Collections Management Assistant

Young Canada Works Employment Grant

By Evan Midford, Website & Social Media Coordinator

Collections Management Assistant (1 position)

16 weeks: mid-June to early October 2023

$16.50/hour, 35 hours per week


The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is a leader in sport heritage in Manitoba. With a collection of 22,000+ items, the Hall of Fame documents, preserves, presents, and showcases Manitoba’s sport history.

The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is seeking an enthusiastic and creative summer student for a sixteen (16) week project to work on various collections upgrades. Specifically, the applicant will make improvements to a variety of storage types, conduct spot check inventories, catalogue objects, and assist with other collections tasks. The Collections Management Assistant will work under the direct supervision of the Hall of Fame Curator.

In order to be considered for this position, the student must meet the following Young Canada Works (YCW) criteria:

  • 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 (
  • Willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment.
  • Will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the Young Canada Works (YCW) work assignment.
  • Registered as a full-time* student in the semester preceding the YCW job (*as defined by their educational institution).
  • Intend to return to full-time studies* in the semester immediately following the YCW summer job.


  • Post-secondary students in Museum Studies, History, Fine Art, or Archival Studies, preferably in 3rd year or above. Consideration will be given to applicants from other fields or with comparable skills.
  • Interest in sport heritage.
  • Excellent computer skills, specifically database use.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as a team member and independently.
  • Good hand skills for sewing, making mounts, and artifact handling is an asset.
  • Experience with DSLR camera and scanners an asset
  • Excellent organizational and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Bilingual (French/English) is an asset.


Work Environment
  • Some weekend work will be required.
  • Work that occurs after the return to school in early September can be worked part time, and accomodating the student’s school schedule.
  • All work will take place at the Manitoba Sport Hall of Fame & Museum, 145 Pacific Ave., Winnipeg, MB.
  • The student will also provide visitor services during the absence of other staff.
  • Physical demands of the job include sitting at a desk for long periods, using a computer/laptop, and using a digital camera. The student will be regularly accessing items in storage and moving artifacts in the facility. The student 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.


Application Process

Applications (cover letter, resumé, and minimum two references) and inquiries should be directed to Andrea Reichert, by May 29, 2023.

Phone: (204) 925-5935



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.