We're hiring two full-time Heritage Assistants this summer! Click here for the job poster, or read on for more information. Click here for the direct link to the Young Canada Works guidelines, or click here for the launch page for student applications.
Two Full Time (35 hrs/wk) Summer Student positions available.
Term: June 2018-August 2018. Actual start date negotiable.
Deadline for application: May 22, 2018 at 11:59pm.
The successful candidate, supported by staff, will develop skills in Museum and Archive sectors through practical hands-on experience by performing daily tasks and working on special projects essential to the operation of a heritage organization, with an emphasis on collections, exhibits, and programs. Qualifications: The ideal candidate will exhibit strong organizational and social skills, responsibility and reliability, attention to detail, a positive attitude, adaptability, and a willingness to learn. They should be comfortable working as a team and independently, and show a genuine interest in heritage work.
We are pleased to accept applications from students currently enrolled in a Canadian educational institution, high-school or post-secondary program. All applications will be considered, but preference will be given to students enrolled in programs related to Museum/Archival studies, education, culture, and history. Having access to a vehicle is an asset, but not required. Job duties include, but are not limited to: Leading facility and walking tours, researching and developing materials for exhibits and programs, working with artifacts and archival collections including cataloguing, inventorying, digital imaging, record-keeping, conservation, and maintaining collections database, assisting visitors, staff, and researchers, posting social media and blog entries, and office duties/office administration.
Note: The Heritage Assistant position(s) are conditional upon funding. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 30, have been a full-time student in the semester preceding the summer, returning to school full time in the fall of 2016, be eligible to work in Canada, and register in the Young Canada Works program at www.youngcanadaworks.ca.
Application deadline: May 22 2018 at 11:59pm.
Please submit resume and cover letter through the Young Canada Works web portal for students. Questions regarding this position may be sent to: Manda Maggs