City of Kingston
Published
2021-01-12
Durée/Duration
Contract / Contrat
Comment Postuler/How to Apply
Le site d'internet d'entreprise/Company Website
Annoncé jusqu'au/Advertised until
12/02/2021
Ville/City
Kingston

Description

Opening Statement
Kingston’s vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston’s high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.
Position Summary
The City of Kingston is currently undergoing a major collections review which includes a complete inventory and re-cataloguing of the civic collection. The civic collection consists of City-held artifacts, artwork, the collections of The MacLachlan Woodworking Museum, the Pump House Steam Museum (PumpHouse), and the collection associated with the City of Kingston’s City Hall National Historic Site. The Collection Assistant(s) will work closely with the Civic Collection Technician to complete an inventory of the entire civic collection, (re)catalogue and photograph artifacts and update the collections management database with current information. The Collection Assistant(s) will also help with the environmental and pest monitoring at City Hall National Historic Site as well as the two municipal museums. Hours for the position are Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Duties

Inventory and catalogue artifacts held in the City’s civic collection using the Proficio database

Photograph artifacts following proper museum standards

Provide general office support, including data entry

Handle, move, transport artifacts, artwork and memorabilia held in the City’s civic collection

Inventory, condition report and photograph the City’s public art collection, a collection that consists of a range of artifacts and artworks located in public parks and outdoor spaces throughout Kingston

Complete yearly assessments and condition reports of the Mayoral portraits located at City Hall

Responsible for the storage and inventorying of artifacts

Assist with minor preventative conservation as directed by the Civic Collection Technician

Research the history and background of artifacts

Answer inquiries and communicate with visitors and members of the public when completing tasks at City Hall and the various sites

Complete environmental monitoring using HOBO dataloggers and HOBO Presoftware

Rotate and analyze pest management traps located at the various sites

Collaborate effectively as part of a large team within the Cultural Services department

Support City Hall Tours as required

Other duties as assigned
Qualifications, Competencies
MUST BE ENROLLED IN AND RETURNING TO POST SECONDARY STUDIES IN FALL OF 2021

Ideal candidates will be enrolled in museum studies, archival / library science, history, art history, archaeology or other related field

Background or experience in one or more of the following areas: museology, archival science, history, public administration, library science, and/or record and information management

Experience in a museum, gallery or heritage site is an asset

Experience using collections management database software an asset

Must meet eligibility requirements for Young Canada Works summer employment program such as being a permanent resident or citizen of Canada and between the ages of 16 to 30 years old; please read the requirements in full detail prior to applying to ensure you qualify: visit www.pch.gc.ca

Valid class “G” level Ontario driver’s license and access to transportation is a significant asset

Must demonstrate Corporation of the City of Kingston core competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork

Skills, Abilities, Competencies and Work Requirements

Strong attention to detail

Appreciation for the care, treatment and preservation of artifacts

Proficient with the use of detailed digital photography

Intermediate skills in MS Office

Ability to complete tasks with minimum supervision

Proven customer service skills

A satisfactory Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector, will be required at the expense of successful candidates
Skills, Abilities, Work Demands
Strong attention to detail

Appreciation for the care, treatment and preservation of artifacts

Proficient with the use of detailed digital photography

Intermediate skills in MS Office

Ability to complete tasks with minimum supervision

Proven customer service skills

A satisfactory Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector, will be required at the expense of successful candidates
Closing Statement
Please apply to Career Opportunities at: www.cityofkingston.ca/Careers Your resumé must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. Please upload to your profile, any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position you are applying to. We thank all of those who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce reflecting the citizens we serve. We provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. You can request for accommodation related to the protected grounds at any stage of the City's hiring process, i.e., application, assessment and placement. If you are an individual with a disability and you need accommodation in applying for this position, please email us at HRCity@cityofkingston.ca, quoting the Job Number and the Job Title. If you are invited to participate in the assessment process, we ask that you provide your accommodation needs in advance at that time. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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