Summer Position Available: Site Research Associate

Mural Routes is currently seeking a Site Research Associate for a 16-week Canada Summer Jobs position. Resumes are due to by 5pm on Thursday, May 19th. See full details below.

Position Available: Site Research Associate

Job Description:

This position reports directly to the Executive & Artistic Director, who will be working on a day-to-day basis to help outline the work plan and a schedule of tasks.

This position is targeted at a student involved in urban cultural studies, arts management or other related post-secondary studies.

Rate of Pay: $11.25 per hour, 34 hours per week for 16 weeks.

About Mural Routes

Mural Routes is the only member-based no-for-profit arts service organization in Canada dedicated to the creation, development, education, and promotion of public wall art. Through a range of programs and services, Mural Routes works to inspire the creation of extraordinary public wall art that serves as a catalyst for community building.

Applicant Requirements:

This position is part of the Canada Summer Jobs program. Applicants must be:

  1. Between 15 – 30 years of age;
  2. Registered as a full-time student and intending return to school on a full time basis during the next academic year;
  3. A Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  4. Legally entitled to work.


Reporting directly to the Executive & Artistic Director the position involves inspecting murals in Scarborough Southwest and adjacent areas created by Mural Routes since 1990 with the purpose of creating condition reports for each mural, documenting the information and preparing guidelines to develop an educational curriculum or book related to public art mural maintenance. Tasks include:

  1. To compile a database of murals created by Mural Routes, including all information such as date of creation, artist, current condition and recommended actions;
  2. To share the information, including a template with protocols for creating condition reports, with other mural producers and conservation agencies such as the Canadian Conservation Institute;
  3. To provide a basis for documenting the murals for educational and archival purposes.

Specific duties include:

  • Visiting and documenting each mural site;
  • Examining the condition of the mural and creating a condition report with recommendations for maintenance or other actions, with dates and future actions.
  • Mapping the locations on Google Maps.
  • Documenting the murals and preparing reports about the process and recommendations for future consideration.

As part of a mentoring component of the position the Site Research Associate may attend workshops provided by Mural Routes. Mentoring of mural conservation and maintenance issues will be through access to a considerable amount of written material and will be supplemented by discussions and information provided on an ongoing basis by the E.D.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants are asked to send a resume to by 5pm on Thursday, May 19th.




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