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


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:

Allison Belshaw

Executive Director

Old Log Church Museum


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