Curatorial and Collections Intern

Reporting to the Curator, the successful applicant will assist in outreach tasks for the Collecting the Community Project, including staffing an information booth, creating digital blogs and social media posts. The successful applicant will also use PastPerfect Museum Software to inventory and catalogue a collection of approximately 200 china and porcelain artifacts. The Collections Intern will also assist the Curator with the installation of a temporary exhibit.

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What we can offer YOU!

  • A competitive hourly wage of $20.55
  • Eligible to enroll in OMERS pension plan
  • Access to Perkopolis; discount, reward and benefits program
  • Access to an Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Unlimited access to live and interactive webinars offered by the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI)
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment.

What you’ll do

  • Engaging with the public at outreach events to connect with community members and share information on our Collecting the Community Project, which aims to increase the diversity of the museum’s collection and histories.
  • Install/deinstall exhibitions
  • Inventory and catalogue collection of porcelain artefacts
  • Use Past Perfect Software
  • Create social media collateral to share stories and research uncovered through work at the museum
  • Condition report objects
  • Photograph objects
  • Other duties as assigned

What you’ll bring

  • The preferred candidate for this position is a post-secondary graduate (last 24 months) with a degree or diploma in History, Museum Studies, Archival Studies (or a similar/related area of study). The ideal candidate intends to work in the museum or archives field; not-for-profit sector, or government
  • The preferred candidate will have good organizational, time management, verbal and written communication skills with an ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, problem solve, and handle multiple duties and interruptions effectively
  • Must be able to lift and move artifacts, up to 20 lbs.
  • Ability to self-motivate, problem-solve and work collaboratively
  • A friendly, courteous personality, who is comfortable speaking to members of the public and representing the Museum of Dufferin off site
  • A combination of lived and learned experiences is valued in this position
  • A valid “G” or “G2” driver’s license with access to a reliable vehicle, as there is no public transportation or ride-sharing available to this job site


Please Note: This position is subject to the receipt of a Young Canada Works (YCW) grant. YCW applicants must be under 30 years of age, Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents, and a recent post-secondary graduate (last 24 months).

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