Job Title: Curator/Manager
Position Type: Full Time (35 hours per week) – This position may include work in the evening, as
well as on weekends and holidays.
Application Deadline: February 2, 2018
Location: Beachville, ON
Educational Requirement: post-secondary training
➢ knowledge and experience with curatorial and/or museum practices
➢ sound knowledge of legislation related to the operation of municipal heritage and museum facilities
➢ demonstrated leadership and organizational skills
➢ pro-active interpersonal and relationship management skills
➢ strong communication skills (both oral and written) and excellent presentation skills
CURATOR / MANAGER – Job Description
Beachville District Historical Society Museum
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Curator/Manager (C/M) is responsible for the general operation
of the museum and facilities, including exhibits, displays and educational programming, promotion,
advertising, and acceptance, registration and deaccessioning of artifacts. The C/M is responsible for the
continuity and efficiency of the records management. Must work with the general public, staff, and
Oversee general operation of the museum and care of the collection.
If any major problem develops in the regular operation of the museum, the C/M will contact the Chair of
the Board of Directors (or designate) as soon as possible.
Will research display material, making sure artifacts are displayed in a safe and proper manner in
compliance with the Standards for Community Museums in Ontario.
Develop programs which should be entertaining, educational and historical in nature.
Managing the Visiting Public
Conduct tours and provide information about the displays.
Works with the bookkeeper to ensure that all accounting information is provided. Manage, maintain
and monitor operating budgets, including day-to-day financial transactions. Participates in the
development of the museum’s budget and prepares, submits and administers the capital budget(s).
Promotion and Advertising
Administer the development of promotional materials related to exhibits, permanent collections and
Search out and apply for grants from governments, foundations and other funding sources. Particular
focus on updating the museum’s strategic plan to align with funding criteria and opportunities.
Acceptance and Registration of Artifacts
Accepts artifacts in accordance with the museum’s mandate and policies and reports to the Board of
Directors. Develops and maintains a cataloguing and documentation system in accordance with the
Standards for Community Museums in Ontario.
Brief Description: To act as Curator and Manager and work in co-operation with the Community
Museum Partnership to develop, promote, organize, staff, direct and control the operations of the
Museum, in the best interest of the Public, under the terms of the Board Policies.
Salary Details: $22.50 to 30.00 per hour; dependent upon skill level
About the Employer:
Filled with historical artifacts, the Beachville District Museum is situated on 4.5 acres of lush
parkland. The Museum houses a wide variety of historical artifacts from Beachville and surrounding
areas in the main house, two large barns and on the beautiful grounds. Here you can explore a vast
collection of agricultural tools and implements to restored period rooms, toys, mastodon bones,
miniatures, clothing, furniture and so much more.
The Beachville District Museum is a Community Museum Partnership of South-West Oxford and Zorra
Townships and the Beachville District Historical Society.
Public transportation is not available to the site; therefore, applicant(s) should have their own
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should submit their résumé and a covering letter highlighting how their
education, training, and experience meet the position requirements.
Please forward this to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.