The Oliver and District Heritage Society is seeking a Collections Manager to support the Society in the planning and implementation of a holistic approach to the preservation and celebration of the community’s rich history. Reporting to the Community Heritage Manager (the supervisor), the Collections Manager oversees and actively participates in the careful acquisition and management of the community’s collections of artifacts, archival materials and works of art and for ensuring appropriate public access to those collections and the knowledge they hold. From time to time related duties may also involve assisting with the preservation of other heritage assets such as built-heritage and cultural landscapes.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate they possess:
. The skills to manage the physical aspects of collections care, from storage and exhibition to environmental monitoring, security and disaster preparedness
. The knowledge required to complete all administrative duties involving collections management with a focus on the maintenance of collection records, both electronic and paper, in accordance with standard archival, artifact and built heritage records management practices
. A commitment to work closely with the supervisor to collect artifacts in accordance with a collections management policy and strategic collections plan
. The ability to contribute to overall strategic planning led either by the supervisor or the Board, with a focus on an annual work plan, short/long term goal setting, and budget development for conservation, exhibits and related programming
. Experience with visitor services, including facility reception duties, research requests, and the coordination of archival photographic services for research and reproduction purposes
. The ability to supervise, train and nurture volunteers within the collections management function along with occasional support staff and/or students
. B.A. or other formal post-secondary accreditation in Museum and/or Archival Studies, History, Exhibits, Heritage Conservation or other related fields
. A minimum of two years’ experience in collections management with the knowledge of registration methods and practices in the archival, museum and built heritage fields and an understanding of legal and ethical issues
. Proficiency in PastPerfect software and MS Office Suite. Knowledge of website design, and various forms of social media would be an asset
. The ability to work flexible hours on occasion for exhibit installations, etc.
This position is for four days per week.
Resumes and salary expectation should be submitted by email and attachments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Newman, Chair
Oliver and District Heritage Society
The competition closes June 15, 2012.
We thank you for your interest. Only those candidates short listed for an interview will be contacted directly.
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