of historical pharmaceutical objects and archival documents under the direction and supervision of the Collections Manager.
Projects during this work term:

o Catalogue new pharmaceutical donations, revise selected catalogue records, and update database using  InMagic V2015 
o Create digital images in a photo studio set up and edit with Photoshop V6 software 
o Propose items for deaccession: create inventory with visual record of proposed objects for deaccession from Pharma Inventory Project in a report for Curator approval
o Research and write a blog post
o Assist with a review of the collection for at least one pharma category
o Prepare objects for storage according to accepted museological, collections management and conservation standards
o Conduct regular integrated pest management (IPM) inspections
o Keep accurate records through activity logs, donor files, cataloguing & inventory charts
o Conduct collections storage rooms tours with a prepared script on one medical topic per storage room as required
o Assist in the presentation of museum public programming that occurs during the work term
o Must be able to work a Wednesday-Sunday schedule

SUPERVISION
Collections Manager Kathy Karkut will supervise and provide ongoing hands-on instruction in the above projects. The supervisor will meet with the student on a regular basis in order to review project developments and answer questions. Successful applicants will receive training for all collections based projects including proprietary procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS
o Confirmed CSJ eligibility prior to your application: candidates for this position must be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment.
o An enthusiasm for Canadian history, its preservation and promotion
o Experience working in a museum environment especially in collections management, cataloguing and or handling artefacts is an asset
o Academic studies especially in museums studies, Canadian history and / or history of medicine or related disciplines will be considered an asset
o Strong attention to detail and be able to work independently
o Enjoy working with lists of numbers, accuracy, creating order and analyzing results
o Excellent English oral, written and verbal communications skills are essential
o Previous museum experience by yourself and not as a group effort: handling artefacts, taking and editing a minimum of 20 digital images of objects in a photo studio setup and cataloguing will be considered assets
o Digital photography in a photo studio set up, experience using Photoshop V6 will be considered assets
o Basic research skills using various sources, both paper-based and electronic
o Excellent interpersonal skills
o Strong organizational and time management skills, ability to work effectively with multiple tasks and tight deadlines and problem solving
o Must be able to sit for long periods of time at a computer
o Willing and able to complete a 60 minute Skills Analysis Test to catalogue and photograph an object as a major portion of the interview process

Eligible applicants will:
o Meet the requirements of CSJ eligibility and be registered with the organization
o Be able to reside in the Kingston area during the work week for the duration of the contract
o Indicate in a cover letter and resume how s/he meets the above listed qualifications and confirm YCW eligibility
o Able to work weekends for the Wednesday to Sunday work schedule

To apply for this position, please electronically submit your cover letter, résumé and confirmation of eligibility by:

Friday, April 26th, 2019 at 4:30pm to the attention of Kathy Karkut, Collections Manager at [email protected]

Please indicate in your cover letter and email subject heading that you are applying for the Canada Summer Jobs Collections Technician position as we have various positions available.

Send resume attachments in Microsoft Word, Rich Text, or PDF format only please.


Collections Technician (Young Canada Works)
2019 Summer Student

POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 1 ***Dependent on funding***
SALARY: $14.00/hr. 30-hours per week for 15 weeks
START / END DATES:
Starting on/around May 6, 2019
Ending on/around August 16, 2019
NOTE: This position requires a Wednesday to Sunday work schedule
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Friday, April 26, 2019 at 4:30pm
LOCATION OF EMPLOYER:
Museum of Health Care at Kingston
Ann Baillie Building NHS, 32 George Street, Kingston, ON

INFORMATION
The Museum of Health Care at Kingston is Canada’s premier resource devoted to bringing to life the story of health and health care. As a history of medicine museum, the Museum of Health Care strives to connect visitors with the experiences of people in past times and provide context and perspective on today's health issues. To help Canadians better understand this history, the Museum preserves and promotes the rich material legacy of our medical and health care past.
The Collections Technician will work directly with the extensive collection of historical pharmaceutical objects and archival documents under the direction and supervision of the Collections Manager.
Projects during this work term:

o Catalogue new pharmaceutical donations, revise selected catalogue records, and update database using  InMagic V2015
o Create digital images in a photo studio set up and edit with Photoshop V6 software
o Propose items for deaccession: create inventory with visual record of proposed objects for deaccession from Pharma Inventory Project in a report for Curator approval
o Research and write a blog post
o Assist with a review of the collection for at least one pharma category
o Prepare objects for storage according to accepted museological, collections management and conservation standards
o Conduct regular integrated pest management (IPM) inspections
o Keep accurate records through activity logs, donor files, cataloguing & inventory charts
o Conduct collections storage rooms tours with a prepared script on one medical topic per storage room as required
o Assist in the presentation of museum public programming that occurs during the work term
o Must be able to work a Wednesday-Sunday schedule

SUPERVISION
Collections Manager Kathy Karkut will supervise and provide ongoing hands-on instruction in the above projects. The supervisor will meet with the student on a regular basis in order to review project developments and answer questions. Successful applicants will receive training for all collections based projects including proprietary procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS
o Confirmed Young Canada Works eligibility prior to your application: candidates for this position must be 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 YCW work assignment; and
intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW work assignment.
o An enthusiasm for Canadian history, its preservation and promotion
o Experience working in a museum environment especially in collections management, cataloguing and or handling artefacts is an asset
o Academic studies especially in museums studies, Canadian history and / or history of medicine or related disciplines will be considered an asset
o Strong attention to detail and be able to work independently
o Enjoy working with lists of numbers, accuracy, creating order and analyzing results
o Excellent English oral, written and verbal communications skills are essential
o Previous museum experience by yourself and not as a group effort: handling artefacts, taking and editing a minimum of 20 digital images of objects in a photo studio setup and cataloguing will be considered assets
o Digital photography in a photo studio set up, experience using Photoshop V6 will be considered assets
o Basic research skills using various sources, both paper-based and electronic
o Excellent interpersonal skills
o Strong organizational and time management skills, ability to work effectively with multiple tasks and tight deadlines and problem solving
o Must be able to sit for long periods of time at a computer
o Willing and able to complete a 60 minute Skills Analysis Test to catalogue and photograph an object as a major portion of the interview process

Eligible applicants will:
o Meet the requirements of Young Canada Works eligibility and be registered with the organization
o Be able to reside in the Kingston area during the work week for the duration of the contract
o Indicate in a cover letter and resume how s/he meets the above listed qualifications and confirm YCW eligibility
o Able to work weekends for the Wednesday to Sunday work schedule

To apply for this position, please electronically submit your cover letter, résumé and confirmation of eligibility by:

Friday, April 26th, 2019 at 4:30pm to the attention of Kathy Karkut, Collections Manager at [email protected]

Please indicate in your cover letter and email subject heading that you are applying for the Canada Summer Jobs Collections Technician position as we have various positions available.

Send resume attachments in Microsoft Word, Rich Text, or PDF format only please.


Alternative Practicum: Teacher candidates can gain museum education experience. Learn more here.

Museum Studies Internships and Field Placements: Applications are welcome throughout the year. Learn more here.

Volunteering: We are seeking volunteers for a variety of roles. Learn more about volunteering here.

Work Study Program: We recruit students each fall through Queen's University's Work Study Program. Learn more about the program here.