Jobs

Know any post-secondary students looking for work in Museums and Heritage this summer? AHS is looking for two dynamic individuals to work with us for our summer season. Please submit your a resume and cover letter to Erika Mazanik, erika.mazanik@aurorahs.com or Contact us for more details.

Programming and Events Assistant

32 hours per week, $11.40 per hour, for 13 weeks.
Start Date: May 24, 2017

The Aurora Historical Society is seeking a Programming and Events Assistant to assist staff at Hillary House National Historic Site with creating and running programs and events throughout our 2017 season. This position will provide valuable experience for those considering a career in history, museum studies, education, or event planning.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

– Assist the Education, Programming, and Outreach Officer, with various tasks relating to public programming, school programs, special events, public tours, and children’s activities
– Develop programs and activities including determining the resources needed, set up/take down and engage with visitors
– Deliver activities for public program days (e.g. Doors Open, Aurora Street Festival)
– Assist museum staff with other responsibilities as needed

Qualifications:

– Currently enrolled and returning to post-secondary studies in a related field, such as Education, History, Anthropology, Museology, or Canadian Studies
– Previous experience working with the public in a structured setting, in a paid and/or volunteer capacity
– Candidate must be between the ages of 15-29 and legally entitled to work in Canada
– Please note that Hillary House is open Wednesday to Saturday, please be prepared to work weekends and some evenings
– Must possess or be willing to train for Standard 1st Aid & CPR
– Must possess or be willing to obtain a Vulnerable Sectors Screening
– Strong interpersonal skills
– Computer skills
– Able to take initiative and work independently as well as in a team setting

Additional Information:

This position is dependent on funding through Canada Summer Jobs. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Collections and Exhibitions Assistant

32 hours per week, $11.40 per hour, for 13 weeks
Start Date: May 24, 2016

The Aurora Historical Society is seeking a Collections and Exhibitions Assistant to assist staff at Hillary House National Historic Site with our 2017 inventory and accessioning project and the installation of the exhibit 150 Years Yonge. This position will provide valuable experience for those considering a career in history, museum studies, collections, or archives.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

– Assist the curator with tasks relating to collections, collections management and exhibitions.
– Conduct artifact and archival cataloguing
– Complete database entry,
– Execute historical research using both primary and secondary sources
– Support the research and installation of museum exhibitions.
– Assist museum staff with other responsibilities as needed

Qualifications:

– Currently enrolled and returning to post-secondary studies in a related field, such as Education, History, Anthropology, Museology, or Canadian Studies
– Previous experience working with the public in a structured setting, in a paid and/or volunteer capacity
– Candidate must be between the ages of 15-29 and legally entitled to work in Canada
– Please note that Hillary House is open Wednesday to Saturday, please be prepared to work weekends and some evenings
– Must possess or be willing to train for Standard 1st Aid & CPR
– Must possess or be willing to obtain a Vulnerable Sectors Screening
– Strong interpersonal skills
– Computer skills
– Able to take initiative and work independently as well as in a team setting

Additional Information:

This position is dependent on funding through Canada Summer Jobs. Only successful candidates will be contacted.