[BCMA] Internship Opportunity - Conservation Intern

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Job Posting - Conservation Intern

The Kelowna Museums Society is located on the unceded territory of the Syilx/Okanagan people in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. The Conservation Intern is actively involved in assisting the institution in upholding professional standards in the preservation and conservation of its artefact collections. The Intern will be tasked with executing preventative conservation measures as well as completing conservation treatments on a variety of material types. The Conservation Intern will work in the Ursula Surtees Regional Conservation Laboratory, a state-of-the-art facility located on the ground floor of the Okanagan Heritage Museum. Opportunities to learn and practice new skills and techniques will be provided throughout the internship.

Main Duties:
- Clean, repair and stabilize artefacts
- Provide archival storage enclosures for artefacts, and make custom enclosures where necessary
- Update inventory and collections records in the PastPerfect database
- Prepare objects for exhibition
- Assist with delivering conservation webinars
- Manage and analyze environmental readings using light, humidity and temperature monitors
- Occasionally assist other museum departments

The intern must have successfully completed post-secondary school training in a recognized artefact conservation training program.

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills

-  Standard internship eligibility requirements (Young Canada Works)
- Attention to detail
- Strong research and computer skills (intermediate level at minimum)
- Flexible, highly organized and self-motivated
- Ability to work independently and as a team member
- Ability to work in different environments
- Maintains health and safety standards
- Satisfactory criminal record check

Pay scale: $19.59/hr plus 13% in lieu of benefits
Duration: Full time (35 hrs/week for 7 months) September, 2021 to March, 2022

Please apply to hr at kelownamuseums.ca<mailto:hr at kelownamuseums.ca> by August 22, 2021
Kelowna Museums Society, 470 Queensway Ave, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6S7

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