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early to mid 20th century,
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Museum Services Associate
Summer 2015
Application Deadline: May 4th, 2015, 5:00 pm

General Description
The Museum Services Associate will work directly with staff to enhance the Museum experience for our visitors and capacity building for our volunteers, ensuring our frontline volunteers are up-to-date on training and current procedures, policies and exhibitions. The student will also support and participate in special event planning and
fundraising initiatives, health and safety training activities, public programming and outreach.

Position Responsibilities
This position offers active involvement and training in principles of arts administration and management of a midsize cultural organization. The Associate will actively participate in enhancing the capacity of our volunteers to deliver exceptional customer service, assist with development and membership initiatives, and be involved with promoting museum activities and events to the general public.

- Assist reception desk volunteers in using new hardware and in promoting and administering new marketing initiative with partners - Gardiner and Bata Shoe museums
Assist education coordinator with public tours and groups
- Assist Shop volunteers in all aspects of providing exceptional customer service, including product knowledge and merchandising ideas
- Participate in all health & safety initiatives and training opportunities
- Assist with planning and implementation of anniversary fundraising event and other development initiatives
- Participate in staff meetings, health & safety training initiatives and support overall office management Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess:
- Experience providing excellent customer service
- Experience working in cultural, heritage or non-profit sectors an asset
- Good judgment, communications and problem-solving skills
- Ability to work independently, and to work well with others in a professional environment
- Experience working with volunteers
- Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)l familiarity with POS systems an asset
- Respect, accountability, and a generous manner towards other staff, volunteers and the general public are requirements for all staff.

Eligible candidates must meet the criteria as stipulated by the funding agency Young Canada Works in Heritage Institutions.

Terms: This is a 14 week, full-time, contract position anticipated to start in May. The rate of pay is $12.50 per hour; based on 35 hours per week.

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Curatorial Assistant
Summer 2015
Application Deadline: May 4th, 2015, 5:00 pm

General Description
The Textile Museum of Canada is seeking a student for the dynamic and stimulating position of Curatorial Assistant – a key member of the TMC team that supports the development and delivery of our artistic programming. This is a singular opportunity for a student to gain valuable professional experience in a significant and very active arts and heritage organization. This position will afford the candidate to expand their curatorial knowledge, acquire important professional expertise and understand first-hand the development of exhibition content in a public museum context.

Position Responsibilities
- Work closely with Curatorial Director to develop administrative and curatorial aspects of future TMC exhibitions
- Research to support the development of content for upcoming exhibitions to inform: the development of themes/directions; curatorial writing; interpretive planning
- Review, sort and catalogue information from a variety of sources related to future exhibition planning
- Artist, lender and guest curator correspondence: liaise with partners in order to support project management activities relating upcoming exhibitions
- Serve as representative of Museum responding to and orienting visitors

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will possess:
- Post-secondary degree in fine arts, curatorial studies or museum studies
- Experience working in a museum, gallery or similar setting
- Experience with new technologies and computer equipment; knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
- An understanding of contemporary art practices
- Excellent organizational skills
- Superior written and verbal communication skills
- Must thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative and deadline-driven environment
- Respect, accountability, and a generous manner towards other staff, volunteers and the general public are requirements for all staff.

Eligible candidates must meet the criteria as stipulated by the funding agency Young Canada Works in Heritage Institutions.

Terms: This is a 14 week, full-time, contract position anticipated to start in May. The rate of pay is $12.50 per hour; based on 35 hours per week.

About the Textile Museum of Canada: The Textile Museum of Canada promotes an understanding of human identity through textiles and engages audiences through its unique exhibitions and programming, focused on the traditions and aesthetics of historic and contemporary textile arts.

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To apply for a posted position, send your resume and cover letter to:
Human Resources
Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Avenue
Toronto, ON M5G 2H5
Fax: 416-599-2911
Email: hrsearch@textilemuseum.ca


General Information About Working at The Textile Museum

Some things to remember when applying for a listed position:

  • Job advertisements are posted as the need arises. Resumes received after a stipulated competition end date may not be considered.
  • All permanent and long-term positions, whether full- or part-time, are hired through a competitive process. Job ads for open competitions at the TMC are posted on this site and are also listed on cultural sector job boards.
  • No phone calls please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • Don't see any jobs here that interest you? General Resumes can be sent to the coordinates above and will be kept on file for a period of six months.

Summer Employment Opportunities

The TMC has a very limited number of summer student opportunities each year. As funding is dependent upon grants, interested students should research the youth employment programs and ensure that they register with the program candidate banks. Positions will be posted and interviews will be scheduled once funding commitments are received (which can be as late as mid-June). Please send your resume and covering letter to:

Summer Employment - Human Resources
Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Avenue
Toronto, ON M5G 2H5
Fax: 416-599-2911
hrsearch@textilemuseum.ca


Internships

The Museum offers unpaid internships to students and recent graduates interested in exploring careers in the cultural sector. In addition to several ongoing positions listed below, candidates may submit expressions of interest for a customized placement. Internships requests are considered 2-4 months in advance of the commencement of each term. Please send your letter of interest (indicating the type of experiences or area of work that interests you) along with a copy of your resume to hrsearch@textilemuseum.ca. Indicate that you are applying for an internship and include details of any academic requirements.

Education Intern: involves working with the Education Coordinator and volunteer educators to support the school visits program. The internship experience may include: program preparation, presenting tours for students from K-12 as well as post-secondary levels, assisting with hands-on programs, developing instructional aides and course materials for gallery programs and presenting outreach programs.

Placements available: September - June, minimum of 2 days per week per semester.

Communications Intern: reporting to the Communications Manager, this position supports the marketing efforts of the Museum. The internship experience may include: updating media listings, preparing and distributing communication pieces via direct and electronic methods, data entry and analysis, administrative support to the Communications office, assisting at media events and public programs.

Placements available: year round,  minimum of 1 day per week per semester.

Development Intern: reporting to the Director of Development, this position supports the fundraising efforts of the Museum. The internship experience may include: contact management, stewardship support, donor prospecting research, event planning, and proposal writing.

Placements available: year round, minimum of 1 day per week per semester.

Museum Shop Intern: reporting to the Museum Shop Manager, this position involves working with professional staff and volunteers to support a critical earned revenue centre. The internship experience may include: data entry and analysis, preparation of reports, retail merchandising and inventory processing.

Placements available: year round, minimum of 1 day per week per semester.

Collections Management Intern: reporting to the Collection Manager and working with professional staff and volunteers, this position supports the administration of the Museum's permanent collection of 12,000 textiles and additional loaned materials. The internship experience may include: artifact handling, data entry and analysis, preventive conservation, artifact preparation for exhibitions and storage and administrative support for collections activities.

Placements available: year round, minimum of 1 day per week per semester.

Co-Op Student Placements

Co-op placements (High school only) are available. Academic coordinators please contact Pat Neal, Operations Manager at 416-599-5321 x2221 or pneal@textilemuseum.ca.

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