The Stratford Perth Museum, through the Young Canada Works – Building Careers in Heritage program, has an opportunity for a six-month paid internship beginning in October. We are a small but vibrant community museum that includes our very popular Justin Bieber exhibit and this year, a travelling exhibit from The Anne Frank House as well as the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre. In addition, the museum has a close working relationship with the Stratford Festival Archives.

The majority of your internship will include a specific project and we take great pride in the quality of the intern experience here and the success of our interns finding good full-time careers in the heritage sector. Working directly with the Manager of Collections & Exhibits, the intern will focus on three sections of the museum’s Collection – Textiles, Furniture and Documents – reviewing, reorganizing and rehousing artefacts to better preserve them; and updating and refining the Collection’s PastPerfect database records and images in preparation for eventual online access of the museum’s collection. In addition, the intern will have the opportunity to become familiar with the other aspects of museum operations, and will occasionally be called upon to assist with exhibit preparation or installation, visitor reception or acting as a docent or program assistant.

Stratford is in southwestern Ontario, about 40 minutes from Kitchener and London.

Please send your resume to General Manager via email – no later than August 30.

Prior to sending your resume, check the Young Canada Works website under Building Careers in Heritage to ensure eligibility.

An individual may be eligible for an internship if they:

• are a 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);

• are legally entitled to work in Canada;

• are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;

• are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;

• will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with the program;

• are unemployed or underemployed;

• are a college or university graduate; and

• are not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program.

Note: Priority will be given to graduates that have not previously participated in YCW internship programs.

The Stratford Perth Museum is an equal opportunity organization and all applicants that are eligible under the Young Canada Works criteria will be given consideration.