Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Collections Technician Wanted at Museum of the Highwood, High River

The Museum of the Highwood is a western heritage museum located in the former CPR station 
in downtown High River in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains - 45 minutes south of Calgary, 
Alberta. In June 2013, the museum collection suffered varying degrees of loss and damage 
due to a major flood. 

A six month contract position is currently available for an individual to assist in the cleaning, 
repair and re-housing of damaged artifacts and archival materials. This is an excellent, unique 
opportunity to learn and practice practical skills and techniques under the direction of experienced 


• experience working directly with artifacts and archival materials

• related degree or diploma from an accredited institution

• knowledge of conservation techniques as well as care and handling procedures 

• proficiency in Past Perfect database an asset

• super organized, flexible, patient and able to work independently if necessary

• ability to efficiently undertake physical tasks, with some heavy lifting.

• familiarity with the Alberta Museum Associations’ Standard Practices Handbook – 
collections management 

• knowledge of Canadian Conservation code of ethics and practices.

Hours of work:

30 hours per week for a six month term.


Calgary and High River. The candidate must be willing to relocate and should have his/
her own transportation if possible. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Starting date: Immediately.

Closing date for applications: January 16, 2014. 

Please e-mail applications to: irene.kerr@museumofthehighwood.com

Thank you for your interest in this position.

Only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted

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