Curator

Job Posting: Curator at Heritage Park Museum

One-year Maternity Leave Position

Job Description: Heritage Park Museum’s Curator is responsible for collections and operations at Terrace’s community museum and heritage site. This includes cataloguing, preserving, and digitising artifacts and archival materials. S/he is also responsible for educational and public programming, and for implementing the museum’s strategic plan. This includes marketing the museum within the community and tracking and analysing visitation. S/he supervises summer students, maintenance staff, archives staff, and volunteers, and plans for and coordinates capital projects. The Curator oversees ongoing archival projects, including an oral history project, a photograph digitisation project, and our digital database. The Curator organises Canada Day Celebrations, Riverboat Days events, Museum Workshops, lectures and workshops, Biweekly Seniors’ Teas, and all other bookings and events. Finally, s/he applies for grants and coordinates fundraising efforts.

Work Term: The job posting is thirteen months, beginning in late June 2017 and ending August 2018.

Ideal Candidate: We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about museums and archives. Our ideal candidate has a university degree in archival studies, museum studies, history, or a related field. S/he will have experience in museums, archives, event planning, digitisation, educational programming, and/or project management.

Training and Orientation: The candidate selected for the position will have a month-long job shadowing period in which s/he will become familiarised with the museum’s policies, strategic plan, collections, operations, and administration. The outgoing Curator will mentor him or her in hands-on event planning, collections management, and programming. As much as possible will be organised in advance of the position, though the Curator will have flexibility to implement programs or initiatives which s/he is passionate about. Throughout his or her employment, the Board of Directors will support the Curator by serving as resources on museum programs, operations, events, and collections. Our part-time and seasonal staff will also be able to assist with operational questions.

Terms of Employment: The Curator will be employed by the Terrace and District Museum Society. His or her supervisor will be the President of the Board of Directors of the society. The Curator will report monthly on museum operations to the Board of Directors. The Curator will bring all expense claims, bills, financial documents, and payroll materials to our bookkeeper on a regular basis.

Reimbursement: The position is full time at 37.5 hours per week. The Curator will be paid an annual salary in a range starting at $45,000, plus 4% vacation pay and the reimbursement of MSP premiums.

Deadline: Please send a resume and cover letter to curator@heritageparkmuseum.com by 10 April 2017.