Summer Student Jobs

We're Hiring!

(and it could be you!)

The Creston Museum is now hiring summer students for full-time work, starting May 12 and going until August 31, 2019.

We hope to have three positions available this summer. Click on the tabs below for more details on each one. All are full-time jobs (40 hours per week); wage is $14.00 per hour plus 4% holiday pay.

These positions are funded by Young Canada Works. In order to apply, you must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada;

  • be legally entitled to work in Canada;

  • be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;

  • have finished the school term at the start of employment;

  • have been a full-time student January-April 2019;

  • intend to return to full-time studies in September 2019;

  • be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;

  • not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) over the summer.

These are full time jobs (40 hours per week) from early May through to the end of August. Generally, that means we can only hire college or university students. If you are a high school student, you are welcome to apply IF your class and exam schedule will allow you to work roughly 9:00 - 5:00, five days a week in May and June.

To apply: 

Send your resume and cover letter to Tammy Bradford, Manager, at 219 Devon Street, Creston BC, V0B 1G3 or by email to

Do you like a challenge? Are you good at following a process to complete a complex task? Can you weigh the options and make tough decisions? Would you like to make a big contribution to your work place? Do you love to work with your hands as well as your mind?

Well, then, do we have the job for you!

As Collections Assistant, you will:
• Inventory individual shelves and storage bins, reorganising objects according to categories and preparing labels for shelves and storage bins;
• Ensure proper storage of all objects, in storage bins and on open shelving;
• Make recommendations for removing duplicate and unprovenanced objects from the collections, and dispose of those objects as recommended by the Board of Directors;
• Update database records for all objects;
• Present information about the objects and the Museum’s collections to Museum visitors;
• Work with volunteers, members of community organisations, and school groups to complete the tasks while providing learning, public engagement, and skill-building opportunities.

In addition we are looking for someone who:
• Demonstrate a very strong ability to successfully complete complex projects;
• Have excellent problem-solving abilities;
• Have high degree of familiarity with Microsoft Access and Excel to use the database and to generate lists and tables
• Be comfortable working with people of all ages, and enjoy working with the public.

You will spend some of your time at a computer preparing reports and doing database updates, but you need to know that this is NOT a desk job. It requires lifting boxes, moving furniture, working in dusty areas, and climbing stairs and stepladders, so you need to be physically able to do those tasks.