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.
Language of Work: English
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.
Under the direction and supervision of the Executive Director, the Collections
1. Conduct a full inventory of artefacts to verify the location, determine they are
physically present, determine accuracy for records and identify any collections
2. Completing a test assessment of a spot inventory check using current
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.
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
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:
Old Log Church Museum
3rd Ave & Elliott St, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 6K8