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Museum/Archives Technician - Summer 2015

The Friends of Algonquin Park logoThe Friends of Algonquin Park is seeking a qualified student to work as a Museum/Archives Technician in Algonquin Park from June 8 to September 7, 2015.

Duties

  • Providing information on Park operations and facilities, and cultural and natural history at the Algonquin Park Visitor Centre Museum/Bookstore/Information Desk and the Algonquin Logging Museum/Bookstore/Information Desk
  • Processing bookstore sales and subsequent stocking preparations
  • Balancing sales remits and cash floats at end of each shift
  • Opening and closing of the interpretive facilities and maintaining exhibits and theatre operation daily
  • Assist with sorting and organizing artifacts for the archive collections
  • Assist with scanning photographs and documents to add to the digital collection
  • Assist with data entry of collections records
  • Assist with Algonquin’s interpretive events as required

Qualifications

  • The candidate must be a student of Museum Studies, Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management or other related field, i.e. History, Anthropology, Archaeology, etc.
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Experience in customer service and retail operations
  • Knowledge of Ontario’s natural and cultural history
  • Knowledge of Algonquin Provincial Park
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills
  • An appreciation for the outdoors
  • Valid MTO Driver’s License
  • Personal transportation vehicle to get to and from the workplace
  • Valid First Aid/CPR Certificate

Eligibility Requirements

The applicant must:

  • Be a Canadian Citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
  • Be finished the school term at the start of employment
  • Have been a full-time student in the semester preceding the job and intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the job
  • The candidate must be a student of Museum Studies, Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management or other related field, i.e. History, Anthropology, Archaeology, etc.
  • Be willing to commit to the full duration (12 weeks) of the work assignment

Remuneration

  • Employment is for 12 weeks during the period June 8 to September 7, 2015.
  • The rate of pay is $11.00/hour based on 40 hours/week, working week days, weekends, and statutory holidays as per schedule.
  • Staff house accommodations may be available to the qualified candidate.

How to Apply

A detailed resume outlining knowledge, skills, experience, and references should be emailed, mailed, faxed, or dropped off to:

Lee Pauze
The Friends of Algonquin Park
Algonquin Visitor Centre (at km 43)
Box 248, Whitney, ON, Canada K0J 2M0
Phone: (613) 637-2828
Fax: (613) 637-2138
Email: generalmanager@algonquinpark.on.ca

The Friends of Algonquin Park supports Job Equity. We are an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be held at the Algonquin Park Visitor Centre.

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