We are looking for a friendly, dynamic student to work for us for 9 weeks this summer, late June to early September. We need a responsible, enthusiastic student as Museum Interpreter in our main display, the shack tent to talk to people of all ages about the history of vacationers in the Park.
Position title: museum interpreter
Organization: Waskesiu Heritage Museum (website: waskesiuheritagemuseum.org)
Town: Waskesiu Lake
Length of assignment: 9 weeks, starting end of June to beginning of Sept. approximately
Salary per hour: $12.25
Short Job Description:
– welcoming and orienting visitors and acquainting them with museum displays
– touring visitors in the shack tent
-keeping the museum and grounds safe, clean, and tidy
-promoting raffle sales and museum events like bingo and Heritage Day
-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 provided by the museum manager and volunteers
The Museum Interpreter’s role is to connect with and engage the visiting public in an entertaining and informative manner. The Interpreter conducts tours for visitors primarily of the shack tent exhibit and outdoor displays. The Interpreter welcomes visitors and provides orientation and general information. The Interpreter interacts with visitors, responds to questions, and monitors visitor activity. The Interpreter presents educational programming and demonstrations for the public and specifically for young children. The Interpreter assists the Museum Assistant and Curator in the presentation of displays and exhibits. The interpreter assists with the general operation of the museum including helping with volunteers, site maintenance, merchandise sales, marketing and promotions and special events. The Museum Interpreter and Museum Assistant fulfill each other’s responsibilities and roles as required.
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. 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 opened.
Applications will be received until May 18, 2017
To be eligible, 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
Please send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org