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STUDENT JOB - Research and Data - Conservation and Preservation, Collections, Canadian Museum of History
Location Canadian Museum of History
Job Code 1000-01
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Division: Collections, Canadian Museum of History
Conservation and Preservation

A student job at the Canadian Museum of History (CMH) and the Canadian War Museum (CWM) allows you to apply your learning while acquiring experience, developing skills and making professional contacts. The Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum offer you a place to develop your future career and do fulfilling and meaningful work, in an inclusive and engaging environment, dedicated to museological excellence.  

As a student Conservation Research and Data for the Collection, CMH Division and member of the Conservation team, (reporting to the Manager, Conservation and Preservation) you will: 

Conduct research into artefact files of high priority in the Canadian Museum of History’s archival conservation treatment records;
Collate this data with conservation and historical information found in other corporate records, and input this into the appropriate KeEmu database modules for future use by staff and stakeholders;
Assist Conservators with the set up and implementation of new data collection initiatives tied to imaging that will inform collections care practices, such as, but not limited to, Textile Strain Mapping and Reflectance Transformation Imaging.

What we are looking for:  

  • Undergraduate student in a Humanities, Science or Arts degree program;

Recent and relevant experience in:

  • Conducting research into historic events or practices, using a variety of information sources;
  • Data and/or information collation, formatting, and use;
  • Cross referencing research information for accuracy and relevancy;
  • Writing research reports and/or academic papers and articles;
  • Working with multidisciplinary groups for research or projects (an asset);
  • Using and maintaining photographic equipment (an asset);
  • Digitization of archival material (an asset);
  • Using and handling archival photos and other fragile documents (an asset);
  • Working with cultural material or in a heritage environment (an asset).


  • Research principles;
  • Occupational health and safety principles and practices; 
  • Various computer application software including MS Office Suite, and databases;
  • Conservation theory, practice, and ethics (an asset).

Eligibility criteria:  

  • Must be a full-time student at College or University; 
  • Must be returning to full-time studies next session (a proof will be required);
  • Bilingualism: BBB;
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Working conditions:  

  • 37.5 hours per week;
  • Ability to employ and work in personal protective equipment (PPE);
  • Hybrid-Flexible work possible: 4 days on site per week, 1 day remote, with flexibility for more as required. 

Compensation:  $21.24/hour to $23.62/hour – variation according to the student’s level of education 
Duration: May 27, 2024 to August 16, 2024 
Workplace:  100, Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec 
Security Clearance: Enhanced Reliability 
Apply no later than March 1, 2024, at 11:59 p.m.  

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact: 
Abiba Diarrassouba 
Human Resources and Talent Acquisition Coordinator
819 776-8176 or 

We thank all candidates for showing interest; however, only retained candidates will be contacted.

The masculine form is used in this document for the sole purpose of simplifying the text: it is not discriminatory in any way.

The Museum is committed to creating an organizational culture that fosters an inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible environment for all. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including candidates from all cultures, racialized communities, all abilities, all sexual identities and genders, and anyone else who can contribute to the diversity of ideas. We are committed to an inclusive, barrier-free selection process and work environment.

The Canadian Museum of History subscribes to the Employment Equity Act.

If you require an accommodation (including alternate formats of materials) in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially. Contact: Abiba Diarrassouba or Monica Lun Pun at 819-776-8176 and 819-776-8532 or at

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