Museum Cataloguer - Photographic Collection (Volunteer)

(St Catharines (City of), St Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre)

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Position ID: V-NIA0235 Last Modified: 11 Jul 2017 Last Full Update: 11 Jul 2017
Opportunity Details
ContactWilliam MacEachern, Collections Technician - Photographic, St. Catharines Museum - Lock 3; Phone: 905-984-8880 ext 5249; Fax: 905-984-6910; Email:
DutiesTo catalogue photographic collections, document photographs, carry out research, and undertake basic conservation and digitization of images 
1. Maintain comprehensive and accurate collection records and the storage of artifacts 
2. Organize, arrange and accession artifacts and archival materials, and prepare catalogue classifications and finding aids 
3. Store artifact and manage locations by means of up-to-date inventory controls 
4. Carry out research applicable to cataloguing photographs 
5. Handle and clean artifacts according to accepted museum procedures 
6. Prepare Condition/Treatment Reports and undertake basic conservation of artifacts 
7. Monitor and maintain a safe work area
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BenefitsVolunteers receive: 
- Full membership benefits upon completion of minimum volunteer hours 
- Invitations to special events and major exhibit openings 
- Free or discounted admission to many attractions in Ontario 
- Increased knowledge of the history of St Catharines 
- The satisfaction of knowing that they are helping to preserve and interpret the community's past
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Areas of InterestClerical / Typing / Filing ; Culture & Heritage ; Customer / Sales Services ; Guide / Greeter ; Historical / Archival Activities ; Library Services ; Research / Evaluation
Skills/Experience1. Neat, legible handwriting 
2. Attention to detail 
3. Accurate in recording information 
4. Experience with photography 
5. Good organization skills 
6. Research skills 
7. Knowledge of St Catharines with an interest in community history and the Welland Canals 
8. Effective written and verbal communication 
9. Self-motivated, as well as the ability to work in a group
Commitment LengthLong Term
Interaction LevelSmall Group
Minimum Hours3 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) 
Tuesday: Afternoon (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm) 
Wednesday: Morning (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) 
Thursday: Afternoon (1:00 am - 4:00 pm) 
On a set schedule each week 
PLEASE NOTE: Recruitment for new volunteers is only taking place when a vacancy becomes available.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityAccessible by wheelchair with assistance
LocationWelland Canal Centre, 1932 Welland Canal Parkway
Number of PositionsSt Catharines: 3 individual(s) 
Recruitment and training are dependent on spaces available. If recruitment or training is rescheduled, applications will be kept on file.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Cataloguer recruitment and training take place annually on an "as needed" basis
TransportationNot on bus route
Police CheckNot Required
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Organization NameSt Catharines (City of), St Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre
Office Phone905-984-8880
Toll Free Phone1-800-305-5134
Address & Map
1932 Welland Canals Pkwy
St Catharines, ON L2R 7K6
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Mailing AddressPO Box 3012 
St Catharines, ON L2R 7C2