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Collections Practicum

MOA’s Collections Management department accepts applications for one summer placement. The practicum is unpaid and restricted to Canadian students who are currently enrolled in a college or university museum studies training program requiring a practicum placement as part of its curriculum.

Applicants should be interested in pursuing a career in collections management (as opposed to curatorial work). Actual start and end dates are somewhat flexible but we normally expect a 10-12 week (35 hours/week) commitment, from May to August.


In addition to being a Canadian student enrolled in an applicable program, individuals must have a basic understanding of collections management practices, an excellent ability to spell and write in English, the ability to climb ladders, to assist with lifting/moving large objects and to assist with dusting objects.

The student will learn basic collections duties that apply to the day to day activities and processes involved in managing MOA’s object collections. These normally include pest management, accessioning, object numbering, inventory, gallery maintenance, object installation and photography assistance.

Application Deadline: March 1

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter, outlining your career goals and program requirements, to