Museum Assistant (Former Internal Job #K35-42-2013)

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Job Title: 
Museum Assistant (Former Internal Job #K35-42-2013)
Job Number:  J0213-0956
Job Code:  09B251
Job Category: 
Culture
Department: 
Cultural Services
Bargaining Unit:  CUPE
Job Type:  Temporary Part Time
Employment Type:  Replacement
Number of Positions:  0
Length of Time:  Up to 8 months
Hours of Work:  0 to 24 hrs/wk
Salary:  $21.39 - $26.33/Hour
Date Posted:  February 27, 2013
Closing Date:  March 11, 2013

Opening Statement

History and innovation thrive in Kingston, located at the head of the St. Lawrence River and the junction of the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage site). Kingston is a dynamic city with a sound and diversified economic base - consisting of prestigious public institutions, government bodies, leading healthcare and education facilities, significant tourism and entertainment activity, and a large private sector. Kingston offers quality of life of a smaller community with the amenities of a major centre.

Position Summary

Assist with the daily operations of the two City owned museums;

Provide excellent customer service, including greeting the public, site orientation and cash sales;

Facilitate public tours and support program delivery and special events;

Deliver educational programs to school, university, adult, and senior groups as needed;

Support the Curator through research and exhibit development;

Support volunteers and other seasonal staff in tandem with the site Curator, including recruitment training, scheduling and monitoring;

Respond to public enquiries as needed, promotion and communication of the site and programs to targeted groups and members of the public;

Perform routine tasks related to office administration and cash handling;

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Competencies

Diploma or Degree in Museum Management, Museum Studies or a related field such as History or Public History;

Technical knowledge of museological practices, including research, exhibit design, programming and event coordination;

Knowledge of subject areas relevant to the two City-owned museums (MacLachlin Woodworking Museum and/or Pump House Steam Museum);

Must demonstrate the corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Oriented, Integrity and Teamwork.

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills;

Well developed oral and written communication skills;

Willingness to work in a dynamic, team oriented environment;

Ability to adapt to change, solve problems and be self-directed when needed;

Attention to detail and mental/visual alertness;

Comfortable using hand tools and other materials associated with site interpretation and program delivery;

Occasional contact with heat, cold, humidity and outdoors;

French or other languages considered an asset;

Must obtain and maintain a satisfactory CPIC (Criminal Record Check) at candidates own expense.

Closing Statement

Your resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. We thank all of those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is an equal opportunity employer. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


Personal information, as defined by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), including (but not limited to) the applicant’s name, contact information, resume and other documents submitted, etc., is collected and will be used in accordance with MFIPPA and all other relevant privacy legislation. The personal information submitted by applicants is collected through a website hosted by Njoyn on behalf of the Corporation of the City of Kingston (the “City”) and will be used by City staff to maintain a inventory of potential candidates and for use in considering applicants for an identified employment opportunity. Questions regarding the collection, used, disclosure, and disposal of the personal information collected shall be directed to: candidate.njoynhelp@cgi.com

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