Job: Textile Museum of Canada

The Textile Museum of Canada (Toronto) is looking for a full time Textile Cataloguer to start this September (Application Deadline: August 1, 2008, 5:00 pm).

Job Description:
The qualified candidate will play an integral role on the Museum’s curatorial department team cataloguing textile artifacts from the permanent collection in support of an exciting, large-scale online programming initiative called In Touch: Connecting Cloth, Culture + Art. Like all Museum staff, the Textile Cataloguer works to further the goals and objectives of the Museum. All staff are expected to behave in a respectful, accountable, and generous manner towards other staff, volunteers, and the general public.

Applicants must have a post-secondary degree in a textile-related field and knowledge of traditional textiles. The textiles to be catalogued are from East Asia, South East Asia, Europe (including lace) and North America. (Applicants familiar with one or more areas are welcome to apply). Applicants should be familiar with thesaurus driven collection databases and museum classification systems and have artifact handling experience. Computer skills: experience with MS Office (Word, Excel), Web browsing and email are required; familiarity with MIMSY, Adobe Photoshop and HTML would be considered assets. Attention to detail and accuracy in recording information, and an ability to handle a high volume of work and meet project deadlines is required. Bilingualism (French and English) is an asset.

To Apply:
If you are interested, please submit an application addressed to Textile Cataloguer Search using email, fax 416-599-2911, or mail to: Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 2H5

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