To be responsible for the design, construction and installation of all exhibits both permanent and temporary at the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre as well as externally in the community. Responsible for the production of an exhibition schedule for the galleries including the scheduling of travelling exhibits. Responsible for exhibition and gallery maintenance, on and off site and in related work areas. Responsible for all related administration and record keeping and reporting functions.
Duties and Responsibilities:
(These set out the principal functions of the position, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements.)
Responsible for gallery development of the St. Catharines Museum, including the design and production of core exhibits, temporary exhibits, travelling exhibits and their various components, such as interpretive panels, graphics, artifact mounts and other didactic materials
Recommend exhibit themes; plan, design and construct exhibits that will have broad popular appeal to encourage repeat visitation, working in conjunction with Visitor Services and Curatorial departments.
Develop and implement exhibition components for ancillary exhibition at the Museum including Discovery Park, Lock 3 Viewing Platform and around the building, as required.
Assist with the development and implementation of Exhibit Development Guidelines for each exhibit.
Prepare didactic materials and graphics in conformity with the exhibition design and theme.
Coordinate job estimates and contracts as required and provide on-site guidance.
Review exhibits for conformity to design objectives and evaluate exhibit effectiveness.
Ensure that all arrangements for travelling exhibitions and loans of display to and from the Museum are completed.
Develop outreach exhibits that promote the Museum and its collection in the community.
Assist with the development of collections, particularly as it relates to exhibits.
Ensure public and personal safety at all times in the galleries, in work areas and with equipment, giving consideration to care, use and effects for hazardous materials.
Assist when required with public programming and hospitality services.
Provide excellent customer service; respond to needs of all customers and staff as required.
Perform other similar and related duties as required.
An undergraduate degree in Design or an Art School diploma or degree or diploma in a related discipline or a combination of experience and education.
Proven artistic capabilities.
One to three years’ experience in exhibit development in a museum setting.
Knowledge of museum practices in artifact handling and care.
Excellent working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite and graphic design principles.
Excellent technical skills and knowledge of carpentry and lighting.
Valid - Standard First Aid / CPR C Certification as recognized through the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).
Valid, unrestricted Class “G” driver’s licence held in good standing.
Working knowledge and experience with the Occupational Health and Safety Act in particular as it relates to maintenance and construction activities (e.g. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), fall arrest). A demonstrated commitment to enhancing a safety culture.
Able to work shift work as required of this seven day a week operation. Must be available for overtime as needed.
Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision, coordinate / plan work and function as part of a team.
Exceptional customer service skills with a strong sense of public service and cooperation, and well developed abilities to deal with the public and citizens’ groups.
Basic computer skills, experience with Microsoft Office Suite an asset.
Ability to meet the physical demands of the job as described in the physical demands analysis (PDA).
CUPE 1287 Pay Group 4 – Minimum $23.94 hourly; Maximum $28.84 hourly
Expected Work Location: St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week; holidays and weekends included
The City of St. Catharines is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Division to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.
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