Museum Collections Assistant – Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame

Museum Collections Assistant

By Nolan Kowal, Sport Performance Specialist

At Sport Manitoba we fund and plan sports programs to promote the development of vibrant citizens, athletes and communities in Manitoba. The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame is a program of Sport Manitoba.

 

Museum Collections Assistant (1 position)

24 weeks: September 27 to March 17, 2022. 

$16.25/hour, 30 hours per week

Some weekend work may be required.

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

The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum seeks intern for a 24 week project to work on an exciting project to support the collections management at up to 10 different sport-specific halls of fame, and with one sport club with a collection.  This multi-pronged project will involve assessment, planning and delivery of collections improvements, policy writing and the preparation of planning documents.  This project will provide experience in a wide range of collections management environments allowing the intern to learn best practise and also real world solutions to collections care.

 

The intern will also provide visitor services during the absence of other staff (this component is dependant on Covid-19 restrictions in fall 2021).

 

Physical demands of the job include sitting at a desk for long periods, using a computer/laptop, and 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 and 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

  • 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 boxes and sewing, to assist with collections care
  • 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

 

Personality

  • have an interest in sport heritage
  • be enthusiastic
  • be able to work as a team member and independently
  • 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
  • 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;
  • unemployed or underemployed;
  • a college or university graduate;
  • not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with YCW;

 

Application Process

Resumés (cover letter, resumé and minimum two references) and inquiries should be directed to Andrea Reichert, by August 23, 2021.

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 actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:

  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
  • members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
  • persons with disabilities;
  • persons who identify as women; and
  • persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions