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Exhibits Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Thunder Bay
  • 2023-01-31

Website Thunder Bay Museum

Duration: 12-month contract, 35 hours per week

Salary: $36,400

The Thunder Bay Museum is seeking an Exhibits Assistant to join our team for a 12-month contract funded by and in compliance with Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation’s (NOHFC) Workforce Development Stream. In this role, you will use your expert communication skills to develop exhibits of varying scales with the guidance and supervision of the Museum’s curatorial staff.

By researching, writing proposals and briefs, and choosing archival images and objects, you will hone your interpretative writing and graphic design skills and assist the curatorial staff to bring the Thunder Bay Museum closer to its exhibition goals. The Museum has three floors of permanent and temporary exhibitions with multiple medium sized outreach exhibit opportunities.

The ideal candidate will be motivated, professional, and organized, with an aptitude for research. We are looking for someone who believes in the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society’s mission and will demonstrate exceptional drive to further our existing exhibition efforts and help strategize and deliver new ones.


Writing exhibit proposals and briefs;
Researching and writing exhibit text and interactives;
Researching and selecting images and artifacts for exhibit;
Developing graphic designs and print layouts for exhibits;
Assisting with fabrication, installation, and take down of exhibits;
Assisting with collections management, and digitization of exhibit records.


1.     A graduate of History, Anthropology, Museum Studies, or another relevant program;

2.     Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

3.     Strong organizational skills;

4.     Able to work independently and collaboratively;


1.     Knowledge of Indigenous history, culture, and contemporary issues;

2.     Demonstrated knowledge of Northwestern Ontario history;

3.     Ability to speak or read Anishinaabemowin or French;

4.     Knowledge of Adobe suite software.


1.     Must be a new entrant into the workforce, are transitioning to a new career, or the unemployed or underemployed who are entering a new field;

2.     Must have not previously participated in an NOHFC funded internship in the 2020 Mandate;

3.     Must be 18 years of age or older;

4.     Must be legally eligible to work in Canada;

5.     Must have a clear certified criminal record check;

6.     Must be able to work evenings and weekends as workload demands;

7.     Once hired, the candidate must reside in the Thunder Bay area;

8.     Must sign a confidentiality agreement.

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