Community Museum Curator

The Kings Historical Society (KHS) is seeking a Curator for the Kings County Museum located in the old Kings County Courthouse in Kentville, Nova Scotia.  Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Curator plans, directs, controls, and evaluates activities of the museum in co-ordination with the Office Manager to fulfill the mission of KHS which is to “To collect, preserve, and interpret the cultural and natural history of Kings County, Nova Scotia.” To learn more about our activities visit http://kingscountymuseum.ca/ https://www.facebook.com/kingscountymuseum

The ideal candidate will be:

  •   Self-motivated, strong in interpersonal and public relations skills with management experience.
  •   A motivational, passionate advocate for all heritage causes but, particularly local.
  •   A team player as a creative and pro-active problem solver able to generate ideas for improvement.
  •   Aware of the societal, cultural, economic and political environment in which the organization operates.
  •   Responsible and willing to take responsibility for management of the site and curatorial duties.

Education:

A university degree or college certificate would be desirable with exposure to history, art, archaeology, anthropology, museum studies, and event or exhibition management is desirable but, a combination of education and experience providing the competencies required will also be considered.

Job Duties and Skills

  • preference given for local history knowledge, community involvement and genealogy experience
  • collaborate with Office Manager to manage summer students, utilize social media, plan fundraising
  • collections management plus assemble, manage, and present artistic and cultural collections
  • research, compile and prepare written information for the Board of Directors
  • develop & organize new collections to expand & improve educational & research facilities
  • assist the head of the Community and Family History Department with genealogy research
  • engage & collaborate with other museums, cultural and community groups, volunteers, researchers
  • excellent team work and team building skills
  • grant writing and fund raising experience
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • computer literacy and experience with databases

Job Parameters

  • seasonal full time employment from late March to middle December
  • participate in the coordination and delivery of after-hours special events
  • salary to be negotiated
  • annual training budget
  • St John’s Ambulance and WHMIS training
  • a Criminal Record/Child Abuse Registry check is required for short listed candidates

Closing date for applications is February 8, 2021

Position start date is March 22, 2021

To Apply:

e-mail – info@kingscountymuseum.ca

by Mail – Kelly Bourassa c/o Kings County Museum 37 Cornwallis Street Kentville NS B4N 2E2

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.