Exhibition Projects Assistant

The Canadian Centre for the Great War, a Montréal based heritage collection and research centre, is soliciting an Exhibition Projects Assistant for a 27 week engagement. Reporting to the Curator, the Exhibition Projects Assistant will be responsible for assisting in the development and circulation of the Centre’s 2021 travelling exhibition ‘A Better World: Post War Social Movements and the Canadian Veteran’ , as well as developing in-house exhibitions, and an exhibition plan for 2021. 

Working under the director supervision of the Curator, the incumbent will have recently finished an advanced degree in history, the humanities, museum studies, or related discipline, with a demonstrated interest in public history or museum studies. The hourly rate is $20/hr for a 30-hour work week.



  • Research as related to the planned exhibitions 
  • Exhibition writing as related to the planned exhibitions 
  • Assist in defining and development marketing strategies for the travelling exhibition 
  • Assist in the organisation of the circulation period, including booking venues, invoicing and arranging travel 
  • Assist as needed in other curatorial tasks, including media, educational outreach and tours
  • Assist in the development of the 2020 exhibition plan; perform some grant writing tasks as required



  • Recently completed post-secondary degree in history, the humanities, museum studies or related discipline 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office suite, including Excel 
  • Highly developed time management skills and an ability to work independently 
  • Demonstrable communication skills in a variety of registers, including non-academic writing 
  • Highly developed writing skills in both English and French 
  • Demonstrable research experience, a focus the First World War is an asset



This position is funded through the Careers in Heritage stream of the Young Canada Works program and is dependent on funding. The applicant must be eligible under the current YCW guidelines for the program, for more information visit https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/young-canada-works/students-graduates.html

The Centre is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its work environment, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of the history community are encouraged to apply. 

Please submit a CV and covering letter to the attention of Caitlin Bailey, Executive Director and Curator at info@greatwarcentre.com no later than 15 March 2020.

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