Employment at the Museum
PAST EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Summer Museum Assistant
Period of Employment: June 13th – September 2nd, 2019 (to be confirmed)
Deadline for Application: May 10th, 2019
Hours: 30.5 hrs/week; Thursday to Monday
Salary: $16 per hour + vacation pay
The Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives explores the connection between land, sea and human experience. Our mandate is to preserve and present the diverse history of the Sunshine Coast through exhibits, public programming, and community outreach. We have two floors of exhibits, a reference library, an extensive collection of over 9,000 photographs, and a community archives. The Museum is situated in the heart of Gibsons Landing, 10 minutes from the BC Ferries terminal in Langdale.
The Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives invites applications for the temporary position of Summer Museum Assistant. This full-time position is funded in part by the Canada Summer Jobs employment initiative. The successful candidate will assist in all aspects of museum operations including visitor services, gift shop operations, collections management, collections care and documentation, database work, research, and tours. The Museum Assistant will work closely with the Manager/Curator and Curatorial Assistant. Under the direction of museum staff, the student will gain experience in leadership, planning, and event coordination. They will learn about museum standards and policy, collections care, cataloguing, research procedures, and database software. The museum setting will provide experience in public service, team work, and collaboration. We consider strong interpersonal, writing skills, and a good sense of humour assets in our workplace.
The successful candidate possesses superior written and oral communication skills in English, is organized and detail oriented, has a good level of computer literacy including database software and social media, and has enthusiasm for local history, community, collections, and working with the public. They will have the ability to follow instructions and work both independently and as part of a team. The ideal candidate will have some post-secondary training in a related field (education, history, anthropology, museum studies, library and archival studies, curatorial studies) and must be between the ages of 15 and 30. Candidates will be chosen on the basis of their skill level and ability. The SCMA is an inclusive workplace, and we encourage applications from everyone.
Please forward resume and cover letter by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or mail to: P.O. Box 716, Gibsons BC, V0N 1V0; Attn: Matthew Lovegrove, Manager/Curator
Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted, thanks for your interest!