Museum Assistant

Ontario Museum of History and Art

Ontario, CA

The Ontario Museum of History and Art is currently seeking a part time temporary Museum Assistant. This position is being filled through a temp agency for a duration of no more than 6 months and will be paid at a rate of $16.53/hr for up to 28 hours/week. The selected incumbent will not be considered a City of Ontario employee and is not eligible for City benefits.

The main focus of the position will be assisting the Curator of Collections with collection care needs which will include processing donations, cataloging objects, helping with the deaccessioning process. Preparing artifacts for the offsite collections move which entails, rehousing items in new storage boxes, wrapping items, preparing items for shipping and tracking items. Help maintain documentation on the museum’s collection and loans, assist with inventory of Museum’s collection and inputting information into the Museum’s database. Assisting when needed with exhibition installation and transportation of loan items. Crating and uncrating artwork and exhibition components.

At least six months to a year of hands-on experience working with a museum collection, knowledge of collections management principles and practices, experience handling artifacts and artwork, and experience working with a museum database. Experience installing and deinstalling exhibition with the use of power and hand tools. Has or working towards a B.A. in Museum Studies, History, Art History, Anthropology.

Please email [email protected] a resume and cover letter for consideration by 3/15/22. No phone calls, please.

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