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Student employment


Join our team!

The Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke is looking for dynamic students to fill the following positions during the 2021 summer tourist season:

  • Guide-animator
  • Mediator-researcher

Founded in 1982, the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke has become, over the years, the main player in the conservation and dissemination of visual arts in the Eastern Townships.

Objective

The guide-animator or mediator-researcher is a link between the public and the Museum. His/her objective is to offer a high level of welcome, to stimulate learning, creativity and the development of the Museum’s various publics.

Task

Reporting to the Executive Director and under the supervision of the Head of Education, Mediation and Cultural Action, the candidate will have the following tasks:

  • Greeting visitors;
  • Advise visitors on their purchases at the Museum’s boutique;
  • Answer the phone and take group reservations;
  • Inform visitors about other cultural attractions in the region;
  • Manage visitor surveys;
  • Mediate guided tours of the three MBAS exhibitions, including the permanent exhibition and the two temporary exhibitions;
  • Guiding tours of the Photo Trail (MBAS outdoor exhibition);
  • Contribute to the design of creative workshops to complement the guided tours adapted to different audiences;
  • Research the artistic material necessary for the various creative workshops and test artistic techniques with a view to mediation;
  • Leading guided tours for young people (day camps);
  • Keeping the cash register and paying admission fees;
  • Other related tasks: for example, participating in the recording of short video clips on the Museum’s works;
  • According to the needs of the visit scenarios, carry out documentary research on the artists in the collection and the works in the permanent collection. Popularize relevant information in a dashboard and create thematic bibliographies;
  • Document oral histories by participating in the recording of certain interviews for the MBAS podcast project. Meet with some key players in the Eastern Townships arts community;
  • Documenting works from the MBAS educational collection that are featured in the digital educational program;
  • All other related tasks.

Field of Study: Student in art history, museology, art, humanities, communications or history, at the college or university level.

Desired Skills: Good communicator, good judgment, available, responsible, inquisitive, willing to learn and to commit to a challenging team.

Asset: Experience in artistic creation and in the animation of youth or adult groups or in customer service. Good understanding of the Office suite. As the summer clientele is 50% tourist, bilingualism is considered.

The Museum is an equal opportunity employer and invites applications from women, Aboriginal people, visible minorities, ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities. The job offer will also be shared with the Sherbrooke New Canadians Service to encourage this.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the start of employment;
  • Be registered as a full-time student during the previous school year and intend to continue their studies on a full-time basis during the next school year;
  • Be Canadian citizens, permanent residents and/or have refugee status in Canada;
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Conditions:

  • Full time employment (30h to 35h per week)
  • Salary: to be discussed
  • Start date: Due to the evolution of the pandemic, the start date of the job is to be determined (approximately end of May)
  • End date: End of August

How to apply?

Send your resume and cover letter to: education@mbas.qc.ca by April 22, 2021.

We look forward to meeting you!