Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Internship Posting: Collections Researcher

Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Job Opportunity
Canadian Heritage Young Canada Works Internship

Application Deadline: September 30, 2009

Job title: Collections Researcher
Duration: 16 weeks (Full-time, Mon-Fri)
YCW intern start date: October 5, 2009
YCW intern finish date: January 22, 2010

Salary $11.00 hourly (35 Hours per week)
Location: In and around St. John's area with some travel
Language of work: English

The Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (MANL) is accepting
applicants for the position of Collections Researcher.
The Collections Researcher position will include the following duties under
the direction of the Collections Management Project Coordinator:

.Photograph museum artifacts and compile and digitally format catalogue
records for selected artifacts from museum collections
.Perform onsite visits to project participants
.Liaise with museums staff and volunteers participating in the project
.Liaise with office staff and representatives of the Canadian Heritage
Information Network (CHIN) on project activities
.Other related duties as required
.Applicants must be registered on the CHIN YCW website


The successful candidate should meet the following requirements:

.Strong background in Museum Studies and/or History. The required knowledge
and skills would normally have been acquired through a Bachelor of Arts
.Extensive computer skills and experience in database entry and/or
spreadsheet software
.Experience with digital photography and cameras as well as related digital
imaging software
.Strong research, writing, editing and oral communication skills
.Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment
.Strong organizational and time management skills
.Experience working with museum collections or cataloguing an asset
.Valid driver's license and access to a vehicle is required
.Travel to the Burin Peninsula and extended work in the region is required
.Access to a computer is required
.Have graduated from a college or university within the last 24 months
.Be between 16-30 years of age at the start of the employment (as per Young
Canada Works guidelines)
.Be legally entitled to work in Canada and be a Canadian Citizen, permanent
resident or have been granted refugee status in Canada
.Have a registered account on the Young Canada Works website

Three reference contacts are required, and should accompany resume

Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the Young Canada Works
website to determine further eligibility criteria

Send Resume to:

Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador
TD Place
140 Water Street, Suite 904
P.O. Box 5785
St.John's NL
A1C 5X3
Fax. 709-722-9035
Email: manl@nf.aibn.com

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