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JOB OPPORTUNITY - STURGIS STATION HOUSE MUSEUM

posted Mar 12, 2019, 9:57 AM by Shawna Johnson   [ updated Mar 12, 2019, 9:59 AM ]

      Job title: Curator/Manager

 

Institution/Organization: Sturgis Station House Museum: The Sturgis Station House Museum provides its visiting public an enjoyable and educational experience through display of artifacts and archival materials that reflect the physical and cultural environment of Sturgis and its surrounding community from early pioneer settlement to the mid-20th century.

 

Location: Sturgis, Saskatchewan

 

Salary: $15.00 per hour

 

The period of employment will commence from May 14th, 2019 and run until Sept. 1st, 2019 .The successful applicant will be expected to work 5 days per week (30 hours) with either Sunday/Monday or Monday/Tuesday off.

 

Deadline for applications 5:00 pm April 30th  2019

 

Submit applications to: Sturgis Station House Museum

                                       P.O. Box 255

                                      Sturgis, Sask.    S0A 4A0

                                      Attention:  curator/manager

Or by email: sturgismuseumsk@sasktel.net

 

Job Description: Key Areas of Responsibility:

 

  • Assume responsibility for Museum’s artifact and archival collections including a working knowledge of all Museum policies and procedures.
  • Accept new items for the Museum collections with the final approval of the Museum’s Acquisitions Committee. Document, research, inventory, accession, catalogue, computerize and digitize images (where possible), and clean and maintain items for their storage or display as necessary.
  • Identify collections strengths and weaknesses, and seek to improve both from an ongoing acquisitions and de-accessioning program.
  • Maintain all paperwork according to current operating Museum standards and procedures (donor and in-house records), and other general correspondence.
  • Create displays, organize and promote collections to expand community interest.
  • To arrange, promote and conduct museum tours, access by appointment as necessary. And assist with events
  • Perform visitor services and other administrative duties as required, including gift shop sales, guest book, seasonal visitor statistics and accounting for monetary donations.
  • Handling research requests from Museum visitors, telephone, Internet and or mail.
  • Attend workshops to increase knowledge of museum procedures
  • Acquire and expand historical knowledge of local areas, and add any pertinent information and their sources, to general history files.
  • Dependant of funding; train and supervise a summer student, and/or volunteers for interior work of the museum.  

·         Prepare and present Annual Curatorial Report for SaskCulture (Museum Grant Program) Grant, including seasonal Statistics, accomplishments, activities and events, etc.

  • Attend a Sturgis Station House Museum board meeting(s) as requested.

·         Winter storage of Museum textiles, photos/negatives/computer/printer & ink to Town Office and any other associated tasks.

·         General cleaning of museum and museum buildings

Skills and Requirements:

 

·         Working knowledge of Museum Policies and Procedures

·         Positive attitude and must be self-motivated

·         Be familiar with “Standard of Saskatchewan Museum’s”

·         Good communication skills and writing ability

·         Experience in creating interesting exhibits an asset.

 

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