Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunity: Exhibit Developer/Curator (Conception Bay Museum)

The Conception Bay Museum has been approved for Job Creation Partnership (JCP) funding under the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador’s Department of Immigration, Population Growth & Skills (IGS).

The Museum is seeking one Exhibit Developer/Curator for a 17-week employment opportunity. This individual will be responsible for restoring and interpreting a one-month exhibit about the history of aviation in Harbour Grace. From 1927-1936, twenty transatlantic flights were attempted from Harbour Grace—some successful, some unsuccessful. While Amelia Earhart’s solo transatlantic flight on May 20, 1932, remains the airstrip’s most famous, the exhibit will also feature fascinating stories of lesser known aviators—for instance, the visits of Errol Boyd and Harry Connor, Eddy Rickenbacker, and Broadway socialite Mabel Boll. These stories will be highlighted through 24 handcrafted models, wall elevations, and other artifacts, such as the Airport Trust Company Register.

Expected Duties:

– Research and record the history of each flight;

– Update Museum’s existing archival database with such history;

– Prepare and digitize visuals for exhibit using archival database;

– Work with professional graphic designer on exhibit aesthetics and writing;

– Oversee the restoration of aircraft models;

– Restore and paint walls, trimmings;

– Resurface floor;

– Remove and disassemble current structures where necessary;

– Oversee the installation of newly crafted cabinetry;

– Prepare a narrative for guided exhibit;

– Handle promotion and communications of exhibit rollout on website, social media, print media; and

– Train volunteers and summer guides to deliver tours of exhibit;

– Provide monthly reports to Board of Directors on exhibit work plan, based on defined, measurable goals and objectives; and

– Coordinate working relationship with local partners and tourism operators.

Qualifications:

The successful applicant must have a working knowledge of technology involving the above noted software programs or have the capacity to acquire such knowledge and skills through orientation. Previous experience with exhibit design and promotion would be considered an asset. This person must be a highly motivated team player, capable of working effectively with others and independently on projects. Strong oral and written communication skills are considered vital. Interior design and carpentry skills would be considered a strong asset. Most importantly, the successful applicant must be passionate and knowledgeable about our history and cultural heritage.

The successful applicant must be eligible for Employment Insurance (EI) and meet the conditions listed under the Wage Subsidy Program for the Department of Immigration, Population Growth and Skills (IGS).

Deadline for applications: Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. (noon). Applications must be sent by email to pjcollins@eastlink.ca and titled “Exhibit Developer/Curator – Conception Bay Museum.”