Summer Student Jobs


(and it could be you…)

The Creston Museum is now hiring summer students for full-time work, starting May 7 and going until August 26, 2017

Here at the Creston Museum, we have expanded our public programming so significantly we need someone to co-ordinate those goings on through the summer season!

This position is tailor made for social butterflies, but also requires lots of (or willingness to develop) organizational, communication & people skills since the majority of your time will be spent planning our three major events (Kids Day, Afternoon Tea, and helping with the Evening in the Courtyard), in addition to networking with groups (such as schools and seniors homes), delivering tours, and the occasional on-site program to our visitors of all ages!

In addition to the general eligibility requirements below, we are looking for a self-motivated, friendly, outgoing person with strong organisational skills, and a love of working with people of all ages and backgrounds. Previous related experience and an ability to speak a second language are assets.

When it comes to making local history fun and fascinating for visitors to the Creston Museum, the Historical Re-Enactor plays a pivotal role. You will take on the character of a leading figure from Creston’s past, and portray that person in everything you do, whether it’s leading walking tours of downtown Creston or giving a lesson in our historic schoolhouse. Your summer will be spent in costume! You will also help deliver guided tours of the Museum, play a role in the Museum’s seasonal events, and staff the gift shop. You are THE link between local history and visitors!

In addition to the general eligibility requirements below, we are looking for someone who loves interacting with people of all ages. Drama experience is a definite plus! Research skills, a knowledge of local and/or Canadian history, and the ability to use these to build your character are also important.

The Creston Museum has undertaken a major reorganisation and deaccessioning project to ensure its artifact collections are as relevant to local history, and as well-managed, as possible.

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; make recommendations for removing duplicate and unprovenanced objects from the collections; update database records for all objects; present information about the objects and the Museum’s collections to Museum visitors; work with volunteers and school groups to complete the tasks while providing learning, public engagement, and skill-building opportunities.

In addition to the general eligibility requirements below, we are looking for a self-motivated person who pays meticulous attention to detail and enjoys working with others. Previous related experience and good computer skills are a plus. You must be physically able to lift boxes, climb stepladders, and work in dusty areas.

As our Research Assistant, you are the principal link between the Archives and the public. You are knowledgeable about local history and the Archives collection, and undertake a variety of tasks to make both the collection and local history accessible to the general public. These tasks include:

On This Day posts – random tidbits of local history, accompanied by a photograph, posted to the Creston Museum’s Facebook page.
Public research requests – responding promptly to requests for information from the general public, in person and via phone, mail, email, and Facebook
Creston Valley and the Great War – continuing our cumulative online exhibit exploring the First World War from the perspective of people in the Creston Valley
In-House Research – helping our other staff find information they need for their interpretation, exhibits, and programming, and spending one day each week in the Museum’s exhibit galleries sharing your knowledge of local history with visitors.

In addition to the general eligibility requirements below, we are looking for a self-motivated person with excellent written and verbal communication skills. A very strong command of English and excellent proof-reading skills are essential. Strong research abilities and enthusiasm for working with the public are required.

You can read more about each of these positions, and about how much FUN it is to work here, in this (slightly wacky) blog post by Alyssa, our Program Co-ordinator.

These positions are funded through Young Canada Works and Canada Summer Jobs. In order to apply, you must:
* 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 2017;
* intend to return to full-time studies in September 2017;
* 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.

Our funders require us to provide full-time work (40 hours per week) from early May through to the end of August. High school students may apply IF your class and exam schedules allow you to work 40 hours per week (roughly 9:00 – 5:00) 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