Collections Assistant

Website The Friends of Algonquin Park

The Friends of Algonquin Park is seeking a qualified individual to work as Collections Assistant with the Algonquin Provincial Park Archives and Collections (APPAC), located in Algonquin Park.

The employment contract is 6 months with possibility of extension.

– Scan and photograph documents and artifacts to add to the digital collection
– Clean, label, organize, catalogue, and properly house artifacts for collections storage
– Inventory artifact storage, improve storage organization, and update the Finding Aid
– Respond to natural and cultural heritage inquiries from members of the public
– Assist senior collections staff with day-to-day responsibilities and new projects including potential donations, research visits, inventories, pest & environmental management, and library management
– Assist senior collections staff with displays, interpretive events, and activities for Park visitors (eg. Loggers Day)

– Background and interest in history and education; a degree in Museum Studies, Archives, or History and/or relevant employment and volunteer experiences considered assets
– Experience with databases; knowledge of PastPerfect considered an asset
– Strong attention to detail and focus during repetitive tasks
– Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and oral & written communication skills
– Excellent computer skills; knowledge of Mac computer applications considered an asset
– Knowledge of Ontario’s natural and cultural history
– Knowledge of Algonquin Provincial Park
– A valid MTO Driver’s License and reliable transportation

The rate of pay is $16.55/hour based on 40 hours/week, working weekdays and some weekends as per schedule.

How to Apply
A cover letter and detailed resume outlining education, knowledge, skills, experience, and references should be emailed, or dropped off as soon as possible to:

Emily Welsh
The Friends of Algonquin Park
Algonquin Visitor Centre (at km 43)
Box 248, Whitney, ON, Canada K0J 2M0
Email: [email protected]

We thank all applicants and will acknowledge receipt of applications, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Friends of Algonquin Park is an equal opportunity employer.

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