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Museum Collections Interpreter – Internship

Museum Collections Interpreter

Type of Position: Internship

Employment Period: 30 weeks: September 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023

Rate of Pay: $16/hr

Funding Support: Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage

The Museum of Ontario Archaeology is seeking an intern interested in developing their collections management, professional communications and visitor engagement skills as a Museum Collections Interpreter responsible for assisting with maintaining collections and developing interpretive materials to share with public audiences. The intern will be familiar with archaeology and the material heritage of Ontario and excited about caring for museum collections, managing information and communicating knowledge with students, visitors, heritage specialists and descendant communities. With the support of other MOA staff, their creative ability to distill complex information into professional, accessible, and educational narratives will be used to share the stories of Ontario archaeology in exhibitions, class field trips, demonstrations, events and tours. Prior experience at a museum or in the commercial archaeology sector is considered a strong asset. This position will work fulltime on location at the museum but will require the flexibility to work remotely, if conditions require.

The intern will learn and apply best practices for the long-term conservation of archaeological objects, engage with the public by providing creative and meaningful interpretations about these collections and practices, and produce deliverables that share these carefully developed and informative narratives.

Please include in your Cover Letter how you meet the Young Canada Works Building Careers in Heritage eligibility requirements. An individual may be eligible for an internship if they:

•            are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);

•            are legally entitled to work in Canada;

•            are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;

•            are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;

•            will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with the program;

•            are unemployed or underemployed;

•            are a college or university graduate; and

•            are not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program.

Email your Cover Letter and Resume to:

Dr. Heather Hatch, Collections Manager

The Museum of Ontario Archaeology is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. The position is projected to start September 1, 2022 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

About the Museum and the London region:

The Museum of Ontario Archaeology is located in the northwest corner of the City of London, the traditional territory of the Munsee-Delaware, Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee Peoples and their Ancestors who have lived here from Time Immemorial. First named as a settler village by John Graves Simcoe in 1793, London has a rich and deep archaeological past, with evidence of human occupation from the period of glacial recession approximately 13,000 years ago, to the vibrant city of over 400,000 inhabitants that it is today. Adjacent to the Museum is a 500-year-old village once inhabited by up to 2,000 Indigenous agriculturalists, today known as the Lawson Site. This site is considered one of the region’s largest settlements before European contact.

Museum of Ontario Archaeology website:

London is a city situated in the Western part of Ontario, Canada, having a population of about 400,000 people. The city hosts the seat of Middlesex County, and it is located halfway between Toronto and Detroit.

City of London website: