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 Collections Inventory Summer Student 

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Job Number: J0219-0137
Job Title: Collections Inventory Summer Student
Position Status: Summer Student
Union: Non-Union
Division: Cultural Services
Facility: Lambton Heritage Museum
City: Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada
Number of Positions: 2
Hours of Work:
35 hours/week, Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 5:00pm
Wage Rate: $15.00/Hour
Date Posted: February 11, 2019
Closing Date: March 10, 2019
Starting Date: May 13, 2019

The County of Lambton is an urban-rural area in southwestern Ontario that is home to over 126,000 residents. The Corporation's seven divisions operate programs and services for the residents of Lambton County such as land ambulance, provincial offences court, three Long-Term Care Homes, 25 library branches, two museums, an art gallery, archives, local roadways, public health services, housing services, social services, building services and planning and development services. Lambton County is a community dedicated to economic growth, environmental stewardship and an enhanced quality of life through the provision of responsive and efficient services and collaborative efforts with its municipal and community partners.

Position Overview

The focus of the Collections Inventory Student is to update inventory codes in the Lambton Heritage Museum's collections storage area. Working in a team of two, the Collections Inventory Students will handle museum artifacts, retrieve their records from a database, and update the shelving location code for the items.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Handling each artifact in the collections storage area and identifying its accession number.
2. Checking the PastPerfect database for the records associated with that item and verifying that they are accurate.
3. Entering a new location code using the number associated with that particular shelf.
4. Pulling any artifacts that do not have accurate records from the collections storage area for further analysis by museum staff.


The ideal candidate would be currently enrolled in a history or material culture program at university or college. The ability to work both independently and with a small team are required. The ideal candidate must be reliable and careful, and detail-oriented to ensure accuracy in the inventory code recording. Artifact handling skills and experience working with electronic databases would be an asset, particularly PastPerfect. Knowledge of local history is an asset.

Candidates must meet Young Canada Works (YCW) eligibility requirements. To be eligible you must:
• be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada.
Note: Non-Canadian students or graduates holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible.
• be legally entitled to work in Canada.
• be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment.
• have finished the school term at the start of employment.
• meet the specific eligibility criteria of the program to which you apply.
• be registered in the Young Canada Works (YCW) online candidate inventory.
• be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment.
• not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with YCW.
• have been a full-time student (as defined by his or her educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCW job.
• intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW job.

The Lambton Heritage Museum tells the stories of Lambton County through the preservation and presentation of artifacts, culture and local history. We encourage the Lambton County community to experience their unique heritage through participatory museum programs and special events. Visit for more information.

The County of Lambton is an equal opportunity employer servicing our diverse communities. The County of Lambton is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. This information is available in an alternative format upon request, to accommodate individuals with a disability. Although we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Personal information required by this posting/advertisement is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 1990, CHAPTER M.56, as amended. The treatment, storage and handling of personal information is governed by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER M.56, as amended and will be used in reviewing applications. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Corporate Manager, Human Resources, County of Lambton, 789 Broadway Street, Box 3000, Wyoming, Ontario N0N 1T0. Phone 519-845-0801 or Toll-free at 1-866-324-6912.