Sidney Museum

Sidney Museum was established in 1971 with a mandate to acquire, preserve and make available the heritage, culture and interests of the Saanich Peninsula. It has proudly served the Saanich Peninsula community ever since. To date, the permanent museum collections contains over 8,000 artifacts and even more archival images and documents, many of which are regularly exhibited in the Sidney Museum’s permanent exhibition galleries. The Archives are available by research appointment and contain a large collection of documents, local newspapers and photographs. In addition to our permanent exhibits, the Sidney Museum also features showcase exhibits changing throughout the year. Check out the exhibition schedule for full details on what is coming up soon.

  • Collection Assistant

    • Contract
    • Job Description:

      Sidney Museum is in the middle of a transition period as we undergo a collection storage improvement project including disaster-prevention upgrades to our main collection storage space in 2020. Key activities include the purchase and installation of shelving, as well as rehousing the collection. This project will result in the collection housed according to professional museum best practices and will allow for future growth of the collection.

      Hours of Work: Variable hours within a 9:00am to 4:30pm workday, may include weekends
      Wage: $18.00/Hour
      Placement Date: 1st June to 30th September 2020
      Total Contract Value: $7,560

      This contract is funded through the Museum Assistance Program - Collections Management by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

      Duties and Responsibilities:
      This position, under the direction of Museum staff, will assist in removing the collection to secure temporary storage to allow for the installation of disaster preventative measures, as well as the reorganization of the collection according to Chenhall Nomenclature and RE-ORG standards to maximize storage space efficiency.

      Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:
       Currently enrolled, or hold a diploma, certificate or Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, archival management, library studies, information science, cultural asset management or historical studies. A combination of skills, education and life learning specific to traditional knowledge may be considered;
       Good communication skills;
       the ability to work on one’s own and as part of a team;
       strong organizational skills;
       the ability to move heavy objects within WCB guidelines;
       a willingness to adhere to health and safety standards;
       knowledge of Chenhall Nomenclature or the RE-ORG process an asset, but not required.

      Eligibility Criteria:
       be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment;
       have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial legislation and regulations.

      This position is considered a position of trust, and the successful candidate will be required to have a police information check as a condition of employment (Not required as part of the application process).

      Please submit a cover letter and resume (in PDF format) to the email.

      This competition will not close until the position is filled. We appreciate all applications; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    • Wage/Salary: $18.00/Hour
    • Start date: 01/06/2020
    • Downloads: 2020__JobPosting_CollectionAssistant.pdf
    • Application email