We’re hiring!

Two positions are available for student summer work at the Museum as guides, curator’s helpers, and databank administrators.  One position involves welcoming visitors and guiding them in our shack tent and displays.  The other position involves photographing artifacts and entering them in an online database.  Each position is described more fully below.  Students must qualify  in order to be hired for a position funded by a grant.  For questions or more information, contact leslie_karppinen@hotmail.com or (306) 220-2408.

1.  Summer Student position

Position title:  museum guide and curator assistant

Organization:  Waskesiu Heritage Museum (waskesiuheritagemuseum.org)

Town:  Waskesiu Lake

Province: Saskatchewan

Length of assignment:  approximately June 27 to September 4, 2016

Salary per hour:  $12.00

Short Description: 

The position will involve:

– welcoming and orienting visitors to the museum and acquainting them with displays

-keeping the museum safe, clean, and tidy

-promoting raffle sales and museum events like bingo and Heritage Day

-assisting the curator with the donation of artifacts and questions by patrons

-other tasks as assigned by the manager may include help with photographing, collecting, and entering information about museum artifacts in an online computer database

-supervision and training by the museum manager and curator

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will be a senior high school or university student with an interest in museums, local history, and Prince Albert National Park. Necessary skills include excellent oral and written communication skills in English, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills. The candidate must be responsible, willing to learn, work both independently and with others and enjoy interacting with the public. Optional skills include keyboarding, computer and photography skills for database work. If the applicant does not have accommodation in Waskesiu but has a trailer, arrangements may be made to use a seasonal trailer lot.

Waskesiu is a seasonal community within Prince Albert National Park, approximately 100 km north of the city of Prince Albert. In the summer, the townsite fills with tourists and cabin and cottage owners enjoying recreation in the National Park. The Museum preserves the human history of Waskesiu from 1928, the year the Park was opened.

Applications will be received until May 6, 2016

To be eligible for this position, students must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;  and,
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

For more information or questions, contact:

Museum Manager, Leslie Karppinen, Saskatoon, (306) 220-2408

leslie_karppinen@hotmail.com

Please send resume to:  leslie_karppinen@hotmail.com

2.  Young Canada Works grant Summer Student  position

Position title:  database administrator/museum guide

Organization:  Waskesiu Heritage Museum (waskesiuheritagemuseum.org)

Town:  Waskesiu Lake

Province: Saskatchewan

Length of assignment:  9 weeks: approximately July 4, 2016 to September 2, 2016

Salary per hour:  $12.00

Short Description: 

The position will involve:

-collecting and entering information about museum artifacts in an online computer database

-photographing museum artifacts and entering the photos in the database

– other duties may include some time as a museum guide welcoming visitors to the museum

-supervision and training by the museum manager and curator

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will be a senior high school or university student with an interest in museums, local history, and Prince Albert National Park. Necessary skills include excellent oral and written communication skills in English, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills. The ability to key board and enter data accurately is required. Knowledge of photography and further computer skills would be definite assets. The candidate must be responsible, willing to learn, work both independently and with others and enjoy interacting with the public. If the applicant does not have accommodation in Waskesiu but has a trailer, arrangements may be made to use a seasonal trailer lot.

Waskesiu is a seasonal community within Prince Albert National Park, approximately 100 km north of the city of Prince Albert. In the summer, the townsite fills with tourists and cabin and cottage owners enjoying recreation in the National Park. The Museum preserves the human history of Waskesiu from 1928, the year the Park was opened.

Applications will be received until May 6, 2016.

Funding for this position depends on a Young Canada Works grant. Therefore, applicants must meet the eligibility criteria for the Young Canada Works program (www.youngcanadaworks.ca).  You must: be between 16 and 30 years of age; have been a fulltime student in the semester prior to the position and be returning to school fulltime in the semester following the position; and be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have refugee status. All applicants must register online in the Young Canada Works Program.

For more information or questions, contact:

Museum Manager, Leslie Karppinen, Saskatoon, (306) 220-2408

leslie_karppinen@hotmail.com

Please send resume to: leslie_karppinen@hotmail.com

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