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Ontario Science Centre
Science Experience
Job Term:
1 Temporary (up to 18 months)
Job Code:
02924 - Museum Assistant 2
$1,001.20 - $1,165.88 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
The Ontario Science Centre delights, informs and challenges the communities we serve, enriching people's lives and understanding through engagement with science of local, national and global relevance. Since 1969, the Ontario Science Centre has welcomed more than 49 million visitors, with an interactive approach that was the model for science centres around the world. It is a venue for public dialogue about science and society, aiming to inspire a lifelong journey of curiosity, discovery and action to create a better future for the planet.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will be responsible for the handling, care and maintenance of the Ontario Science Centre's collection and involved with the interpretation of heritage material. You will coordinate exhibit artifacts for hall relocations and special exhibitions, supervise the logistic planning and evaluation of exhibit artifacts to ensure conservation and preservation, and act as an expert resource for staff regarding the administration of OSC artifacts and their inclusion with other interfaces.

How do I qualify?

Knowledge of Museum Artifacts

• Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in curation to understand object handling, display and conservation issues
• Ability to evaluate exhibit artifacts to ensure their preservation
• Sound judgment and discretion to independently make decisions and resolve issues in the monitoring and maintenance of the artifacts
• Ability to read exhibit plans and technical drawings

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

• Strong team work and collaboration skills to effectively work with staff and work cooperatively to ensure the proper set up and take down of artifacts
• Ability to supervise and provide direction to other staff
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and experience
• Well-developed interpersonal and customer service skills

Organizational and Computer Skills

• Coordination skills to implement systems and processes to organize and monitor artifacts being displayed
• Demonstrated ability to supervise logistical planning
• Proficiency with computer software to complete condition and inventory reports

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Customer and Client Services
Posted on:
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
  • T-SC-141703/19
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, December 3, 2019 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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