Collections Intern

  • Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre
  • Professional
    • Full Time | 
    • Contract/Temporary
  • 1100 Hwy 3B Rossland
  • 1 position available
  • Accessible Employer: Yes
  • Open to International applicants with valid Canadian Work permits: No
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Posted on August 15, 2023

Job Description

The Collections Intern will work on a number of key projects in partnership with the Collections Manager and trained volunteers to ensure our collection is well-managed, documented, and cared for. This includes ongoing collections management such as intake processing, condition reporting, inventory, and database entry.
In addition to working in the collection storage, during their term, the Collections Intern will assist with ongoing updates to our permanent exhibitions and outreach exhibit program. They will also assist with the research and digitization required for expanding the public accessibility of the collection.
We are in the planning stages of a major capital improvement project that will include doubling the collection storage space and renovating permanent exhibitions within the main museum building. This internship will assist the Collections Manager in the planning stage and necessary preparations so we are ready to pack, store, and re-house the impacted collections and displays.
All staff assist in the general operation and maintenance of the museum, archives, visitor centre, and discovery centre, including assisting with major events and programming.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

The following are essential qualifications for the job:
Recent graduate in Museum, Archival, Library, History, Geological/Environmental studies, or related fields
Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
Excellent computer skills (incl. word processing, spreadsheets, Squarespace, file management, etc.)
Should be very well organized, detail-oriented, and able to problem-solve
A passion for history and education

The following are desired qualifications for the job:
Creativity and enthusiasm
Experience working as or directly with a project manager
Excellent public speaking abilities
Experience in or with the tourism and/or cultural sector
Knowledge of Rossland or West Kootenay history
Passion for skiing/winter sports and/or mining/railway history
Interest in or knowledge of geology
Current First Aid certificate

All applicants must meet YCW-BCH eligibility criteria. This position is unable to be fulfilled remotely. We encourage participation from the Government of Canada’s job equity groups, including women, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit persons, members of visible minority groups, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression to apply.



Job Application Process

Please submit your resume and cover letter clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications and quoting the position(s) you are applying for by email (preferred) to or 1100 Hwy 3B (junction of Hwy 3B and Hwy 22). Please be prepared to provide at least two professional references. For more information about this position, please contact Joelle Hodgins (she/her), Museum Director, at or call (250) 362-7722.

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