Internship at Stratford Perth Museum

The Stratford Perth Museum, in partnership with the Young Canada Works - Building Careers in Heritage program, is seeking an energetic graduated student interested in a career in heritage and culture for a six-month work term.

There is one grant supported contract position which would start Oct. 1 and conclude March 31, 2020. The hourly rate is $16 with a 35 hour work week.

Please check the Young Canada Works website for full details regarding eligibility but this grant is open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents under the age of 30 at the start of the work term. To be eligible you must have graduated within the last 24 months and are unemployed or underemployed.

For complete details about eligibility for a Young Canada Works Building Careers in Heritage internship, follow this link: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/young-canada-works/employers/employer-guide.html#Section1_Obligations_Candidates

A candidate who has graduated with a degree or diploma in the museum, heritage, history or culture fields is preferred.

The successful applicant will be part of a specific project at the Stratford Perth Museum that has two main objections.

1) to review and consolidate the museum’s collection through a spot inventory and deaccessioning plan, and

2) to update collection database records in preparation for eventual online access of the museum’s artefact collection, providing better public access to our collections and their related histories.

For the intern, the objectives of the projects will provide in-depth, hands-on experience in important everyday activities that are part of typical museum functioning, as well as experience in occasional but critical analysis of policies and processes that must be carried out periodically to ensure adherence to museum standards. The opportunity to be involved in these special projects (inventory and deaccessioning), will certainly enhance the intern’s skill set. In addition, the intern will gain confidence, expertise and skills as they assist with other museum activities such as exhibition development and visitor services.

The Stratford Perth Museum is a very busy community museum that works closely with the Stratford Festival, Perth County Tourism, Tourism Stratford and is also home to the Justin Bieber exhibit. Stratford is located in southwestern Ontario 90 minutes from Toronto and less than an hour from Cambridge, Kitchener-Waterloo and London and the museum is located 300 metres outside the city limits. The museum is not accessible by public transit.

To apply, please send your resume to the museum’s general manager - johnkastner@stratfordperthmuseum.ca

The Stratford Perth Museum is an equal opportunity employer and accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. We ask that applicants make their needs known in advance.