Museum Internship, Anyone?

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The Creston Museum has an unexpected opportunity to hire someone for a one-year internship here!

We received funding for this position through BC Arts Council’s Early Career Development program, which normally requires us to select our intended intern ahead of time. But the person we were working with won’t be able to join us after all…and so we can create the perfect opportunity for someone else!

To meet the requirements of the Early Career Development program, you must be working towards a career in museums or the arts – and your career goals need to be compatible in some way with a one-year internship in a small community museum. In addition, you need to have completed your basic training in the field.

Here are the full details about the program’s eligibility:

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be working in a museum field (collections management, museum education, curatorial practices, conservation, etc) or related field such as arts administration, cultural management, community-based arts, multi- or interdisciplinary artistic practice, independent curatorial practice, etc; AND
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who ordinarily resides in BC, having lived in the province for at least 12 months; AND
  • Not be enrolled in full-time studies; AND EITHER
  • Have completed basic training in your discipline within the past five years OR, if you completed your basic training within the past ten years, be 30 years of age or younger; AND/OR
  • Identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, or Inuit), Racialized (Culturally Diverse, Person of Colour, Visible Minority), or Deaf, a Person living with Disabilities and/or with Mental Illness; AND/OR
  • Live in a small and/or isolated community outside of greater Vancouver or the capital region.

“Basic Training” means appropriate and relevant education that has prepared you to work at a professional level, such as a degree or certificate from an academic institution, or traditional knowledge transfer or apprenticeship with a qualified, peer-recognised practitioner.

Still with us? Or fairly close, at least? Great!

What will you do while you’re here?

Ideally, you are working to build your practice in community engagement through object-based research and collections management, and can step into the role we had designed with our intended intern (download that job description below). However, the Early Career Development program is all about building YOUR skills and capacity and meeting YOUR career goals – so your specific role and tasks here can be very flexible. If you’re interested in joining our small team, but have a different focus in mind, let’s talk!

We are a community-focused museum, working hard to expand our presentation to include the many people, voices, and challenges that have shaped, and continue to shape, the Creston Valley. We offer an impressive array of (COVID-friendly) on-site and off-site programming in collaboration with community partners and have several exhibit development projects either on the go or awaiting an opportunity, all supported by ever-growing object and archival collections.

To indicate your interest, contact Tammy Bradford, Manager, at 250-428-9262 or, no later than 4 December 2021.

Anticipated Start Date: approximately February 2022

Hours of Work: 30-32 hours per week; flex-time and combined on-site/work-from-home options

Compensation: $38,000 per year, including four weeks paid holidays and paid sick/personal days.