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Community Engagement Assistant

Website Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum

Deadline: April 23, 2024

Community Engagement Assistant (1 position)

16 weeks: May 14 to August 31, 2024.

$17/hour, 35 hours per week

Some weekend work will be required.

All work will take place at the Manitoba Sport Hall of Fame & Museum, 145 Pacific Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum seeks a detail oriented individual to work on a project to develop physical and digital content for off-site events and exhibits, and assist with prep work for taking the museum off-site.  Some visitor services will also be part of the student’s duties. The ideal candidate for the Museum Collections Assistant Position will include the following qualities.

If time and funding permits, the student may be retained on staff to continue the project through fall 2024.

The student will also provide visitor services during the absence of other staff.

Physical demands of the job include sitting at a desk for long periods, using a computer/laptop, and digital camera. The student will be regularly accessing items in storage and moving artifacts in the facility. The student must be able to move collections items safely from storage shelving to workspaces, including lifting items up to 20 lbs.  Access to collections may include using a ladder.

The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is a leader in sport heritage in Manitoba. With a collection of 22,000+ collections items it documents, preserves, presents and showcases Manitoba’s sport history. The Student will work under the direct supervision of Jon Waldman, Sport Heritage specialist, and the secondary supervision of Andrea Reichert, Curator.

Education

  • post-secondary students in Museum Studies, History, Fine Art, or Archival Studies, Creative Communications, Kinesiology or English are encouraged to apply.
  • preference is given to students who are in 3rd year or above
  • Those from other fields or with comparable skills will also be considered.

Desired Skills

  • have excellent computer skills
  • have experience communicating through writing and images
  • skills with promotion an asset
  • stills with communicating visually an asset
  • have excellent attention to detail
  • experience with DSLR camera and scanners an asset
  • experience with Adobe products an asset
  • database skills an asset
  • have excellent organizational and verbal/written communication skills
  • Although not required for the position, the ability to communicate in French would be an asset, as per Sport Manitoba standard to offer services in both official languages.

Personality

  • have an interest in sport heritage
  • be enthusiastic
  • be able to work as a team member and independently
  • be creative and able to think originally

Don’t meet all these requirements?  Apply anyways!  We review all application as we seek the most qualified and appropriate candidate to join our team.

Young Canada Works Employment Requirements

  •  Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
  • registered in the YCW online candidate inventory (www.young-canada-works.canada.ca);
  • registered as a full-time* student in the semester preceding the YCW job (*as defined by their educational institution); and
  • intend to return to full-time studies* in the semester immediately following the YCW summer job.

Application Process

Applications (cover letter, resumé and minimum two references) and inquiries should be directed to Andrea Reichert, by April 23, 2024.

Please write “YCW Student Position Application” in the subject line of your email.

Contact info:

(204) 925-5935, andrea.reichert@sportmanitoba.ca, 145 Pacific Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2Z6

Equity Statement

The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum recognizes the importance of equity and diversity in the workplace. We encourage applicants to voluntarily self-declare in their cover letter, resumé or application if they are members of the Government of Canada job equity groups, such as women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous, Métis or Inuit peoples, applicants who are Black or Persons of Colour, or those from the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identity.  We are committed to creating an inclusive work place, removing barriers to employment, and to reflecting the diversity of Manitoba’s community.

Land Acknowledgement

Sport Manitoba acknowledges the work we do to support a thriving amateur sport community takes place on the traditional lands and waterways of the Anishinaabeg, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples as well as the homeland of the Metis Nation. We respect the treaties made here and are grateful to work, live, and play on this land.

To apply for this job email your details to andrea.reichert@sportmanitoba.ca.

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