Do you want to meet people from all over the world?
Do you want a fun, challenging job for the summer?
Do you want to learn more about your community and its history?
Then get your resume and cover letter to the Creston Museum!
We're applying for funding for grants to hire summer students to work for the summer of 2013. If all goes well, we should have four jobs:
Visitor Services and Interpretation: You're the first person visitors see when they come to the Museum, and you're the one who makes their visit fun, fascinating, and unforgettable. You give guided tours, staff the gift shop, and plan special events such as Kids Day and the Old-Fashioned Tea.
Exhibit Designer: You spend about half of your time in the Museum giving tours and helping with events. The rest of the time you're digging through old newspapers, documents, photographs, and film footage, and putting it all together into an exhibit that celebrates the history of the Salmo-Creston highway.
Collections Assistant: I hope you're not allergic to dust, because a lot of your time is spent in the storage areas working directly with the artifacts, making sure they're where they're supposed to be and safely packaged. You'll spend one or two days a week in the Museum giving tours, too.
Archives Assistant: In between helping members of the public with their research projects, you'll be helping us complete a reorganisation of the archives' collection - describing collections of documents, storing them properly, and creating indexes. You'll also spend one day a week, maybe two, in the Museum giving tours and helping with events.
Here are the details:
- May 5 to August 31
- Full time (forty hours per week),
- $11.50 per hour.
- Most, if not all, of your shifts will be from about 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM,
- Be prepared to work weekends.
We want to hear from you if you are enthusiastic, friendly, and highly self-motivated. If you like a people-oriented job, and are happiest when a variety of tasks to choose from challenges you to set priorities and multi-task – then this is the job for you. You don’t need to know a lot about local history, but you must be willing and able to learn it.
In order to apply, you must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:
- be legally entitled to work in Canada;
- be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status 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);
- have been a full-time student January-May 2012and intend to return to full-time studies in September.
We will begin interviewing as soon as we get word that we've been approved for funding, probably about the third week in April. Apply in person at the Museum, 219 Devon Street, or email your resume to Tammy Hardwick at firstname.lastname@example.org.