The Creston Museum is looking for someone with excellent research and interpersonal skills, and some experience in exhibit and program design. We are working hard to build relationships with the Indo-Canadian and Asian communities in the Creston Valley.
As Research Curator, you will form connections with these groups, work with them to identify their needs and challenges and ways in which the Museum can help address those challenges, then implement a few of the ideas your collaboration comes up with!
This is an intern position is funded by Young Canada Works. To be eligible for this program, you must:
• be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
• be legally entitled to work in Canada;
• be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment; • be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
• not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with the program;
• be an unemployed or underemployed college or university graduate, that is, not employed full-time;
• be a recent graduate who has graduated from college or university within the last 24 months at the start of employment;
• not be receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program; and
• have not previously participated in or been paid under this or any other Career Focus internship program funded under the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy You’re an ideal candidate if you:
• Have previous experience in first-person research and public consultation in a museum or heritage setting;
• Intend to pursue a career in museums or heritage, information management, or project management; and
• Have recently completed academic studies (minimum two-year program) in History; Canadian Studies; Museums, Archives, and/or Library Studies; Public Folklore; or similar fields, or have recently completed academic studies in a field requiring research and writing tasks similar to those fields.
• Have outstanding interpersonal skills and be motivated to work with people of all ages and from diverse socio-cultural backgrounds;
• Have excellent English language writing, reading, and speaking abilities;
• Can demonstrate a very strong ability to successfully complete complex projects;
• Have excellent problem-solving abilities;
• Have high degree of familiarity with Microsoft Word and other Microsoft Office applications, and some familiarity with photo-editing and graphic design software.
We’d really like it if you have some prior knowledge of the broad topics to be addressed through this internship.
A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is also an asset as some tasks will require working off-site, but this is not required.
The position of Research Curator is an 18-week position, beginning on 25 November 2019 and ending on 31 March 2020. You will work 40 hours – five eight hour days – per week, though the specific days you work may vary from one week to the next and may include some weekends. For the two-week period between 22 December 2019 and 4 January 2020, you will be working from home with a set of tasks to complete that are anticipated to take the equivalent of 40 hours per week to complete; however, how you allocate those hours will be at your discretion.
Pay is $15.75 per hour, plus 4% holiday pay.
To apply, register online with Young Canada Works at www.Young-Canada-Works.Canada.ca, then select this job from those listed on that website and/or submit your resume and cover letter to Tammy Bradford, Manager, Creston Museum at 219 Devon Street, Creston BC V0B 1G3 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be accepted until 4:00 PM 16 November 2019.
The Creston Museum welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation. All applicants meeting the basic eligibility criteria listed above will be offered an interview.