Summer Student - Sculpture Park Conservation Assistant

Job Details

JOB POSTING #:    2022-0457

POSTING PERIOD:  Friday, November 25, 2022 at 8:30 AM to Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 4:30 PM

DEPARTMENT:     Recreation & Culture

UNION:   C.U.P.E. Local 82      



RATE OF PAY:     $17.76 per hour (2023 rate)



  • Reporting to the Manager of Culture & Events or designate, the summer student position will apply current conservation and maintenance treatments to clean the public sculptures utilizing methods and procedures as they relate to standards for community public art sculptures in Ontario specifically as it applies to conservation and preservation of the collection;  
  • Will perform general duties essential to the operation of the Sculpture Park including, but not limited to: condition reports of all treatments, photo-documentation of all work, condition assessments, report preparation, answering public questions and providing general information on the work being completed;
  • Will communicate in a respectful manner and maintain amiable relations with the public and fellow staff;
  • Will comply with specific regulatory legal and policy requirements including but not limited to Collections Management Policy, Copyright law, Windsor’s Community Museum Policies;
  • Will perform Occupational Health & Safety duties as outlined in the Corporation’s Health and Safety Program;
  • Will perform other related duties as required. Hiring will occur pending union concurrence.


  • Must be a full-time post secondary student attending an accredited University or Community College or Ontario Ministry of Education equivalent on a full time basis (4 courses or more);
  • Must be studying in the field(s) of Art/Social Science, Museological theory, applied Museum studies or other related field;
  • Must have completed or be working towards the completion of a certificate in Museum Studies or Cultural Heritage Conservation from an accredited University or Community College or Ontario Ministry of Education equivalent;
  • Must be returning to full-time attendance in September of 2023;
  • Must have the ability to travel to off site locations in a timely and expedient manner as required. If method of travel is by vehicle, a current valid and lawful Driver’s License is required and must provide a driver’s abstract as a condition of employment;
  • Must be detail-oriented with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks;
  • Must have excellent public relations and customer service skills and will maintain cordial relations with the public, and all staff;
  • Understanding and practicum experience in cleaning public art sculptures consisting of different materials such as bronze, painted finishes, granite etc. will be considered assets;
  • Understanding and practicum experience in the fields of cataloguing artefacts, registration and collections management or image cataloguing & digital storage of images will be considered assets;
  • Related community and volunteer experience a definite asset;
  • Previous conservation experience will be considered an asset.


  • Only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged
  • We offer a smoke-free office environment
  • Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, c. 25 as amended, and will be used to determine eligibility for employment.
  • The Corporation of the City of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Windsor will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform the City of Windsor Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.