Assistant Exhibit Curator

Assistant Exhibit Curator

By Evan Midford, Website & Social Media Coordinator

21 weeks: Approximately Oct. 24, 2022 to Mar. 25, 2023

$17/hour, 35 hours per week (720 hours total)

All work will take place at the Manitoba Sport Hall of Fame & Museum, 145 Pacific Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum seeks an intern for an exciting 24-week project: curate a feature exhibit in the museum gallery with content sourced from ten sport specific halls of fame in Manitoba.

This project will provide experience in a wide range of exhibit techniques and the opportunity to play a lead role in the development of a museum exhibit, allowing the intern to learn best practise and real-world solutions to exhibit development.

The project also includes the development of social media posts, blog posts, and videos to support the project.

The intern will also provide visitor services during the absence of other staff. This component is dependent on Covid-19 restrictions during the time of employment.

Physical demands of the job include sitting at a desk for long periods, using a computer/laptop, and using a digital camera. The intern must be able to move collections items safely from storage shelving to workspaces, including lifting items up to 20 lbs.  Access to collections may include using a ladder.

A driver’s license is strongly preferred as some travel will be required (all travel expenses will be paid by the Hall of Fame).

The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is a leader in sport heritage in Manitoba. With a collection of 22,000+ collections items it documents, preserves, presents, and showcases Manitoba’s sport history. The Intern will work under the direct supervision of the Hall of Fame Curator, Andrea Reichert.

 

Education
  • Be a post-secondary graduate in Museum Studies, History, Fine Art, Archival Studies, or a related field

 

Desired Skills
  • Previous exhibit experience an asset
  • Experience with creating digital content, including the use of a DSLR camera is an asset
  • Have excellent computer skills
  • Have good interpersonal skills for liaising with all individuals involved with the project
  • Previous collections experience including databases, storage and organization
  • Have good spatial and organization skills
  • Hand skills for making exhibit mounts
  • Have strong research skills
  • Have excellent attention to detail
  • Have excellent organizational and verbal/written communication skills
  • Although not required for the position, the ability to communicate in French would be an asset, as per Sport Manitoba standard to offer services in both official languages.
  • Avalid Manitoba Driver’s License

 

Personality
  • Have an interest in sport heritage
  • Be enthusiastic
  • Be able to work as a team member and independantly
  • Comfortable working with a wide variety of individuals and in different venues
  • Be creative and able to think originally

 

Young Canada Works Employment Requirements
  • Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
  • Registered in the YCW online candidate inventory (www.young-canada-works.canada.ca);
  • Willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
  • Not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the Young Canada Works (YCW) work assignment;
  • Is an unemployed or underemployed college or university graduate, that is, not employed full-time;
  • A recent graduate who has graduated from college or university within the last 24 months at the start of employment;
  • Not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with YCW;
  • Have not previously participated in or been paid under this or any other Career Focus internship program funded under the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy.

 

Application Process

Cover letter, resumé, and minimum two references, as well as all other inquiries, should be directed to Andrea Reichert, by Sept. 27, 2022.

 

Contact info:
(204) 925-5935
andrea.reichert@sportmanitoba.ca
145 Pacific Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2Z6

 

The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum recognizes the importance of equity and diversity in the workplace. We encourage applicants to voluntarily self-declare in their cover letter, resumé, or application if they are members of the Government of Canada job equity groups, such as women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, or Indigenous, Métis, or Inuit peoples.