New Job Ycw Collections Assistant (Student) In Nova Scotia

YCW Collections Assistant (Student)
YCW Collections Assistant (Student)

YCW Collections Assistant (Student)

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $16 an hour
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Communities, Culture, Tourism & Heritage


Type of Employment: Student

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG

Closing Date: 3/10/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

As Canada’s only provincial museum dedicated to the story of work and workers, the Museum of Industry offers the largest galleries of exhibits in Atlantic Canada. As we tell the stories of how Nova Scotia changed as a result of industrial work, we specialize in hands-on fun for families. In our exhibits, you can find everything from one of the oldest steam locomotives in the world, to a climb-on colorful Kid’s train. Visitor experiences also include special exhibits, programs, events and school trips.

About Our Opportunity

Over a 16-week work term the employee will assist the Curator of Collections with the creation of high-resolution digital scans of the Museum’s artifact photo collection and library research report collection. Hands-on training will be provided in artifact handling, the use of the Museum’s flatbed scanner and basic Excel spreadsheet work. The employee will also aid the Curator in the mounting and dismantling of a temporary exhibit(s), which will provide the Assistant with the experience of artifact handling and the placement of artifacts for display. Additionally, time permitting, they will also assist the Curator with daily tasks such as responding to offers and enquiries.

To be eligible, all applications for this posting must be received through the Province of Nova Scotia’s competition on Please note the closing date for applications. All Applicants must be registered in the Young Canada Works (YCW) on-line candidate inventory ( and meet the eligibility criteria of the program.

Qualifications and Experience

To be successful in this role, the candidate must be a student in a relevant field such as museum studies, history (preferably Canadian), material history, geography, or a related field. Computer skills are necessary; Excel database experience will be preferred. Demonstrated communication and organizational skills are required. Familiarity with museum collections will be preferred. The ability to take direction and work on task is necessary. Fluency in English is required. Some of our events may take place during the evening and weekends. The candidate must be flexible when it comes to their schedule. Hours will total 70 hours bi-weekly. Weekend shifts may be required, and this position may include work on summer statutory holidays, as events or museum programs dictate.

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.

Working Conditions

Physical requirements include standing, walking, crouching and moving around for extended periods of time, exposure to dust, and the use of common cleaning fluids.

Additional Information

  • Must be returning to school in the Fall of 2023.
  • Fluency in English is a requirement.
  • The successful candidate must pass appropriate background checks (criminal record and child abuse registry).
  • Filling the position is based upon receiving funding approval through Young Canada Works

Pay Grade: HOURLY

Salary Range: $16.00 - $16.00 Bi-Weekly

Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

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Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to [email protected].