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Collections Manager
 

The Canadian Energy Museum is looking to hire a full-time, permanent Collections Manager to join our team!


Interested applicants are asked to submit a resume and cover letter to Justin Williams, Executive Director at director@canadianenergymuseum.ca.


Posting closes on Friday October 7th 5pm MT . We thank all interested applicants – please note only applicants who are being interviewed will be contacted.
The Canadian Energy Museum is an equal opportunity employer and encourages everyone, no matter race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or persons with disabilities, to apply for positions at our museum.


Responsibilities
The Canadian Energy Museum’s Collections Manager is responsible for the care of CEM’s artifacts, including accessioning, deaccessioning, proper handling, and preservation techniques and maintaining best practice standards.
The Collections Manager is also responsible for the development and maintenance of exhibitions, including temporary and permanent exhibits.


Responsibilities include:
• Conservation of artifacts, including preventive conservation
• Manage museum collections spaces
• Manage and plan the safe movement of artifacts
• Assist the Executive Director with the development of collections policies and procedures, including risk assessments for the care of artifacts in response to any emergencies
• Manage accessioning and deaccessioning of artifacts
• Oversee volunteers and collections assistants
• Manage the collections documentation in PastPerfect
• Act as the point of contact for members of the public donating artifacts, requesting information related to the collections, archival research projects, etc.
• Develop annual exhibition plans
• Set up temporary and permanent exhibitions, and take down exhibitions as required
• Conduct research on exhibitions and artifacts in the museum’s collections
• Develop text panels and interpretation for exhibits
• Assist in graphic design for marketing, as required
• Assist in the cleaning of the facility, as required
• Assist the Executive Director in strategic planning and annual budgeting for exhibitions and collections management


Knowledge, Skills, and Assets
• Ability to handle artifacts in a safe, conscientious manner
• Understanding of museum best practices and ethics
• Research skills – computer and archival resources
• Excellent communication, organizational, and customer service skills
• Ability to work collaboratively and independently on museum projects, showing personal initiative in all work environments
• Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
• Interest and/or experience with the energy sector
• Experience with time-management tasks
• Computer skills: Microsoft Office proficiency, Google Suite and/or the ability to learn new computer software
• Experience using PastPerfect software
• A degree in history, science, library sciences, museum studies or a related field
• Museum education and/or archival/collections management experience


Compensation and Hours
This is a full-time position with some flexibility for remote work (one or two days a week). Some evening and weekend work is required.
The Canadian Energy Museum offers a benefits package to full-time employees upon completion of probation, and an annual salary of $45 000.

Volunteer Opportunities

Collections Assistant

This opportunity is most valued by emerging museum professionals. We are looking for individuals with an interest in curatorial work to assist our curator in accessioning museum artifacts and designing exhibit spaces. If this sounds like something you are interested in, please contact us at 780.987.4323 or at info@canadianenergymuseum.ca

We cannot wait to work with you!