We are Hiring!

Inventory & Collections Management Assistant

Location: Old Log Church Museum, Whitehorse, Yukon

Job Status: Term position, 5 days per week (Monday to Friday), 7.5 hrs per day,

37.5 hrs per week, 24 weeks from early September to February 2020.

Salary: $22/hour

Language of Work: English

General Information

The Old Log Church Museum is a small community museum responsible for

documenting, preserving and sharing Yukon’s spirited history. We strive to

provide our visitors with an enjoyable & educational experience. Located in

downtown Whitehorse, the museum is housed in a unique log church built by

Reverend R.J. Bowen in 1900. The Old Log Church and Rectory are designated

territorial and municipal heritage sites. The permanent collection of the OLCM

has 4500+ objects in the collection ranging from archival materials to

ecclesiastical vestments and artifacts.

Job Description

Under the direction and supervision of the Executive Director, the Collections

Assistant will:

1. Conduct a full inventory of artefacts to verify the location, determine they are

physically present, determine accuracy for records and identify any collections

management issues.

2. Completing a test assessment of a spot inventory check using current

procedures.

3. Accession a backlog of 15 artefacts.

4. Review and update our collections procedure manual.

5. Improve and standardize collections documentation by updating our database

including updating and creating condition reports, upgrading artefact

descriptions and geographical information and creating a glossary of terms to

standardize data entry.

The Collections Assistant will also assist the Executive Director in a number of

collections-related tasks, include environmental monitoring, integrated pest

management, cataloguing, research, updating policies and procedures as well as

records management. The Collections Assistant may be asked to perform other

duties as required.

Qualifications

 A minimum of two years of experience with inventorying, cataloguing

and collections database management (can be a combination of

employment, and/or educational experience).

 Working knowledge of collections management care, documentation and

preventative conservation practices and standards.

 Experience creating and writing museum policies and procedures.

 Degree or diploma in a discipline appropriate to museum work, such as

museum management, curatorial, collections management,

conservation, archives/records management, archeology, anthropology,

history, or First Nations studies.

 Strong organizational and time management skills.

 Attention to detail.

 Strong oral and written communication skills.

 Comfortable and willing to speak publically.

 Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.

 Experience conducting research.

 Content knowledge of Yukon and/or Yukon Anglican Church history is an

asset.

 Proficient in the use of computers including MS Office Word and Excel.

 Experience working with databases (FileMaker Pro and Collective Access)

and Adobe Suite is considered an asset.

The Old Log Church Museum welcomes diversity and encourages applications

from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities,

Indigenous peoples and visible minorities.

This position will require the candidate to be able to lift 30 lbs, remain

seated/standing for extended periods, climb ladders, navigate stairs without

difficulty, and perform tasks that require manual dexterity. You must be legally

entitled to work in Canada.

Apply with Cover Letter and CV by 4pm (PST) Friday, August 9th, 2019, to:

Allison Belshaw

Executive Director

Old Log Church Museum

logchurch@klondiker.com

3rd Ave & Elliott St, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 6K8

We're Hiring

Job title: Heritage Interpreter

Job location: Whitehorse, YT

Hourly wage: $14.50

General Information

The Old Log Church Museum is a small community museum responsible for documenting, preserving and sharing Yukon’s spirited history. We strive to provide our visitors with an enjoyable & educational experience. Located in downtown Whitehorse, the museum (a designated territorial and municipal heritage site) is housed in a unique log church built by Reverend R.J. Bowen in 1900. The museum houses displays of objects used by the early church and its members throughout the territory and offers guided tours on a number of themes.

Job Description

The Heritage Interpreters will serve as an integral part of the Old Log Church Museum team. They will perform museum front line duties including receiving visitors to the museum, collecting admission and orienting visitors, delivering interpretive tours, and conducting gift shop sales. The Heritage Interpreters, under the guidance of the Executive Director, will be given the opportunity to review and update our educational programming. Other tasks include developing and delivering special events, working with other staff to produce the museum's newsletter, and assisting the Executive Director by completing administrative tasks as required.

Qualifications

• Strong interest in history, especially Yukon history, as well as an interest in working in museum interpretation and programming.

• Post-Secondary study in a related field including but not limited to museum studies, history, education, performance, theatre, anthropology, archaeology, First Nations studies, or tourism.

• Strong oral and written communication skills.

• Comfortable and willing to speak publically.

• Experience conducting research.

• Strong organizational and time management skills.

• Office administration and/or filing skills.

• Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.

• Proficient in the use of computers including MS Office Word and Excel.

• Experience working with databases and Adobe Suite is considered an asset.

• Fluency in French, German or another language is considered an asset.

• First Aid certification is considered an asset.

The Old Log Church Museum welcomes diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal peoples and visible minorities.

This position may require standing for extended periods of time and will require the candidate to be able to navigate stairs without difficulty.

This position is funded in part by the Young Canada Works program of the Department of Canadian Heritage. YCW criteria states that candidates must be between the ages of 16 and 30 years, Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or have refugee status in Canada; legally entitled to work in Canada; have been a full-time student in the semester preceding the YCW job and intend to return to full-time studies in the fall.

Necessary training and support will be provided. All summer student positions are 16 weeks in duration, 40 hours per week (May to September, 2019). To qualify for this position, candidates must be between 16 and 30 years, Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or have refugee status in Canada; legally entitled to work in Canada; have been a full-time student in the semester preceding the job and intend to return to full-time studies in the fall. Please be advised that the number of positions is dependent on grant approval.

Applications close 4pm (PST) April 7th 2019.

Apply with Cover Letter and Resume by email to:

Allison Belshaw

Executive Director

Old Log Church Museum

logchurch@klondiker.com