Janvier 2023

About the Museum

The Colby-Curtis is a social history museum located in Stanstead, in the Eastern Townships. It is housed in Carrollcroft, a villa built in 1859 that still retains much of its original character. With a collection of over 22,000 objects and 70,000 documents, the Colby-Curtis Museum’s mission is to preserve, interpret and present the history, heritage and culture of the border regions of the Eastern Townships.


The Colby-Curtis Museum is guided by a strong social vision and actively contributes to the cultural development of its region. The management of collections aims to support this social vision, which is embodied in the educational and cultural projects. The exhibitions, at the intersection of social sciences, humanities, arts and critical theory, foster partnerships and community engagement. The Colby-Curtis aims to bring the practice of curatorial authorship from the contemporary art world into the history museum by placing in dialogue archives, ancient objects, vernacular art practices, and artworks both historical and contemporary.

Job summary

In support of the Director and Head Curator and in collaboration with the other members of the team, the Curator heads the Conservation Department. They work on two main files, collections and exhibitions, and participate in the Museum’s cultural management committee.

The curator has the following responsibilities:

  • Supervision of the collections (artefacts, archives, books, buildings, garden)

  • Coordination and production of exhibitions

  • Collection management (artefacts, archives, books, buildings, garden)

  • Research

  • Financing of cultural projects, collections and exhibitions

  • Human resources management (collections and exhibitions)

  • Support for strategic cultural planning

  • Coordination of publications

  • Management of financial and material resources (collections and exhibitions)

  • Representation in the arts and heritage sector

    Profile sought

    The Museum is seeking a person that is committed to its mission and shares the vision that drives its programming.


  • PhD or Master’s degree in history, art history, anthropology, museology or other related field

  • Curatorial experience

  • Knowledge of collections management and conservation

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Bilingualism

  • Knowledge of, or interest in, local history and willingness to live and work in a

    small community

    Working conditions

    The position is permanent and full-time, 32 hours per week, with one month of holiday per year and one week of sick leave. The work schedule is flexible, includes occasional evening and weekend work, and can be done in a hybrid mode. Salary will be based on experience.

    Apply now

    Please send your curriculum vitae by February 6, 2023, together with a letter explaining the reasons for your interest in the position, to