Museum Archives Assistant

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

Position ID: V-NIA0841
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2022
Last Full Update: 19 Sep 2022

Opportunity Details: Museum Archives Assistant

Contact Trina Pidgen, Collections Technician - Archival, St. Catharines Museum; Phone: 905-688-5601 ext 5231; Fax: 905-984-6910; Email:

1.Catalogue maps and plans, archival ephemera and other archival material. 
2. Store archival materials and manage locations by means of up-to-date inventory controls 
3. Research and write administrative histories, biographical sketches, and descriptions of historic sites and events to better document the contextual information of the permanent collection. 
4. Perform other research as needed. 
5. Prepare condition / Treatment reports and undertake basic conservation of artifacts. 
6. Monitor and maintain a safe work area. 
7. Perform other similar and related duties.

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Benefits Volunteers receive:  
- Free admission for immediate family to the St. Catharines Museum and Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum  
-Newsletter "Tales of the Twelve"  
-10% discount on selected items in the gift shop  
-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 in knowing that they are helping to preserve and interpret the community's past
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Individuals
Areas of Interest Historical / Archival Activities ; Library Services ; Research / Evaluation
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; General Computer Skills ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Research ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Writing & Editing ; 1. Neat, legible handwriting  
2. Attention to detail  
3. Accurate in recording information  
4. Experience in records management  
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  
10. Enjoy working with the public
Commitment Length Long Term
Interaction Level Solitary ; Small Group ; Large Group
Minimum Hours 3 / Week
Dates and Times Monday: Morning 
Wednesday: Morning 
Friday: Morning
Seasons Year Round
Accessibility Fully Accessible ; Accessible by wheelchair with assistance
Location St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre at Lock 3
Number of Positions St Catharines 
2 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Library recruitment and training take place annually on an "as needed" basis.
Transportation Near public transit
Police Check Not Required
Additional Requirements Please forward a letter of interest and resume to the attention of Trina Pidgen: or St. Catharines Museum, PO Box 3012, Welland Canals Parkway, St. Catharines, ON, L2R 7C2
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Agency Details: St Catharines (City of), St Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre

Office Phone 905-984-8880
Toll Free Phone 1-800-305-5134
Fax 905-984-6910
Address & Map
1932 Welland Canals Pkwy
St Catharines, ON L2R 7K6
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Mailing Address PO Box 3012 
St Catharines, ON L2R 7C2