The Collections and Digitization Assistant assists with the care, cataloguing and digitization of the permanent artefact and archive collections of the Britannia Mine Museum, while working closely with the Curator to enhance standards of care long term.
Responsibilities primarily include assisting with collection registration, cataloguing, electronic record keeping, and collections storage, but will also include digitization projects, deaccessioning of select items, and other administrative tasks.
Position may qualify for Young Canada Works or Canada Summer Jobs grant programs.
Candidates must be legally able to work in Canada. All employees at the Museum are required to have a criminal record check completed (paid for by the museum).
The Ideal Candidate
You are detail orientated and enjoy working with people and objects. You have a keen interest in history, museums, curatorial functions, geology, education, mining and/or environmental issues. As a full-time Collections and Digitization Assistant, you play a key role in helping to ensure our collections are preserved and documented to a high standard.
The Museum is governed by the Mines Act, and any employees who access our underground tunnel must be 18 years of age. This position requires access to our underground tunnel, therefore applicants must be over the age of 18.
Key Duties & Responsibilities
Day to day care of the permanent artefact and archive collection, including learning internal processes related to accessioning, cataloguing, handling, preserving, transporting (on site), storing, and maintaining artefact/archive records according to accepted museum principles.
Maintain records in the collections database (Past Perfect/other); may include cataloguing, scanning, photographing, accurately describing objects.
Undertake collection digitization projects, specifically notable archives that can be hosted on the Museum website.
Perform simple cleaning of on artefacts/archives when necessary and appropriate, under the supervisor of the Curator.
Knowledge, skills and abilities
An interest in social history, mining, and heritage
An understanding of best practices, theory, and relevant considerations related to maintaining, documenting and storing historic collection and archival information
High attention to detail and able to data enter with a high degree of accuracy
Required Experience & Qualifications
This opportunity is open to graduates High School, of a post-secondary level Degree, Diploma, or Certification programs related to Museum, Archive, or Library studies.
Experience in projects requiring organizational skill and attention to detail
Excellent computer skills: Microsoft Office essential; database experience preferred.
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APPLY NOW! • COLLECTIONS DIGITIZATION ASSISTANT • Britannia Mine Museum
Post Date: March 13, 2023 Deadline for Application: April 14, 2023
150 Copper Drive
The Britannia Mine Museum was established in 1971 to preserve the material and social history of mining in British Columbia, and to educate the public about mining. The Britannia Mine Museum Society is the governing body of the Museum. As a registered charity, the society is self-sufficient in its ability to earn revenues to maintain its operation. These include gift shop sales, admissions, donations and the sale of memberships.
Our vision: To provide unique, entertaining, and memorable educational experiences that engage visitors of all ages in the spirited history of Britannia, highlighting the role of the Canadian mining industry in the past while focusing on its commitment and leadership in creating a sustainable future.